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Bobby Ball

Bobby Ball was a comedian and actor best-known for his double act partnership with Tommy Cannon as Cannon & Ball. Gaining success in northern working mens' clubs in the 1970s, they first appeared on television in 1978 and proved so popular they were offered their own starring prime-time comedy show the following year. It ran for well over a decade.

Full name
Robert Harper
Member of
Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Home town
Oldham
Born
Friday 28th January 1944
Died
Wednesday 28th October 2020 (aged 76)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2022 Not Going Out - Series 13 Announced Frank
2021 Not Going Out - Series 12 Announced Frank
2021 The Cockfields - Series 2 Announced Ray
2021 Not Going Out - Series 11 Frank
2021 Jimmy Tarbuck: The Laughs Are On Me Self
2020 Not Going Out - New Year Special Frank
2020 Rock On, Tommy: The Bobby Ball Story Self (Archive Material)
2019 The Cockfields - Series 1 Ray
2019 The Comedy Years
  1. E2 - 1984
  2. E1 - 1979
Self
2019 Not Going Out - Series 10 Frank
2018 Benidorm - Series 10
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Ron Pickford
2018 Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2018 Last Laugh In Vegas Self
2018 Not Going Out - Series 9 Frank
2017 Not Going Out - Series 8 Frank
2017 Miranda: Morecambe & Wise And Me Self
2016 Mount Pleasant - Series 6 Barry Harris
2015 Not Going Out - 2015 Christmas Special Frank
2015 Christmas With The Double Acts (as Cannon & Ball) Self
2015 Mount Pleasant - Series 5 Barry Harris
2014 Not Going Out - Out-takes Frank
2014 Not Going Out - Series 7 Frank
2014 Mount Pleasant - Series 4 Barry Harris
2013 Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story
  1. E2 - Part 2
Self
2013 Mount Pleasant - Series 3 Barry Harris
2013 Les Dawson: An Audience With That Never Was (as Cannon and Ball) Self
2013 Not Going Out - Series 6 Frank
2013 The Security Men Duckers
2013 The Laughter Of Blackpool Self
2012 Blackpool Big Night Out Self
2012 The Late Great Eric Sykes Self
2012 Mount Pleasant - Series 2 Barry Harris
2012 Not Going Out - Series 5 Frank
2011 Mount Pleasant - Series 1 Barry Harris
2011 Show Me The Funny
  1. E6 - Blackpool
Guest
2011 Not Going Out - Series 4 Frank
2009 The Fattest Man In Britain Morris Morrissey
2009 Not Going Out - Series 3 Frank
2008 Last Of The Summer Wine - Series 29
  1. E11 - Get Out Of That, Then
Lenny
2006 The Story Of Light Entertainment
  1. E1 - The Double Acts
Self
2001 Rex The Runt - Series 2
  1. E10 - Wayne The Zebra
Wayne the Zerba (Voice)
1996 Shooting Stars - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
1991 Cannon And Ball's Playhouse
  1. E2 - Free Every Friday
Norman Tubbs
1991 Cannon And Ball's Playhouse
  1. E1 - Growing Concern
Bobby Barnes
1991 Plaza Patrol Trevor Purvis
1990 Casino Actor
1988 Mr H Is Late Driver's Mate
1983 The Boys In Blue PC Ball
1979 Cannon And Ball - Series 1 Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Bobby Ball on IMDb

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