Mostly Credited As: Michael Barrymore
Birth Name: Michael Kieron Parker
Date Of Birth: May 04, 1952 (Age 61)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Bermondsey, London
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
Born Michael Kieron Parker, Michael Barrymore was born in Bermondsey, Essex in 1952.
Barrymore rose to fame in the late 1970s due to his appearance on New Faces and later as a guest-panelist on the gameshow Blankety Blank. He appeared on Russ Abbot's Madhouse in 1981 and then got his own show called The Michael Barrymore Show in 1983. He was then given the presenter's role on the BBC gameshow Get Set Go!, however this only lasted for one series. Barrymore was a permanent fixture on our television screens throughout the 1980's and 1990's.
Barrymore was a household name on television with shows such as Strike It Lucky, Strike It Rich, Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People, Michael Barrymore's My Kind of Music, Kids Say The Funniest Things, Barrymore and Animals Say The Funniest Things.
However, he fell from grace in 2001 when a dead man was found floating in his swimming pool after an all night party. Although he did record another series of My Kind of Music which aired in 2002, he hasn't had a television show since, although he has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother (where he came runner-up to Chantelle Houghton), Celebrity Coach Trip, Celebrity Come Dine With Me, The Salon, Celebrity Scissorhands, The Friday Night Project and Tonight With Trevor McDonald.