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He moved to Hounslow, in Middlesex, with his parents and his older brother Arthur in 1960 at the age of eight, where he got a job helping the milkman, which paid about five shillings.
He was discovered while playing football with his brother in the park by theatrical agent June Collins, mother of Phil Collins.
Collins enrolled both Jack and Arthur at the Barbara Speake Stage School, an independent school in Acton in West London.
The Wild brothers sought acting roles to supplement their parents' income and, in the autumn of 1964, both were cast in a West End theatre production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!
Wild is also known for his roles as Jimmy in the NBC children's television series H. Pufnstuf (1969) and in the accompanying 1970 feature film as well as Much the Miller's Son in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
Wild was born into a working class family in Royton, Lancashire.
Wild unsuccessfully attempted various alcoholism rehabilitation programmes and finally let go of drinking on 6 March 1989 after joining Alcoholics Victorious.
For the most part, he spent the remainder of his career working in theatre.
His last major appearance was as the male lead, "Mouse", in Tayla Goodman's rock musical Virus.
This did not help him find acting work, and by 1976 his film career was badly stalled.
In 1981 he was supposed to star with Suzi Quatro in a series about a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde for British television, but it was cancelled at the last minute.
"I received roughly 2,000 fan letters a week," he stated in 1989. After he left the school in 1966, he didn't see her again until Christmas of 1970, when she was hosting a Christmas party.