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John Sparkes was born on January 9, 1954 in Swansea, Wales. He is an actor and writer, known for Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015), Naked Video (1986) and Calendar Girls (2003). He is married to Beverly. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Shaun the Sheep Movie The Farmer / Bitzer
(2015)
Naked Video Actor
(1986)
Calendar Girls Welsh Photographer
(2003)
Absolutely Various Characters
(1989-1993)

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 2019 Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (filming)
The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2004-2019 Peppa Pig (TV Series short)
Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- The Panda Twins (2019) ... Narrator
- Father Christmas (2018) ... Narrator (voice)
- Gerald Giraffe (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- Pumpkin Competition (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
- Scooters (2016) ... Narrator / Mr. Rabbit / Uncle Pig / ...
 2015 Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (TV Short) (voice)
 2015 Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2007-2014 Shaun the Sheep (TV Series short)
Bitzer / The Farmer
- Ground Dog Day (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
- Phoney Farmer (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
- Remote Control (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
- Bad Boy (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer
- The Pelican (2014) ... The Farmer / Bitzer (voice)
 2009-2012 Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom (TV Series)
Mister Elf / King Marigold / Mr. Elf / ...
- Mrs Witch's Spring Clean (2012) ... Mister Elf / King Marigold
- The Royal Fairy Picnic (Volume 1) (2009) ... Mister Elf / King Marigold (voice)
- Lucy's Picnic (2009) ... Mister Elf (voice)
- Picnic on the Moon (2009) ... Mister Elf (voice)
- Queen Holly (2009) ... Mister Elf (voice)
 2010 Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention (TV Series documentary)
Goronwy
- From A to B (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Better Safe Than Sorry (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Come to Your Senses (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Home Sweet Home (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
- Reach for the Sky (2010) ... Goronwy (voice)
 2009 HiT Favorites: Here Comes Spring! (Video)
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
 2005 Planet Sketch (TV Series)
- Toothbrush (2005) ... (voice)
 2003-2005 Fireman Sam (TV Series)
Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Norman Price / ...
- Bug Eyed Boy From Venus (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Dilys Price / ... (voice)
- High Jinx (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Fun Run (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
- Fit for Nothing (2005) ... Fireman Sam / Elvis Cridlington / Station Officer Steele / ... (voice)
 2005 Fireman Sam Saves the Day (TV Series)
Fireman Sam
 2005 Not Tonight with John Sergeant (TV Movie)
Regional newscaster (as Barry Welsh)
 2004 Jeff Global's Global Probe (TV Series)
Various
 2003 Calendar Girls
Welsh Photographer
 1996-2003 Barry Welsh Is Coming (TV Series)
Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #5.1 (2003) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #4.1 (2002) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #3.1 (2001) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #2.1 (1998) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Barry Welsh / Hugh Pugh
 2002 Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party (Video)
Narrator
 2002 A Town Called Panic (TV Series short) (2000) (English version, voice)
 2001 Pub Quiz (TV Series)
Frank Hovis
 2000 The Strangerers (TV Series)
Bilbo
- Angels (2000) ... Bilbo
- Space Cadets (2000) ... Bilbo
 1998 Comedy Nation (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1994-1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1995)
- Episode #2.1 (1995)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Various Characters
 1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Roger
- Imagine (1993) ... Roger
 1989-1993 Absolutely (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.6 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.5 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.4 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.3 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.2 (1993) ... Various Characters
 1993 Saturday Zoo (TV Series)
Glaswegian Matron
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Glaswegian Matron
 1992 Angry George Irons (Short) (voice)
 1989 Melancholia
Roger Dere
 1986 Naked Video (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1986)
- Episode #1.5 (1986)
- Episode #1.4 (1986)
- Episode #1.3 (1986)
- Episode #1.2 (1986)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Appeared in the music video for The Wildhearts song 'Just in Lust'(1995) See more »

Alternate Names:

Barry Welsh
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He worked as a bank clerk and a drama teacher at a comprehensive school, and earned a degree in computer science at Oxford Polytechnic.

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Capricorn

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