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Danny John-Jules

Daniel John-Jules
16 September, 1960
Paddington, London, UK


Actor, singer, dancer


Hyram and Veron Mary-Anne John-Jules

Charles, Gillian
Macklin, Eric, Joseph & Paula (stepsiblings)

Danté Langlais-John-Jules, Danaè Langlais-John-Jules


Lyon Park Primary School, Wembley, UK
Bevington Primary School, Notting Hill, UK
Wornington School, Notting Hill, UK
Rutherford Comprehensive School, Paddington, London, UK
Omnibus Theatre Company,
Anna Scher Children’s Theatre, London, UK


1982 Flying trapeze artist in Barnum, London Palladium, London,
Member of the company in Destry Rides Again, Donmar Warehouse, London, UK
1983 "Mike" in Labelled With Love, Albany Empire, London, UK
"Coricopat"/"Gilbert" in Cats, New London Theatre, London, UK
1984 "Rocky I" in Starlight Express (musical), Victoria Apollo Theatre, London, UK
1986 "Captain Ebony” in Time (musical) Dominion Theatre, London, UK
1991 "Dink"in Carmen Jones (musical), Crucible Theatre, Sheffield & Old Vic, London, UK
1993 "Avery" in The Piano Lesson, Tricycle Theatre, London, UK
year Night And Day, Watford Palace Theatre, Watford, UK
1994 The Rover, Jacob Street Studios, London, UK
"Mac" in Playboy of the West Indies, Tricycle Theatre, London, UK
1995 "Neal" in Lonely Hearts, Oxford Fire Station, Oxford, UK
"Robert Sideway" in In Our Country’s Good, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Wales
1996 "Cardiff Joe" in Beef, No Chicken, Tricycle Theatre, London, UK
1997 The Grapevine (musical), Derby Playhouse, Derby, UK
1999 Soul Train (musical), Victoria Palace Theatre, London, UK (originally The Grapevine)
2000 "Game Cat" in Vurt–The Remix, Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK
2002 "Jimi Hendrix" in The Devil’s Interval, The Handel Museum, London, UK
2004 "Mac" in Playboy of the West Indies, Tricycle Theatre, London, UK
2005 "Old Mac" in Playboy of the West Indies, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK
2006–7 Directed The House That Nat Built (musical), The Point, Eastleigh, UK, & at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, UK
1977 uncredited part in Scum (movie)
1981 dancer in Lena (series)
1981–83 Three of a Kind (series)
1982 Harry Carpenter Never Said It Was Like This (movie)
1983 dancer in The Hot Shoe Show (series)
1984 "Roy Lee" in Danger: Marmalade at Work (series)
1988–2016 "Cat"/"Duane Dibbley" in Red Dwarf (series)
1989–94 "Barrington" in Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (series)
1991 "Captain Electric" in Spatz (series)
"Cat" in Amnesty International’s Big 30 (variety show)
1992 "Lord Frittas" in Runaway Bay (series)
"Gary" in In Dreams (series)
1994 "Andy Brown" in The Bill (series)
1995 "Byron Lucifer" in The Tomorrow People (series)
1996 "Eddy Hair" in The Demon Headmaster (series)
1997 Computers Don’t Byte
1998 “Duane Dibbley"/"Cat" in Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg (movie)
"Cat"/"Duane Dibbley" in Red Dwarf A-Z (movie)
2002 "Milton Wordsworth" in The Story Makers (series)
2003 "Trevor" in Kerching! (series)
2003–05 "Ed" in The Crouches (series)
2004 "Leon" in Casualty (series)
2006 "Bradley Patterson" in Doctors (series)
2007–8 "Lenny Bicknall" in M.I. High (series)
2008 Various voice roles in Chop Socky Chooks (animation)
2009 "Admiral Lenovo" in Starhyke (series)
2011–16 "Officer Dwayne Myers" in Death in Paradise (series)
2012 As himself on Motorbike Diaries: Mad in the Med (documentary series); also co-director/co-producer
2013 As himself on co-producer Motorbike Diaries: Dakar Dreams (documentary series); also co-producer
2014 "Nigel Rogers" in The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (series)
As himself on The Easy Riders: Challenge 125 (documentary series); also producer/writer/director
As himself on The Easy Riders: Viva Valencia (documentary series); also executive producer/producer/writer/ director
2015 "Captain Woods" in Top Coppers (series)
"Curtis" in Bob the Builder (series)
As himself on The Easy Riders: 5 Peaks Challenge (series); also producer/writer/director
2016 As himself on The Easy Riders: Wrong Way Round (documentary series); also producer/co-producer/writer
Co-producer on The Unlikely Bikers (documentary series)
1975 "Frog" in Seven Green Bottles (documentary)
1979 uncredited look-out in Scum
1981 uncredited street dancer in The Great Muppet Caper
1986 "Firey 3"/"Firey 4" (voice) in Labyrinth
Doo-wop street singer in Little Shop of Horrors
1991 Black man at party in London Kills Me
1998 "Barfly Jack" in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
1999 "Neville" in Let the Good Times Roll (short)
2002 The Teacher in The Meeting (short)
"Asad" in Blade II
"Paul" in Sleep (short)
2003 Liquor shop owner in The Video Tape (short)
2006 Member of Parliament in A Goat’s Tail
2007 Wife Beater in Fallen Angels (short)
"Lamont Gaines" in Underground
2008 "Harley" in Sucker Punch
2010 “Collis” in Freestyle
"Duke" in The Whistleblower
2011 "Elf" (voice) in Arthur Christmas
2012 "Phil” in The Grind
"Peter" in Swap (short)
2013 "Dr. Stevens” in Amoc (not yet released)
"Wyclef" in Voodoo Magic
2016 "Wayne" in Bucky (short); also producer/writer/director
1999 "Gex" in Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (voice)


• Danny’s parent are from Gallion and Soufrière
• Toured America as a dancer with UK pop group Wham; appeared in their “The Edge Of Heaven” music video
• Sang backup vocals on the David Bowie song “Chilly Down” on the Labyrinth soundtrack (1986)
• Released the single “Tongue Tied” which got into the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart in 1993
• Between 1994–2016, appeared in over 20 Red Dwarf video documentary shorts
• Is an avid motorcyclist who regularly participates in charity rides
• Appeared as “Cat” in the Aldershot’s Prince’s Hall theatre annual Christmas pantomime in the late 1990’s