Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn OBE (9 January 1920 – 6 November 2012) was an English actor, comedian, artist, author, and singer.
His first professional stage role was as a 72-year-old man when he himself was still a teenager, and it led to a highly successful career appearing almost exclusively as dotty old gents, notably Dad's Army's Corporal Jones, roles he once joked that he was destined to play due to his skinny, bandy legs.
These characters always had more than a whiff of music hall about them, hardly surprising given Dunn's theatrical heritage. His grandfather was a music hall comedian, while his own father Bobby Dunn was a singer and raconteur who toured theatres, mostly the seaside variety, alongside his wife Connie Clive, a successful comedienne.
He was best known as Lance-Corporal Jones, the zealous old soldier in the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army celebrated for the catchphrases "Don’t panic!" and "They don’t like it up ’em!".
Clive was a regular performer at the Players', where he perfected a routine based on his collection of 'doddery old codgers'.
He can be heard singing 'My Old Dutch' on Players' CD 2.