I’ve been a fan of The Actor Kevin Eldon for a a long time. I can’t remember where I first saw him, but it was either on Fist of Fun, or more likely on Packing Them In. His presence in a show usually meant the show was good.
He worked on the pilot of Smack The Pony – when it was still called Spot The Pony – and I had the pleasure of taking some of his filmed workshopped sketches with the cast and turning them into scripts.
Let’s have a little wander through the newspaper archive, and see how he appeared in print throughout the 1990s, for no other reason than just because.
Here’s the first mention I can find of him (weird considering his storied career in punk music).
Kevin gets a brief mention in this write up about Frank Skinner, and also a nice publicity photo into the bargain.
And he gets a pretty generous billing on Frank’s tour advert too.
The tour reached its conclusion somewhere in Blackpool.
At the Fringe in 1995. Kevin was part of the fabled Cluub Zarathustra.
He was recording a radio show the following summer.
Here’s a review of the Bristol leg of the Lee & Herring tour in 1996.
And another for the 1997 iteration of Club Z.
I like this promo photo for the first series of Big Train.
And finally, tongues were wagging about Jam in 1999.