Biography

Johnny Vegas is the stage name of Michael Pennington, the St Helens born actor, stand up comedian, writer and director. He is perhaps best known for his lead role as Moz in the BBC3 sitcom Ideal and for his role as The Oracle in several series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm. More recently, he has starred as the hapless Eric in Roy Clarke's Still Open All Hours alongside David Jason. In 2018, Vegas took the lead in a new BBC sitcom, Home From Home.

Johnny Vegas is the stage name of Michael Pennington, the St Helens born actor, stand up comedian, writer and director. He is perhaps best known for his lead role as Moz in the BBC3 sitcom Ideal and for his role as The Oracle in several series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm. More recently, he has starred as the hapless Eric in Roy Clarke's Still Open All Hours alongside David Jason. In 2018, Vegas took the lead in a new BBC sitcom, Home From Home.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1971-09-11

Place of Birth St Helens, Lancashire, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Michael Pennington

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Comedy Map of Britain(1 episode)
2018 Eaten by Lions as Ray
2018 Home from Home(7 episodes) as Neil Hackett
2018 Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story as Himself
2018 Early Man as Asbo (voice)
2017 Murder on the Blackpool Express as Terry
2017 Tulip Fever as Apothecary
2016 Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories(1 episode)
2016 Grimsby as Milky Pimms
2016 Red Top
2015 Keith Lemon's Back t'Future Tribute
2015 Travel Guides(3 episodes) as Narrator
2015 Travel Man: 48 Hours in...(1 episode)
2014 Still Open All Hours(34 episodes) as Eric Agnew
2014 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled(1 episode)
2013 The Harry Hill Movie as Abu
2013 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown(9 episodes)
2012 Mr. Stink as Dad
2012 The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas as Brian (voice)
2009 Johnny Vegas: Live At The Benidorm Palace as Himself
2009 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night(2 episodes)
2009 Feast(1 episode)
2008 Celebrity Juice(1 episode)
2008 Massive(6 episodes) as Tony
2008 A Tale of Two Continents as Al
2008 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong(1 episode)
2007 Have I Got a Bit More News for You(1 episode) as Himself - Panellist
2007 The Graham Norton Show(2 episodes) as Himself
2007 Benidorm(42 episodes) as Geoff Maltby
2007 Benidorm(1 episode)
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Turn Back Time(1 episode)
2006 TV Heaven, Telly Hell(1 episode)
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told(1 episode)
2005 Bleak House(6 episodes)
2005 8 out of 10 Cats(5 episodes)
2005 Comic Aid
2005 Blake's Junction 7 as Blake
2005 Ideal(1 episode) as Roger Muchmore
2005 Ideal(73 episodes) as Moz
2005 Dead Man Weds(6 episodes) as Lewis Donat
2004 The Libertine as Sackville
2004 Sex Lives of the Potato Men as Dave
2003 Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready for Ice Cream? as As Himself
2003 QI(10 episodes)
2003 Cheeky as Alf Price
2003 Blackball as Trevor
2003 The Virgin of Liverpool as Jackie Symes
2002 Tipping the Velvet(3 episodes) as Gully Sutherland
2002 Tipping the Velvet as Gully Sutherland
2002 Top Gear(2 episodes)
2002 Staying Up as Frank O'Hanlon
2002 Johnny Vaughan Tonight(1 episode)
2001 I Love 1990's(10 episodes)
2001 Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter as Himself
2001 Happiness(12 episodes) as Charlie Doyle
2001 Attention Scum(7 episodes) as 24 Hour News Man
1995 The Frank Skinner Show(2 episodes)
1994 Room 101(1 episode)
1993 Shooting Stars(89 episodes)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1988 Red Dwarf(1 episode) as Crit Cop
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Himself

Production

2005 Ideal(73 episodes)Associate Producer
2005 Ideal(20 episodes)Executive Producer
2005 Ideal(20 episodes)Producer

Writing

2003 Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready for Ice Cream?Writer

Directing

2013 RaggedDirector

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