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Full Name Frank Skinner
Date of Birth January 28, 1957
Age 67 years, 1 months, 16 days
Birthplace West Bromwich
Birth City England
Country United Kingdom
Horoscope Capricorn

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Frank Skinner Biography

Frank Skinner is one of the most popular and richest Comedian who was born on January 28, 1957 in West Bromwich, England, United Kingdom. A comedian and writer who is a presenter for the BBC radio show Absolute Radio. In 2013, he was Team Captain on the BBC comedy program I Love My Country.

He worked along with He collaborated with David Baddiel on the football theme song Three Lions. on the football theme song Three Lions.

Skinner wrote in his autobiography that his father, who was born in West Cornforth, County Durham, played for Spennymoor United before the Second World War, and met his mother in a local pub after Spennymoor had played West Bromwich Albion in an FA Cup game in 1937. However, club officials and historians could not find his father in their records.

Frank Skinner (born Christopher Graham Collins; 28 January 1957) is an English writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter, and actor. At the 2001 British Comedy Awards, he was awarded the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.

The father of his son lives who lives with his partner Cath Mason. His father was a semi-professional soccer player John Collins.

NameFrank Skinner
First NameFrank
Last NameSkinner
OccupationComedian
BirthdayJanuary 28
Birth Year1957
Place of BirthWest Bromwich
Home TownEngland
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Buzz Cody Collins

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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After graduating, he spent three and a half years on unemployment benefit before finding work as a lecturer in English at Halesowen College. In 1987, he decided to give stand-up comedy a try on the side. Skinner performed his first stand-up gig in 1987 and made his television debut a year later. In 1990, he co-wrote and starred in the comedy variety show Packet Of Three on Channel 4 but continued to see his reputation as a stand-up grow. Before becoming a full-time performer in 1989, he suffered a bout of influenza in September 1986 that made him give up drinking, and he remains a high-profile recovering alcoholic.

Frank Skinner Net Worth

Frank Skinner is one of the richest Comedian from United Kingdom. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Frank Skinner's net worth $8 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

After completing their Masters qualification with a focus on English Literature at the University of Warwick He was appointed an English lecturer at Halesowen College. He appeared in his first stand-up show in 1987. He made his TV debut in the year following.

He has released a variety of books including an autobiography called Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner.

Net Worth (2024)$8 Million
Net Worth in 2023$8 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeComedian
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Skinner won the 1991 Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, beating Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard. He has worked with David Baddiel, notably on the popular late-night entertainment show Fantasy Football League, from 1994 to 2004, and on Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005. The duo also co-wrote and performed the football song “Three Lions” with the Lightning Seeds and the England national football team for Euro 1996, and re-recorded it for the 1998 World Cup. The song reached #1 in the UK charts both times. In 2001, he released his autobiography Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, which became a bestseller. The accompanying TV show, Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner, in which Skinner showed where he lived as a child and interviews with Skinner, his friends and family members, was recorded and shown on ITV in 2001. In July 2018, “Three Lions” re-entered the charts at number 1. Fans were celebrating the progress of England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the phrase “it’s coming home” featuring heavily on social media and television.

He presented or co-presented Fantasy Football League from 1994 to 2004, The Frank Skinner Show from 1995 to 2005, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005 and Room 101 from 2012 to 2018. Since 2009 he has hosted The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, broadcast live on Saturdays and later released as a podcast.

Frank Skinner's Height & Physical Stats

Frank Skinner height 5 ft 10 in Frank weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

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Skinner attended Moat Farm Infant School from 1961 to 1964, St. Hubert’s Roman Catholic Junior School from 1964 to 1968, and then Oldbury Technical Secondary School from 1968 to 1973. He passed two O-levels in summer 1973 and took A-levels in English language and art, along with several O-level resits, at Oldbury Technical School Sixth Form. He subsequently took 4 A-levels (including English language and literature) at Warley College of Technology and graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University) in 1981 with a degree in English. This was followed by a Master’s degree in English literature at the University of Warwick in Coventry the following year.

Along with David Baddiel, he provided vocals and wrote the lyrics for “Three Lions”, the official song in collaboration with Liverpudlian indie band The Lightning Seeds, to mark the England football team’s participation in the 1996 European Championships (which was hosted in England); he also reprised his role to release two subsequent versions of the song for the England team’s involvement in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup. The 1996 version is the only song ever to have four separate stints at number one in the UK singles chart with the same artists, the most recent coming in July 2018 following England reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Who is Frank Skinner Dating?

