Dan Tetsell

Dan Tetsell (born 2 July 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer for radio, television and stage. He has worked on a number of projects, including The Museum of Everything, That Was Then, This Is Now, Newsjack and Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections. Notably, he created CBBC series Young Dracula with Museum of Everything colleague Danny Robins. He is married to actor and comedian Margaret Cabourn-Smith.[1]

At the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he performed a one-man comedy show entitled Sins of the Grandfathers, focusing on his grandfather's Nazi past.[2]

Notable TV roles include Brian in the BBC Two situation comedy Lab Rats and the voice of the cat Marion in the BBC Three adult puppet comedy Mongrels. He has appeared in episodes of the BBC TV comedies Miranda and Psychoville.

He starred alongside Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, and Christian Reilly on Richard Herring's weekly podcast, As It Occurs To Me.

In 2012 he joined British soap Hollyoaks, playing new regular "cunning" solicitor Jim McGinn; he made his first appearance on 30 November.[3][4] His character was killed by Fraser Black (Jesse Birdsall) in January 2014.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Barking Various roles 4 episodes
2000–01 We Are History Keiron 12 episodes
2005 Buried Alive
2007 Hyperdrive Robot 1 1 episode
2007 After You've Gone Fairground Barker 1 episode
2007 Extras Extra 1 episode
2008 Lab Rats Brian Lalumaca 6 episodes
2009 The Omid Djalili Show Himself 1 episode
2009 Miranda Naval Interviewer 1 episode
2010 Five Daughters Journalist 2 episodes
2010 The Old Guys Senior Consultant 1 episode
2010 Vexed Graham 1 episode
2010 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Paramedic 1 episode
2010 Hotel Trubble False Vicar 1 episode
2010–2011 Mongrels Marion 17 episodes
2011 Psychoville Photographer 1 episode
2012 Skins Smithy 1 episode
2012 Starlings Arthur 1 episode
2012 Peep Show Robert Grayson 3 episodes
2012–14 Hollyoaks Jim McGinn 111 episode
2013 Utopia Headteacher 2 episodes
2013 The Mimic Chris Stubbs / Chris Potts 3 episodes
2015 Humans Synth Salesman 1 episode
2016 Red Dwarf XI Colonel Jim Green 1 episode
2017 Not Going Out Channel Ferries employee 1 episode
2018 Upstart Crow Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford 1 episode


  1. MCabourn-Smith (2 July 2014). "Happy Birthday beloved husband @tetsell!". twitter.com. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. Tetsell, Dan (5 August 2005). "The family man in a murderer's uniform". The Daily Telegraph. London, UK. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. "Clients: Dan Tetsell". DAA Management Ltd. 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. Kilkelly, Daniel (20 November 2012). "'Hollyoaks': Mercedes McQueen trial shocks revealed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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