BRADFORD Bulls have appointed a film star and former rugby league ace as a shareholder.

Adam Fogerty, an original founder of Super League side Toronto Wolfpack alongside Eric Perez and David Argyle, played for Halifax, Warrington Wolves and St Helens as a player – winning a Super League title with the latter.

He has also featured in a number of Hollywood films including Snatch and Mean Machine, while also appearing on British television.

Fogerty, 50, will work alongside the club’s commercial operations department to attract new sponsorship, develop new long-term partnerships and rebuild previously existing commercial partnerships.

Halifax-born Fogerty said: “It is an honour to be involved with such a big brand and I hope I can play a big part in reviving the club back to its former glories,” said Fogerty.

“The Bradford Bulls have a great fanbase and they have aspirations of the club competing at the highest level again.

“I am looking forward to getting involved and helping rebuild the fans’ trust and support as we look to Bring The Bulls Back to Bradford at the earliest opportunity.”

His rugby league playing career saw him play for three clubs between 1991 and 1998, scoring 80 career points.

He also forged a career in boxing, winning 18 of his 19 heavyweight fights.

Fogerty is also the youngest player to play for the Isle of Man rugby team aged 15.

In his acting career, Fogerty has appeared in soaps including Coronation Street, as a prison officer and hitman, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. He has also appeared in TV shows such as Queer as Folk, Ultimate Force and Heartbeat.

He also played a miner in the 1997 film Brassed Off and a bouncer in Little Voice the following year. He combined his rugby league and acting passions in the 1998 film Up 'n' Under when he played a character called Wayne.

In 2015, Fogerty was cast as an 'emergency plumber' for the British insurance company Direct Line. A television commercial starring Harvey Keitel.

He also trod the boards, joining Barrie Rutter's Northern Broadsides theatre company to play Costard in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.