Russell Dixon played Dave Barnes on Coronation Street from 1978 to 1979, and Harry Potts from 1992 to 1993 and briefly reprised the role in 1995. In a bizarre piece of casting, having played Harry who was a councillor and enemy of Alf Roberts, in December 2012 he played Henry Wilkins, another councillor who had been a friend of Alf's!

His other credits include Shelley, The Vice and Northern Lights.