Jack McMullen

Jack Michael McMullen (born 22 February 1991) is an English actor and writer. He is best known for his role as Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road, as well as other appearances in Brookside and Grange Hill.

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Jack McMullen performing The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner at the Pilot Theatre in 2012
Jack Michael McMullen

(1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 29)
Liverpool, England
  • Actor
  • writer
Years active2002–present


McMullen debuted as Josh McLoughlin on the long-running Channel 4 drama Brookside, playing the role from 2002 until the show's final episode in November 2003. He won two British Soap Awards for his role in the show; the first for best newcomer, and the second for best on-screen partnership with co-star Sarah White. McMullen went on to appear as Timothy "Tigger" Johnson in Grange Hill from 2004, initially in a guest role, and later a regular cast slot until 2008.

He was in an episode of the BBC drama The Street, then appeared in The Bill.[1] Next, he starred in BBC Switch's Proper Messy.[2] He was in an episode of the BBC medical soap opera, Doctors as half of a young gay couple who run away from their homes. He then starred in another BBC drama, appearing in an episode of Moving On.

From 2010 to 2012, he played troublemaker Finn Sharkey in the BBC school-based drama series, Waterloo Road.[3] On 4 June 2011, he appeared in the BBC One medical drama Casualty as Ethan, the friend of a patient. On 27 December 2011, McMullen appeared in Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me as the main role Freddie Copeland.

In 2013, the film The Knife That Killed Me was released. Jack played the lead role of 16-year-old Paul Varderman.

McMullen has appeared on stage in productions of Carthage (2014) at the Finborough Theatre and Kill Me Now (2015) at the Park Theatre.

In May 2017, McMullen appeared in the ITV drama series Little Boy Blue portraying Dean Kelly, one of the gang members involved in the murder of Rhys Jones in 2007.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Seamonsters Sam
2014 The Quiet Hour Tom Connelly
The Knife That Killed Me Paul
2015 Urban Hymm Dean
2016 The Works Edmund Short film
Rue Boy Flukey Dave
Brotherhood Drew
The Hatching Russell
2019 The Souvenir Jack
Ford v Ferrari Charlie Agapiou


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 Brookside Josh McLoughlin Regular role; 77 episodes
2004–2008 Grange Hill Tigger Johnson Regular role; 65 episodes
2006 Casualty Simon Aspen
Doctors Will Hurran
2007 The Street Aran Jennerson
2008 The Bill Andy Donnelly 2 episodes
2009 Doctors Jack Walters
Moving On Daniel
Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen Tommy Television film
2010–2012 Waterloo Road Finn Sharkey Regular role; 51 episodes
2011 Casualty Ethan Miles
Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me Freddie Television film
2014 Common Colin McCabe Television film
2015 Together Warner
2016 Maigret Sets a Trap Mazet Television film
2017 Little Boy Blue Dean Kelly
2020– The First Team Jack Turner Regular role; 6 episodes


  1. ^ "Jack McMullen : Actor – Films, episodes and roles". Uk-tv-guide.com. 22 February 1991. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Switch – Proper Messy". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 4 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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