Jeff Stewart (actor)
Stewart on the set of The Bill, October 2012.
28 October 1955
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
In 2009, Stewart shot a film in Chester, New York portraying a German-Russian in a Soviet prison in Under Jakob's Ladder alongside Australian actor Christopher Elliott, and produced by Roberto Munoz. He won best actor at the 2011 Manhattan Film Festival for the role. He also voiced Mr. Tickle in The Mr. Men Show.
Stewart has played numerous roles in other television series, including Harry Fellows in Crossroads in 1981 (his first television appearance) and Dukkha in the Doctor Who story Kinda in 1982. He played a police constable in Hi-De-Hi! in 1983, the same year "Woodentop" (the pilot episode of "The Bill"), aired.
Reg Hollis is mentioned but not seen in "Woodentop", so Stewart's first appearance in the series was in the first regular episode, "Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers". By March 2007 Stewart was the last member of the cast remaining from that first episode.
On 8 January 2008 Stewart cut his wrists after being told that his contract for The Bill would not be renewed. He survived the suicide attempt after calling for help and being taken to hospital by ambulance.
Stewart later said of the incident: "I love being an actor. My work as an actor is very important to me - it's my life, and the thought of this suddenly changing had an extremely serious effect on me."
In 2009, Stewart appeared in the video for "Black and Blue" by Swedish band Miike Snow. The video, directed by Vince Haycock, was shot on location in Hackney, London, and featured Stewart as a recluse musician with a penchant for creating animatronic performers in his dingy apartment, and presented the long hair and a large beard he had grown in the year since he left The Bill.
Stewart is fond of the Hotel Chelsea in New York City, having stayed there on a number of occasions during the 2000s. He is friends with a number of the building's permanent residents. Stewart was staying at the Chelsea in the summer of 2011 when the hotel changed ownership and closed to transient guests. Stewart initially refused to leave, even calling in the police to assist him but was eventually persuaded to depart by hotel staff.
|1981||The Nightmare Man||Drummond||TV movie|
|Crossroads||Harry Fellows||TV series (1 episode: "26 May 1981")|
|1982||Doctor Who||Dukkha||TV series (2 episodes)|
|1983||Reilly: Ace of Spies||Jenkins||TV series (1 episode: "Endgame")|
|Angels||Zac||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #9.20")|
|Hi-de-Hi!||Police Constable||TV series (1 episode: "Save Our Heritage")|
|1984||Minder||Mick||TV series (1 episode: "The Car Lot Baggers")|
|The Bill||PC Reg Hollis||TV series (872 episodes: 1984-2008)|
|1985||Lytton's Diary||Boxer||TV series (1 episode: "Come Uppance")|
|1988||Help!||Tinsnip Eddie||TV series (1 episode: "The Milk of Human Kindness")|
|1989||Can I get a Witness||Defendant||Music video for Sam Brown's cover of Marvin Gay's Can I Get a Witness|
|1996||The Bill: Target||P.C. Hollis||video|
|2004||TV Burp||PC Reg Hollis||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #3.1")|
|The Bill Uncovered: Des and Reg||PC Reg Hollis||TV movie|
|The Bill @ 21||PC Reg Hollis||TV movie|
|2006||A Dogges Tale||Man||short|
|2007||The Dame Edna Treatment||PC Reg Hollis||TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.6")|
|2008||Phlegm Noir||Man 1||short|
|2009||Alice & the Bear||Maitre D||short|
|Dead Man Running||Tiffany's Client|
|2010||Bloody Foreigners||Belland||TV series (1 episode: "Great Fire of London")|
|2011||Under Jakob's Ladder||Jakob||Manhattan Film Festival Award for Best Actor|
|Blood on the Border||Agent Martinez||pre-production|
|Lords of Magic||Reverend Ayton||pre-production|
|2012||The Family Inheritance||Guru Swami||announced|
|2013||Lake Placid: The Final Chapter||Deputy Nermal||Film|
2011 Manhattan Film Festival
- "Under Jakob's Ladder (2010)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
- Cara Buckley (1 August 2011). "The Chelsea Guest Who Wouldn’t Leave". New York Times. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- "Sacked Bill star out of hospital". BBC. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2008.
- Schmidt, Veronica (11 January 2008). "The Bill's Jeff Stewart explains self-harm incident". London: Times Online. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
- "Ex Bill Star Jeff Stewart starring in Miike Snow Video". The Sun. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- Liam Rudden (18 August 2010). "Interview: Jeff Stewart, actor, The Bill". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- Zauderer, Alyssa (1 August 2011). "Manhattan Film Festival Concludes With Awards Ceremony". WPIX-TV. Retrieved 3 August 2011.