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Sylvester McCoy


Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. He started his acting career as a part of the Ken Campbell Roadshow, at first using the name Kent Smith before changing it ... See full bio »
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  Journey Bound (pre-production)
The Mechanic
  The Candy House (announced)
Norman Davies
 2015 The Last Conjuror (Short)
Arthur Roberts
 2015 Crims (TV Series)
Mr. Dunlop
- Day Thirty-Six (2015) ... Mr. Dunlop
 2014 The Seventeenth Kind (Short)
Rusty
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
Sylvester McCoy
 2012 The Academy: Special (TV Movie)
Felix
 2009 The Academy (Short)
Felix
 2009 Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (TV Series)
Nazi Doctor
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... Nazi Doctor
 2008 King Lear (TV Movie)
The Fool
 2001-2008 Casualty (TV Series)
Ashley Millington / Kev the Rev
- Life and Soul (2001) ... Kev the Rev
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
Fool
- King Lear (2008) ... Fool
 2008 Pass Them On (Short)
The Administrator
 2002-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Morris Shaw / Ian Drew
- 457 (2006) ... Morris Shaw
- 010 (2002) ... Ian Drew
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Series)
Reverend Beaver
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Reverend Beaver
 2004 Griffin
Grim
 2004 Still Game (TV Series)
Archie
- Oot (2004) ... Archie
 2002 The Shieling of the One Night (Short)
Fergus
 2002 Hollyoaks (TV Series)
Leonard Cave
- Episode dated 26 August 2002 (2002) ... Leonard Cave
 2001-2002 Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time (TV Mini-Series)
The Doctor
- Death Comes to Time (2002) ... The Doctor (voice)
- No Child of Earth (2002) ... The Doctor (voice)
- The Child (2002) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Planet of Blood (2002) ... The Doctor (voice)
 1999-2001 See It Saw It (TV Series)
The Lord High Chamberlain / Aunt Grizelda / Jester
- Courage and Adventure (2001) ... The Lord High Chamberlain / Aunt Grizelda
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Jester
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
Mr. Tallman
 1997 Beyond Fear (TV Movie)
Michael Sams
 1997 Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors (Video Game)
The Doctor (voice)
 1996 Doctor Who (TV Movie)
The Doctor
 1996 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Gash Senior
- Father (1996) ... Gash Senior
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. Colin Dove
 1994 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Angus
- Mr. Chairman (1994) ... Angus
 1979-1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Reader
- Episode dated 15 January 1993 (1993) ... Storyteller
- Episode dated 11 January 1993 (1993) ... Storyteller
 1991 Thrill Kill Video Club (Video)
Spoons
 1988 What's Your Story? (TV Series)
Narrator / Presentor
 1987 Three Kinds of Heat
Harry Pimm
 1985 Dramarama (TV Series)
Donald
- Frog (1985) ... Donald
 1982-1985 Eureka (TV Series)
PC Dunworthy / Various Roles
- Food (1985)
- Episode dated 21 November 1983 (1983) ... PC Dunworthy
- Episode dated 4 November 1982 (1982) ... Various Roles
 1985 No 73 (TV Series)
Moving man
- Moving Space (1985) ... Moving man
 1984 Starstrider (TV Series)
Wart
 1980-1981 Jigsaw (TV Series)
O-Man
- Episode #3.13 (1981) ... O-Man
- Episode #3.1 (1981) ... O-Man
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... O-Man
 1981 Tiswas (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 14 November 1981 (1981) ... Various (as Sylveste McCoy)
 1981 Tiny Revolutions (TV Movie)
Cabaret comedian
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Kerwin
- Electric in the City (1980) ... Kerwin
 1979 All the Fun of the Fair
Scotch Jack
 1979 Dracula
Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
 1979 Turning Year Tales (TV Series)
Turps
 1977 For the Love of Albert (TV Mini-Series)
Cast memeber
 1975 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
 1973 Roberts Robots (TV Series)
Robot Entertainer
- Dial C for Chaos (1973) ... Robot Entertainer (as Sylveste McCoy)
 1965 Vision On (TV Series)
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He acted in Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad's musical, "Abracadabra," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Elaine Paige, Jenna Russell, Dexter Fletcher, Michael Praed, and Phil Daniels in the cast. Peter James was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sylveste McCoy

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

(About the Doctor Who (1963) story Ghost Light) It was well done but God knows what it meant. See more »

Trivia:

McCoy and Timothy Dalton appeared together on stage in London in 1986 and complained to each other that long-term work was so hard to find. The next year, McCoy was cast as the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) and Dalton was cast James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). See more »

Nickname:

Sylv

Star Sign:

Leo

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