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Jack Wild (I) (1952–2006)


Born September 30, 1952, in Royton, near Oldham, England, Jack Wild was discovered by talent agent June Collins, mother of rock star Phil Collins. His breakthrough came when he landed the role of Oliver in the London stage production of "Oliver!" When it came to casting the film, the role of the Artful Dodger went to Jack, a role that resulted in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oliver! The Artful Dodger
(1968)
(1969-1970)
Melody Ornshaw
(1971)

Filmography

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 2005 Moussaka & Chips
Durgen Fleece
 2000 Lock, Stock... (TV Series)
Bill
- ...And Spaghetti Sauce (2000) ... Bill
 1998 Basil
Peddler
 1995 Wales Playhouse (TV Series)
Phil
- Archangel Night Out (1995) ... Phil
 1994 Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
Passerby
- Episode #7.7 (1994) ... Passerby
 1982 Alicja
Mock Turtle
 1979-1980 The Ravelled Thread (TV Series)
Gegor
- The Spy (1980) ... Gegor
- The Ship (1980) ... Gegor
- Kidnapped (1980) ... Gegor
- The Ledger (1980) ... Gegor
- The Felon (1980) ... Gegor
 1978-1979 Everyday Maths (TV Series)
Mike
- Fast and Furious (1979) ... Mike
- Try It for Size (1979) ... Mike
- Say It with Figures: 2 (1979) ... Mike
- Which Way to Go? (1979) ... Mike
- Ten Per Cent Per Ted (1979) ... Mike
 1976 The Government Inspector (TV Series)
Osip
- All Is Revealed (1976) ... Osip
- Bribery and Corruption (1976) ... Osip
- The Inspector Arrives (1976) ... Osip
 1976 Keep It Up Downstairs
Peregrine Cockshute
 1976 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Charley Hexam
- Episode #1.7 (1976) ... Charley Hexam
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... Charley Hexam
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Charley Hexam
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Charley Hexam
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Charley Hexam
 1973 Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (TV Series)
Jack Wild
- The Wild Weekend (1973) ... Jack Wild
 1972 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Peter Thompson
- A Woman Alone (1972) ... Peter Thompson
 1972 The Pied Piper
Gavin
 1971 Flight of the Doves
Finn Dove
 1971 Melody
Ornshaw
 1970 Pufnstuf
Jimmy
 1969-1970 H.R. Pufnstuf (TV Series)
Jimmy
- Jimmy Who? (1970) ... Jimmy
- The Visiting Witch (1969) ... Jimmy
- A Tooth for a Tooth (1969) ... Jimmy
 1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
The Artful Dodger
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jackie
- First Confession (1969) ... Jackie
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Schoolboy
- A Foot in the Door (1969) ... Schoolboy
 1968 The Harry Secombe Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.0 (1968)
 1968 Oliver!
The Artful Dodger
 1968 Knock Three Times (TV Series)
Jack
- The House in the Wood (1968) ... Jack
- The Other Side of the Tree (1968) ... Jack
 1967-1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jimmy Fulton / Boy
- A Matter for Thought: Part 2 (1968) ... Boy
- You Want 'Em - You Find 'Em: Part 2 (1967) ... Jimmy Fulton
- You Want 'Em - You Find 'Em: Part 1 (1967) ... Jimmy Fulton
 1967 Danny the Dragon
Gavin
 1967 Poor Cow
Boy Playing Football [Wearing Hat] (uncredited)
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Jacky Finch
- The Black Doctor (1967) ... Jacky Finch
 1966 George and the Dragon (TV Series)
Carol Singer
- Merry Christmas (1966) ... Carol Singer
 1966 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Pip
- Episode #1.126 (1966) ... Pip
- Episode #1.119 (1966) ... Pip
- Episode #1.115 (1966) ... Pip
- Episode #1.113 (1966) ... Pip
- Episode #1.112 (1966) ... Pip
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Edmund Tudor / Donny Simmonds
- The Queen & the Welshman (1966) ... Edmund Tudor
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Peter
- A Game, Like, Only a Game (1966) ... Peter
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Danny
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Beautiful World" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I wasn't being offered as many films or TV work or theatre work and so my automatic answer to that was to have a drink that would send me to sleep. From the late seventies onwards, I really wasn't in a fit state to do any work of any kind. But, thankfully, I actually became sober on March 6, 1989, and thank God I've been sober since. It is now no problem for me and I'm thankful for that journey ... See more »

Trivia:

Nominated for an Oscar in 1968 for his Oliver! (1968) role, he attended the Academy Awards ceremony on April 14, 1969, and had been assured he was a front- runner in the Supporting Actor category. He initially stood up when the category was announced and he heard the name "Jack." He sat down just as quickly when the full name of the winner was announced--Jack Albertson. See more »

Trademark:

Impish grin, snub nose, boundless energy and husky voice See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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