John Burton is a British Stage and Television actor.

He has appeared in numerous productions throughout the UK, including West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An Inspector Calls, Outside Edge, They Don’t Grow on Trees, Confusions, Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a national tour of Peter Nichol’s award-winning play Blue Murder, a national tour of Four Nights in Knaresborough and most recently a Hull Truck Theatre residency and national tour of Richard Cameron’s hit play The Glee Club.


John’s television credits include: DC Cody in “Coronation Street”, James Ogley in “Emmerdale”, PC Steve Watson in “Noah’s Ark”, Sgt Bob Ellis in “Undercover Customs”, Sgt Major Atlee in “Dalziel and Pascoe”, Dave Edwards in “Where the Heart Is”, Rob Bonner in “Cold Feet”, DS Reynolds in “Hollyoaks”, Paramedic Steve in “Clocking Off”, Peter Phillips in “Always and Everyone”, Keith Palmer in “Merseybeat”, PC Joe Sambrook in “The Bill”, Steve Brooks in “Crossroads”, Alan Gordon in “Brookside”, Ansell in “EastEnders”, Tony in “All About Me”, Dean Forster in “Casualty”, Daniel Carey in “Flood”, and Captain Steve Simmonds in “Hostage”, two episodes from the BBC series “Crisis Command”, Simon Marshall in the TV movie “All in the Game”, Bill Durrant in the second series of “Afterlife”, Martin Foreman in the last ever episode of “Dream Team”, 3 episodes of “Coronation Street” which included the 50th anniversary live episode as Watch Commander Trevor Lance, DS Andy Nicoll in “Catch Me If You Can”, Dave Pritchard in 2 episodes of “Eastenders” for the BBC, the role of Gallagher, in the new Sky TV drama “Obsession”, Sgt Daniel Goodfellow in 17 episodes of “Father Brown” for the BBC, Wilbur Douglas in BBC drama “The Crimson Field”, a return to “Father Brown” (series 4) reprising his role as Sgt Goodfellow in 10 episodes, a return visit to “Coronation Street”, reprising his role of Watch Commander Trevor Lance, creating the character of V59 – operational firearms commander, in a brand new BBC drama entitled “Lawful Killing”, a guest lead on the BBC drama “Doctors” playing Mick Harvey, a return to series 5 of “Father Brown” filming 15 more episodes for the BBC, followed by another return to film 10 more episodes in series 6 of “Father Brown” once again playing Sgt Goodfellow. John then played another guest lead role in “Doctors” playing Robert Hutton and went back to Father Brown completing another 30 episodes of the show for series 8, 9 and 10, John followed this up with 2 episodes of a new BBC series entitled “Best Interests” playing Brian Chaplin before returning to Father Brown for 10 more episodes to complete series 11.


John has appeared in various commercials and corporate videos including Hallmark Cards, New York Life Assurance, British Telecom, Ariel Liquitabs, Redrow Homes, Saniflo Water Systems, Harvester Restaurants, The Pro Chef Quatro and Nudo knives both for JML, Sainsbury’s, Bombardier Trains, British Dietetic Society and Lloyds TSB, he has completed Health and Safety videos for Tarmac, British Telecom & Travis Perkins and recorded promotional material for the Brazilian company Covance and the French Canadian company, Saint Gobain.

John can also be seen playing Metal’s Dad in the Jason Statham feature film Blitz, Doug Harman on the Halifax Building Society Homebuyers Guide, providing the voice for the superhero Rodrigo in Hero for Hire on the PlayStation, and numerous other voice overs for the NSPCC, National Westminster Bank, Legoland Windsor and Kelloggs.


