Corries Paul Opacics past roles before landing job as killer Coreys dad

Corey Brent's dad has Coronation Street fans guessing where else they've seen the actor – as he brings his familiar face to TV screen.

Stefan Brent first appeared on the cobbles last month to play Corey's father – but distracted fans who were befuddled as to where else they had seen actor Paul Opacic.

Twitter was full of questions, with one social media user writing: "Corey's dad looks familiar?" while another wrote: "Who’s this chap playing Corey's dad he looks familiar, anybody know?"

While some viewers debated about where to place this recognisable face, others immediately linked him to other popular soaps.

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One Twitter user wrote: "I'm sure that guy was in Emmerdale years ago.”

Paul played Steve Marchant in Emmerdale between 1996 and 1999.

Steve was Kim Tate's second husband and met a sticky end as he was sentenced to prison after his wife framed him for her own crimes.

His work in Emmerdale led to other soap roles, as he went on to appear in Heartbeat, Doctors and Peak Practice.

Paul then joined ITV's prison drama Bad Girls in 2001, taking on the role of Mark Waddle at the beginning of its third series.

After only a year he quit the series, making his final appearance at the end of the fourth series.

Paul went on to have minor roles in Cold Feet, The Bill and Totally Frank, before being cast in a supporting role in BBC's The Chase.

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Making his way around soapland, the actor's TV credits also include The Royal, Holby City and Waterloo Road.

Paul also had a starring role in Channel 4's Hollyoaks, playing Carl Costello, the new owner of The Dog in the Pond pub, between 2010 and 2013.

He also made a return guest appearance in 2018.

Back on Coronation Street's cobbles, Stefan Brent has made a bullish entrance.

He made his Weatherfield debut meeting with Dev Alahan after his daughter Asha moved in with Stefan's son, Corey.

Ruthless behaviour appears to run in the family, as Stefan protected Corey after the brutal attack on Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin.

Monday's episode of Corrie saw Asha refuse to give an alibi for Corey – subsequently Corey was arrested on suspicion of Seb’s murder.

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