Jack P. Shepherd

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Jack P. Shepherd
Born Jack Peter Shepherd
(1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 29)
Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England, UK[citation needed]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–
Employer ITV
Known for Role of David Platt
Notable work David Platt in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2000–)

Lauren Shippey (2002–present)

Sammy Milewski (2010)
Children 3

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.

Before taking on the role of David, Shepherd had appeared in episodes of TV's Where the Heart Is and Clocking Off where he starred with his future Coronation Street screen sister Tina O'Brien.

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]

Personal life[edit]

Shepherd is engaged to his girlfriend Lauren with whom he has two children, Nyla born 2009 and Reuben born 2013. He had another child after an affair in 2010, Greyson James, born 2011.[8] Greyson James suffers from alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), a rare, neurological childhood disorder that causes him temporary paralysis on one side of his body.[9] His son is being raised alone by Sammy Milewski.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Where the Heart Is Carl Smith 1 Episode
2000 Clocking Off Charlie Kolakowski 1 Episode
1999– Coronation Street David Platt Series Regular
2010 The Jeremy Kyle Show David Platt 1 Episode


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