MARK WINGETT - THE BILL - SIGNED 10x8 PHOTO
Wingett wanted to act from his youth and joined the National Youth Theatre. His film debut came in 1979 when he played Dave, a reckless and rebellious mod, in Quadrophenia. Because the film was X-rated, he was too young to watch it legally.
In 1983 he made his first appearance as Jim Carver in "Woodentop", which became the pilot episode for The Bill. He was one of four actors in Woodentop who returned in the series' first complete season. He played Jim Carver from 1984 until 2005, while his brother, Matthew Wingett, also wrote episodes of the show between 1991 and 1995. Mark made a brief return in March 2007 to coincide with the departure of Trudie Goodwin, then the only other remaining original cast member.
In 2005 he appeared in the popular BBC One soap opera EastEnders as Mike Swann, the father of Mickey Miller and Dawn Swann, initially for a week-long stint. He returned to the soap in late 2005, leaving in March 2006.
Wingett provides the voice-over for the British television version of the hit American TV series American Chopper aired on The Discovery Channel. He also appeared in the BBC TV mini-series Spartacus as a gladiator trainer.
In 2009, he appeared in the BBC daytime series Missing as Danny Hayworth alongside Pauline Quirke, returning to the programme for its second series in 2010.