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John Sparkes was born on January 9, 1954 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015), Calendar Girls (2003) and Naked Video (1986). He is married to Beverly. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Shaun the Sheep Movie The Farmer / Bitzer
(2015)
Calendar Girls Welsh Photographer
(2003)
Naked Video Actor
(1986-1987)
Absolutely Various Characters
(1989-1993)

Filmography

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 2021 Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (TV Movie)
The Farmer (voice)
 2021 My Friend Peppa Pig (Video Game)
Mr. Potato / Mr. Rabbit / Narrator (voice)
 2019 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2004-2019 Peppa Pig (TV Series)
Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- The Panda Twins (2019) ... Narrator
- Gerald Giraffe (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ... (voice)
- Pumpkin Competition (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ... (voice)
- Scooters (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- The Castle (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
 2015 Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (TV Short)
The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2015 Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots (Short)
Narrator / Mr Potato (voice)
 2015 Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2007-2014 Shaun the Sheep (TV Series short)
Bitzer / The Farmer
- Ground Dog Day (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
- Phoney Farmer (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
- Remote Control (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
- Bad Boy (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer
- The Pelican (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2009-2012 Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom (TV Series)
Mister Elf / King Marigold / Mr. Elf / ...
- Ben & Holly's Christmas (2012) ... Mister Elf
- Bunty II (2012) ... Mister Elf (voice)
- Planet Bong (2012) ... Mr. Elf (voice)
- Miss Jolly's Riding Club (2012) ... Mr. Elf (voice)
- Mrs Witch's Spring Clean (2012) ... Mister Elf / King Marigold
 2012 Awesome Adventures: Thrills and Chills Vol. 3
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ...
 2011 Inazuma Irebun GO: Dark (Video Game) (English version, voice)
 2011 Inazuma Irebun GO: Shine (Video Game) (English version, voice)
 2010 Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention (TV Series documentary)
Goronwy
- From A to B (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Better Safe Than Sorry (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Come to Your Senses (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Home Sweet Home (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Reach for the Sky (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
 2010 Inazuma Irebun 3: Sekai e no Chousen: Bomber (Video Game) (voice)
 2010 Inazuma Irebun 3: Sekai e no Chousen: Spark (Video Game) (voice)
 2010 Zoo Factor (TV Series)
Various
- Top Banana (2010) ... Various
 2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
Additional Voices (English version, voice)
 2009 Inazuma Irebun 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha: Fire (Video Game) (voice)
 2009 Fireman Sam: Hero Next Door (Video)
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ...
 2009 HiT Favorites: Here Comes Spring! (Video)
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
 2005 Planet Sketch (TV Series)
Various
- Tune (2005) ... Various (voice)
- Sandwich (2005) ... Various (voice)
- Phone (2005) ... Various (voice)
- Magic Wand (2005) ... Various (voice)
- Earphones (2005) ... Various (voice)
 2003-2005 Fireman Sam (TV Series)
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Norman Price / ...
- Bug Eyed Boy From Venus (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Dilys Price / ... (voice)
- High Jinx (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Fun Run (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Fit for Nothing (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
 2005 Fireman Sam Saves the Day (TV Series)
Fireman Sam
 2005 Not Tonight with John Sergeant (TV Movie)
Regional newscaster (as Barry Welsh)
 2004 Jeff Global's Global Probe (TV Series)
Various
 2003 Calendar Girls
Welsh Photographer
 1996-2003 Barry Welsh Is Coming (TV Series)
Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #5.1 (2003) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #4.1 (2002) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #3.1 (2001) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #2.1 (1998) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
 2002 Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party (Video)
Narrator
 2002 A Town Called Panic (TV Series short) (2000) (English version, voice)
 2001 Pub Quiz (TV Series)
Frank Hovis
 2000 The Strangerers (TV Series)
Bilbo
- Angels (2000) ... Bilbo
- Space Cadets (2000) ... Bilbo
 1998 Comedy Nation (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1994-1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1995)
- Episode #2.1 (1995)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Various Characters
 1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Roger
- Imagine (1993) ... Roger
 1989-1993 Absolutely (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.6 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.5 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.4 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.3 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.2 (1993) ... Various Characters
 1993 Saturday Zoo (TV Series)
Glaswegian Matron
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Glaswegian Matron
 1992 Angry George Irons (Short) (voice)
 1989 Melancholia
Roger Dere
 1988 Cabaret at the Jongleurs (TV Series)
Frank Hovis
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... Frank Hovis
 1986-1987 Naked Video (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1987)
- Episode #1.6 (1986)
- Episode #1.5 (1986)
- Episode #1.4 (1986)
- Episode #1.3 (1986)
 1986-1987 Saturday Live (TV Series)
Frank Hovis / Shadwell
- Episode #2.10 (1987) ... Frank Hovis
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Shadwell
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)

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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Barry Welsh

Spouse:

Beverly  (2 children)
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Trivia:

He worked as a bank clerk and a drama teacher at a comprehensive school, and earned a degree in computer science at Oxford Polytechnic.

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