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Johnny Vegas

Biography

Comedian and professional known for his crazy rants seeing that seen in the BBC humor Ideal and ITV’s Benidorm. He’s most widely known for his focus on the BBC Radio sitcom Evening Class, that was nominated for Greatest Comedy on the Sony Radio Honours. He went to Middlesex School before offering boiler insurance door-to-door and packaging containers of Jif within a stock. He produced his Television debut being a contestant on Gain, Lose or Attract the united kingdom. He is at the film The Brothers Grimsby starring? Sacha Baron Cohen? and? Rebel Wilson. He was wedded to Catherine Donnelly from 2002 to 2008. He wedded his second wife, Maia Dunphy, in 2011. He is at the film Blackball with Vince Vaughn.

Quick Facts


Full Name Johnny Vegas
Date Of Birth September 5, 1970
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.7 m
Profession Comedian
Education Middlesex University, St Joseph's College, Upholland
Nationality British
Spouse Maia Dunphy, Catherine Donnelly
Children Michael Pennington Jr.
Parents Patricia Pennington, Laurence Pennington
Siblings Robert Vegas, Catharine Vegas, Mark Vegas
Awards British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Newcomer
Movies The Brothers Grimsby, The Harry Hill Movie, Mr Stink, Cheeky, The Libertine, Terkel in Trouble, Sex Lives of the Potato Men, Blackball, Eaten by Lions, Dark_Net, A Midsummer Night's Dream
TV Shows Warren United, Shooting Stars, Ideal, Happiness, Attention Scum, Benidorm, Tipping the Velvet, Still Open All Hours, Very British Problems, Massive, 18 Stone of Idiot, Dead Man Weds, Ed Stone Is Dead, I Love 1990's, Murder On The Blackpool Express
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1Father of Michael Pennington Jr..
2Began his career as a stand-up comedian.
3In an interview he stated his five favourite places as being San Fransisco, Robin Hood's Bay, St Helens, The Brown Edge public house and his parents' refrigerator.
4Joined a seminary (training school for priests) at the age of eleven but left after eighteen months.
5Studied ceramics at Middlesex University.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drowning of Arthur Braxton2017post-productionArthur Braxton Sr.
Untitled 'Ideal' FilmannouncedMoz
Still Open All Hours2013-2017TV SeriesEric Wet Eric
Womble Movie2016Giro
Home from Home2016TV SeriesNeil Hackett
Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories2016TV Mini-SeriesDaniel
The Brothers Grimsby2016Milky Pimms
Benidorm2007-2016TV SeriesGeoff Maltby - The Oracle The Oracle Geoff - the Oracle ...
Comic Strip Presents RED TOP2016TV MovieJohnny
Brilliantman!2015TV ShortMrs. Wardle
Dark_Net2015ShortAlan
Moone Boy2012-2015TV SeriesCrunchie Haystacks
Drunk History: UK2015TV SeriesVicar Andrew
House of Fools2015TV SeriesBradford Butcher
Psychobitches2014TV SeriesSalome
Warren United2014TV SeriesFat Baz (voice)
The Harry Hill Movie2013Abu (voice)
Moving On2013TV SeriesDrive-through Burger Server / Taxi Controller
Common Ground2013TV Series shortRupert
Blood and Nuts2013ShortGordon Bennett
Mr. Stink2012TV MovieDad
The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas2012TV MovieBrian (voice)
Rude Tube2012TV SeriesComputer
Little Crackers2011TV SeriesKevin
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff2011TV SeriesThe Artful Codger
Ideal2005-2011TV SeriesMoz / Roger
Chekhov Comedy Shorts2010TV SeriesTolkachov
The Green2010ShortDad
Massive2008TV SeriesTony
ShakespeaRe-Told2005TV Mini-SeriesBottom
Bleak House2005TV Mini-SeriesKrook
Dead Man Weds2005TV SeriesLewis Donat
Blake's Junction 72005ShortBlake
The Libertine2004Sackville
Terkel i knibe2004Uncle Stewart (English version, voice)
Reuben Don't Take Your Love to Town2004ShortCafé Owner
Sex Lives of the Potato Men2004Dave
Cheeky2003Alf Price
Blackball2003Trevor
The Virgin of Liverpool2003Jackie Symes
Happiness2001-2003TV SeriesCharlie Doyle
Ed Stone Is Dead2003TV SeriesWaiter
Tipping the Velvet2002TV Mini-SeriesGully Sutherland
Staying Up2002TV MovieFrank O'Hanlon
Black Books2002TV SeriesLandlord
Attention Scum2001TV Series24 Hour News Man

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Crackers2011TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Ideal2005-2011TV Series associate producer - 43 episodes
Johnny Vegas: Live at the Benidorm Palace2009Video documentary producer - as Michael Pennington

