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Birth Name: Karl Pilkington
Born: 09/23/1972
Birth Place: Manchester, England, GB

Pilkington was born Sept. 23, 1972, in Manchester, England, U.K., and grew up in Sale, a town in Greater Manchester. The details of Pilkington's upbringing were convoluted by his own batty tales of childhood, but his father reportedly worked as a cab driver. His homemaker mother often played the radio throughout the house, so at one point, young Karl fancied a career on the air. When he mentioned this desire to teachers, they suggested he set his sights lower. It became something of a pattern throughout his life. Karl attended Ashton-on-Mersey School but reputedly did not do well academically, and finding the aspects he enjoyed - those of art and drama - discouraged by his teachers and fathe... Continue Bio >>


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