14 October 1972 |
Jonathan Kerrigan (born 14 October 1972 in Lincolnshire) is an English actor well known for various leading roles on TV including Casualty, Heartbeat, Merseybeat and Reach For The Moon. Films include Diana, The Somnambulists, The Best Possible Taste. He is also a musician and has composed for both television and film 
He had his screen debut in the Chemical Brothers music video, Life Is Sweet
From 1996 to 1999 he played a Project 2000 Nurse, Sam Colloby, in BBC medical drama Casualty.
In 2012 he appeared in a Richard Jobson film called The Somnambulists about British servicemen and women reflecting on the action they saw in Basra during the Iraq war. He composed some of the original music for the film including the opening title sequence.
On 5 September 2004, Kerrigan made his first ever episode as the handsome police constable Rob Walker in the British highly popular and long-running primetime television drama series "Heartbeat", set in the 1960s of Yorkshire. Kerrigan made great impressions on the show and gained popularity for the role.
As well as starring in Merseybeat, Kerrigan also composed the theme tune.
In April 2007, Jonathan announced his decision to quit his role as PC Rob Walker, (whom he had played since 2004) in long-running Yorkshire drama Heartbeat. Scottish actor Joseph McFadden replaced him as village constable Joe Mason in the following series of the show. Kerrigan's departure marked the end of another chapter in the series history, as the viewers of the show saw PC Rob Walker ride off on his motorcycle into the sunset at the end of Series 16.
- BBC Drama Faces - Jonathan Kerrigan, retrieved 24 September 2008