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Jack Watson (I) (1915–1999)

Tall, rugged, red-haired character actor whose heavily lined face suggested a hard life. Started in show biz with his father, Nosmo King (real name Vernon Watson), as half of a music hall double act. Later worked as a monologuist and impersonator in radio. During the Second World War, he served as petty officer in the Royal Navy. An unlikely ... See full bio »

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 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Tom Abbott
- A Bird in the Hand (1994) ... Tom Abbott
 1994 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Vernon
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Vernon
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Hammer
- Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley (1994) ... Hammer
 1993 Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (TV Series)
- Moments in Lust (1993)
 1993 Love and Reason (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Milne
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Arthur Milne
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Arthur Milne
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Old Man Black
- Seconds Out (1992) ... Old Man Black
 1991 Specials (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1991)
 1978-1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Isaac Cranford / Hilary Mottram / Cranford
- Brotherly Love (1990) ... Isaac Cranford
- One of Nature's Little Miracles (1988) ... Hilary Mottram
- Nothing Like Experience (1978) ... Cranford
 1990 Little Sir Nicholas (TV Series)
Robinson
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Robinson
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Robinson
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Robinson
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Robinson
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Robinson
 1988 A Taste for Death (TV Mini-Series)
Henry
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Henry
 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (TV Movie)
Mr. Foster
 1986 Casualty (TV Series)
Det Insp Potter
- Closure (1986) ... Det Insp Potter
- No Future (1986) ... Det Insp Potter
- Drunk (1986) ... Det Insp Potter
 1986 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Terence Harris
- Jericho Scam (1986) ... Terence Harris
 1985 Tangiers
Donovan
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
Father Marchena
 1984 Swallows and Amazons Forever!: Coot Club (TV Movie)
Jim Wooddall
 1984 Diana (TV Mini-Series)
Mark
 1983 Heather Ann (TV Movie)
 1982-1983 West Country Tales (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Healer (1983) ... Narrator (voice)
- Tell It to the Marines (1983) ... Narrator (voice)
- With Love, Belinda (1983) ... Narrator
- The Beast (1982) ... Narrator (voice)
 1983 The Climber (TV Series)
Mr. Thomas
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Old Sailor
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Old Sailor
 1982 Take Three Women (TV Series)
Barry
- Avril (1982) ... Barry
 1982 King's Royal (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode #1.10 (1982) ... Judge
 1981 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Gerald Towne
- Barriers (1981) ... Gerald Towne
 1981 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series)
Davey Crockett
- Alamo (1981) ... Davey Crockett
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Decurion
- Part III (1981) ... Decurion
- Part II (1981) ... Decurion
 1980-1981 The Talisman (TV Mini-Series)
De Vaux
- Episode #1.9 (1981) ... De Vaux
- Episode #1.8 (1981) ... De Vaux
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... De Vaux
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... De Vaux
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... De Vaux
 1976-1980 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Dr. Darling
- Jonah's Luck (1980)
- Quarantine (1976) ... Dr. Darling
 1980 Square Mile of Murder (TV Series)
Superintendent Ord
- The Trials of Oscar Slater (1980) ... Superintendent Ord
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Maclean
 1980 The Enigma Files (TV Series)
Jack Blandy
- Investigation of a Copper (1980) ... Jack Blandy
 1979 The Camerons (TV Series)
Brothcock
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Brothcock
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Brothcock
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Brothcock
 1979 Ffolkes
Olafsen
 1978 Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
Andie
- The Prisoner (1978) ... Andie
 1978 The Wild Geese
R.S.M. Sandy Young
 1978 The Standard (TV Series)
Donny Gill
- Two Birds, One Stone (1978) ... Donny Gill
 1977 Who Pays the Ferryman? (TV Series)
William Hebden
- Some Talk of Alexander (1977) ... William Hebden
 1977 The Cost of Loving (TV Series)
Luther Holroyd
- Flesh, Pink and Black (1977) ... Luther Holroyd
 1977 Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series)
Billy Bones
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Billy Bones
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Billy Bones
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Head porter
- The Sheiks (1977) ... Head porter
 1977 The Purple Taxi
Sean
 1977 Rob Roy (TV Series)
Morris
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Morris
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Morris
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Morris
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Morris
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Morris
 1977 Warship (TV Series)
Walter Perrin
- A Matter of History (1977) ... Walter Perrin
 1976 Schizo
William Haskin
 1976 Well Anyway (TV Series)
Lers
- On the Other Hand (1976) ... Lers
 1976 Killers (TV Series)
Harry Hammond
