Chris Walker (actor)

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Chris Walker
Christopher Walker

1964 (age 54–55)
South Elmsall, England
Years active1986–present

Christopher Walker (born 1964) is an English actor, known for his roles as Matthew Mullen in the BBC drama Playing the Field and Rob Hollins in the BBC soap opera Doctors.[1]

In 2010, he won the award of Best On-Screen Partnership at the British Soap Awards 2010, for his role as Rob Hollins, alongside Jan Pearson who plays Karen Hollins.


Always wanting to be an actor, he made his stage debut in 1987 and did theatre for many years until landing a role in Coronation Street, playing reformed killer Ed Jackson.[2]

Walker played PC Larry 'Tiger' Barton in the BBC television drama Merseybeat, and had a minor role as a fireman in the comedy series One Foot in the Grave. He also played the role of PC Nick Shaw in the early episodes of The Bill.


In the summer of 2009, Walker landed the role of Police Sergeant Hollins in the BBC Soap opera Doctors. Rob is the husband of Karen Hollins, and father to Jack Hollins and Imogen Hollins.

In May 2010, just before the British Soap Awards 2010 he appeared on ITV's This Morning alongside Doctors regulars Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, David Sturzaker and on-screen wife Jan Pearson.

Personal life[edit]

Born in 1964 in South Elmsall, West Riding of Yorkshire, Walker lives with his girlfriend, Sharron, in a converted railway station. He has two children from a previous marriage who are now adults. His daughter, Anastasia Walker is the lead singer in British rock band Bang Bang Romeo who supported P!nk on the European leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour in 2019. Chris Walker also collects cookery books. He is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday, and portrayed their former player David Layne in the 1997 TV drama The Fix. He also played the role of fictitious footballer Brian Rimmer in the TV drama The Manageress.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chris Walker". IMDb. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ News, Manchester Evening (15 February 2007). "Corrie star awaits mail over Ernest murder". Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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