John Thaw bio

Birth Name: John Edward Thaw

Occupation: TV Actor

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: January 3, 1942

Date Of Death: February 21, 2002

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

John Thaw was born on the 3rd of January, 1942. He was famous for being a TV Actor. Portrayed the role of Inspector John in the police procedural show, The Sweeney alongside Dennis Waterman. He can also be seen in Home to Roost, Inspector Morse, and Kavanagh QC.

John Thaw was born in England. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art when he was 16 and shortly after made his theater debut in A Shred of Evidence at the Liverpool Playhouse. He portrayed the leading role of Sergeant John Mann in the TV series, Redcap.

John Thaw was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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John Thaw was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

John Edward Thaw is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


John’s John Edward Thaw attended Ducie Technical High School for Boys and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England, UK.


John Thaw’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Thaw’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, John Thaw kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

John Thaw was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Edward Thaw
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: John Thaw was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: John Thaw was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: John Thaw had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

John Thaw’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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