Jan. 29th, 1952
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
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Timothy Malcolm Healy (born 29 January 1952) is an English actor. He is probably best known for playing Dennis Patterson in the television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, and Les/Lesley in the ITV comedy-drama series Benidorm.
Career In 1982 he appeared in A Captain's Tale, depicting the triumph of West Auckland F.C. in the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup.
During the mid-80s, Healy played Barney Bodger, the blundering handyman in the Children's ITV series Tickle on the Tum and became a great favourite with young viewers.
In the early-1990s he appeared as a cockney ex-pat in the BBC1 series Boys From The Bush and played a binman in Common as Muck, a BBC TV series.
In 2001 he appeared in the surreal BBC situation comedy Breeze Block, playing the head of a strange family. Healy had high hopes for the series, but was reportedly upset when it was only screened on the digital channel BBC Choice (later relaunched as BBC Three) and never broadcast on BBC One or BBC Two. He starred as a folk musician in the first episode of comedy series, Phoenix Nights. His band, "Half a Shilling", sang a song called "Send the Buggers Back", supposedly about a set of Holy Communion shoes, but clearly intended (to those who are themselves racist) as a racist anthem. He also played the father in the West End musical Billy Elliot.
He also appeared in the film Purely Belter as the abusive father of the main character, delinquent teenager Gerry, and appeared in Coronation Street as the father of barman Sean Tully. Healy previously appeared on the show in 1976 as a bingo caller.
In 2003 he appeared as Inspector Colin Duggan in the BBC drama Murder in Mind series 3 episode 8 - "Cornershop".
In 2009 he appeared in the BBC drama Waterloo Road as a Security Guard, Dave Miller, a love interest for Steph Haydock (played by former real life wife, Denise Welch).
Other appearances When Healy's wife Denise Welch was a guest on The Paul O'Grady Show, an apparently aged man came on the show to talk about a subject. He sounded unwell while Denise was speaking, and to her and everyone's surprise he revealed himself to be Healy.
- Was a paratrooper in the British Army before becoming an actor.
- His son Matthew with actress Denise Welch was born in 1990. His wife Denise is expecting their second child in Spring 2001.
- Second child, Louis, was born in 2001.
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