Tom Davis (British actor)

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Tom Davis
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Davis in 2019
Born (1979-04-27) 27 April 1979 (age 44)
Croydon, London, England
Years active2009–present
Television Lemon La Vida Loca
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show
Murder in Successville
Judge Romesh
King Gary

Tom Davis (born 27 April 1979) is an English actor and comedian best known for his role as DI Sleet in the BBC Three comedy Murder in Successville , and as Gary King (Jr) in the BBC sitcom King Gary .



Before television, Davis worked as a scaffolder, bouncer and market stall trader. When his friend was working as a runner on Bo' Selecta, they gave some videos of their own comedy sketches to Leigh Francis, who then invited Davis to appear on the show. [1] He appeared in various comedy roles on TV over the following years.

In 2015 he co-created and starred in Murder in Successville . This semi-improvised show, in which a celebrity guest must help DI Sleet solve a fictional crime, became a cult hit. In 2016, Davis was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and appeared in the films Free Fire and Prevenge .



2012 Outside Bet Gutsy George Sacha Bennett
2013 All Things to All Men RobertsGeorge Isaac
2014 Top Dog Cod Martin Kemp
2014 The Guvnors Gabe Turner
2014Half Time and DownBobMark-John FordShort film
2015After the EndGordonSam SouthwardShort film
2015LegacyRogerDavie Fairbanks
Marc Small
2015TradersBig JohnRachael Moriarty
Peter Murphy
2015 The Bad Education Movie Big Tom Elliot Hegarty
2016 Prevenge DJ Dan Alice Lowe
2016 Free Fire Leary Ben Wheatley
2017 Paddington 2 T-Bone Paul King
2018The More You Ignore MeBighead WildgooseKeith English
2023 Wonka TBAPaul KingFilming


2009Cha'mone Mo'Fo'Selecta! A Tribute to Michael Jackson John Landis Uncredited
Television film
2010 The Morgana Show Various characters5 episodes
2011 The Comic Strip Presents... Burly Man9.01 "The Hunt for Tony Blair"
2011 Comedy Lab Ian Bodkin12.05 "The Warm-Up Guy"
Also writer
2012 Very Important People Barman1.01 Series 1, Episode 1
2012Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin BryceFanTelevision film
2013Common GroundSunshine Simon1.04 "Sunshine Simon" (also writer)
1.05 "Rupert"
1.08 "William & Sinclair"
2013 Playhouse Presents Ralph2.06 "Stage Door Johnnies"
2013 Lemon La Vida Loca Big Tom6 episodes
2013 Live at the Electric Bubba Duke3 episodes
Also writer
2013 Big School Simon1.04 "Episode 4"
2013BBC Comedy FeedsVarious characters2.05 "The Cariad Show"
2014 The Midnight Beast Shopkeeper2.03 "Beast Holiday Ever"
2014–2018 Plebs Davus15 episodes [2]
2014 Bad Education Dean3.06 "The Prom"
2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern Security Guard2.02 "The Day of the Triffids"
2015 Still Open All Hours Nikki's Boyfriend1.03 "Episode 3"
2015CockroachesFelix6 episodes [3]
2015–2016 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show Various characters12 episodes [4]
2015 Drunk History King Henry VIII 1.01 "Episode 1"
2015 House of Fools Butcher Brother #12.04 "The Danceathon Affair"
2015 Uncle Mechanic2.06 "Fight For The Future"
2015–2017 Murder in Successville DI Sleet18 episodes
Also associate producer and writer
2015 Virtually Famous Himself2.02 Series 2, Episode 4 [5]
2015 Undercover Tigran1.06 "The Finale"
2015BBC Comedy FeedsPerry4.01 "Dead Air"
2015 Together Construction Worker1.01 "Signs"
2015 Jekyll & Hyde Billy "Beef" Wellington1.04 "The Calyx"
2016 The Aliens Jean1.01 "Episode 1"
2016 Stag ChefTelevision miniseries
2016Going ForwardTerry3 episodes
2016Harry Hill's Tea TimeEgg Wallace3 episodes
2017RevoltingHank Duke - Foie Gras Farmer1.04 "Episode 4"
2017 Bizarre ER Narrator (voice)10 episodes
2017The Great Xmas RantPanelistTelevision film
2018 Action Team Logan Mann / Vlad6 episodes
Also writer
2018 Judge Romesh Court BailiffAll episodes
2018–2021 King Gary Gary KingAll episodes
2019The RanganationHimself1.04 "Episode 4"
2019The VirtuesLandlordEpisode 1
TBAStickyHayes1.00 "Where Eagles Fap"
2022The CurseBig Mick Neville
2023 The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off Himself6.01


2020–presentWolf and OwlHost65 episodes, alongside Romesh Ranganathan

Writing credits

Comedy Lab
  • "The Warm-Up Guy" (co-written with James De Frond, 2011)
Channel 4
Common Ground
  • "Sunshine Simon" (co-written with Eleanor Lawrence, 2013)
Sky Atlantic
Live at the Electric
  • 8 episodes (co-written with Stephen Grant, 2013)
BBC Three
Murder in Successville
  • 16 episodes (2015–2017)
BBC Three
Action Team
  • 5 episodes (2018)

Personal life

Tom is married to Kathryn, and they have a daughter who was born in December 2021. [6]

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