29 Facts About Jon Culshaw


Jonathan Peter Culshaw was born on 2 June 1968 and is an English actor, comedian and impressionist.


Jon Culshaw is best known for his work on the radio comedy Dead Ringers since 2000.


Jon Culshaw was born on 2 June 1968 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, and educated at St Bede's RC High School and St John Rigby College, Wigan.


Jon Culshaw did voice-over work, then was catapulted to prominence with Spitting Image, where he voiced around forty characters, including John Major in the 1990s, who was then the Prime Minister.


Jon Culshaw is a former student of Canterbury Christ Church University.


Jon Culshaw later appeared on BBC Radio 2's It's Been a Bad Week, appeared as a guest on the BBC Two Star Trek Night quiz in August 1996, and was a regular guest on the Chris Moyles afternoon show on BBC Radio 1 from 1998 to 2002, where he would phone up commercial organisations such as a Kwik-Fit garage in the voice of Patrick Moore or Obi-Wan Kenobi politely requesting whether they could service his X-wing fighter and how much time it would take.


Jon Culshaw rose to fame in January 1998 while working with Steve Penk on Capital Radio, by impersonating William Hague and succeeding in contacting Number 10 Downing Street.


Jon Culshaw was put through to Tony Blair who, despite instantly discovering the ruse, had a lengthy conversation with him until a member of Blair's staff ended the call.


Jon Culshaw was one of the stars of the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Dead Ringers, which ran from 2000 to 2007 as well as the BBC Two television series of the same name, from 2002 until 2007.


In 2018, Jon Culshaw gave a rare dramatic performance as David Bowie in the BBC radio play The Final Take: Bowie in the Studio, an imagined account of Bowie as he works on his final album and looks back over his life.


Between 2001 and 2002, Jon Culshaw hosted a programme on ITV called Alter Ego, where he interviewed male celebrities in their own style of speaking, a form of simultaneous translation.


Jon Culshaw appeared on 2DTV, a cartoon version of Dead Ringers.


In early 2004, using the same production team, he had his own programme, The Impressionable Jon Culshaw commissioned for ITV.


In 2005, Jon Culshaw was a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and was the fourth person to become eliminated.


Jon Culshaw later appeared two months later reporting on the Northern Lights.


In May 2008, Jon Culshaw appeared in the BBC documentary series Comedy Map of Britain.


Since 2009, Jon Culshaw has starred in the BBC One comedy sketch show The Impressions Show alongside Debra Stephenson.


On 13 March 2010, Jon Culshaw was a guest judge on the BBC One charity programme Let's Dance for Comic Relief.


In 2010, Jon Culshaw appeared in the television series, Missing as Des Martin.


In November 2013, Jon Culshaw appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five Doctors Reboot.


In 2017, Jon Culshaw was one of the minor hosts of the Channel 5 documentary series Secrets of the National Trust.


Jon Culshaw narrates the Channel 4 property series 'Sun, Sea, and Selling Houses'.


In film, Jon Culshaw appeared as Tony Blair in the 2004 film Churchill: The Hollywood Years and voiced Piston Pete in the 2008 film Agent Crush.


Jon Culshaw has appeared in numerous Doctor Who related productions in various roles.


Jon Culshaw has appeared in the webcast "Death Comes to Time" and audio drama The Kingmaker.


Jon Culshaw later started playing Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart alongside Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor.


In 2006, Jon Culshaw received an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.


In March 2019, Jon Culshaw sat for British impressionist artist Sherree Valentine-Daines for a portrait painted to mark the opening of the Clarendon Fine Art Gallery in Hampstead, London.


In 2016 he participated in the Great North Run to raise funds for the Jon Culshaw Egging Trust, a charity set up in memory of the Red Arrows flight lieutenant who died while flying at the Red Arrows Display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.