|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||8 January 1975, Gravesend|
Christopher “Chris” Matthew Simmons (born 8 January 1975 in Gravesend, Kent) is an English television and stage actor. He is best known for playing the itinerant role of DC Mickey Webb in The Bill.
Simmons grew up on Singlewell Road in Gravesend and attended Saint Georges Cofe Secondary School. Prior to taking up acting, he had several jobs including working as a diver on the River Thames with his Dad. Simmons is a supporter of Gillingham F.C.
Simmons’ first television appearance was on the 1998 ITV series Desperately Seeking Stardom, in which a group of unemployed actors went to Hollywood to try to find acting roles.
Simonns found fame as DC Mickey Webb in The Bill from 2000 to 2003. He made guest appearances over the interim before returning in 2005 until the series ended in 2010. He also guest starred in Casualty and Doctors.
In October 2011 he appeared in EastEnders as Mark Garland, a love interest for Kat Moon, for a few episodes. He has since made a guest appearance in the Tracy Beaker spin-off CBBC show, ‘The Dumping Ground’: In episode 8 of series 1 (1×08), entitled ‘Dreamland’ he played the father to Rick Barber, Gerry.
Simmons was a patron for the CPC Kent charity until it closed in 2014. He ran the London Marathon in 2009 and again in 2014. In 2013 he took part in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.
He also currently works on a youth initiative in his hometown of Gravesend.