Tommy Cannon - biography

Comedian from England

Tommy Cannon (born Thomas Derbyshire, 27 June 1938 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a comedian and the feed member of comedy double act Cannon and Ball, along with Bobby Ball. In late 2005, Cannon and Ball appeared in the fifth series of reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. In 2012, Cannon and Ball appeared in the third celebrity series of Coach Trip. Cannon was chairman of Rochdale F.C until 1988. Cannon and Ball are devout Christians and have published a book called Christianity for Beginners. Ball became a born-again Christian in 1986 and Tommy Cannon in 1992, their conversion having a lot to do with the re-kindling of their broken friendship. They now regularly feature in their own gospel and "an audience with..." show in churches around the country. Cannon's first marriage was to Margaret; They had two daughters, Jeanette and Julie, and divorced. He lives near York with his second wife Hazel, by whom he has three children, all born in York: Kelly-Anne (born 1991), Zoe Louise (born 1993) and Luke Thomas (born 1996)  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Thomas Derbyshire
Date of birth
Place of birth


Year Performance Character
1982 The Boys in Blue

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