SIR David Jason is one of the most legendary television actors of the 20th and 21st century, with an incomparable number of iconic characters to his name.
Here’s what you need to know about the star…
Sir David Jason is one of the most beloved stars on TV todayCredit: Getty – Contributor
Who is David Jason?
David Jason, 80, is a British TV actor, most known for his comedy shows and involvement in the detective drama, A Touch of Frost.
He was born in Edmonton, Middlesex in 1940, with a twin brother, who was sadly stillborn.
His full, real name is David John White.
The star has been given a series of accolades in recognition for his work in acting and comedy – being given and OBE in 1993, before being knighted in 2005.
Who is David Jason married to?
David has been married to wife Gill Hinchcliffe since 2005.
They have one daughter, Sophie Mae, born in 2001.
He was previously in a long-term relationship with Myfanwy Talog, remaining together from 1977 until her death in 1995, however they never married.
Sir David posing with his second autobiographyCredit: Rex Features
What TV shows has Sir David Jason been in?
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses was a sitcom based in Peckham while ran from 1981 to 1996 – with specials in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
It followed the lives of a wheeler dealer family – The Trotters – with Del Boy (Sir David) having delusions of grandeur as he tried to become a millionaire.
Nicholas Lyndhurst played his brother, Rodney, with Buster Merryfield playing Uncle Albert, and Lennard Pearce playing their granddad.
They lived in a council flat and would frequently try dodgy dealings in their quest to make it to the big time.
Open All Hours
Starring Ronnie Barker, Open All Hours was a corner shop based sitcom taking place in Doncaster.
Running from 1973 to 1985, David played Granville, the put-upon nephew of Ronnie’s character, Albert Cartwright.
A Touch of Frost
Taking on a more gritty role, David plays Detective Inspector Frost – a no-nonsense old-school cop based in the fictional Denton CID.
The detective serial drama sees Frost alongside his cohorts working to discover the culprits of a series of crimes.
It ran from 1992 before eventually ending in 2010.
Still Open All Hours
Still Open Hours kicked off in 2013 and is currently starting off its fifth series.
It follows the story of Granville who inherited the Arkwright’s corner shop from his uncle.
The show is a sequel to Open All Hours which ran from 1973 to 1985.
Sir David has played a string of roles that will go down in British TV history as some of the greatsCredit: BBC
What is Sir David’s net worth?
According to Spears, Sir David Jason is worth £6.9million.
This includes his earnings as an actor, as well as personal appearances and property portfolio.
He currently owns a countryside home in Buckinghamshire, as well as a flat in London.