Bradley Walsh Biography
Bradley Walsh (Bradley John Walsh) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, and singer born on June 4, 1960. He is also a former professional footballer before he decided to quit due to an ankle injury and focus on other things at age 22.
Many people have known him as the game show host of The Chase and Cash Trapped on ITV, and also for his roles as DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: the UK, and Graham O’Brien in Doctor Who.
Walsh grew up playing football. At the age of 18, he had already signed for Brentford as a professional player. Although he had not broken ranks into the first team, he played as a regular member of the reserves squad. During this period he was loaned to many teams including Barnet, Tring Town, Boreham Wood, and Chalfont St Peter.
Unfortunately, his football career did not last long due to an ankle injury that prompted him to hang the boots at the age of 22. Bradley has actively been participating in Soccer Aid, a charity football match that sees England take on the rest of the world with teams made up of football legends and celebrities. He has been part of the three wins for England as a player in 2006, a coach in 2012 and 2016.
Bradley Walsh Age
Bradley is 61 years old as of June 2021. He was born on a Saturday, June 4, 1960, in Watford, Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom as Bradley John Walsh. In addition, Bradley celebrates his birthday on June 4th every year.
Bradley Walsh Parents | Family
He was born to a humble background where his parents instilled the spirit of hard work in him. Bradley’s parents are his father, Daniel Terence Danny Walsh, and his mother, Margaret Walsh. He was brought up alongside his younger sister Kerri Walsh, a professional American beach volleyball player.
Bradley Walsh Wife
Walsh is married to his wife Donna Derby, a professional dancer who is currently a professional choreographer. She is known for her appearance in the music video, Robert Palmer’s 80s hit, Simply Irresistible. The two got married in 1997. Since then, Walsh and Donna are still happy together sprouting their relationship.
Bradley Walsh Children
The prominent comedian and wife Donna have a son together, 21-years-old Barney. He is currently featuring his dad in a brand new ITV show. Walsh also has a daughter, Hayley, from a previous relationship.
Bradley Walsh Education
He studied at a school in Garston, Hertfordshire, now known as Francis Combe Academy. In school, he was a renowned sportsman and also had a particular interest in media, performing as a stand-up comedian. He started playing football at the age of 12 and was playing for the school team and scored 64 goals during his time there.
Bradley Walsh Height
Walsh stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8.5 inches i.e 1.73 m
Bradley Walsh Career
The Watford-born star began acting in theatre in 1988 where he played the role of Wishee Washee in Aladdin. He is also known for a role in Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure. He began as a presenter in the series Midas Touch.
In 2016, Bradley presented shows including Tonight at the London Palladium and Cash Trapped. He also played the role of Graham O’Brien in the series Doctor Who alongside Jodie Whittaker and Peter Capaldi. The star has also featured in movies such as To Each His Own Cinema, The Glow.
His first acting career was a minor role in the Channel 4 series, Lock, Stock…. He also featured as Dave Dodds in the 2001 Channel 4 TV film Mike Bassett: England Manager. He made a comeback to ITV in 2002, after getting a regular role in the short-lived British soap opera Night and Day where he featured in 52 episodes. In 2003, Bradley played a minor role in an episode of The Bill spin-off M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team.
In 2004, the star was approached for a role in the soap opera Coronation Street. On 31 May 2004, he made his first appearance in Weatherfield as factory boss, Danny Baldwin. It was originally predicted that Walsh’s character would be called Vic, however, Walsh asked for the character’s name to be changed to Danny after his late father.
In December 2006, Walsh was eliminated from the series following his request. During his tenure in Coronation Street, Walsh also appeared as Burglar Bill in the one-off play The Queen’s Handbag.
Later in October 2007, he featured in the TV drama Torn. In 2008, Walsh featured in two episodes of Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, in the second story of series two, The Day of the Clown, as a sinister entity that fed off other people’s fear. Still in the role, he played three parts of the same ego – a sinister American-sounding clown called Odd Bob, a mysterious European-sounding ringmaster called Elijah Spellman, and the infamous Pied Piper of Hamelin.
In January 2009, Bradley and his son Barney were featured in a special edition of the Channel 5 TV series, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, based on the best-selling book by Conn and Hal Iggulden, The Dangerous Book for Boys. Walsh and Barney took part in hill-climbing before learning how to pilot a biplane.
At the same time, in 2009, Wash began appearing in ITV crime drama Law & Order: UK. He takes the character of DS Ronnie Brooks, a recovering alcoholic who has been in the police force for more than twenty years. Up to 2014, the star starred in a total of 53 episodes. In May 2014, Walsh was cast as Brutus in a BBC One comedy series called SunTrap, featuring Kayvan Novak and Keith Allen.
In October 2017, the BBC announced that Walsh had been cast as a companion, Graham O’Brien, in the 11th series of Doctor Who.
Bradley Walsh The Chase
In this game, four strangers work together as a team to answer general knowledge questions on this quiz show. They have their opponent The Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius tasked with stopping the contestants from winning money, potentially thousands of pounds.
The contestants take turns answering quick-fire questions in a limited set of time in order to build up the team’s pot. Each contestant then goes one-on-one against The Chaser. The Chaser flows the contestant down a game board.
If the contestant pulls off without being caught, the money he or she earned is added to the team’s pot. However, if a contestant is caught (by answering questions incorrectly), the contestant is out of the game and no money is added to the team’s pot. The finals feature the remaining contestants in another quick-fire round in which each correct answer gets them closer to the finish line. If The Chaser catches all the contestants, they get nothing. If any contestants remain at the end of the game, they share the team’s money.
Bradley Walsh Wheel of Fortune
This is a game show in which three contestants attempt to solve word puzzles to win prizes.
Bradley Welsh Doctor Who
An unconventional yet compassionate extraterrestrial Time Lord zips through time and space to solve problems and battle injustice across the universe, traveling via the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space). It is his old and time to time unreliable spaceship that resembles a blue police phone box (but changes its appearance depending on its surroundings) and is much, much larger inside than outside.
Bradley Walsh Net Worth
Walsh has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His income is mainly from his prominent career as a comedian, actor, and singer.