David Janson

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Not to be confused with David Jason or David Janssen.
David Janson
Born David Jackson
(1950-03-30) 30 March 1950 (age 66)
Clapham, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s) Debbie Arnold (1989–2002) (divorced)
Children Ciara Janson
Talia Janson

David Janson (born David Jackson, 30 March 1950) is an English actor whose stage debut was in Oliver! in 1962. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 in A Midsummer Night's Dream and appeared as the young boy (during Ringo's walk) in The Beatles film A Hard Day's Night (billed as "David Jaxon").

Notable roles[edit]

Janson became well known for his role as Jimmy Harker in the 1960s British soap opera, The Newcomers. He later starred in the sitcom Get Some In!. He also replaced Richard Gibson as the Gestapo officer Herr Otto Flick in the BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! in its final 1992 series, after playing Adolf Hitler's double in an episode of series 8.

He has also appeared in a variety of other roles including in Softly, Softly, Doomwatch, Jason King, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Brush Strokes, T-Bag Strikes Again, Ever Decreasing Circles, the postman in Keeping Up Appearances, Get Some In!, The Upper Hand and Don't Rock the Boat.

Personal life[edit]

David was married to actress Debbie Arnold (who played April Branning in soap opera EastEnders) for 13 years and divorced her in 2002.

The couple have two daughters, Hollyoaks actress Ciara Janson and younger sister Talia Janson.

They both worked on the Streamline English as a Foreign Language video series. He played the role of Kevin Smith and his wife that of his wife Sharon.

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1975 to 1978 Get Some In! Ken Richardson
1991 'Allo 'Allo! Adolf Hitler double
1992 'Allo 'Allo! Herr Otto Flick
1992 to 1995 Keeping Up Appearances Michael the Postman

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