David Neilson plays Roy Cropper
David Neilson (born 13 March 1949 in Loughborough, Leicestershire) plays Roy Cropper on Coronation Street.
David entered a drama school at the age of 20, working various jobs at the same time, including as a gas fitter, ice cream salesman and a barman.
David has appeared on numberous television shows, including Z Cars, Up Pompeii, Bergerac, Casualty, Boys from the Blackstuff, Terry and Julian and Heartbeat. He also appeared briefly in EastEnders in the early 1990s.
In addition he has appeared in two Mike Leigh films: Life Is Sweet and Secrets and Lies.
First appearance on Coronation Street in the UK:
19 July 1995: Roy introduced himself to Deirdre Rachid, the new caretaker at the Crimea Street flats where he lived.