Jeffrey Holland (born 17 July 1946 in Walsall and educated there at Queen Mary's Grammar School) is an English actor well known for roles in television sitcoms, as well as BBC Radio comedy, including Week Ending.
Jeffrey joined an amateur theatre company and worked at a wine merchants and in the office of a manufacturing company before becoming a professional actor. He appeared in an episode of Dixon of Dock Green, in several episodes of Crossroads and as a soldier in an episode of Dad's Army. He broke through to public fame in the role of Spike Dixon, the camp comic at the Maplin's holiday camp in Hi-de-Hi!. He later appeared in Russ Abbot's Madhouse.
The other Perry/Croft sitcoms in which the characters appeared were You Rang, M'Lord? (1988-1993), in which the comedy situation was an aristocrat (Lord Meldrum) and his servants. Then written with Richard Spendlove there was Oh, Doctor Beeching! (1995-1997) in which the characters were the staff at a country railway station threatened with closure by Dr Beeching in the 1960s.
Holland is married to fellow actor Judy Buxton.
|1980 to 1988||Hi-de-Hi!||Spike Dixon|
|1988 to 1993||You Rang M'Lord?||James Twelvetrees|
|1996 to 1997||Oh Doctor Beeching||Cecil Parkin|