William Henry Kerr , credited as Bill Kerr, was a South African-born Australian actor, comedian and vaudevillian. Beginning as a child performer in Australia, he moved to Britain after World War II and developed a career as a performer in comedy, especially gaining notice in the radio version of Hancock's Half Hour. In 1979 Kerr returned to Australia and developed a second career as a character actor.
Born of Australian parentage
One aspect of Bills life which writers Galton and Simpson picked up on for "Hancocks Half Hour" was that, between the ages of 5 and 19, he genuinely lived in the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga.
He served in the Australian Army in WWII.
He made his stage debut in a touring production when he was still a infant in his mothers arms.