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Overview (3)

Born in Derby, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK  (alcohol-related incident)
Birth NameKevin Reardon Lloyd

Mini Bio (1)

Short, stocky, balding character actor who found fame on British TV in The Bill (1984) but became an alcoholic and died in a clinic attempting to dry out less than a week after being dismissed from the series. He had 8 children, one adopted and another who died while still a baby. Did a lot of UK stage work in the 1970s including "What The Butler Saw" by Joe Orton.

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Spouse (1)

Lesley Lloyd (1973 - 2 May 1998) ( his death) ( 8 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Undisciplined Moustache

Trivia (14)

Commuted a round trip of 270 miles from his home in Duffield, Derbyshire to Notting Hill, London where The Bill (1984) was filmed.
Was a lifelong Derby County FC supporter.
As a child, suffered from Perthes' disease.
Trained to become a solicitor after leaving grammar school.
His father was a police sergeant. His uncle and grandfather were also police officers. Kevin drew on aspects of his father's personality and manner in creating the character of Tosh for The Bill (1984).
His younger brother Terry Lloyd was a war reporter for ITN (Independent Television News) in the UK until he was killed at the age of 50 when he was caught in crossfire on 23 March 2003 while reporting from the front line on the Iraq war.
His wife Lesley battled for a long while to prove he had died of neglect but lost the case.
Is the father of James Lloyd who plays PC Steve Hunter in The Bill (1984) and Poppy Lloyd who has worked as a casting assistant on the show.
Several of his children (including James Lloyd) played his The Bill (1984) character Tosh Lines's on-screen children.
Considered for the role of Brash Guard in Lifeforce (1985).
His character DC 'Tosh' Lines continued to appear in the ITV series The Bill (1984) for over a month after the actor's death.
A chronic alcoholic. he was sacked from ITV's The Bill (1984) for turning up drunk and for not having learnt his lines. Within days, he was admitted to a clinic in Burton upon Trent for detoxification and was administered Antabuse, but left the premises to drink. He returned to the clinic in an intoxicated state, retired to bed, fell asleep, then choked on his vomit.
His Welsh-born father, Ellis Aled Lloyd, was himself a police officer who was killed in an accident while answering an emergency call aged 46 in 1970.
As a strange coincidence, Kevin Lloyd was born in 1949 and was 49 years old when he passed away.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his character in The Bill (1984)] When I first read the script breakdown of the Detective Constable Lines character, I felt they were describing me - 5ft 8in, overweight, scruffy and married with three sons and two daughters.

Salary (1)

The Bill (1984) £130,000

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