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29 June 1972
Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Jack Deam (born Ian Deam, 29 June 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English actor. He used his grandfather's name for his stage name. His most notable performance is of the pyromaniac Marty Fisher, who has Tourette syndrome, in Channel 4's comedy drama series, Shameless.
In 1992 he appeared in a few episodes of Heartbeat as Alan Maskell. He also appeared in the TV mini series "The life and times of Henry Pratt". He played the lead role as older Henry Pratt, little Henry Pratt was played by Andrew Nicholson and young Henry Pratt played by Bryan Dick.
In 1999 he appeared in an episode of Queer As Folk, as a Doctor Who obsessed fan, and had a one-night stand with Vince, one of the protagonists, before taking the role of Toyah Battersby's (Georgia Taylor) rapist Phil Simmonds on the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street in 2000.
He played Walter in the 2011 TV Series 32 Brinkburn Street. 2014 sees Deam in a play called Blindsided, by Simon Stephens, at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, alongside ex-Coronation Street Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper).
Appeared in New Tricks as a suspect in a cold case enquired.
From 2016 onwards Deam appears as Inspector Mallory in the fourth series of the BBC series Father Brown.