actor & singer


Jack appeared in a wide variety of television programmes from 1965 onwards.

His very first work was probably as a stand-in for camera rehearsals on the BBC children’s series Crackerjack, although he did not appear in the show.

Many stage school children were supplied for this kind of work.  A step up from this was non-speaking extra work in drama series and television plays, then to featured roles with the occasional line and an on-screen credit. Jack did a mixture of all these, mostly for the BBC, though sadly few of the programmes survive. He also played important roles in dramas such as A Game – Like – Only A Game and Z Cars.

In 1968 the release of Oliver! made him much in demand for variety shows both at home and in the U.S., and his pop career also ensured many small-screen appearances.

His best-known television work was in H R Pufnstuf, filmed in 1969, but he worked on several other series in the 1970s and continued to make occasional appearances for the rest of his life.

The Links below will take you to the two different sides of Jack’s television career.