[[caption-width-right:280:[[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] David Jason, OBE.[[note]]He was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1993 and knighted in 2005.[[/note]]]]
->''"When I worked with [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]], who was very well known himself at the time, I always remember him saying, 'You don't have to be a shit to be a big star, David.' I've always tried to remember that."''

One of Britain's best known comedy actors (primarily). Started out in his 20s as a regular on the proto-Creator/MontyPython sketch show ''Series/DoNotAdjustYourSet'', as well as doing bit parts in Ronnie Barker's ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' and ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' (ironically, often made up to look like an old man) before securing the regular role of Granville on ''Series/OpenAllHours'', also alongside Barker. Jason is perhaps best known for his role as Del Boy Trotter in ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', although in recent years he's also become known for the more unusually straight-drama lead role of Inspector Jack Frost in ''Series/ATouchOfFrost''.

A national treasure and immediately recognisable. ''Series/DeadRingers'' once did a sketch claiming that "on Creator/{{ITV}}, ''every night'' is David Jason Night" and that Creator/TheBBC planned to retaliate by running nothing but repeats of ''Only Fools and Horses''. Similarly, he was given top billing in the first two Sky One adaptations of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Film/TheColourOfMagic'', despite the fact that his role in the first (at least) was quite minor. It also didn't help that the leading character was a 7-foot-tall [[TheGrimReaper skeleton with a scythe]].

He also did the voices for many Creator/CosgroveHall cartoon characters, including the titular characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Dangermouse}}'' (though not the 2015 reboot), ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBFG'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Angelmouse}}'', ''WesternAnimation/FatherChristmasAndTheMissingReindeer'', Hugo in ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' and Mr. Toad in ''WesternAnimation/{{The Wind in the Willows|1983}}''. His first wife was Welsh actress [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myfanwy_Talog Myfanwy Talog]], who sung the theme tune for ''WesternAnimation/{{Dangermouse}}'' and voiced Princess Amaranth in ''WesternAnimation/AliasTheJester'' and Mrs. Clonkers in ''WesternAnimation/TheBFG''; sadly, she died in 1995.

Currently he's the VA of Skipper on Creator/CosgroveHall's latest series, the preschooler-oriented ''WesternAnimation/PipAhoy'' and has returned to the role of Granville in sequel series ''Still Open All Hours''.