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From 1995 to 1998, Skinner had his own chat show on BBC One, which ended when the BBC refused to meet pay demands of a reported £20 million. After a short break, the show found a new home at ITV in 1999, where it ran until late 2005. He has appeared in a number of self-written sitcoms, including Blue Heaven (1994) and Shane (2004).

Facts & Trivia

Frank Ranked on the list of most popular Comedian. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United Kingdom. Frank Skinner celebrates birthday on January 28 of every year.

In 1998, he took part in a documentary titled A Little Bit Of Elvis. He paid over £11,000 at auction for a shirt which he believed was worn by Elvis Presley at his famous 1956 Tupelo concert. Skinner visited the US to find out if the shirt was the genuine article. After a slightly awkward conversation with Dave Hebler, Presley’s bodyguard, it appeared the shirt did once belong to Presley, but it was not worn at the concert. Skinner had been a fan of Elvis as a child and used to buy Elvis Monthly.

What is Frank Skinner famous for?

Frank created The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show. With David Baddiel, he created and presented both Fantasy Football and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned, and, alongside The Lightning Seeds, the pair also wrote the seminal football anthem Three Lions.

Why has Frank Skinner Cancelled the fringe?

Comedian Frank Skinner has cancelled his sold-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival show due to a “family health issue“. The star was due to perform his 30 Years Of Dirt stand-up show at the famous festival from Thursday 4 to Wednesday 24 August.

Is Frank Skinner still married?

He had a stab at matrimony when he was 33 and married 19 year old Lisa Jones, a student at Halesowen College where he worked as a lecturer. It lasted less than a year and Frank, who is a devout Catholic, has since had the marriage annulled.

How old was Frank Skinner when his son was born?

Frank Skinner is a dad at 55..and his son is named Buzz Cody.

Who wrote footballs coming home?

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Key Events

  1. He was the youngest of four children born to John Collins (1918–1990) and his wife Doris (1919–1989). .

  2. Skinner wrote in his autobiography that his father, who was born in West Cornforth, County Durham, played for Spennymoor United before the Second World War, and met his mother in a local pub after Spennymoor had played West Bromwich Albion in an FA Cup game in 1937..

  3. He paid over £11,000 at auction for a shirt which he believed was worn by Elvis Presley at his famous 1956 Tupelo concert..

  4. Christopher Graham Collins (born 28 January 1957), professionally known as Frank Skinner, is an English comedian, actor, presenter and writer..

  5. Skinner was born on 28 January 1957 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, and grew up in a council house in neighbouring Oldbury..

  6. Skinner attended Moat Farm Infant School from 1961 to 1964, St Hubert's Roman Catholic Junior School from 1964 to 1968, and then Oldbury Technical Secondary School from 1968 to 1973..

  7. He passed two O-levels in summer 1973 and took A-levels in English language and art, along with several O-level resits, at Oldbury Technical School Sixth Form..

  8. He subsequently took 4 A-levels (including English language and literature) at Warley College of Technology and graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University) in 1981 with a degree in English..

  9. In 1987, he decided to give stand-up comedy a try on the side..

  10. Skinner performed his first stand-up gig in 1987 and made his television debut a year later..

  11. Before becoming a full-time performer in 1989, he suffered a bout of influenza in September 1986 that made him give up drinking, and he remains a high-profile recovering alcoholic..

  12. Skinner married in 1990, but the marriage was annulled shortly after..

  13. In 1990, he co-wrote and starred in the comedy variety show Packet of Three on Channel 4 but continued to see his reputation as a stand-up grow..

  14. Skinner won the 1991 Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, beating Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard..

  15. He has worked with David Baddiel, notably on the popular late-night entertainment show Fantasy Football League from 1994 to 2004 and on Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005..

  16. His television work includes Fantasy Football League from 1994 to 2004, The Frank Skinner Show from 1995 to 2005, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned from 2000 to 2005, and Room 101 from 2012 to 2018..

  17. He has appeared in a number of self-written sitcoms, including Blue Heaven (1994) and Shane (2004)..

  18. From 1995 to 1998, Skinner had his own chat show on BBC One, which ended when the BBC refused to meet pay demands of a reported £20 million..

  19. The 1996 version is the only song ever to have four separate stints at number one in the UK singles chart with the same artists, the most recent coming in July 2018 following England reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup..

  20. Along with David Baddiel, he provided vocals and wrote the lyrics for "Three Lions", the official song in collaboration with Liverpudlian indie band The Lightning Seeds, to mark the England national football team's participation in the 1996 European Championship (which was hosted in England); he also reprised his role to release two subsequent versions of the song for the England team's involvement in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2010 World Cup..

