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Sammy Johnson (I) (1949–1998)

Sammy was born in Gateshead and played in several local bands including 'Pigmeat'. In 1973 he and other local actors setup the 'Live Theatre Company' in Newcastle. However, Sammy was best known as the lovable Stick in the Hit BBC series Spender (1991). See full bio »

Died:

(age 48) in Malaga, Spain

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Known For

Crocodile Shoes
(1994)
Spender
Spender Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
(1991-1993)
In Fading Light
In Fading Light Dandy Mac
(1992)
Seacoal
Seacoal Ronnie
(1985)

Filmography

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 1998 Lost in France (TV Short)
Terry
 1998 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Adrian Wright
- Scope (1998) ... Adrian Wright
 1997 King Leek (TV Movie)
Popeye
 1996 Crocodile Shoes II (TV Mini-Series)
Archie
- Boom (1996) ... Archie
- Answered Prayers (1996) ... Archie
- Still I Dream (1996) ... Archie
- Running Man (1996) ... Archie
- Troubled Man (1996) ... Archie
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Greg Bailey
- Chain Reactions (1996) ... Greg Bailey
 1995 The Gambling Man (TV Mini-Series)
Victor Pittie
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Victor Pittie
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Victor Pittie
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Victor Pittie
 1994 Crocodile Shoes (TV Mini-Series)
Archie
- The End (1994) ... Archie
- The Call (1994) ... Archie
- The Truth (1994) ... Archie
- The Trip (1994) ... Archie
- The Pitch (1994) ... Archie
 1994 The Bill (TV Series)
Walcott
- Full Contact (1994) ... Walcott
 1991-1993 Spender (TV Series)
Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
- Christmas Special - The French Collection (1993) ... Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
- Retreat (1993) ... Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
- Best Friends (1993) ... Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
- Bad Company (1993) ... Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
- Puck (1993) ... Kenneth Norman 'Stick' Oakley
 1992 Sid the Sexist (Video)
Sidney Smutt (voice)
 1992 In Fading Light
Dandy Mac
 1989 And a Nightingale Sang (TV Movie)
Shipyard Worker
 1986 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
Martin Cooper
- Hasta La Vista (1986) ... Martin Cooper (as Sammy Johnston)
 1985 Seacoal
Ronnie
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Young lad
- The Happy Hunting Ground (1976) ... Young lad
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 2004 Sunday for Sammy 2004 (Video)
Various
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Ronald Johnson | Sammy Johnston
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Collapsed and died of a heart attack in Malaga, Spain, while training to take part in the Great North Run, a half marathon that takes place each year in Newcastle, England.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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