Jeff Hordley was born Jeffrey Thomas Percy, 7 March 1970 in Crumpsall, Manchester and is an English actor most notable for playing Cain Dingle in ITV’s long-running soap opera Emmerdale.
He is best known for his portrayal of bad-boy Cain Dingle in the British soap opera Emmerdale. He has played the recurrent role since 2000, most recently returning to British television screens on 28 April 2009. He had previously appeared in Coronation Street as a minor character on the episode broadcast 28th November 1998.
After appearing as Cain Dingle, he was an obvious choice to play a pantomime villain, which he did in the 2006–07 production of Mother Goose at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, London. He later played Napoleon in the George Orwell classic Animal Farm at Leeds’ West Yorkshire Playhouse from 18 October – 8 November 2008. Most recently Jeff took on the role of Mick in Pinter’s 1960 play The Caretaker when staged at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre from 5–28 March 2009.