- Originally trained as a drama teacher at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
- Decided to be an actor when he was given the opportunity to join the Citizens Theatre for Youth group in 1970.
- Starred in The Great Northern Welly-Boot Show with comedian Billy Connolly in 1972.
- Did not attend an interview for a part in Ridley Scott's Alien because he believed no one would watch the film and the director wouldn't want him.
- Has voiced many radio plays and features, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Moonstone.
- Won Best Actor for No More Shall We Part at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012.
- John Paterson — Brother
- Hildegard Bechtler — Wife
- Anna-Klara — Daughter
- Jack Paterson — Son
- Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland (1969)
- Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
- Profession: Actor
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