Brian Deacon (born 13 February 1949) is an English actor. Although he appeared in films such as The Triple Echo (1972) and Vampyres (1974), he is perhaps best known for portraying Jesus in the 1979 film Jesus, which was made by the evangelical organization the Jesus Film Project. (Deacon was chosen for the part out of a field of 263 actors screen tested by producer John Heyman.) Deacon has also portrayed Heumac in The Feathered Serpent (1976, 1978), Frank Miles in the 1978 TV series Lillie, and appeared with his brother, Eric, in the Peter Greenaway film, A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), as Oswald Deuce . Between 1992 and 1993, he played the role of The Rt Hon. Neil Kincaid in British soap opera Emmerdale, the lover of established character Kim Tate (Claire King).
Deacon was born in Oxford, where he later trained at the Oxford Youth Theatre. He has been married twice, firstly to Rula Lenska (1977-1987), with whom he had a daughter, Lara Deacon. His second marriage was to Natalie Bloch, with whom he has been married since 1998.