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John Peel (I) (1939–2004)

John Peel was born on August 30, 1939 in Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, England as John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. He is known for his work on The Goodies (1970), Wild About Harry (2000) and Five Seconds to Spare (2000). He was married to Sheila Mary Gilhooly and Shirley Anne Milburn. He died on October 25, 2004 in Cuzco, Peru. See full bio »

Died:

(age 65) in Cuzco, Peru

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Known For

The Goodies Jimmy Saville
(1973)
Wild About Harry Radio commentator
(2000)
(2000)
(1984)

Filmography

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 2003 Play It Loud!
Radio DJ (voice)
 2002 Everyday Something (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2000 Five Seconds to Spare
Big Jon
 2000 Wild About Harry
Radio commentator (voice)
 1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series)
Announcer
- Explode (1996) ... Announcer (voice)
 1994 Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era (TV Movie)
John Past-Bedtime
 1987 The Laughing Prisoner (TV Movie)
 1984 Who Dares Wins (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
Jimmy Saville
- Superstar (1973) ... Jimmy Saville
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Show Show Self (56 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Thresher Wine (voice-over) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I was younger I watched a lot of cartoons, mostly of seafaring folk. See more »

Trivia:

As a young DJ working in Dallas, TX, he was admitted to the conference where Lee Harvey Oswald was presented to the press, shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Peel can be seen in archive footage). See more »

Trademark:

His deadpan delivery

Nickname:

Peely

Star Sign:

Virgo

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