Jack Deam (born Ian Deam in 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English actor. He used his Grandfather's name for his stage name. His most notable performance is of the pyromaniac Marty Fisher, who has Tourette syndrome, in Channel 4's Shameless.
In 1992 he appeared in a few episodes of Show more... Heartbeat as Alan Maskell.
In 1993 he played Vinnie, a young soldier for the Kings Fusiliers in the award winning British drama Soldier Soldier. He later joined the cast of Clocking Off, written by Paul Abbott.
In 1996 he briefly appeared as a policeman in Jimmy McGovern's one-off drama for ITV "Hillsborough", based on the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster.
In 1999 he appeared in an episode of Queer As Folk, as a Doctor Who obsessed fan, and had a one-night stand with Vince, one of the protagonists, before taking the role of rapist Phil Simmonds on the top rated ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street in 2000.
In January 2007 he took part in The Afternoon Play, a daytime BBC drama series consisting of short stories.
@doreen brotherton @ChorleyRobbie Thanks for that, couldn't think where I'd seen her before! Jack Deam irritating as the Inspector though. Miscast methinks!5 days 1 hour 48 minutes ago
@Roy Kelly #fatherbrown How does Inspector Mallory keep his job, always blithely arresting wrong guy..But well done Jack Deam on James Finlayson turn.5 days 4 hours 38 minutes ago