|Date of birth||30 October 1971|
|Place of birth||Glasgow|
|Other work|| Now and Then|
During the 1990s Alford launched a short-lived singing career and released covers of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Blue Moon"/"Only You", which reached the UK Top 20. Alford was dismissed from London's Burning after being caught supplying cannabis and cocaine to an undercover News of the World reporter, for which he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.
His other work includes appearances in Grange Hill, Now and Then, The Bill, Casualty and Mike Bassett:England Manager.