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Z-Cars Cast List

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Z-Cars cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Z-Cars main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Z-Cars stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Z-Cars focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Z-Cars that are on here as well.

Ian McShane and Brian Blessed are included on this list, along with many more.

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Z-Cars?" or "Who starred on Z-Cars?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Z-Cars actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Z-Cars actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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Allan O'Keefe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Allan O'Keefe is a British actor, known mostly for his work on British television. One of his first roles was playing Quando in The Villains, a series of unrelated televisied plays, which only ...more
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Colin Welland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars, Play for Today, Blue Remembered Hills
Colin Welland is a British actor and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script for Chariots of Fire. Born in Leigh, Lancashire, Welland grew up as a ...more
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Dudley Foster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars
Dudley Foster was an English actor most notable on TV. Foster was born in Brighouse, West Riding of Yorkshire. He appeared in such series as Danger Man, The Saint, The Avengers - notably in ...more
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Frank Windsor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars, Jack the Ripper, Softly
Frank Windsor is an English actor, mainly on television. He attended Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall. He began his career on radio and made an appearance in a 1953 film of Henry V. His ...more
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Brian Blessed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
The Black Adder, I, Claudius
Brian Blessed is an English actor. He is known for his sonorous voice and "hearty, king-sized portrayals".
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Geoffrey Hayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Rainbow, Z-Cars
Geoffrey Hayes is an English television presenter and actor, best known as the host of Thames Television's top-rated children's show Rainbow from 1973 to 1991. Before that, he had much other ...more
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James Ellis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
In Sickness and in Health, Z-Cars, Nightingales
James "Jimmy" Ellis was a Northern Irish actor and stage director with a career stretching over sixty years. Originally a stage actor and director in Northern Ireland, he moved to ...more
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Brian Grellis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Brian Grellis is a British actor, best known for his role in the television series Z-Cars as Det. Sgt. Bowker. Other TV credits include: Softly, Softly, Pathfinders, The Regiment, Whatever ...more
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Jeremy Kemp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
The Winds of War, The Rhinemann Exchange, Z-Cars
Jeremy Kemp is an English actor. He is known for his significant roles in the miniseries The Winds of War, the film The Blue Max and the TV series Z-Cars. Kemp was born Jeremy Walker in ...more
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John Woodvine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars, The Tripods, The Dustbinmen
John Woodvine is an English stage and screen actor who has appeared in more than 70 theatre productions, as well as a similar number of television and film roles.
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Joseph Brady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Brideshead Revisited, Z-Cars, The Borderers
Joseph Brady was a Scottish actor. Brady was trained at the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art. He starred in a number of television shows, notably as PC Jock Weir in Z-Cars, as Kenny McBlane in ...more
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Colin Bean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Dad's Army
Colin Bean was an English actor best known for his role as Private Sponge in the Second World War sitcom Dad's Army from 1968 to 1977, appearing in 76 of Dad’s Army’s 80 episodes. Born in Wigan, ...more
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Paul Angelis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars, Father's Day
Paul Angelis is an English actor and writer best known for his role as PC Bannerman in the British television series Z-Cars.
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David Daker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Porridge, Boon, Dick Turpin
David Daker is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Harry Crawford in the hit series Boon. He also played PC Owen Culshaw in Z-Cars, Jarvis in Porridge and Captain Nathan Spiker in ...more
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Stratford Johns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars, Jack the Ripper, Softly
Stratford Johns, born Alan Edgar Stratford-Johns, was a popular English stage, film and television actor who is best remembered for his starring role as Detective Inspector Charlie Barlow in the ...more
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Leslie Sands is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Z-Cars, Cluff
Leslie Sands was a British actor and writer of TV and film. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Sands usually specialized in dour types in authority, often policemen. He was married to Pauline ...more
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Terence Edmond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Terence Edmond Z-Cars, Earthfasts
Terence Edmond was an English actor, who played PC Ian Sweet in 78 episodes of Z-Cars between 1962 and 1964. His popular TV character was killed off in an episode of the police drama transmitted ...more
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Derek Waring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Time Is the Enemy, Moody and Pegg, The Happy Apple
Derek Waring was an English actor who is best remembered for playing Detective Inspector Goss in Z-Cars from 1969 to 1973. He was married to the actress Dame Dorothy Tutin.
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Geoffrey Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Little Dorrit, The Worst Week of My Life, Reggie Perrin
Geoffrey Whitehead is an English actor. He has appeared in a huge range of television, film and radio roles. In the theatre, he has played at the Shakespeare Globe, St. Martin's Theatre and ...more
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Geraldine Newman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Geraldine Newman Ever Decreasing Circles, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Dear Mother...Love Albert
Geraldine Newman is an English film and television actress who has acted in more than 30 television programmes and films. Her most notable television performance was in the sitcom Ever ...more
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Ian Cullen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Emergency – Ward 10, Family Affairs, Our John Willie
Ian Cullen is a British actor. Ian has had numerous roles in British film and television, including regular roles in Emergency - Ward 10, Z-Cars, When the Boat Comes In and five's soap opera ...more
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Ian McShane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Deadwood, Dallas, Jesus of Nazareth
Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist. Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy and ...more
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James Cossins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Marjorie And Men, All in Good Faith
James Cossins was an English character actor. Born in Beckenham, Kent, he became widely recognised as the abrupt, bewildered Mr. Walt in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Hotel ...more
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John Challis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Only Fools and Horses, Doctor Snuggles, The Green Green Grass
John Challis is an English actor. He played Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce in the long-running BBC television comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and its spin-off The Green Green
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John Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Z-Cars Cast List
Jesus of Nazareth
William John Phillips MC, was an English actor. He is best remembered for the role of Chief Superintendent Robins, in the television series Z-Cars and for his work as a Shakespearean stage