Who is Jeffrey Holland?
Jeffrey Holland born Jeffrey Michael Parkes is a well-known British actor who is prominently known for roles in television sitcoms. Playing comic Spike Dixon at the Maplin’s holiday camp in Hi-de-Hi, as well as BBC Radio comedy, including Week Ending. Also, he played leading roles in the sitcoms You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching!
How Old Is Jeffrey Holland?
He is 76 years old as of December 2022, having been born on July 17, 1946, in Walsall, Staffordshire, England. Jeffrey shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Matt Slays, Luke Bryan, Alex Ernst, Kali Uchis, Kade Skye, and many more.
Jeffrey Holland Family
Who are Jeffrey Holland Parents?
News on the internet shows that his father died when he was 14 years old. And he has a mother. However, his parents’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Jeffrey Holland have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jeffrey Holland Education
He received his high school education at Queen Mary’s Grammar School. After high school, he attended the Birmingham School of Acting (BSA) and became a professional actor.
Jeffrey Holland Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Judy Buxton (born on October 7, 1949) an English actress. They married in 2004. However, despite being married, he was previously married to Eleanor Hartopp, they married in 1971, but divorced.
Jeffrey Holland Kids
He has two kids. However, his kids’ names and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Jeffrey Holland Acting Career
His first stage appearance was in 1967 at the Alexandra Theatre in No Fear or Favor, a play by Henry Cecil Leon. He then first appeared on television in Crossroads, but this was in a non-speaking role. His first speaking role came in 1974 in an episode of Dixon of Dock Green. Moreover, he has described Jack Warner who played Dixon, as “a perfect gentleman”. After Dixon of Dock Green, he went on to work with Jimmy Perry and David Croft. For the first time when he took over the role of Private Walker in the Dad’s Army Stage Show. Throughout the 1970s, he made one-off guest appearances in television shows such as Are You Being Served, Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. Moreover, he appeared in several episodes of Crossroads.
But it was in 1980 that he broke through to fame in the role of Spike Dixon, the resident comic at Maplin’s holiday camp in Hi-de-Hi by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Later that year, he appeared in The Russ Abbot Show alongside Russ Abbot and Russ Abbot’s Madhouse. Jimmy Perry and David Croft then used three main Hi-de-Hi actors, Paul Shane, Jeffrey, and Su Pollard for their next joint project, You Rang, M’Lord? which ran from 1988 to 1993. Next, he played the footman James Twelvetrees. You Rang, M’Lord? was not as successful as Hi-de-Hi! in the UK but it was well received in Eastern Europe and especially in Hungary. Once again, he worked alongside Paul Shane and Su Pollard in another series by David Croft, Oh, Doctor Beeching! The series ran from 1995 to 1997 and was co-written by Richard Spendlove.
In 2001, he performed in Goon Again, the 50th-anniversary celebration of The Goon Show. He then took the parts originally played by Peter Sellers alongside Jon Glover playing Spike Milligan roles. Andrew Secombe plays the son of his father Harry’s characters Neddie Season and Christopher Timothy. In 2011, he appeared in Coronation Street as Clive Drinkwater. The following year, he was cast in the film version of Ray Cooney’s farce Run for Your Wife as Dick Holland. However, the film was met with an overwhelmingly negative response from both critics and audiences. In 2013, he debuted his short one-man play… And This Is My Friend, Mr. Laurel.
The play is based on the life of Stan Laurel at the Camden Fringe festival. This was the take-out on tour in the UK in 2014-2015. And the play was devised by Jeffrey and written by Gail Louw. In November 2020, he attended a virtual Hi-de-Hi reunion via Zoom which also streamed on YouTube. Also attending the reunion were his co-stars from the show Including Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Nikki Kelly, Linda Regan, and David Webb. The British Comedy Guide reported in April 2021, that Jeffrey would be co-starring in a new comedy pilot called Simply Ken, set in the 1980s in Sheffield. It was then reported that he would be starring alongside his wife Judy Buxton and Craig Shepherd in the title role.
Jeffrey Holland Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built is a height of 6ft 0 inches (1.83m) and has unknown weight.
Jeffrey Holland Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet neither is his exact net worth.