Patton Brothers

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The Patton Brothers
Born Jimmy Elliott
(1931-08-20) 20 August 1931 (age 85),
Brian Elliott
(1934-09-04) 4 September 1934 (age 82)
South Yorkshire, England
Medium Stage, Television
Nationality British
Years active 1954–present
Notable works and roles ChuckleVision (1990 -2009 in various episodes), Pantomime 1956-present

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

Jimmy Elliott started his pantomime career straight out of school in 1946, and was joined by Brian in 1956 for Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London.

Both Jimmy and Brian have made appearances in ChuckleVision with their younger brothers. Jimmy is known as No Slacking due to the catchphrase that he constantly has to relay to the Chuckle Brothers.

For three months, all four brothers appeared together on the game show 3-2-1 with Ted Rogers on 17 April 1982 (Season 4, Episode 13), and also on New Faces. Afterwards, Jimmy and Brian returned to being the Patton Brothers.


Jimmy and Brian both grew up in Rotherham, like their brothers The Chuckle Brothers, but were born in Kent. Their late brother Colin never became 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 they have performed eight times since. Other roles have included: Ugly Sisters, Broker's Men, Henchmen and Chief and Dame. They have appeared alongside many British pantomime favourites such as Barbara Windsor, Ronnie Corbett, The Chuckle Brothers and John Inman.

In September 2015, Jimmy became engaged to a 25-year-old ChuckleVision fan he had met over Facebook, a relationship with a 59-year age gap between the two.[1] The couple got married on April 15th, 2017.[2]


  1. ^, Jackson Coley for. "Chuckle Brother star to marry fan 59 years younger than him". Metro. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Chuckle Brother and South Yorkshire resident Jimmy Patton, 85, weds 26-year-old girlfriend". Retrieved 2017-04-21. 

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