Chris Walker (actor)

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Chris Walker
Born Christopher Walker
1964 (age 53–54)
South Elmsall, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986 – present
Spouse(s) Sharron
Children 2

Chris Walker (born 1964) is an English actor most notable for playing Rob Hollins, in the BBC daytime soap opera Doctors.[1]

He starred in two episodes of Silent Witness in May 1999. He also starred as Matthew Mullen from 1998–2002 in BBC Drama Playing the Field.

He won the award of Best On-screen Partnership at the British Soap Awards 2010, for his role as Rob Hollins, with actress 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 Jacks.[2]

He 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, and collects cookery books. He is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday, whose former player, David Layne, he portrayed 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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