Patton Brothers

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The Patton Brothers
Born Jimmy Patton
(1931-08-20) 20 August 1931 (age 83),
Brian Patton
(1934-09-04) 4 September 1934 (age 80)
South Yorkshire, England
Medium Stage, Television
Nationality British
Years active 1954–present
Notable works and roles ChuckleVision (1987–2009), Pantomime 1956-present

The Patton Brothers, Jimmy Patton (born 20 August 1931)[1] and Brian Patton (born 4 September 1934), are the two older brothers of Barry and Paul Elliot, The Chuckle Brothers. They began their career as a double act in 1954, and their father was comedian, Gene Patton.

They have starred in many a pantomime in their careers and have not missed a performance in fifty-two years.

Jimmy Patton started his panto career straight from school in 1946, and was joined by Brian in 1956 for Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London.

Both Jimmy and Brian have made many appearances in ChuckleVision with their younger brothers, Jimmy taking the moniker No Slacking due to the catchphrase that he constantly has to relay to the Chuckle Brothers. "And remember - No Slacking!"

Indeed, the four all appeared together as the Chuckle Brothers on hit quiz/game show 3-2-1 with Ted Rogers on 17 April 1982 (Season 4, Episode 13), and also on New Faces.


Jimmy and Brian, both come from Rotherham just like their brothers, The Chuckle Brothers. They also have a brother called Colin, who isn't an actor, and their late sister Sheila was married to the actor Bill Waddington, who played Percy Sugden in Coronation Street. Jimmy and Brian are the sons of Jimmy Elliot, a comedian who later became known as Gene Patton as there was already a Jimmy Elliot in the business. When Jimmy left school, he joined "Britain's Dead End Kids" in 1946 and performed in five pantomimes before Brian joined and teamed up with Jimmy. Jimmy and Brian got their big break in 1956 when they performed in an Aladdin pantomime as Chinese Policemen, a role that have performed 8 times since. Other roles have included: Ugly Sisters, Broker's Men, Henchmen and Chief and Dame. They have appeared alongside many British pantomime favourites as Barbara Windsor, Ronnie Corbett, The Chuckle Brothers and John Inman.

Jimmy & Brian in Panto[edit]

Year Title Role
1956, 1961-3, 1985, 1995, 2001-2 and 2006 Aladdin Chinese policemen (1956, 1961-3, 1985, 1995, 2006) and Chief and dame (2001-2)
1957, 1997-8 and 2008 Goldilocks Henchmen (1957) and Robbers (1997-8)
1958-9, 1966, 1968–73, 1989 and 1993-4 Cinderella Broker's men (1958-9, 1966, 1968–73) and Ugly sisters (1989, 1993-4, 2003-4)
1960, 1974 and 1978 Babes in the woods Robbers
1965 and 1988 Robinson Crusoe Captain and mate
1967, 1977, 1991 and 2005 Jack and the beanstalk Henchmen (1967, 1977 and 1991) and King and dame (2005)
1975-6 Robin Hood Robbers
1979-82 and 1996 Mother Goose Henchmen
1983-4, 1990, 1992 and 1999-2000 Dick Whittington Captain and his mate
1986 Sleeping beauty Henchmen
1987 Sinbad the sailor Captain and his mate
1996 Live and in trouble Grumpy Old Sid and a headteacher
2005 Pirates of the River Rother Blackeye and Capt. Horatio Slacking
2007 Spooky goings on 2 Eggon and a manager
2007 Little Red Riding Hood Bailiffs
2008 Indiana Chuckles and the Kingdom of the Mythical Sulk King Fuzzed AKA Fez Cooper and Curator Slacking
2009 Chuckle Trek


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