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Johnny Vegas (born Michael Joseph Pennington; 5 September 1970) is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Geoff Maltby (The Oracle) in Benidorm. His style comedy include: his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure, high husky voice and support of St Helens rugby league club.
Vegas was born in St Helens, Lancashire, England. He was married to Catherine "Kitty" Donnelly from 2002 until they divorced in 2008. He married Irish columnist Maia Dunphy in 2011 in Seville, Spain. He is a Christian, having returned to religion after having lapsed during adolescence. He lives in London.
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