Tim Vincent is a Welsh television presenter and actor. He is perhaps best known as a reporter on the syndicated television show “Access Hollywood,” a gig he started since 2005. He presented the hit the children's programme “Blue Peter” (1993-1997), in addition to “Short Change” (1997-1999), “Fully Booked” (1998-1999), “I'm Famous and Frightened!” (2004), “This Morning” (2005) and “Phenomenon” (2007). He also has presented several Miss World contests. On the acting front, Vincent had regular roles on “Children's Ward” (1989-1991), “Dangerfield” (1996-1997) and “Emmerdale Farm” (2000-2001) as well as co-starred in the 2000 film “Sorted.”
Timothy Russell Walker
Childhood and Family:
Tim Vincent was born on November 4, 1972, in Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales. His birth names is Timothy Russell Walker. He started acting at Theatr Clwyd, in nearby Mold. He currently lives and works in the United States.
Tim Vincent began his career as an actor in the ITV drama series “Children's Ward,” where he played alcoholic teenager Billy Ryan between 1989 and 1991. He branched out into TV presenting in December 1993 when he landed work on the popular children's programme “Blue Peter.” He remained with the show until January 1997. During his four year tenure, Vincent completed the New York Marathon, traveled to South Africa, and flew a fighter jet. He also played the role of Marty Dangerfield on the British drama series “Dangerfield” between 1996 to 1997.
After leaving “Blue Peter” and “Dangerfield,” Vincent presented “Short Change,” a consumer affairs programme for children, from 1997 to 1999, a magazine show for children called “Fully Booked” between 1998 and 1999, and the BBC factual show “The Clothes Show” from 1998 to 1999. From 2000 to 2001, he jointed the cast of the long running British soap opera “Emmerdale” in the role of Adam Forrester. He also played the role of Justin in the British/American thriller film “Sorted” (2000), opposite Matthew Rhys, Sienna Guillory, Ben Moor, Tim Curry and Jason Donovan, and guest starred as Barney in an episode of “Dream Team” called “Confessions” (2001).
In 2004, Vincent presented the first series of the reality TV series “I'm Famous and Frightened!” and the TV series documentary “There's Something About Miriam” ( Sky One ). In the following year, he became a guest presenter on the British daytime TV programme “This Morning,” in addition to
starting his first of a series of appearances in the the British lunchtime television programme “Loose Women.” The same year, he also hosted “Miss World 2005, a gig he would repeated in 2006 and 2007, and appeared as reenactor in an episode of “Slavery and the Making of America” called “Liberty in the Air.”
It was also in 2005 that Vincent joined the syndicated entertainment news program “Access Hollywood” as overseas correspondent. He keeps the gig to present.
In 2007, Vincent hosted “Phenomenon,” a competition show that ran on NBC from October 24 to November 21, 2007. The same year, he also narrated the BBC cookery series “Kitchen Criminals, starring top chefs Angela Hartnett and John Burton Race.
In 2008, Vincent became a contestant on the third series of the British talent show “Dancing on Ice.” He was the fifth contestant to be eliminated from the show.
Vincent has presented shows on London's 95.8 Capital FM. In August 2009, he was announced as the guest host of Kim Wilde's “Secret Songs Sunday on Magic” 105.4 FM (London).