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Jackie Wright (I) (1904–1989)

One of twelve children, Jackie Wright started out as a body builder in the car trade, even working for a time in America upholstering Cadillacs. After the Depression he drifted back to his native Belfast and travelled the country as a music-hall trombonist and supporting comic. By the 1960s, Jackie had drifted into television work as an extra on ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Known For

The Benny Hill Show Himself / Various Roles / Various Characters
The Best of Benny Hill Various Roles
Whoops Baghdad! Bottom Pincher / Buyer / Sultan of Bangdor
Three for All Old Man


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 1985 Video Spotlight (Video)
Various Characters (uncredited)
 1983 Jim Davidson's Special (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1983)
 1981 Benny Hill's Video Revue (Video)
 1980 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Show 37 (1980) ... Various Characters
 1979 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series)
Various Roles (1981-1982)
 1976 The Basil Brush Show (TV Series)
- Episode #11.3 (1976) ... (as Jack Wright)
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Stayning
- Day Hospital (1976) ... Mr. Stayning (as Jack Wright)
 1975 Three for All
Old Man (as Jack Wright)
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
- The Dandelion Clock (1975) ... Verger (as Jack Wright)
 1974 Sing the Lady Out of Bed (TV Short) (as Jack Wright)
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill
Various Roles (as Jack Wright)
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series)
Bottom Pincher / Buyer / Sultan of Bangdor
- Ali and the Thieves (1973) ... Bottom Pincher (as Jack Wright)
- A Cargo of Crumpet (1973) ... Buyer (as Jack Wright)
- Genie of the Bottle (1973) ... Sultan of Bangdor (as Jack Wright)
 1970 Here Come the Double Deckers! (TV Series)
3rd Soldier
- Scooper Strikes Out (1970) ... 3rd Soldier (as John Wright)
 1969 Scott On... (TV Series)
- The Body (1969) ... (as John Wright)
 1969 School for Sex
Man in Strip-club (uncredited)
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
1st Football Fan
- For Auld Lang Syne: Part 1 (1968) ... 1st Football Fan (as John Wright)
 1968 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #8.4 (1968) ... Various Roles (as John Wright)
- Episode #8.3 (1968) ... Various Roles (as John Wright)
- Episode #8.2 (1968) ... Various Roles (as John Wright)
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
- The Loser (1967)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
- The Deadly Bullet (1967) ... Jimmy (uncredited)
 1963 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Brendan Behan's play, "The Hostage", at the Northampton Repertory Theatre in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England with Marcia Warren, James Watts, Frank Cousins and Michael Elwick in the cast. Alan Vaughan-Williams was the director.

Alternate Names:

Jack Wright | John Wright


4' 11" (1.5 m)

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Is best remembered as the little old bald guy Benny Hill used to pat on the head.


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