Vince 'Mark' Earl is an English singer, comedian and actor most famous for his portrayal of the character Ron Dixon in the soap opera Brookside.
He was involved in the Merseybeat scene of the 1960s as singer with Vince Earl Talismen, and Vince Earl & the Attractions. He also played in the band "Rory Storm and The Hurricanes" and The Wirral band The Zero's who played in the Majestic nightclub Conway street Birkenhead in the early 60's. He is a stand up comedian who appeared on the Granada Television show The Comedians before landing the Brookside part. He also acted in the film No Surrender and in Boys from the Blackstuff.
In November 2007, Earl returned to the set of Brookside in West Derby, Liverpool for an interview with ITV Local News to celebrate 25 years since the show started on Channel 4. He showed reporters around the Close, showing them his character's house, and the infamous patio where Trevor Jordache was found. Michael Starke, who played Sinbad Sweeney, also featured in the interview from the set of his new soap home at Coronation Street.
He is a supporter of Liverpool F.C. [More at Wikipedia]