Victor McGuire

Victor McGuire (born 17 March 1964 in Tuebrook, Liverpool) is an English actor perhaps best known for playing Jack Boswell in series 1–3, 5-7 of Carla Lane's Bread, Ron Wheatcroft in series 1-6 of Goodnight Sweetheart and its 2016 one off episode and Sean Hughes' neighbour Tony in Sean's Show ("the kind of guy you can ask to build you a shed").

Victor McGuire
Born (1964-03-17) 17 March 1964
Years active1983–present

McGuire appeared as Gary, of the pair of thieves in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

He has also appeared in a number of TV programmes, including Dalziel and Pascoe, Casualty and 2point4 Children. He played the character of Amos Hart in the West End musical Chicago and was Lazar Wolf in the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy Theatre. He later reprised the role of Amos Hart in the theatrical production of Chicago, in the Cambridge Theatre, London.

Since 2012 he appeared as security guard Ian in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied but left the show in 2017. His last appearance was in the Christmas special episode in December 2017.

In February 2019 McGuire appeared in Coronation Street as a character called Big Garth. In May 2019 McGuire played Garanin in the Sky / HBO Mini-Series Chernobyl.

McGuire is a supporter of Everton F.C.



2015Star Wars: The Force AwakensBar Patron
2013Spike IslandSecurity Guard
2012The Woman in BlackGerald Hardy
2011The TaskBig Daddy
2007Midsummer MadnessMike
2007Dangerous ParkingHarry
2006The Black DahliaSgt. Bill Koenig
2005Hellraiser: HellworldPolice Officer No. 1
2004The Phantom of the OperaPiangi
2004Suzie GoldBreakfast TV Editor
2003A Changed Man
2002ThunderpantsMr. Smash
2001Redemption RoadRonald
1998Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsGary
1995Sorry About Last NightMichael


Year TitleRoleNotes
2019 Doctors Dave Weaver 1 episode
2019 Chernobyl Garanin 1 episode
2019 Coronation Street Big Garth[1]
2015 The Last KingdomOswald
2014 DoctorsSteve Miles
2012-2017 TrolliedIan38 episodes
2007 New TricksPeter BakerS4.E4 "Nine Lives"
2002 Being AprilRichardMain
2001-2002 Peak PracticeShaun Carter
2001 Comic Relief: Say Pants to PovertyHimself
2000 A Many Splintered ThingLuis BanksMain
1993-1999, 2016 Goodnight SweetheartRon Wheatcroft
1993-1995 Health and EfficiencyDr. Phil Brooke
1992-1993 Sean's ShowTony Benetti
1986-1991 BreadJack Boswell

Video games

Video games
2015Everybody's Gone to the RaptureCharlie TateVoice role


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