David Jason

Active - 1967 - 2011  |   Born - Feb 2, 1940 in Edmonton, London, England  |   Genres - Comedy, Mystery

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  • Trained as an electrician before finding success as an actor.
  • Got the opportunity to follow his dream in 1965 when his older brother Arthur pulled out of a play and volunteered David to takeover the role.
  • Is a patron of The Shark Trust, a charity which works to advance the conservation of sharks.
  • Was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1993, and knighted in 2005, both for services to drama.
  • His experience of nursing his partner Myfanwy Talog through breast cancer inspired him to create The David Jason Trust for terminally ill children.
  • Is an Honorary Vice Patron of the Royal International Air Tattoo.
  • Qualified as a helicopter pilot.