BiographyBelfast, Northern Ireland, UK
One of twelve children, Jackie Wright started out as a body builder in the car trade, even working for a time in America upholstering Cadillacs. After the Depression he drifted back to his native Belfast and travelled the country as a music-hall trombonist and supporting comic. Read more... Jackie was a constant recipient of head tappings from Benny. In addition, Wright also appeared with such comics as Dick Emery and Jim Davidson, and on Frankie Howerd's short-lived Whoops Baghdad! (1973) as well as in the movie _Three for All (1974)_. After Benny's show made it to U.S. syndication in 1979, Jackie became a cult favorite in the States, to such an extent that a fan club sprung up in America and 'the little bald guy' received offers to star in his own show. But after 1983, ill health forced him to leave the show, although previously unaired footage of him in sketches filmed in previous years was incorporated into new Benny Hill shows up to 1985. Wright died in his home in Belfast in 1989 after a long illness, but his legacy as one of the most famous stooges in British TV will live on for years to come.