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David Jason
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Born David John White
February 2 1940 (1940-02-02) (age 77)
Edmonton, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964–present

Sir David John White OBE (born 2 February 1940), known by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor. He is best known as the main character Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the BBC series Only Fools and Horses, the voices of Mr. Toad in The Wind in the Willows, Dangermouse, Count Duckula, and Detective Inspector Jack Frost on the ITV crime drama A Touch of Frost from 1992. Other high-profile television roles were as Granville in the sitcom Open All Hours, and Pop Larkin in the comedy drama The Darling Buds of May. His last original appearance as Del Boy was in 2003, while Jason retired his role as Frost in 2010.

Jason was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1993, and knighted in 2005, both for services to drama. Jason has won four British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs), (1988, 1991, 1997, 2003), four British Comedy Awards (1990, 1992, 1997, 2001) and six National Television Awards (1997, 2001, 2002 twice, 2003, 2011). These included the British Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 2003. In 2006, Jason topped the poll to find TV's 50 Greatest Stars, as part of ITV's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Filmography

Year Film Role
1983 The Wind in the Willows Toad and Chief Weasel (Voice)
1989 The BFG The BFG (Voice)

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