Former EastEnders and Heartbeat star Nick Berry looks unrecognizable at 58 with an entirely new look after quitting his acting career over eight years ago
Heartbeat star Nick Berry is unrecognizable eight years on from quitting his acting career.
The English actor, who played handsome hunk PC Nick Rowan fro six years on Heartbeat from 1992 until 1998.
Before his stint as the unforgettable policeman, Nick starred in EastEnders where he played Simon Wicks for five years before eventually calling time on the BBC One soap in 1990.
After leaving Albert Square he took on the role of harbor master Mike Nicholls in Harbor Lights.
He later landed the role as the womanising Nick Rowan.
Nick even enjoyed a brief pop career releasing the 1986 single, Every Loser Wins, which became the second biggest-selling record in the UK that year.
He hit the British charts once again with his cover of the Buddy Holly hit ‘Heartbeat’, which reached No.2 in 1992.
The actor made his last TV appearance a decade ago in 2012 at the funeral of his on-screen EastEnders’ mother Pat Butcher.
Since then, Nick, who is now 58, has remained largely out of the limelight as he focuses on his family life.
In his most recent appearance out and about, the silver fox looked unrecognizable from his telly days.
Nick, who is now a stay-at-home-dad was accompanied by his adorable pooch as he wrapped up in a scarf and casual outfit.
He was then pictured helping his pet pooch into his red Land Rover.
Nick decided to quit his TV career to be a stay-at-home dad to his sons Louis and Finley, who he shares with wife Rachel Robertson.
The lovebirds tied the knot in 1994 and decided to make family life a priority not long after.
The happy family now all live in Epping in Essex – but Nick hasn’t completely ruled out a return to his former acting career.
When he decided to pack in his acting career, it was due to the fact his bust scheduling was ‘robbing’ him of time with his two young sons.
However, now that Louis and Finley are older, Nick would ‘never say never’ to a return to his TV career.
“I chose to be a stay-at-home dad and have loved it,” he told Mail Online in a 2011 interview.
“I always said that when the boys were teenagers I could go back, but the longer you don’t do something the harder it is to do it, and I haven’t really missed it.
“While I’d never say never, I’m genuinely happy as I am. The job was great. You’re driven everywhere, fed every five minutes and told what to do and where to go. What I struggled with was that the boys were very young and I felt like I was away filming all the time.
“I’d been blessed with these little people and yet I wasn’t really there. I realized I wanted to be at home.”