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Jack Wild (I) (1952–2006)

Born September 30, 1952, in Royton, near Oldham, England, Jack Wild was discovered by talent agent June Collins, mother of rock star Phil Collins. His breakthrough came when he landed the role of Oliver in the London stage production of "Oliver!" When it came to casting the film, the role of the Artful Dodger went to Jack, a role that resulted in ... See full bio »

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 2005 Moussaka & Chips
Durgen Fleece
 2000 Lock, Stock... (TV Series)
- ...And Spaghetti Sauce (2000) ... Bill
 1998 Basil
 1995 Wales Playhouse (TV Series)
- Archangel Night Out (1995) ... Phil
 1994 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series)
- Episode #7.7 (1994) ... Passerby
 1979-1980 The Ravelled Thread (TV Series)
- The Spy (1980) ... Gegor
- The Ship (1980) ... Gegor
- Kidnapped (1980) ... Gegor
- The Ledger (1980) ... Gegor
- The Felon (1980) ... Gegor
 1978-1979 Everyday Maths (TV Series)
- Fast and Furious (1979) ... Mike
- Try It for Size (1979) ... Mike
- Which Way to Go? (1979) ... Mike
- Ten Per Cent Per Ted (1979) ... Mike
 1976 The Government Inspector (TV Series)
- All Is Revealed (1976) ... Osip
 1976 Keep It Up Downstairs
Peregrine Cockshute
 1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series)
Jack Wild
- The Wild Weekend (1973) ... Jack Wild
 1973 Existence
 1972 The Pied Piper
 1971 Flight of the Doves
Finn Dove
 1971 S.W.A.L.K.
 1970 Pufnstuf
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- First Confession (1969) ... Jackie
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- A Foot in the Door (1969) ... Schoolboy
 1968 The Harry Secombe Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.0 (1968)
 1968 Knock Three Times (TV Series)
- The House in the Wood (1968) ... Jack
- The Other Side of the Tree (1968) ... Jack
 1967-1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jimmy Fulton / Boy
- A Matter for Thought: Part 2 (1968) ... Boy
- You Want 'Em - You Find 'Em: Part 2 (1967) ... Jimmy Fulton
- You Want 'Em - You Find 'Em: Part 1 (1967) ... Jimmy Fulton
 1967 Danny the Dragon
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Jacky Finch
- The Black Doctor (1967) ... Jacky Finch
 1966 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
Carol Singer
- Merry Christmas (1966) ... Carol Singer
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Edmund Tudor / Donny Simmonds
- The Queen & the Welshman (1966) ... Edmund Tudor
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- A Game, Like, Only a Game (1966) ... Peter
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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I was never really sober. I just topped myself up every day. See more »


In the UK he was a popular draw in provincial pantomime. He played Buttons in "Cinderella" several times until age prompted a switch to an Ugly Sister. He particularly regretted that, having played a famous fictional cockney, he had never appeared in EastEnders (1985). See more »


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