Sir David Jason OBE Bio Details

Full name

Sir David John White





Date of birth

2 Feb 1940


Actor (1964)

Voice Over Artist (1980 (ca.))

David Jason played Only Fools and Horses' Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter for over 20 years, famous for his out of context French quotes and unique catchphrases including "This time next year we'll be millionaires", "Lovely Jubbly!" and "You Plonker Rodney!".  The show attracted 25 million viewers at it's peak.
The stage name David Jason was a quick decision made by David when he joined Equity.  As there was already a member called David White, David had to think quick on his feet to come up with an alternative, his mind wandered to the legend of Jason and the Argonauts and the name David Jason was born.
Received an OBE in 1993 and was knighted in 2005 for his services to drama.
David is a qualified helicopter pilot.
Has won 4 British Comedy awards and 6 National Television Awards.


1988 - Best Actor - Porterhouse Blue
1991 - Best Light Entertainment Performance - Only Fools and Horses
1997 - Best Comedy Performance - Only Fools and Horses Xmas Special
2003 - Fellowship

Sir David Jason OBE

Only Fools and Horses' Del Boy
Sir David Jason OBE

Relationship History

Gill Hinchcliffe



Myfanwy Talog


relationship began 1977
until 1995

Sir David Jason OBE Children

Sophie Mae White


Sophie Mae White

with Gill Hinchcliffe

David Jason's Daughter

Sir David Jason OBE Siblings

Arthur White


David Jason's Twin


June White


Sir David Jason OBE Family

Sir David Jason OBE's parents:

Sir David Jason OBE's father was Arthur White Sir David Jason OBE's mother was Olwen White

Sir David Jason OBE's children:

Sir David Jason OBE's daughter is Sophie Mae White

Sir David Jason OBE's current partners:

Sir David Jason OBE's wife is Gill Hinchcliffe

Sir David Jason OBE's former partners:

Sir David Jason OBE had a relationship with Myfanwy Talog

Sir David Jason OBE's siblings:

Sir David Jason OBE's brother is Arthur White Sir David Jason OBE's sibling was David Jason's Twin Sir David Jason OBE's sister is June White

Sir David Jason OBE FameChain Links

BAFTA: Fellows of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts


Other people in this association:

Elizabeth Taylor 1999

Sir Christopher Lee, CBE 2011

Martin Scorsese 2012


Only Fools and Horses Cast

1981 - 2014

Other people in this association:

Roger Lloyd Pack 1981 - 2003

Nicholas Lyndhurst

Buster Merryfield


Madam Tussauds

Other people in this association:

Adolf Hitler 1933

Princess Diana Princess of Wales

Mick Jagger


BAFTA Award Winners 1988 - The 41st


Other people in this association:

Sir Sean Connery 1988

Anne Bancroft 1988

Emma Thompson 1988


BAFTA Award Winners 1997 - The 50th


Other people in this association:

Juliette Binoche 1997

Dustin Hoffman 1997

Anthony Minghella CBE 1997


BAFTA Award Winners 1991 - The 44th


Other people in this association:

Martin Scorsese 1991

Whoopi Goldberg 1991