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8 January 1975 |
Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
Chris Simmons (born 8 January 1975 in Gravesend, Kent) is an English actor who is best known for playing DC Mickey Webb in The Bill. He moved to Gravesend, Kent where he attended Saint Georges Cofe Secondary School and lived on Singlewell Road.
Simmons used to work as a diver for the River Thames but quit his job to become an actor. He started working on the river when he was sixteen years old with his father. He was an apprentice for five years, Simmons once even pulled a dead body out of the river.
He has guest starred in Casualty and Doctors. He was originally made famous by appearing on the ITV series, Desperately Seeking Stardom, in which, a group of would-be actors were sent to Hollywood to try to find acting roles. Previously he has run the London Marathon, and did so again in 2012. He is very supportive of many different charities and is a Patron for the CPC Kent charity. He also appeared in The Bill as DC Mickey Webb from 2000 to 2003 then made some guest appearances over the interim but returned into 2005 until the series ended in 2010.
He is currently working on a youth initiative which he revealed in 2010.
In October 2011 he appeared in EastEnders as Mark Garland, a love interest for Kat Moon, for a few episodes. He has since made a guest appearance in the Tracy Beaker spin-off CBBC show, 'The Dumping Ground': In episode 8 of series 1 (1x08), entitled 'Dreamland' he played the father to Rick Barber, Gerry.
- "TV cop unveils youth initiative". London 24. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- "EastEnders' Kat Moon tempted to cheat on Alfie with new character Mark". Metro. London: Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
- Chris Simmons at the Internet Movie Database
- Chris Simmons interview at The Bill
- Chris Simmons comedy sketch show Wayne and Abel
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