John Lyons (actor)
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14 September 1943
|Known for||A Touch of Frost|
John Lyons (born 14 September 1943) is an English stage and screen actor. He is probably most famous for appearing as Detective Sergeant George Toolan in the long-running UK detective drama, A Touch of Frost (1992–2010) alongside David Jason. He also appeared as the Barman / Milkman / Decorator (Credit to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0529090/): "The Twenty Six Year Itch"(1979)..Barman; "And So to Bed"(1978)..Milkman; "My Husband Next Door"(1976)..Decorator in 3 episodes of George & Mildred, and in On the buses (Season 7, Ep. 7 and 11) as a bus driver. John also had a prominent role playing Detective Sgt Jim Huke in a 1976 episode of The Sweeney called "Bad Apple", and as an armed blagger called Mead in the feature film from the same series - Sweeney 2. John joined fans of The Sweeney in 2011 when he attended a Sweeney Meet event in Hammersmith, London (Events now organized on retro TV & Film forum - 4:3tv - The Retro Channel
Lyons also appeared in a cameo role as the overly forward moustachioed omnibus driver for Rose, a war-time conductress, in the "Home Fires" episode of "Upstairs Downstairs".
Lyons has had a long and successful career in Television, and has also had numerous theatrical roles. In September 2005, Lyons joined the cast of the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap, in London's West End.
Lyons is currently on a UK tour in a stage adaptation of the BBC amateur detective series, Father Brown, in 2015/2016. He is also a regular performer in Pantomime, throughout the country, and will be performing the part of "King Crumble" in "Sleeping Beauty" at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft this December.
|1971 - 1973||On the Buses||Bert a bus driver|
|1976 - 1979||George & Mildred||Barman, Painter, Milkman|
|1979 - 1982||Spooner's Patch||PC Killick|
|1992 - 2010||A Touch Of Frost||DS George Toolan|
- "David Jason's one last Frost prank". Belfast Telegraph. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- John Lyons at the Internet Movie Database
- John Lyons in The Sweeney - Bad Apple
- John Lyons in Sweeney 2
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