- Murder at the Metropole (1976) ... Harry Hammond
 1970-1976 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Commander Ashe / Neil Culverhouse / Wingy / ...
- Reunion (1976) ... Commander Ashe
- Question in the House (1974) ... Neil Culverhouse
- Wingy (1971) ... Wingy
- File No. 7/948732/462 (1970) ... Harry Barker
 1976 The Georgian House (TV Series)
Ellis
- Look to Your Future (1976) ... Ellis
- Treachery (1976) ... Ellis
- New Recruits (1976) ... Ellis
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
McKay
- Will Ye No Come Back Again (1975) ... McKay
 1975 The Brothers (TV Series)
Jack Cornish
- Jennifer's Baby (1975) ... Jack Cornish
- The Judas Sheep (1975) ... Jack Cornish
- End of a Dream (1975) ... Jack Cornish
 1975 Sky (TV Series)
Major Briggs
- Evalake (1975) ... Major Briggs
- Goodchild (1975) ... Major Briggs
- Juganet (1975) ... Major Briggs
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Series)
Douglas McKinnon
- Chariot of Earth (1975) ... Douglas McKinnon
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Jop
- The Wallace (1975) ... Jop
 1975 The Changes (TV Mini-Series)
Peter
- Lightning! (1975) ... Peter
- Heartsease (1975) ... Peter
- A Pile of Stones (1975) ... Peter
- Witchcraft! (1975) ... Peter
 1964-1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tommy Ash / Det. Insp. Watkins / Jock McTaggart / ...
- Pursuit (1974) ... Det. Insp. Watkins
- Let Nothing You Dismay (1970) ... Jock McTaggart
- For Auld Lang Syne: Part 2 (1968) ... Tommy Ash
- For Auld Lang Syne: Part 1 (1968) ... Tommy Ash
- With a Pin (1965) ... Stamp
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
- Graceless Go I (1974)
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
Miller, 11 Harrowhouse Security
 1974 Juggernaut
Chief Engineer Mallicent
 1974 From Beyond the Grave
Sir Michael Sinclair (segment 4 "The Door")
 1972-1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Llud
- The Girl from Rome (1973) ... Llud
- The Treaty (1973) ... Llud
- The Games (1973) ... Llud
- Daughter of the King (1973) ... Llud
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
George
- The Labour Exchange (1973) ... George
 1970-1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Harry Selby / Charles Arkwright
- A Vision of the Future (1970) ... Charles Arkwright
 1972 Horror on Snape Island
Hamp Gurney
 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
RSM
 1972 Pretenders (TV Series)
Cornelius
- Not a Live Thing Left (1972) ... Cornelius
 1972 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Barker
- The Price War (1972) ... Barker
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Frederick Watson
- No Flowers, by Request (1971) ... Frederick Watson
 1970 The McKenzie Break
Gen. Kerr
 1964-1970 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
James Dobbie / Wallace
- Not Qualified (1970) ... James Dobbie
- The Old Indomitable (1964) ... Wallace
 1970 Act of Separation (TV Movie)
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Zander
- The Losers (1970) ... Zander
 1965-1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Dr. Hoffman / Big Gally / Archie Turner
- Camelot on a Clear Day (1970) ... Dr. Hoffman
- Who Buys Who? (1967) ... Big Gally
- Kelly's Eye (1965) ... Archie Turner
 1965-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Rev. Beaumont / Staff Pierson
- Rest in Peace, Uncle Fred (1970) ... Rev. Beaumont
- Moving On (1965) ... Staff Pierson
 1969 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Barry
- Devon Violets (1969) ... Barry
 1968 Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher
Gallery Warder
 1968 The Strange Affair
Quince
 1967 Seven Deadly Sins (TV Series)
- It's Your Move (1967)
 1965-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Hopper / Juggins
- The Living Dead (1967) ... Hopper
- Silent Dust (1965) ... Juggins
 1967 Tobruk
Sgt. Major Tyne
 1966 Grand Prix
Jeff Jordan
 1966 The Idol
Police Inspector
 1961-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Frost / Colonel
- The Pity of It All (1966) ... Mr. Frost
- The Man Out There (1961) ... Colonel
 1965 Blood Beast from Outer Space
Sgt. Hawkins
 1963-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Smithson / 'Lofty' Rogers
- A Place in the Sun (1965) ... Smithson
- Statement to the Press (1963) ... 'Lofty' Rogers
 1964 The Gorgon
Ratoff
 1964 Master Spy
Capt. Foster
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Hungry Spider (1964) ... Charlie
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sergeant Jones
- The Case of the Fourth Visitor (1964) ... Sergeant Jones
 1960-1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Insp. Davis / Insp. Bolam / Inspector
- Five to One (1963) ... Insp. Davis
- Time to Remember (1962) ... Insp. Bolam
- The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) ... Inspector
 1963 This Sporting Life
Len Miller
 1962 On the Beat
Police Sergeant
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Inspector Melton
- The Mindreader (1962) ... Inspector Melton
 1962 Fog for a Killer
Sgt. Harry Tracey
 1962 Fate Takes a Hand
Bulldog
 1962 Time to Remember
Insp. Bolam
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Sgt. Johnson
 1961 Konga
Supt. Brown
 1960 Peeping Tom
Chief Insp. Gregg
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Capt. Sylvester (uncredited)

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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When the Second World War broke out, his physical fitness led Watson to become a PT instructor with the Royal Navy. His variety experience, coupled with a talent for various regional accents, led to regular appearances on the Navy's radio variety show and, after the war, on BBC Radio comedy and children's drama programmes. See more »

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Taurus

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