Emmerdale cast: Who plays DI Goldberg? Who is John Bowler?

The factory fire on Emmerdale last week sent shockwaves through the village as Frank Clayton (played by Michael Praed) tragically died as a result. Inadvertently caused by Amy Wyatt (Natalie Ann Jamieson) and Kerry Wyatt (Laura Norton), factory workers and residents alike were left stunned to see Frank flung from the building following an explosion which sadly took his life. As his daughters mourn his loss, it has been left up to DI Goldberg (John Bowler) to investigate what happened and ITV soap fans are keen to know more about the Emmerdale actor.

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Who plays DI Goldberg on Emmerdale?

Emmerdale’s DI Goldberg is played by 67-year-old actor John Bowler.

Bowler’s introduction on Emmerdale came on Friday, August 2 to investigate the factory fire which claimed Frank’s life.

So far, Di Goldberg has had run-ins with Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) and the Sharma family, but fans have been distracted by where they recognise the actor from away from the ITV soap.


The actor’s CV boasts a number of high-profile roles prior to his Emmerdale debut this year.

Most notably, Bowler portrayed PC Roger Valentine on long-running ITV crime drama The Bill until 2010.

Bowler’s time on The Bill saw him rack up over 200 acting credits over the course of six years on the drama.

The actor has also landed roles on pretty much every other UK soap going before stepping into the Dales.

Die-hard soap fans may recognise Bowler for his portrayal of Dougie Slade on BBC’s EastEnders back in 2003.


The year before his stint on Albert Square, the Emmerdale star appeared in a handful of episodes of Coronation Street as well, playing John Wilding.

Soapland came calling again in 2017 when Bowler starred in daytime drama Doctors.

While the small screen is where Bowler has spent the majority of his career, the Emmerdale newcomer has also enjoyed stints in a number of British movies.

He starred opposite Golden Globe-nominee Anna Friel in 1998 drama The Tribe.

Bowler also landed a part in 2013 thriller Harrigan alongside Wild at Heart star Stephen Tompkinson.

Other roles ITV soap fans may recognise the DI Goldberg actor from include DCI Banks, Holby City, WPC 56, Casualty and Steel River Blues.


How long Bowler will remain on Emmerdale depends on how long the investigation into the factory fire goes on for.

The likes of Rishi Sharma (Bhasker Patel), Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) and Frank himself have emerged as early suspects behind the fire.

However, viewers know it was all down to Amy and mum Kerry.

Kerry finds herself face-to-face with DI Goldberg on Tuesday (August 6) as he tries to get to the bottom of the investigation.

Whether she’ll be able to successfully evade arrest along with Amy for the robbery and subsequent murder of Frank will be revealed in the coming weeks on Emmerdale.

Emmerdale continues at 7pm every weeknight on ITV.

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