Jake D'Arcy

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Jake D'Arcy
Born(1945-12-02)2 December 1945
Died30 May 2015(2015-05-30) (aged 69)

John Paterson Sinclair[1][2] (2 December 1945 – 30 May 2015), better known as Jake D'Arcy, was a Scottish actor, best known for playing "Peter McCormack" or "Pete the Jakey" in the Scottish comedy programme Still Game from 2002 until 2007.


Starting in the early 1970s, D'Arcy had roles in films and television, appearing in such TV dramas and films as Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Minder, Tutti Frutti, Rab C. Nesbitt, Takin' Over the Asylum, Hamish Macbeth, Taggart and Still Game. He appeared in the 2009 Christmas special of British comedy show Outnumbered.[3]

D'Arcy also had a brief guest appearance as Archie Gordon, the Father of the Samantha Womack character Antonia "Toni" Gordon in the popular CITV show, Spatz in 1990. (Series 1, Episode 2).[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1981 A Sense of Freedom Robbie
Gregory's Girl Coach Phil Menzies
1986 Heavenly Pursuits Wee Man in Bar
1994 Chasing the Deer Tam
Staggered Pilot
1996 The Bruce Chief MacKenzie
2000 The Little Vampire Farmer McClaughlin
Beautiful Creatures Train Guard
2014 What We Did on Our Holiday Smokey


D'Arcy died in May 2015 in Glasgow at the age of 69 from undisclosed causes.[5]


  1. ^ Still Game actor Jake D’Arcy’s funeral held
  2. ^ Scotland's People: John Paterson Sinclair, 1945–2015
  3. ^ "Christmas Special 2009, Outnumbered - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc5l5tjLq2A
  5. ^ "Still Game stars lead tributes to Scots actor Jake D'Arcy who has died". Daily Record. Retrieved 30 May 2015.

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