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Will Mellor Biography
William “Will” Mellor is an English actor and a former pop singer. He was born on April 3, 1976 in Bredbury, which is located in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Mellor spent his childhood in the Bredbury neighborhood of Stockport, where he attended Bredbury Green Primary School. He later transferred to Werneth School in Greater Manchester. Mellor was the youngest of the family, with four older sisters named Janice, Cheryl, Joanne, and Sarah. Joanne has a disability, and Mellor appeared in a 2006 blood donation commercial in which he discussed his sister’s heart surgery.
Mellor made his acting debut in the year 1990 on the children’s television program Children’s Ward, in which he played the role of Ben Rowlingson. In 1993, he tested out for the football team Vauxhall Motors FC and was on the verge of signing a contract with them when he got into a disagreement with their manager Alex Tannin regarding bootlaces. This factored into his decision to pursue a career in acting.
Mellor began his acting career in the year 1995, debuting in the soap opera Hollyoaks on Channel 4, in which he portrayed the character James “Jambo” Bolton. In 1998, he decided to leave the show. Soon after that, he released a rendition of Leo Sayer’s “When I Need You” as a single, and it peaked at number 5 on the British singles list. He also released a song titled “No Matter What I Do,” which peaked at number 23 on the chart.
In addition, he appeared in the music video for the single “When the Going Gets Tough” by Boyzone, which was released for Comic Relief.
Shortly after that, he made his acting comeback in the film Is Harry on the Boat?, playing the role of Greg. In addition, he portrayed Jack Vincent in the medical drama Casualty from the years 2001 to 2003. Since the year 2001, he has also acted as Gaz Wilkinson in the BBC comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, where he plays one of the major characters. In addition, he appeared as the ghost of Jambo in a holiday special of the British soap opera Hollyoaks, in which he had a bit part (even though Jambo is not dead). Will also plays the role of “Barmpot” in the drama about postal workers called Sorted, and he was DC Jed Griffiths in the second series of the murder investigation show Murder Investigation Team. In the CITV sitcom Barking, which aired in 2004, he provided the voice for the dog named Georgie.
In 2003, Mellor was crowned the winner of the first series of the singing competition Comic Relief does Fame Academy on the BBC. On the 20th of May in 2007, Mellor made his first appearance on EastEnders playing the role of salesperson Warren Stamp. The producers of EastEnders were so pleased with Will’s performance that they wanted him to continue working there for an extended period of time. Will, however, declined the offer because he already had other commitments to which he had given his consent.
On the British television fantasy show Merlin, he appeared as a guest star. In October of 2008, he had a starring role in the documentary titled “The Prisoner,” which was about life in jail.
It was reported in February 2021 that Mellor would be joining the cast of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street as Harvey Gaskell. Mellor’s first scenes were scheduled to air in March of that same year.
Angela Griffin, a former cast member of Coronation Street, was previously in a relationship with Mellor. In the year 1999, he and his future wife, dancer Michelle McSween, were both cast in the theatrical production of the musical Oh, What a Night. They are the parents of two children: a son named Jayden Will, who was born in Hammersmith and Fulham, London, in 2004, and a daughter named Renee, who was born in June of 2008. His favorite team is Manchester United.Manchester United.
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