Aged 15, Mick was signed to Port Vale Football Club as a goalkeeper by the legendary Stanley Mathews. He was in his element and in 1966 he was called up for an England youth team trial, but lost out to a young lad called Peter Shilton.
In 1976, Mick applied to go on the popular TV talent show, New Faces. He was accepted and won his heat. As a direct result, he was signed up for a national tour supporting Chuck Berry. Other tours followed, and in 1977 he was offered his first summer season in Morecombe.
Mick now combines his acting with his cabaret performances, his after dinner comedy and cruise work. He is very much in demand with the major cruise lines as he is happy working to American as well as British audiences, which makes him the perfect comedian for cruise ships. He regularly works for P & O, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Holland America.