Alan Davies is a comedian and actor, born 6 March 1966 in Essex, England.
He won the Time Out award for Best Young Comic in 1991. In 1995 he appeared in the spoof travel show One for the Road. In 1997 he played Jonathan Creek, a stage magician with a side interest in solving crimes. This lasted four series finishing with three episodes in 2004. He got his own radio show The Alan Davies Show in 1998. In 2001 he played Robert Gossage in Bob and Rose, a comedy drama about a gay man falling for a woman. In 2006, he was the first ever guest on TV Heaven, Telly Hell. He has most recently appeared as a permanent panellist on the BBC quiz game QI hosted by Stephen Fry.
He is also a renowned Arsenal Football Club fan and, regularly berates Manchester United as "Moanchester United" in his weekly Times football column.