Buster Merryfield Biography
Birthday: November 27, 1920 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Battersea, London, England
Harry "Buster" Merryfield was an English actor who garnered fame for portraying Uncle Albert in the BBC comedy ‘Only Fools and Horses’. A native of London, Merryfield grew up in a working-class family. Since he was quite young, he had maintained a strict fitness regimen and always took pride in his physical abilities. In the 1930s, he was a child boxing star and during his tenure in the British Army, was a Southern Command army champion. Prior to becoming a professional actor, Merryfield was a devoted amateur actor and director. After spending years performing in various plays, he finally turned professional at the age of 57. He continued to act in British theatre and made his television debut in an episode of the romantic drama series ‘Hannah’ in 1980. In January 1985, he became a member of the cast of ‘Only Fools and Horses’ after the death of Lennard Pearce, who portrayed the elderly granddad. Merryfield passed away in 1999 and his death was incorporated into the story of the show.