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving On2013TV Series by - 1 episode
Common Ground2013TV Series short 1 episode
Little Crackers2011TV Series written by - 1 episode
Johnny Vegas: Live at the Benidorm Palace2009Video documentary written by
Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot2005TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready for Ice Cream?2003Video documentary
Attention Scum2001TV Series additional material - 6 episodes
The Johnny Vegas Television Show1998TV Movie as Michael Pennington

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving On2013TV Series 2 episodes
Playhouse Presents2013TV Series 1 episode
Little Crackers2011TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benidorm2008-2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
24 Hour Party People2002special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey StoryDocumentary post-productionHimself - Interviewee
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown2015-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contestant
QI2007-2017TV SeriesHimself
Through the Keyhole2016TV SeriesHimself
The Last Leg2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Loose Women2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Travel Man: 48 Hours in...2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of Grimsby2016Video documentary shortHimself
Very British Problems2015TV SeriesHimself
Travel Guides2015TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast2015TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Jonathan Ross Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Daily Brunch with Ocado2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A League of Their Own2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Duck Quacks Don't Echo2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
This Morning2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2000-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Himself - Team Captain
Ross Noble: Freewheeling2013TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Brunch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The One Show2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Staying in with Greg and Russell2013TV SeriesHimself
The Untold Tommy Cooper2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Greats: Our Favourites from the North2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
QI Genesis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Juice2011TV SeriesHimself
Bookaboo2010TV SeriesHimself
Dave's One Night Stand2010TV SeriesHimself
Ideal2010TV SeriesHimself / Moz
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Argumental2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Podge and Rodge's Stickit Inn2009TV SeriesHimself
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ad of the Decade2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Vegas: Live at the Benidorm Palace2009Video documentaryHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Genius2009TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself (voice)
Shooting Stars: The Inside Story2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live2008TV SeriesHimself - Sous Chef
An Audience with Neil Diamond2008TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Podge and Rodge Show2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ding Dong2008TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Lab2007TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Who Are the Spooky Spoons?2007TV MovieHimself
The Beginner's Guide to2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The If.comedy Awards: A Comedy Cuts Special2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The F Word2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Memoirs of a Cigarette2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Blame the Spice Girls: The Monster Quiz of the Decade2007TV MovieHimself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
All Star Family Fortunes2006TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Darts2006TV SeriesHimself - Andy's Group (as Johnny 'The Saint' Vegas)
The Charlotte Church Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Capturing 'The Libertine'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Question of Sport2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
TV Heaven, Telly Hell2006TV SeriesHimself
Wogan Now & Then2006TV SeriesHimself
Generation Fame2005TV MovieHimself
Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot2005TV SeriesHimself
Star Wars: Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Aid2005TV MovieHimself - Performer
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005TV SeriesHimself
Orange Playlist2005TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
In Shane's Shoes: The Making of 'Dead Man's Shoes'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Parkinson2004TV SeriesHimself
T42004TV SeriesHimself
Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV MovieHimself
Victoria Wood's Big Fat Documentary2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Top Gear2003TV SeriesHimself
Liquid News2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready for Ice Cream?2003Video documentaryHimself
The Frank Skinner Show2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Poker Club2003TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHimself
Shooting Stars2002TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief2002TV SpecialPresenter: Runaround
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Snooker Fan
Room 1012002TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
I Love the 100 Best Top Ten Lists of the Fast Show Ever!2002TV MovieHimself
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialHimself - Mockstars Contestant
The Johnny Vegas Game Show2001TV SpecialHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
Q Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter, Best Live Act Award
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Vic Reeves Examines2000TV SeriesHimself
This Bloke Walks Into a Bar1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Johnny Vegas Television Show1998TV MovieHimself
Win, Lose or Draw!1996TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Big Breakfast1992TV SeriesHimself (2002)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC North West Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
QI2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 50th Place
Have I Got News for You2013TV SeriesHimself
Argumental2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary as Michael Pennington
Let Loose... The Very Best of 'Loose Women'2008VideoHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKNetwork Newcomer - On ScreenHappiness (2001)
2001British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsBest Comedy NewcomerHappiness (2001)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesBleak House (2005)


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#Quote
1I struggle as a writer and I'm convinced that if I was at school now I'd be termed as having ADS. Two minutes and I'm drifting."
2I got voted sexiest comic, but it was written up as 'isn't it weird how really ugly blokes can be strangely alluring?' Right - so I'm top of the poll of really ugly blokes that you want to sleep with but more out of curiousity than attraction.
3On being recognised: "This is a good job that gives us a good life, you can't expect to turn that off when it suits you."
4You get people who come to London, sever links with where they come from and then when they need people, there's nobody there. To feel like you can't go back home would be a horribly sad place to be, as is mistaking fame for genuine love and affection.
5You hear these stories, like people will say 'so-and-so doesn't like eye contact' - I have to walk up and look at them on purpose! Where did these idiots sever their links with sanity?
6'The glossies just aren't for me. Now I'll just invest Viz's quid and live off the interest.' (Referring to his wedding photos he sold to Viz magazine for £1.)

#Trademark
1Hoarse, northern English accent

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