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Robert St Clair Grant (14 April 1932 – 8 November 2003) usually known as Bob Grant, was an English actor,born in Hammersmith, west London. Bob is best known to the world and this wikia for portraying Jack Harper in On the Buses.

On the Buses[]

Grant is perhaps best remembered as the over sexed Jack Harper in the television comedy On the Buses, which ran for 74 episodes between 1969 and 1973. Although the critics thought it was a vulgar brand of comedy, it was hugely popular so what did the critics knowitThe popular series led to three feature films On The Buses (1971), Mutiny on the Buses (1972) and Holiday on the Buses (1973), the first of which was more successful in the UK than the Bond film of that year.

The series was the peak of his career; when Grant married for the third time in 1971 there were huge crowds outside the register office and the couple had to abandon their hired Rolls-Royce and walk to the reception. A double-decker bus had been provided for the guests, but they had to walk as well. Tragically he committed suicide in 2003.

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