Although he made his first appearance in 1979, Jack didn’t become a regular until 1981. In 1983, he bought No. 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 Bet Lynch, but that came to an end after she found out about Vera. A layabout, Jack has had many jobs that include a window cleaner, lollypop man, cellar man and cab driver. He miraculously became landlord of the Rovers in 1995. After going bankrupt, he sold the pub to Alec Gilroy in 1998 and ran Eunice Gee’s B&B. Soon enough, they were back at No. 9. Since his retirement, Jack has been interested in pigeons, much to Vera’s annoyance. In 2008, Jack and Vera decided to leave the 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. He moved to Middleton with friend Connie Rathbone in 2009, but will pop back now and again.