Jim Davidson

James Cameron "Jim" Davidson OBE (13 December 1953) is an English comedian. Despite early recognition and winning many awards throughout his long career, Davidson has become known for his politically incorrect jokes in his stand-up act, which has made him a subject of negative media coverage and frequent criticism. The son of a Glaswegian father, Davidson was born in Kidbrooke, London and attended Kidbrooke Park Primary School, Blackheath and St Austen's School in Charlton. Having impressed some acquaintances of his father with impressions of celebrities, he was chosen to appear in Ralph Reader's Gang Show at the Golders Green Hippodrome aged 12 and appeared on television in the Billy Cotton Band Show. He also briefly attended a stage school in Woolwich. Upon leaving school he was a drummer for pub bands and worked as: a supermarket shelf stacker, a messenger, air ticket clerk for a travel agency, a cashier for Wall's ice cream, for Rank Xerox (having trained as a reprographics operator) and as a window cleaner. Davidson found his way into show business, when as a regular in a pub in Woolwich, he undertook an act after the regular comedian hadn’t turned up.


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