During the 1940s he was regularly featured in the BBC variety series Variety Bandbox. His catch phrase was I'm only here for 4 minutes...
He is perhaps best known as a comic actor. In the 1950s he had a recurring role as a dim-witted Australian lodger named Bill Kerr in the BBC radio comedy series Hancock's Half Hour. Kerr's character might be seen as a forerunner of Manuel from Fawlty Towers, or Father Dougal McGuire from Father Ted.
He has also performed serious roles, notably in the 1981 film Gallipoli.
Bill Kerr Facts
|Birth Name||William Kerr|
|Birthplace||Cape Town, South Africa|