Jack P. Shepherd

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Jack P. Shepherd
Born Jack Peter Shepherd
(1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 26)
Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–
Employer ITV
Known for Role of David Platt
Notable work(s) David Platt in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2000–)
Partner(s) Lauren Shippey (2002–present)
Children Nyla Rae Shepherd and Reuben Jack Shepherd

Jack Peter Shepherd (born 14 January 1988)[1] is an English actor. He is best known for playing the role of David Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. He joined the show in April 2000, taking over the role from Thomas Ormson.

Shepherd has taken time out of Coronation Street to do theatre work, including the role of Riff in a production of West Side Story as part of Stage 84 The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts[2] He has also appeared in Oliver! at Bradford's Alhambra theatre.[3]

In 2008, Shepherd appeared in Ghosthunting with Coronation Street on the Isle of Man.[4]

In 2007, Shepherd won the Best Bad Boy Award at the Inside Soap Awards and in 2008, he won 'Best Villain' at the British Soap Awards.[5]

Shepherd uses his middle initial in his stage name as there is already a well-known British actor named Jack Shepherd.[6]

He is also a contributor to the topical show Grouchy Young Men, a spin-off of the show Grumpy Old Men, on the British version of Comedy Central.[7]

Shepherd is engaged to his long-term girlfriend with whom he has a daughter (2009), and a son, (2013).


Year Title Type Role Notes
2000– Coronation Street TV David Platt Series Regular


  1. ^ "AncestryLibrary.com". Search.ancestrylibrary.com. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ EdinburghGuide.com "Stage 84 - The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts: a success story.". EdinburghGuide.com. Retrieved 24 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Corrie Net: Jack P, Shepherd". Retrieved 24 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Ghosthunting With...". 
  5. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2008: The Winners - Soaps News". Digital Spy. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jack Shepherd (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. 29 October 1940. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Grouchy Young Men Season 1". Comedy Central. 

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