Jack P. Shepherd

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Jack P. Shepherd
Born Jack Peter Shepherd
(1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 27)
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–
Employer ITV
Known for Role of David Platt
Notable work David Platt in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2000–)
Partner(s) Lauren Shippey (2002–present)
Children 2

Jack Peter Shepherd (born 14 January 1988)[1] is an English actor. He has portrayed the character of David Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since April 2000.

Shepherd has taken time out of Coronation Street to do theatre work, including the role of Riff in a production of West Side Story as part of Stage 84 The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts[2] He has also appeared in Oliver! at Bradford's Alhambra theatre.[3]

In 2008, Shepherd appeared in Ghosthunting with Coronation Street on the Isle of Man.[4]

In 2007, Shepherd won the Best Bad Boy Award at the Inside Soap Awards and in 2008, he won 'Best Villain' at the British Soap Awards.[5]

Shepherd uses his middle initial in his stage name as there is already a well-known British actor named Jack Shepherd.[6]

He is also a contributor to the topical show Grouchy Young Men, a spin-off of the show Grumpy Old Men, on the British version of Comedy Central.[7]

Shepherd is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Lauren with whom he has two children, Nyla and Reuben.


Year Title Type Role Notes
2000– Coronation Street David Platt Series Regular 1998-2000


  1. ^ "AncestryLibrary.com". Search.ancestrylibrary.com. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ EdinburghGuide.com "Stage 84 - The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts: a success story." Check |url= scheme (help). EdinburghGuide.com. Retrieved 24 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Corrie Net: Jack P, Shepherd". Retrieved 24 March 2007. 
  4. ^ Ghosthunting With...
  5. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2008: The Winners - Soaps News". Digital Spy. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Jack Shepherd (actor)
  7. ^ "Grouchy Young Men Season 1". Comedy Central. 

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