In a programme from the 1960’s Jerry said that he had no ambition to act at all. Nevertheless, he enjoyed planning and building sets, painting scenery and organising back-stage management so that it ticked like a clock.
With Peggy Foster, actress and producer for Wythall, Jerry formed part of a first-rate husband-and-wife team. Professionally he was a mechanical engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering Inspection. His job took him to most parts of the world.
Jerry was Birmingham born and bred as was Peggy. Jerry was also a member of Birmingham City Special Constabulary.