  21. The duo also co-wrote and performed the football song "Three Lions" with the Lightning Seeds and the England national football team for Euro 1996, and re-recorded it for the 1998 World Cup..

  22. In 1998, he took part in a documentary titled A Little Bit of Elvis..

  23. After a short break, the show found a new home at ITV in 1999, where it ran until late 2005..

  24. He was a victim of the credit crunch in the late 2000s after investing in AIG, losing millions of pounds as a result..

  25. In 2000, he appeared as Buttons in the ITV Panto adaptation of Cinderella..

  26. At the 2001 British Comedy Awards, he was named Best Comedy Entertainment Personality..

  27. In 2001, he released his autobiography Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, which became a bestseller..

  28. The accompanying TV show, Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner, in which Skinner showed where he lived as a child and interviews with Skinner, his friends and family members, was recorded and shown on ITV in 2001..

  29. In October 2001, Skinner's autobiography, Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner, was published..

  30. In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy..

  31. In 2005, Skinner announced he was going to leave behind his television work in favour of returning to the stand-up comedy circuit..

  32. In February 2006, he received an honorary degree from the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University)..

  33. Skinner and David Baddiel covered the 2006 FIFA World Cup by podcast for The Times..

  34. The podcasts received a nomination for the 2007 Sony Radio Academy Awards. .

  35. In 2007, he performed a new live stand-up tour, his first for 10 years, starting at a warm-up gig at the Swindon Arts Centre, continuing through to the Edinburgh Festival for 2 weeks at The Pleasance, the venue where he won the Perrier Award, and a 69 date national tour including three sold-out homecoming performances at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham in the autumn. .

  36. In November 2008 and in the light of senior broadcasting figures such as ITV boss Michael Grade and Terry Wogan calling for TV to reduce its use of vulgar language, Skinner decided to experiment with removing swear words altogether from his stand up live act although stated that it would be a shame if 'clever swearing' was lost..

  37. In August 2009, he released a book centred on his return to stand-up after ten years - Frank Skinner on the Road: Love, Stand-up Comedy and the Queen of the Night..

  38. It consists of his weekly columns for The Times, written from 2009 to 2011..

  39. Since 2009 he has hosted The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, broadcast live on Saturdays and later released as a podcast. .

  40. From March 2009, Skinner started to present the Saturday Morning Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio with his co-hosts Emily Dean and Gareth Richards (who was succeeded by Alun Cochrane in June 2011)..

  41. After an initial 12-week stint proved very popular with the listeners, Skinner's contract was extended until summer 2010..

  42. Skinner plays the banjo ukulele and in 2010, he contributed ukulele parts to a song by Fairport Convention called "Ukulele Central" which featured on their album Festival Bell..

  43. In 2011, he wrote and performed a Radio 4 comedy series, Don't Start, with Katherine Parkinson..

  44. In September 2011, The Collected Wisdom of Frank Skinner; Dispatches from the Sofa was published..

  45. A great admirer of George Formby, he hosted a BBC Four TV documentary, Frank Skinner on George Formby, which aired on 27 October 2011. .

  46. He and his longtime partner, Cath Mason, have a son, Buzz Cody (b. 2012)..

  47. Don't Start returned for a second series in 2012, and aired its third and final series in 2015-2016. .

  48. From 2012 to 2018, Skinner was the host of BBC show Room 101..

  49. In August 2013, he was a team captain on the BBC comedy show I Love My Country. .

  50. A longtime fan of Doctor Who, Skinner appeared alongside Peter Capaldi's Doctor in the 2014 episode Mummy on the Orient Express..

  51. In 2015, Skinner appeared in the inaugural season of Taskmaster..

  52. Fans were celebrating the progress of England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the phrase "it's coming home" featuring heavily on social media and television..

  53. In July 2018, "Three Lions" re-entered the charts at number 1..

  54. In July 2019, Skinner told The Times that he had always voted for the Labour Party, but said he would probably vote for the Green Party at the next election (which was held in December that year)..

  55. He subsequently featured in the 2019 Big Finish Productions audio release The Sinestran Kill, the first episode of Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures, Season 8..

  56. In 2020 he began a podcast, Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast, in which he analyses and discusses his favourite poems..

  57. In September 2020, he released a book, How to Enjoy Poetry..

  58. Skinner, who is a practising Christian, released a book of prayers, A Comedian's Prayer Book, in 2021..

  59. Skinner was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2023 New Year Honours for services to entertainment..