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