Phil McDermott

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Phil McDermott
Occupation Actor
Priest (trainee)
scrap metal worker
weighbridge operator
Known for Playing Trevor Short in EastEnders (1989–1990; axed)

Phil McDermott is a British actor. Before turning to acting he was a trainee priest, a scrap metal worker, a weighbridge operator and a carpenter.[1] He is most famous for playing a regular character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He played the dim-witted odd-job man, Trevor Short from 1989–1990. His character was one of many to be axed from the show early in 1990 following the introduction of the new executive-producer, Michael Ferguson.

Since leaving EastEnders McDermott has appeared in the children's situation comedy Dizzy Heights (BBC; 1991), which was set in a "wacky hotel".[2]


  1. ^ Kingsley, Hilary (1990). The EastEnders Handbook. BBC books. ISBN 0-563-36292-8. 
  2. ^ "Dizzy Heights", BBC. URL last accessed on 2007-02-04.

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