Victor McGuire (born 17 March 1964 in Tuebrook, Liverpool) is an English actor perhaps best known for playing Jack Boswell in series 1–3, 5-7 of Carla Lane's Bread, Ron Wheatcroft in every series 1-6 of Goodnight Sweetheart and its 2016 one off episode, and Sean Hughes' neighbour Tony in Sean's Show ("the kind of guy you can ask to build you a shed").
He has also appeared in a number of TV programmes, including Dalziel and Pascoe, Casualty and 2point4 Children. He played the character of Amos Hart in the West End musical Chicago and was Lazar Wolf in the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy Theatre. He later reprised the role of Amos Hart in the theatrical production of Chicago, in the Cambridge Theatre, London. In 2012 he appeared in two episodes of historical drama World Without End as peasant Mark Webber. In 2005 he appeared in A Fresh Start and Miller's Tale - the first and the third episodes of the fifteenth series of Heartbeat as Brian Parker.
From 2012 to 2017 he appeared as security guard Ian in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied. His last appearance was in the Christmas special episode in December 2017.
In February 2019 McGuire appeared in Coronation Street as a character called Big Garth. In May 2019 McGuire played Garanin in the Sky / HBO Mini-Series Chernobyl.
In 2020 he appeared as a policeman in an advertisement for Haribo Starmix. McGuire is a supporter of Everton F.C. In 2020 he starred in Kate & Koji as a customer in the café. In March 2021 he appeared in a safety advertisement for Highways England having the song "Go Left" a parody version of Go West by The Pet Shop Boys sung to him by two flies on his windscreen.
|2019||The Personal History of David Copperfield||Creakle|
|2018||Peterloo||Deputy Chief Constable Nadin|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Bar Patron|
|2013||Spike Island||Security Guard|
|2012||The Woman in Black||Gerald Hardy|
|2011||The Task||Big Daddy|
|2006||The Black Dahlia||Sgt. Bill Koenig|
|2005||Hellraiser: Hellworld||Police Officer No. 1|
|2004||The Phantom of the Opera||Piangi|
|2004||Suzie Gold||Breakfast TV Editor|
|2003||A Changed Man|
|1998||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Gary|
|1995||Sorry About Last Night||Michael|
|2020||Kate & Koji||Mr Mullholland||6 episode|
|2019||Doctors||Dave Weaver||1 episode|
|2019||Coronation Street||Big Garth|
|2015||The Last Kingdom||Oswald|
|2007||New Tricks||Peter Baker||S4.E4 "Nine Lives"|
|2001-2002||Peak Practice||Shaun Carter|
|2001||Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty||Himself|
|2000||A Many Splintered Thing||Luis Banks||Main|
|1993-1999, 2016||Goodnight Sweetheart||Ron Wheatcroft|
|1993-1995||Health and Efficiency||Phil Brooke|
|1992-1993||Sean's Show||Tony Benetti|
|1986-1991||Bread||Jack Boswell||61 episodes|
|2015||Everybody's Gone to the Rapture||Charlie Tate||Voice role|
- "Where have you seen Coronation Street market trader 'Big Garth' before? All you need to know about actor Victor Maguire". Radio Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.