Jack Peter Shepherd was born 14 January 1988 and is an English actor. He plays David Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. He joined the show in April 2000, taking over the role from Thomas Ormson.
He has taken time out of Coronation Street to do theatre work, including the role of Riff in a production of West Side Story as part of Stage 84 The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts. He has also appeared in Oliver! at Bradford’s Alhambra theatre.
In 2008, he appeared in Ghosthunting with Coronation Street on the Isle of Man.
In 2007, he won the Best Bad Boy Award at the Inside Soap Awards and in 2008, he won ‘Best Villain’ at the British Soap Awards.
Jack uses his middle initial in his stage name as there is already a well-known British actor named Jack Shepherd.
He is also a contributor to the topical show Grouchy Young Men, a spin-off of the show Grumpy Old Men, on the British version of Comedy Central.