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Michael Barrymore

Mostly Credited As: Michael Barrymore
Birth Name: Michael Kieron Parker
Date Of Birth: May 04, 1952 (Age 62)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Bermondsey, London, England
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Michael Barrymore


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.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Celebrity Coach Trip (2010)As: Himself (Series 2)
Celebrity Big Brother (2001)As: Himself (Series 4 (2006)- Runner Up)
Bob Martin (2000)As: Bob Martin
Barrymore on Broadway (2000)As: Host
Animals Do The Funniest Things (1999)As: Host (1999-2001)
Michael Barrymore's My Kind Of Music (1998)As: Host
Kids Say The Funniest Things (1998)As: Presenter
Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People (1995)As: Presenter
Barrymore (1991)As: Presenter
Mick And Mac (1990)As: Mick
Michael Barrymore's Saturday Night Out (1988)As: Host
The Michael Barrymore Special (1987)As: Himself
Sebastian the Incredible Drawing Dog (1986)As: Michael
Strike It Lucky (UK) (1986)As: Host
The Land of Green Ginger (1984)As: Narrator
Get Set Go! (1984)As: Host
At Last - It's 1984! (1983)As: Presenter
The Michael Barrymore Show (1983)As: Various Characters/Himself
Russ Abbot's Madhouse (1980)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Celebrity Jeremy Kyle (2014) 
  Michael Barrymore 01x01: (Jun/09/2014) As Himself 

5 News at 6.30 (2008) 
  Season 5, Episode 17 05x17: (Apr/28/2014) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  November 15, 2013 26x55: (Nov/15/2013) As Himself 
  February 6, 2008 20x106: (Feb/06/2008) As Himself 
  October 2, 2006 19x21: (Oct/02/2006) As Himself 

The House That Made Me (2010) 
  Michael Barrymore 01x02: (Dec/16/2010) As Himself 

Come Dine With Me (2005) 
  Celebrity Come Dine with Me 20x01: (May/23/2010) As Himself 

The Saturday Night Show (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 2 01x02: (Feb/06/2010) As Himself 

Big Brother's Little Brother (2001) 
  Series 14, Episode 16 14x16: (Jan/21/2009) As Himself 
  Series 14, Episode 11 14x11: (Jan/15/2009) As Himself 
  Series 14, Episode 8 14x08: (Jan/12/2009) As Himself 
  Series 14, Episode 3 14x03: (Jan/06/2009) As Himself 

Big Brother's Big Mouth (2004) 
  Celebrity Big Brother, Episode 5 10x05: (Jan/08/2009) As Himself 

Celebrity Big Brother (2001) 
  Series 6 - Day 6 Highlights 06x07: (Jan/08/2009) As Himself 

The Wright Stuff (2000) 
  February 15, 2008 09x30: (Feb/15/2008) As Himself 

Celebrity Scissorhands (2006) 
  Show 1 01x01: (Nov/05/2006) As Himself 

The National Television Awards (1995) 
  National Television Awards 2006 01x12: (Oct/31/2006) As Himself (Presenting award) 
  National Television Awards 2001 01x07: (Oct/23/2001) As Himself (Archive Footage) 
  National Television Awards 2000 01x06: (Oct/26/2000) As Himself (Best Entertainment Presenter and Comedy Performer) 
  National Television Awards 1999 01x05: (Oct/26/1999) As Himself (Special Recognition Award) 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (UK) (2006) 
  Series 1, Show 32 01x32: (Oct/11/2006) As Himself 

The Bigger Picture (2005) 
  Series 3, Show 3 03x03: (Oct/02/2006) As Himself 

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Michael Barrymore 02x05: (Feb/03/2006) As Himself 

The Salon (2003) 
  Series 1 - Week 3 Highlights 01x03: (Jan/30/2003) As Himself 

British Comedy Awards (1990) 
  British Comedy Awards 1995 01x06: (Dec/02/1995) As Himself 
  British Comedy Awards 1993 01x04: (Dec/12/1993) As Himself 

Saturday Live (1985) (1985) 
  Series 1, Show 5 01x06: (Feb/22/1986) As Host 

The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981) 
  Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (Dec/24/1985) As the Schoolmaster 

The Laughter Show (1984) 
  Series 2, Episode 1 02x01: (Feb/16/1985) As Himself 

Tarby And Friends (1984) 
  Series 1, Show 3 01x03: (Dec/08/1984) As Himself 

Surprise, Surprise (1984) 
  Series 2, Show 7 02x07: (Nov/25/1984) As Himself 

Razzamatazz (1981) 
  Series 5, Show 6 05x06: (Dec/06/1983) As Himself 

Punchlines (1981) 
  Series 3, Show 7 03x07: (Feb/04/1983) As Himself 

Summertime Special (1981) 
  Eastbourne, Show 7 02x07: (Sep/04/1982) As Himself 

Who Do You Do? (1972) 
  Series 5, Show 4 05x04: (Mar/14/1976) As Various 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Mick And Mac (1990)• Mac Family Devised By

Episode Crew


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Trivia

Was one of Britain's most loved and highest paid entertainers throughout the 1990's until the early 2000's when a young man was found dead in the swimming pool at Barrymore's Essex mansion in March 2001. He made another series of My Kind of Music which aired in 2002 but his career ended in September 2002 following revelations about his lifestyle which included drug-fuelled parties at his home.

Was married to Cheryl from 1975 until 1997, he came out as gay in 1995 but he and Cheryl still tried to make a go of it but eventually divorced in 1997 and didn't speak after that. Cheryl died in 2005 and requested that Barrymore did not attend her funeral.

Was once a Butlin's redcoat.

Was once considered the UK's favourite star and won numerous awards.

Barrymore was never a stranger to controversy throughout his television career. There were many incidents that he was reprimanded for. An example of this was in December 2000 when he pulled an elderly woman's dress over her head on his Barrymore show.

Caused controversy when he hijacked the 1995 Comedy Awards where, after he had collected an award, he unplugged Jonathan Ross's autocue and then began to sing "I have a Dream" and also began to scale the set. A similar incident occured in 1999 when Barrymore picked up the Outstanding Achievement Award at the National Television Awards and started to sing the song to Trevor McDonald and started to climb the set.

Made his acting debut in the 2000 ITV comedy-drama, Bob Martin, where he played a troubled game-show host. He made a cameo appearance as Mr. Step in the 1997 Spice Girls movie, Spice World.

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