Stan Stennett (born July 30, 1925), is a Welsh comedian, actor and jazz musician. Stennett was born in Cardiff. During World War II, he served in the army and also worked as an entertainer. He made his professional stage debut with a group called the Harmaniacs. He later became resident comedian on a television show called Welsh Rarebit, but his big break was being chosen as one of the regular comedy guests on The Black and White Minstrel Show. Although primarily a comedian, who has appeared in variety shows and pantomime throughout the UK, Stennett has played “straight” acting roles in television programmes such as Coronation Street and Casualty. He was perhaps best known to armchair viewers for his long run as Sid Hooper in the top rating ITV soap opera, Crossroads before taking a lease on the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England in 1980. Today, Stan plays trumpet and guitar, and in his eighties is still performing on stage.