Although he made his first appearance in 1979, Jack didn’t become a regular until 1981. In 1983, he bought Number 9 on Coronation Street and since then he has become a prominent part of the cobbles for the past 25 years. Married to Vera for 50 years, Jack also had his share of affairs, mainly bored housewives. His biggest conquest was busty barmaid Bet Lynch, but that came to an end after she found out about Vera. Following the footsteps of Stan Ogden, a layabout, Jack has had many jobs that include window cleaner, lollypop man, cellar man and cab driver. He miraculously became landlord of the Rovers, twenty five years after the last Jack ran the Rovers: Jack Walker. After going bankrupt, he sold the pub to Alec Gilroy and ran Eunice Gee’s B&B. Soon enough, they were back at Number 9. Since his retirement, Jack has been interested in pigeons, much to Vera’s annoyance. In 2008, Jack and Vera decided to leave Coronation Street and move to Blackpool. Sadly, Vera died before they made it. Since her death, Jack has led a quiet life, revolving around his newly-married lodgers Tyrone and Molly Dobbs, but he has recently started a relationship with another pigeon lover, Connie Rathbone.