Outnumbered star Tyger-Drew Honey has been seen working part-time in an American Golf shop in Birmingham between TV roles.
The 21-year old actor was spotted at a two-day induction in Birmingham for the job at the golf equipment store.
According to The Sun, other people who were on the course were said to be stunned at seeing the famous face alongside them.
One person on the course spoke to The Sun and said: “Everyone had to go round introducing ourselves and he said, ‘You might recognise my face as I’ve done work on TV’.
“It’s quite a basic job and an unusual step for somebody who’s been acting from a young age.”
Tyger – who is the son of former adult entertainment actors (with his father being renowned star and producer Ben Dover) – spent seven years on the hit BBC sitcom Outnumbered, which started when he was aged just 11.
Capitalising on his new-found fame, the young actor has also had roles in The Armstrong and Miller show, Doctors and BBC Three’s Cuckoo – alongside Greg Davies, Andy Samberg and later Taylor Lautner.
He also appeared on this year’s Celebrity Masterchef and Celebs Go Dating in 2016.
A source close to Tyger has said that he took the job while he works on the screenplay for his own sitcom.
They added: “It’s a no brainier really for him. He loves golf and this means he gets a big discount on equipment and free use of the facilities while earning a bit of pocket money.”
Tyger’s spokesperson said that he had been “helping out in the pro shop between acting roles to gain a better understanding of the sport”.
Tyger has been a fixture on British TV for almost all of his life – first in 2007 appearing on Cbeebies’ The Large Family as the voice of Lester Large, and in the same year he started working on Outnumbered until the show ended in 2014 and the specials during and after 2014, as well as The Armstrong and Miller Show, for which he played various characters between 2007 and 2010.
While working on Outnumbered, he also appeared in Doctors, and in 2011, he began presenting for CBBC series The Friday Download, which he continued to do until 2013.
In 2012, he appeared in Cuckoo alongside Greg Davies and Andy Samberg, and continues to do so as two more series have been commissioned.
In Outnumbered, the role for which he is mostly known, he played eldest child of Pete and Sue, Jack Brockman. Tyger’s younger sister, Karen, is played by 16-year-old Ramona Marquez, while his brother Ben is played by 18-year-old Daniel Roche.
Always the moody teenager, Jack’s obsession with the opposite sex is always a constant source of worry for mum Sue. Dad Pete, however, seems to take a much more laid back approach.
It wasn’t easy for Tyger growing up with…ahem…famous parents. While his mother, adult actress Lindzi Drew retired from the biz when she fell pregnant with Tyger in 1995, Ben Dover – whose real name is Simon Honey – continued to work, and is still in operation, in the adult film industry, and over the years has become somewhat of a household name in Britain while he has amassed a small empire around his brand of gonzo pornography.
During the 90s, they were both jailed when their porn business was in its earliest days, being jailed for “publishing obscene material for gain” and “being in possession of obscene material”.
In July 2014, Tyger presented a programme called Tyger Takes On…Porn, in which he investigated the effects that an ever-growing access to pornography is having on the youth of today.
More to the point of Tyger not having it easy as a child, he spoke recently to news website Square Eyes about how bullies often targeted him because of his parent’s involvement in the pornography business, as well as his fame on television.
Speaking to Square Eyes, he said: “There was jealousy and bullying from other boys in my class. I stuck out because my name was Tyger, and I was on TV. I would come into class and if I’d only had a few scenes in an episode of Outnumbered the night before, they would say, ‘l didn’t see you on TV last night’. They would try to bring me down a notch.
“They were not physically abusive but I was mercilessly teased for my part in the show.
“It also didn’t help that my parents both worked in the adult entertainment industry.The other kids in the class knew about it but I would try not to let it get to me. However I did find it upsetting at times.”
It’s fair to say that the kids from Outnumbered have all grown up, and it’s always strange to see children, who were famous from their earliest days, grow up in front of us on screen and in the media.
Tyger’s On Screen Brother
Tyger’s on-screen younger brother, Daniel Roche, who played the lovable but hyperactive pain in the side Ben on Outnumbered is now 18, and has grown up to be a bit of a tank.
Roche got his start in TV when, at just five years old, he played a child on Casualty with special needs who threw himself off a roof, in an effort to emulate a superhero.
While playing Ben on Outnumbered, Roche also starred in Christmas 2010 BBC adaption of Just William. His performance earned him a Children’s BAFTA for Best Performance.
The same year he played a young Stephen Fry in the Sky1 comedy Little Crackers. He hasn’t done anything since he starred as Ben in the Outnumbered Christmas special last year, but he does have a film – The Thunderers – currently in pre-production.
Aside from being a semi professional rugby player for Wasps RFC Academy – influenced partly because of his father being a rugby reporter, I would imagine – he has mainly made the headlines recently for slightly less than complementary reasons, owing to his antics at a music festival BoomTown Fair at which he was filmed chanting ‘Ketamine’ with his friends.
Before that, he was filmed at Reading Festival chugging on a beer bong, so obviously Daniel likes to let loose a little!
And the little girl who played Karen…
Ramona Marquez, who played the youngest child of the Brockman’s Karen, hasn’t done any acting work since the Christmas special of Outnumbered last year, but has appeared in Oscar Winning The King’s Speech, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Arthur Christmas.
The 16-year-old looks world’s away from how she looked on Outnumbered, as she was recently pictured with dyed platinum blonde hair as she took to the red carpet for the film gala Access All Areas.