Updated 24th June 2005

John Jacob ("Jack") Sugden

Played by: Clive Hornby (currently longest serving cast member)
Appeared: 19 February 1980 -

Character originally played by Andrew Burt (1972-1976)

Eldest child of Jacob Sugden and Annie Brearly.
(According to the original script
, Born 1946 - he left home at eighteen in 1964.)

Jack's birthdate has long since established as the 28th Novembe 1947. (Although he celebrated his 50th birthday on the 27th Nov 1997, an episode didn't air on the 28th.)

m 1st. 5 Oct 1982 childhood sweetheart Pat Merrick who died in 1986

m 2nd. 19 May 1994 Sarah Connolly

m.3rd. 21 September 2004 Diane Blackstock

Children: Jackie Merrick, Robert Sugden (who grew up calling Sarah "Mum"); from 1st marriage

Victoria Sugden & adopted Andy Sugden (Previously Hopwood); from 2nd marriage

step-daughters: Sandie Merrick (from 1st marriage) Bernice Blackstock (from 3rd marriage)

Granddaughter: Sarah (daughter of Andy)

Click on one of the below for more info

Jack's Character Fact File (upto 2002)

Profile of Clive Hornby (Upto 2001)

News Articles on Actor & Character from 2003

Read about Andrew Burt,
the man who played the original Jack

Links To Extenal Sites

IMDB Entry for: Clive Hornby