Sunday, September 22, 2013

Who played Dr. Who?

This is a list of actors who have played the Doctor role in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Since the series began in 1963, many actors have played the title character of the Doctor on television and in various BBC-licensed spin-offs on television, stage, radio, film, audio plays and webcasts. The character's ability to periodically regenerate his appearance and personality has facilitated the ability of new actors to take over the role – in both official and unofficial productions – while in most cases maintaining continuity with the television series. However, as noted below, some actors have played versions of the Doctor that depart from thecanon.
This list does not include stand-ins, stunt men, most actors featured in sketch comedies and send-ups or Doctors who have appeared in fan films, amateur stage shows or audios.  -Wikipedia

TenureFirst appearanceLast appearance
William Hartnell
(First Doctor)
23 November 1963 – 29 October 1966An Unearthly Child
Episode 1
The Tenth Planet
Episode 4
William Hartnell played the Doctor in "An Unearthly Child" also known as 'The Pilot Episode'. This was the first attempt at the first episode of the original series filmed in September 1963, and first released on The Hartnell YearsVHS in 1990.
Other appearances:
Patrick Troughton
(Second Doctor)
29 October 1966 – 21 June 1969The Tenth Planet
Episode 4
The War Games
Episode 10
Other appearances:
Jon Pertwee
(Third Doctor)
3 January 1970 – 8 June 1974Spearhead from Space
Episode 1
Planet of the Spiders
Part Six
Other appearances:
Tom Baker
(Fourth Doctor)
8 June 1974 – 21 March 1981Planet of the Spiders
Part Six
Part Four
Other appearances:
Peter Davison
(Fifth Doctor)
21 March 1981 – 16 March 1984Logopolis
Part Four
The Caves of Androzani
Part Four
Other appearances:
Richard Hurndall
(First Doctor)
23 November 1983The Five Doctors
Hurndall replaced William Hartnell, who had died in 1975, as the First Doctor for the show's 20th anniversary special.
Colin Baker
(Sixth Doctor)
16 March 1984 – 6 December 1986The Caves of Androzani
Part Four
The Ultimate Foe
Part Two
Other appearances:
Sylvester McCoy
(Seventh Doctor)
7 September 1987 – 6 December 1989
27 May 1996
Time and the Rani
Part One
Doctor Who
Sylvester McCoy also briefly played the Sixth Doctor in Time and the Rani, during the regeneration scene, wearing a curly blonde wig.
Other appearances:
Paul McGann
(Eighth Doctor)
27 May 1996Doctor WhoDoctor Who
Other appearances:
Christopher Eccleston
(Ninth Doctor)
26 March – 18 June 2005"Rose""The Parting of the Ways"
Other appearances:
David Tennant
(Tenth Doctor)
18 June 2005 – 1 January 2010"The Parting of the Ways"The End of Time
Part Two
David Tennant also played the half-human Doctor in "Journey's End" – 5 July 2008
Other appearances:
Matt Smith
(Eleventh Doctor)
1 January 2010 – presentThe End of Time
Part Two
Other appearances:
Actors in the official television continuity

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