Jedediah ("Jed") Dingle:
Played by Richard Mayes

Thought to be the deceased Father of Zak, in fact he hd walked out on his family when Zak was only 8 years old - this was revealed in March 2002. He had been married to Peg with whom he has at least five sons - probably more.

Jed appeared in Emmerdale on the 17th December 2002 on his death bed and revealed to Zak that he had a lost fortune in Chile. This will lead to Zak's exit storyline.

Zak visits his dying father Jed