Everett Aaker was born in Wigan, Lancashire on April 20, 1954. He was a finalist on the B.B.C. television series Film Buff of the Year in 1982 and the B.B.C. radio series Screen Test in 1998. He is also an Associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (L.A.M.D.A.). He was hired as a staff writer to write profiles of famous American film and television personalities for a magazine called T.V. Scene in the late eighties. This led him to sign a contract with McFarland, a leading American reference book publisher, to write/ compile Television Western Players of the Fifties which was originally published in 1997 and is still in print.
Subsequently he wrote/ compiled a similar volume for McFarland called Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters (2006). This is a biographical encyclopedia of every actor and actress who had a regular role in an American crime or mystery series between 1948 and 1959. Entries include details of the character played and of the type of crime series in which the actor/ actress appeared e.g. police procedural, private eye etc. This book is a standard work in reference libraries all over the world.
His next book was George Raft: The Films (2013) which consists of a short biography of Raft, one of the most acclaimed gangster players of all time, whose most prosperous period was between Scarface (1932) and Some Like It Hot (1959). The main body of the book covers technical credits, cast list, synopsis and analysis of all his released films together with numerous appendices. The book also includes an account of Raft’s own involvement with legendary underworld figures such as Al Capone and Benny “Bugsy” Siegel.
His latest book is Television Western Players (1960 – 1975) which is a companion volume to his first book. One of the main themes of this book is an exploration of crime in the Old West. It has been published in 2017.