Kenneth William Farrington is an English actor who played the role of Tom King in Emmerdale from 2004 to 2006. His other TV roles include Billy Walker in Coronation Street from 1961-84 and Jack Gates in Family Affairs.
Pre Emmerdale careerEditKen Farrington was born on the 18th April 1936 in Peckham, London. He appeared in The Avengers. One of his major TV roles was as the villainous Billy Walker (pictured, right) in Coronation Street. Billy was the son of the iconic Rovers landlady Annie Walker, the unofficial Duchess Of Weatherfield. Ken played Billy on a recurring basis from 1961 to 1984. After his 1984 stint, Ken never returned to Coronation Street. Ken had roles in Minder and as Jack Gates in Family Affairs.
Since leaving Emmerdale, Ken is semi retired and has had a few roles in Doctors, New Tricks and Man Down in 2016, the latter being his latest TV role.
In 2018, Ken published his autobiography Hush My Mouth.