The Outstanding Life and Career of David Jason

David Jason OBE has starred in many top television shows over the years, and he has truly earned the title of one of Britain’s most loved Actors. One of his most notable television shows that he has starred in is the comedy TV show ‘Only Fools and Horses’; other television shows that he has featured in include ‘Open all Hours’ and A ‘Touch of Frost’. In recent years David has starred in his own television documentaries ‘David Jason – My Life on Screen’ and David Jason’s – Great British Inventions’. Here we take a look at the outstanding life and career of David Jason.

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David John White, also known for his stage name David Jason was born in 1940 in Middlesex. His father worked at a fish market, something David said inspired his character as a market trader for Only Fools and Horses. Jason began his television career as a character called ‘Bert Bradshaw’ in the show ‘Crossroads’ in 1964. He then went on to appear in other minor roles such as ‘Captian Fantastic’ in the show ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’. Later on, he then began appearing on stage and starred in Radio comedy shows.

David’s first major role was in 1972 where he played a young corner shop worker called Granville in ‘Open All Hours’; he played alongside Ronnie Barker in the show who was cast of Arkwright. This was a comedy television show that showed the hilarious interactions between Arkwright and Granville, who was his Nephew. David also starred alongside Ronnie Barker in an episode of ‘Porridge’, a comedy show that was based in a Prison; he played the role of an old convict.

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In 1981, David Jason landed the role of Del Boy Trotter, a ‘wheeling and dealing’ market trader who likes to think of himself as a ‘yuppie’. This was David Jason’s major breakout role that earned him the recognition as one of the UK’s most famous Actors. He starred alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce, and later on, Buster Merryfield. He starred in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 – 2003; there were a total of 7 series for this show. His iconic line on the show was ‘This time next year, we will be Millionaires’.

In 2005, David Married Gill Hinchcliffe, and they had one child together called Sophie who was born in 2001. Although he has taken a step down from acting, he still continues to work on television; he has released a number of documentaries, one being about his time on ‘Only Fools and Horses’, one about his life and career, and one being about the greatest British Inventors. If you are keen to watch one of these television shows but need a brand new aerial, then you may need to get in touch with a TV Aerial Installation Cardiff based company such as, or one nearer you to help you fit your new aerial.