Robbins in April 2008, at the unveiling of
Fred Dibnah's statue.
|Born||11 August 1955 (age 60)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
|Alma mater||Liverpool University|
broadcaster, radio DJ,
Ted Robbins (born 11 August 1955) is an English actor, television presenter and radio broadcaster and presents a Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire Ted has performed as a warm-up artist for numerous pre-recorded comedy shows that have been filmed before live studio audiences including Granada Television's Wood and Walters and Birds of a Feather which he returned to for the new series in 2014 and will again for its second outing in 2015, played the voice over in Catchphrase from 1994 to 1996 and returned in Roy Walker's penultimate series in 1998 and 1999, and the BBC's Little Britain. He also starred in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights (2001–02) for both series as Den Perry, the main "villain" and also the Governor in The Slammer. His most recent roles were in Hank Zipzer in episode 8 playing Bob and Diddy Movies playing Vic Weinsteinberger.
He guest starred as Barry Quid in Series 10 of Birds of a Feather and also in the comedy series The League of Gentlemen as Tony Cleudo, singer of Creme brulee.
On 31 January 2015, Robbins suffered a heart attack and collapsed on stage, clutching his chest, during his solo sketch at the opening night of the Phoenix Nights Live tour at the Manchester Arena. His health has improved since then and he has lost 28 pounds.
|2003||Calendar Girls||Fat Bike Man|
|2001-2002||Phoenix Nights||Den Perry|
|2006-2014||The Slammer||The Governor|
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- Ted Robbins at the Internet Movie Database
- Radio Lancashire profile
- BBC Radio Lancashire – Presenter Profile
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