John Burton
NameJohn Burton
Location United Kingdom
Playing Range50 – 50 years
Height / Weight6’1″ (1.85 m) / 15st. 8lb. (99kg)
Hair color Sandy
Eye color Green
Build Large, Fit
Skin Color / EthnicityWhite/Caucasian
Hair LengthShort
Accents (UK) RP (native accent), Northern Irish, Southern Irish, Yorkshire, Northern England, Somerset and West Country.
Accents (US)Standard American
Experienced in TV, Film, Radio, Theatre, Voice-Over
Music / Dance Skills Baritone
Voice Character Friendly
Voice QualityStrong
Contact Details (Agent)
Nancy Hudson, Nancy Hudson Associates Limited, 49 South Molton Street, London
E-mail[email protected]
Useful information
After Dinner Speaker
Audio Books
Audio Drama
Disc Jockey
Musical Comedy
Musical Theatre
Radio Presenting
TV Presenting
Vehicle Licenses
Farm Machinery
Television and FilmStage/Commercial/Voice-Over and Corporate
YearMediaTitle/Role Channel/ Director
2023TVFather Brown series 11 (10 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
2022TVBest InterestsBBC
Brian ChaplinMichael Keillor
2021TVFather Brown series 9 (10 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
2019TVFather Brown series 8 (10 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
2018TVFather Brown series 7 (10 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
Robert HuttonJohn Maidens
2017TVFather Brown series 6 (10 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
2016TVFather Brown series 5 (15 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
Mick HarveyChristiana Ebohon
2016TVLawful KillingBBC
V59Jaimie D’Cruz
2015TVFather Brown series 4 (10 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
2015TVCoronation StreetITV
Watch Commander Trevor LanceDavid Kester
2014TVThe Crimson FieldBBC
Wilbur DouglasRichard Clarke
2014TVFather Brown series 2 & 3 (17 episodes)BBC
Sgt Daniel GoodfellowVarious directors
2014TVObsessionSky TV
GallagherJamie Crawford
2013TVCoronation StreetITV
Watch Commander Trevor LanceTony Prescott
2012TVEastenders (2 episodes)BBC
Dave PritchardRichard Kelly
2011TVCatch Me If You CanBBC
DS Andy NicollGavin Ahem
2010TVCoronation Street (The live episode)ITV
Watch Commander Trevor LanceTony Prescott
2010TVCoronation Street (2 episodes)ITV
Watch Commander Trevor LanceGraeme Harper
2009Feature FilmBlitzLionsgate Films
DadElliot Lester
2007TVDream TeamSky One
Martin ForemanRitta-Leena Lynn
Bill DurrantCharles Beeson
2005TVAll In The GameTightrope for Channel 4
Mr MarshallJim O’Hanlon
2004TVCrisis Command – “Flood”BBC Television
Daniel CareyLucy Cooke
2004TVCrisis Command – “Hostage”BBC Television
Captain Steve SimmondsRod Edge
2003TVAll About Me (2 episodes)Celador & BBC Television
TonyRichard Boden
2003TVCasualtyBBC Television
Dean ForsterMark Jobst
2003TVEastendersBBC Television
AnsellJamie Annett
2002TVBrookside (series regular)Mersey Television
Alan GordonVarious directors
2001TVCrossroads (4 episodes)Carlton Television
Steve BrooksVarious directors
2001TVMerseybeatBBC Television
Keith PalmerBrian Kelly
2000TVThe BillPearson/Thames Television
PC Joe SambrookJo Shoop
1999TVAlways & Everyone (4 episodes)Granada Television
Peter PhillipsVarious directors
1999TVClocking OffGranada Television
Paramedic SteveSarah Harding
1999TVCold FeetGranada Television
Rob BonnerDeclan Lowney
1999TVDalziel and PascoeBBC Television
Sgt. Major AtleeSteve Lauder
1999TVOut of SightCarlton UK
RichardDavid Cobham
1998TVHollyoaksMersey Television
DS ReynoldsDavid Richardson
1998TVNoah’s Ark (2 series)Carlton Television
PC Steve WatsonVarious directors
1998TVUndercover CustomsGranada Television
Sgt. Bob EllisRobert Khodidad
1998TVWhere The Heart IsAnglia Television
Dave EdwardsTony Garner
1997TVCoronation Street (2 episodes)Granada Television
DC CodyBrian Mills
1997TVEmmerdaleYorkshire Television
James OgleyViv Cozens
YearMediaTitle/Role Channel/ Director
2013CommercialHarvester RestaurantsMitchell and Butlers
ChefDeclan Lowney
2008CommercialSainsbury’s Feed the FamilyAnother Film Company
DadMartha Delap
2007CommercialPro Chef QuatroJML Direct
ChefSimon Hinton
PlumberMarc Bregain
2002CommercialRedrow HomesQuo Films
HusbandPaul Ashlies
2000CommercialAriel LiquitabsSaatchi & Saatchi
HusbandPaul Elerick
2000CommercialNew YorkLife AssuranceGDT Films
Mike CollinsGerard Du Thame
2000CommercialNuisance CallsBritish Telecom
PolicemanRobert Smith
1999CommercialHallmark CardsLeo Burnett
DadRoger Wallis
2011TheatreThe Glee ClubHull Truck Theatre & UK Tour
Walt HemmingsTessa Walker
2001TheatreFour Nights In KnaresboroughThe Touring Consortium
WigmorePaul Miller
1997TheatreBlue MurderThe Touring Partnership
Rex, Dennis and JackPeter Nicholls
2013CorporateBombardier Trains (banter and isolation)Inclusive Learning
GordonBenjamin Verrall
2013CorporateLloyds TSB (meeter greeter)Lloyds Banking Group
Bank customerTom Ford
2013CorporateBritish Diabetic  Society – Racism at workSlinky productions
Raymond CistScott Ledbury
2010CorporateNudo knivesJML
ChefAndrew Gaston
2010CorporateMCRMOxford aviation academy
Chief engineerPeter Salmon
2010CorporateBritish Telecom (be safe not sorry)The Maclagen Men
PresenterRoss Clutterbuck
2009CorporateBullying – a parents guidePSE Publications
PresenterJohn Fisher
2008CorporateBrititsh Telecom (H & S)The Maclagen Men
PresenterJohn Rosie
2008CorporateBusiness AdvicePSE Publications
PresenterJohn Fisher
2008CorporateTravis Perkins (Traffic)The Maclagen Men
PresenterGlyn Chapman
2007CorporateBritish Telecom (REIN)The Maclagen Men
PresenterJonny Gallimore
2001CorporateHome on the RangeHalifax Building Society
Stephen HarrisonRobert East
2001CorporateSaint Gobain Tax Free PlanLamplight Films
PresenterDavid Walsh
Interactive Video
2001InteractiveVideoStuntman forthe PlaystationLogitechs Inc
The StuntmanSimon Reid
1998InteractiveVideoBrookside CD-ROMMersey Television
Bobby the ScriptwriterMark Chapman
2003Voice-OverHero For HireInfograms
RodrigoAndy Priors