May. 24th, 1960
London, England, UK
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Cliff Parisi (born Cliff Manley) is an English actor, known for his roles as Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Fred Buckle in the BBC period drama Call the Midwife. In 2019, he participated in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
Parisi began his career in 1982 when he started touring the United Kingdom as a stand-up comedian. He continued working as a stand-up comedian for a further seven years before being cast in the 1989 film Queen of Hearts. Parisi then appeared in television series such as The Bill, Chancer, Kavanagh QC, Bramwell and A Prince Among Men. He then auditioned for the role of Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. His storylines in the series involved forming a close friendship with Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) and finding love with established characters Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) and Manda Best (Josie Lawrence). He made his final appearance on 21 September 2010.
In 2012, Parisi filmed a guest role in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing the character of Walt. He also starred as a guest in the BBC drama Hustle, playing the character of Arnie. Since 2012, Parisi has starred in the BBC period drama Call the Midwife, appearing as Fred. In 2014, he appeared in the fifth and final series of the British sitcom Outnumbered, as Ed Poll. In 2019, he participated in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and was the third contestant to leave.
- His sporting interests include American football, boxing and skiing.
- Is of Italian heritage.
- Began his career in show business as a stand-up comedian in 1982, regularly going on extensive UK tours.
- Is a talented musician who can play the guitar, drums and saxophone.
- Is a close friend of _"EastEnders" (1985)_ (qv) co-star 'Steve McFadden' (qv).
- Can speak Greek fluently.
- Announced that his girlfriend, BBC production assistant Tara Wyer, is pregnant with his child (14 July 2009).
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