Tom Davis (British actor)

Tom Davis (born 27 April 1979) is a British actor, Air fry enthusiast and comedian from London, best known for his role as DI Sleet in the BBC Three comedy Murder in Successville, and as Gary King (Jr) in the BBC sitcom King Gary.

Tom Davis
Born (1979-04-27) 27 April 1979 (age 42)
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present
TelevisionLemon La Vida Loca
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show
Plebs
Murder in Successville
Judge Romesh

Before television, Davis worked as a scaffolder, market stall trader and a stand-up comedian. When his friend was working as a runner on Bo' Selecta, they gave some videos of their own comedy sketches to Leigh Francis, who then invited Davis to appear on the show.[1] He appeared in various comedy roles on TV over the following years. In 2015 he co-created and starred in Murder in Successville. This semi-improvised show, in which a celebrity guest must help DI Sleet solve a fictional crime, became a cult hit. In 2016, Davis was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and appeared in the films Free Fire and Prevenge.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Director Notes
2012 Outside Bet Gutsy George Sacha Bennett
2013 All Things to All Men Roberts George Isaac
2014 Top Dog Cod Martin Kemp
2014 The Guvnors Gabe Turner
2014 Half Time and Down Bob Mark-John Ford Short film
2015 After the End Gordon Sam Southward Short film
2015 Legacy Roger Davie Fairbanks
Marc Small
2015 Traders Big John Rachael Moriarty
Peter Murphy
2015 The Bad Education Movie Big Tom Elliot Hegarty
2016 Prevenge DJ Dan Alice Lowe
2016 Free Fire Leary Ben Wheatley
2017 Paddington 2 T-Bone Paul King
2018 The More You Ignore Me Bighead Wildgoose Keith English
2023 Wonka Paul King Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! A Tribute to Michael Jackson John Landis Uncredited
Television film
2010 The Morgana Show Various characters 5 episodes
2011 The Comic Strip Presents... Burly Man 9.01 "The Hunt for Tony Blair"
2011 Comedy Lab Ian Bodkin 12.05 "The Warm-Up Guy"
Also writer
2012 Very Important People Barman 1.01 Series 1, Episode 1
2012 Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce Fan Television film
2013 Common Ground Sunshine Simon 1.04 "Sunshine Simon" (also writer)
1.05 "Rupert"
1.08 "William & Sinclair"
2013 Playhouse Presents Ralph 2.06 "Stage Door Johnnies"
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca Big Tom 6 episodes
2013 Live at the Electric Bubba Duke 3 episodes
Also writer
2013 Big School Simon 1.04 "Episode 4"
2013 BBC Comedy Feeds Various characters 2.05 "The Cariad Show"
2014 The Midnight Beast Shopkeeper 2.03 "Beast Holiday Ever"
2014-2018 Plebs Davus 15 episodes[2]
2014 Bad Education Dean 3.06 "The Prom"
2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern Security Guard 2.02 "The Day of the Triffids"
2015 Still Open All Hours Nikki's Boyfriend 1.03 "Episode 3"
2015 Cockroaches Felix 6 episodes[3]
2015-2016 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show Various characters 12 episodes[4]
2015 Drunk History King Henry VIII 1.01 "Episode 1"
2015 House of Fools Butcher Brother #1 2.04 "The Danceathon Affair"
2015 Uncle Mechanic 2.06 "Fight For The Future"
2015-2017 Murder in Successville DI Sleet 18 episodes
Also associate producer and writer
2015 Virtually Famous Himself 2.02 Series 2, Episode 4[5]
2015 Undercover Tigran 1.06 "The Finale"
2015 BBC Comedy Feeds Perry 4.01 "Dead Air"
2015 Together Construction Worker 1.01 "Signs"
2015 Jekyll & Hyde Billy "Beef" Wellington 1.04 "The Calyx"
2016 The Aliens Jean 1.01 "Episode 1"
2016 Stag Chef Television miniseries
2016 Going Forward Terry 3 episodes
2016 Harry Hill's Tea Time Egg Wallace 3 episodes
2017 Revolting Hank Duke - Foie Gras Farmer 1.04 "Episode 4"
2017 Bizarre ER Narrator (voice) 10 episodes
2017 The Great Xmas Rant Panelist Television film
2018 Action Team Logan Mann / Vlad 6 episodes
Also writer
2018 Judge Romesh Court Bailiff All episodes
2018–present King Gary Gary King All episodes
2019 The Ranganation Himself 1.04 "Episode 4"
2019 The Virtues Landlord Episode 1
TBA Sticky Hayes 1.00 "Where Eagles Fap"

PodcastEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2020–present Wolf and Owl Host 61 episodes, alongside Romesh Ranganathan

Writing creditsEdit

Production Notes Broadcaster/Distributor
Comedy Lab
  • "The Warm-Up Guy" (co-written with James De Frond, 2011)
Channel 4
Common Ground
  • "Sunshine Simon" (co-written with Eleanor Lawrence, 2013)
Sky Atlantic
Live at the Electric
  • 8 episodes (co-written with Stephen Grant, 2013)
BBC Three
Murder in Successville
  • 16 episodes (2015–2017)
BBC Three
Action Team
  • 5 episodes (2018)
ITV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tom Davis | Actor/Writer". www.bafta.org. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Plebs". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Cockroaches". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ "The Keith Lemon Sketch Show". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Virtually Famous – Series 2, Episode 4". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 3 April 2017.

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