Roy Walker

Comedian + Actor + Headliner
Born Jul 31, 1940

Robert "Roy" Walker is a television personality and comedian from Northern Ireland, who worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedy actor. He is best known as the original host of the game show Catchphrase between 1986 and 1999, and one of the stars of The Comedians.… Read More

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  • Looking Back On Misters Minghella And Ripley
    Huffington Post - Apr 20, 2015
  • Ships That Pass In The Night That’s Showbiz Couple Jimmy And Sue
    The Gazette - Sep 17, 2013
  • Rog Walker: An East Side Story (Photos)
    Huffington Post - Jul 29, 2013
  • Rog Walker: Made In America
    Huffington Post - Jul 08, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Roy Walker.


1940 Birth Born on July 31, 1940.


1977 36 Years Old Walker came to fame in 1977 when he won the ITV talent show New Faces, receiving the highest mark ever given to a comedian. … Read More
1978 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared on the BBC show Seaside Special on 15 July 1978.


1984 43 Years Old In 1984 he appeared in an episode of the comedy series The Main Attraction.
1986 45 Years Old Walker is most famous for the game show Catchphrase, which he co-hosted with his computer character friend that he created, Mr Chips, from 1986 to 1999. … Read More


1994 53 Years Old On 12 June 1994, he appeared on Surprise, Surprise. … Read More


2001 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 64 Years Old In 2005, Walker appeared as Monsignor in the romantic drama film The Jealous God, which was released on 9 September.
On 4 March 2006, he was the Northern Ireland Regional Presenter in the UK's Eurovision Song Contest selection show Making Your Mind Up.
2007 66 Years Old On 19 February 2007, he was a guest on the Irish chat show, The Podge and Rodge Show on RTÉ. … Read More
In 2008, Walker was a guest on The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Walker starred in the Churchill Insurance adverts, alongside model Megan Hall, seen at an Indian restaurant with the Churchill Dog in 2009.
2012 71 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced in April 2012 that Walker is set to host the Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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