James Martin (Scottish actor)

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This article is about the Scottish actor James Martin from the television series Still Game. For the English actor James Martin from the television series EastEnders, see James Martin (English actor). For all other James Martins, see James Martin.
James Martin
Born 1932 (Age 83 or 84)
Musselburgh,[1] Scotland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967, 1972-Present
Known for Still Game (2002-2007, 2016-)

James Martin (born 1932) is a Scottish film and television actor, most commonly known for his role as Eric in BBC's Still Game.


He is perhaps most notable for his appearance as Eric in Still Game, where he was one of the few actors who really was a senior citizen, a situation-comedy television series.[2] In addition, he has appeared in at least seven other television productions and five films. He also starred in the 2009 comedy short film 'Relatively PC', directed by David Goodall. In 2014 he made a short appearance in episode 1x02 of Lovesick playing the main characters neighbour. He also appeared in Peter McDougall's Just Another Saturday (1975) under the name of Jimmy Martin.

Before and while working on Still Game,[clarification needed] Martin was a helper working at the Campie Primary School's after-school club in Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland.

Martin is a supporter of Scottish football team Celtic FC


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