Stuart Milligan (born September 10, 1953) is an American actor based primarily in the United Kingdom, best known for his recurring role as Adam Klaus in Jonathan Creek.

Stuart Milligan
Born (1953-09-10) September 10, 1953 (age 66)
Years active1979-present
Spouse(s)Rosie Milligan

Early lifeEdit

Milligan was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 10, 1953.


Milligan has been seen extensively on British television. An early role was Max Sampson in the ATV soap Crossroads. He played a US Navy Drill Instructor in the 1982 black comedy Whoops Apocalypse (London Weekend Television for ITV), then garnerned further TV appearances in Chalk and Secret Army. He had a brief scene in the 1985 motion picture Santa Claus: The Movie, in which he can be seen seated next to the chairman in the court room at the trial of the character BZ. In 1986 he played "Hanks" who leads the ill-fated salvage team that picks up Ellen Ripley in Aliens. In 2006, he guest-starred on the Doctor Who audio drama The Reaping, while in 2007 he starred in an episode of Lewis. Milligan appeared in an episode of Midsomer Murders, entitled "Country Matters".[1]

Stuart has done voice-over work in such video games as Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, Rocky Legends, Farscape: The Game and more recently, Pac-Man World 3. He portrayed Mr. Green in the CD-i editions of the boardgame Cluedo (1994–95; later remade into a CD-Rom game in 1997) in addition to providing voices for the English dub of Robin Hood no Daibōken.

In 1988, Milligan played the title role in the BBC Radio 4 docudrama Superman On Trial, written and directed by Dirk Maggs. A full series followed in 1990, and a second series in 1993. He later went on to play The Riddler in the BBC Radio 1 audio dramatisation of Batman: Knightfall.[1] He also played Judge Cord Elam in Oklahoma!.

Milligan appeared in the hit West End musical Jersey Boys (as of December 2011) and was a member of the Original London Cast of 2008.[2]

In 2009 he played Colonel Stark in the Doctor Who animation Dreamland. He played General Randy Badger in Episode 3 ("The General") of the BBC Scotland comedy Gary Tank Commander, which aired on BBC 2 Scotland on Saturday, 5 December 2009. He played U.S. President Richard Nixon in the Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon" as well as for a special prequel released online.[1]

In 2009, he was involved in a Korean cartoon series called Rocket Boy and Toro where he played a character called Vector. In 2014, he played the role of CIA analyst Arthur O'Neill in The Assets.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Milligan has been a husband to his Dutch-born wife, Rosie.

He has two daughters named Sjanneke and Maaike.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Outland Walters
1995 Patlabor: The Movie Anchor / Pilot / Worker Voice, Uncredited
English version
1998 Prague Duet Gary Beinhart Alternative title: Lies and Whispers
2001 Spy Game Vietnam: Captain
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Police Sergeant
2012 Gladiators of Rome Rich Man Voice, English version
2016 Angel of Decay Pathologist
2018 Red Joan Taylor Scott
2018 Hunter Killer Secretary of State


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Dempsey and Makepeace Schwartz Episode: "Make Peace Not War"
1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim Lefty Fay 3 episodes
Television miniseries
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Patton Episode: "Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal"
1998-2010 Jonathan Creek Adam Klaus 15 episodes
2006 Midsomer Murders Mr. Hundsecker Episode: "Country Matters"
2007 Inspector Lewis Webster Episode: "Old School Ties"
2007 The Sarah Jane Adventures Tannoy (voice) Uncredited
Episodes: "Warriors of Kudlak: Parts 1 & 2"
2009 Gary: Tank Commander General Randy Badger Episode: "The General"
2009 Doctor Who: Dreamland Colonel Stark (voice) 6 episodes
Television miniseries
2011 Doctor Who President Richard Nixon 3 episodes
2014 The Assets Arthur O'Neill 8 episodes
Television miniseries
2018 Benidorm Rutger Episode: "#10.1"