Johnnie Wade

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Johnnie Wade
Bethnal Green, London, England
OccupationFilm actor
Television actor
Years active1964–2000

Johnnie Wade is a retired British film and television actor.[1] His most memorable role was playing put upon handyman 'Roger' in the ITV Yorkshire TV comedy series You're Only Young Twice between 1977 and 1981, he is one of only two members of the main cast still living, the other being Georgina Moon.

Born in Bethnal Green, he was a market trader and became a singer in cabaret and with a band after winning talent contests. His first television break was in 1960s soap opera Compact as Stan Millet. He then performed in musicals including South Pacific and Guys and Dolls. His other television appearances include The Two Ronnies, Porridge (playing 'Scrounger'), Coronation Street and Z-Cars.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


As Johnny Wade:

  • "Funny Thing" / B: Shadow Love 1960
  • "Andiamo" / B: You Fool Of A Heart 1962
  • "Paradise" / B: Looking For Me 1963


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  2. ^ Richard Webster; Dick Clement; Ian la Frenais (2001). Porridge The Inside Story. Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-3294-6.

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