Only Fools and Horses legend has famous brother you never knew about

Sir David Jason has graced our television screens for decades and become best known for his legendary role in Only Fools and Horses.

The actor, who has been a part of our lives for generations, played Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter.

The BBC sitcom was first broadcast in 1981 and follows wheeler-dealer Del Boy and the Trotter family on quests to make quick cash, and eventually become millionaires.

Born David John White in 1940, the television star has been the epitome of British comedy and drama and has rose in the ranks to become a national treasure.

And it appears some fans didn’t realise that the talent runs in his family, My London reports.

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David Jason and Arthur White have both had successful TV careers

Over the years, his roles have included playing Granville in Open All Hours, Blanco in Porridge, Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, and DI Frost in A Touch of Frost, and many more.

And it appears acting is a talent that runs through’s David’s family as he has a famous brother.

David’s older brother, Arthur White, features in a number of episodes of police crime drama A Touch of Frost playing the role of PC Ernie Trigg.

Have you spotted him?

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Rumour has it, it was in fact Arthur that inspired David to pursue acting early in his career.

Back in 1996, Arthur starred in Goodnight Sweetheart which also stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses, as the lead role.

Arthur, who was born in London in 1933, has also featured in a number of popular television series.

He played Albert Fogerty in Heartbeat back in 2007 after landing a part in Holby City in 2006 as Sidney Bickton.

Other television appearances include Doctors, Family Affairs, London’s Burning, Grange Hill, and many more.

In 1991, Arthur starred alongside brother David when he appeared in two episodes of The Darling Buds of May as Uncle Pearce.

It’s a shame the two famous siblings never acted alongside each other in Only Fools.

Well, there’s always hopes for an on-screen reunion.

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This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV

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