Reg Varney played the bus driver of the number 11 bus. Bachelor, brother to Olive and the main character in the series, Stan never has any luck with the girls. His so called pal 'Jack' frequently lets him down and he seems destined to stay living at home and supporting his disfunctional family. If that wasn't enough, his working hours are plagued by the terrible Inspector Blake!
A master of timing and expression, Reg Varney had enormous talent and was extraordinarily versatile - a true all round performer - and he worked hard at it.
Reg Alfred Varney was born on 11th July 1916 in London's East End. He attended Star Lane Primary School in Newham.
His dad worked in a rubber factory in Silvertown. Reg had 2 sisters. Leaving school at 14 he worked as a messenger boy and a page boy at Regents Park Hotel.