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Jon Pertwee (1919–1996)

Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Doctor, on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who (1963). He portrayed the Doctor from 1970 to 1974. His 60-year entertainment career included work in radio, films, and cabaret. This was despite the inauspicious beginning of having been thrown out of drama school as a young man and ... See full bio »

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  Doctor Who: Devious (TV Series) (post-production)
The 3rd Doctor
 1995 Discworld (Video Game)
Fool / Chucky / Windle Poons / ... (voice)
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. Jeremiah O'Kane
 1994 Cloud Cuckoo (Short)
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Luis Silverado
- A Torch for Silverado (1992) ... Luis Silverado
 1985 Do You Know the Milkyway? (TV Movie)
Dr. Neuross
 1984 Deus ex Machina (Video Game)
The Storyteller (voice)
 1982 The Curious Case of Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Dr. Merryweather
 1978 The Water Babies
Salmon / Jock the Lobster / Kraken (voice)
 1977 Wombling Free
Womble (voice)
 1977 Four Against the Desert (TV Movie)
 1977 Adventures of a Private Eye
Judd Blake
 1975 The Goodies (TV Series)
Reverend Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn
- Wacky Wales (1975) ... Reverend Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood
Paul Henderson (segment 4 "The Cloak")
 1970 I Understand (Short)
 1969 Up in the Air
 1966-1967 Jackanory (TV Series)
- Little Grey Rabbit's Birthday (1967) ... Storyteller
- Little Grey Rabbit Makes Lace (1967) ... Storyteller
- Little Grey Rabbit Goes to the Sea (1967) ... Storyteller
- Little Grey Rabbit and the Weasels (1967) ... Storyteller
- Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day (1967) ... Storyteller
 1967 Beggar My Neighbour (TV Series)
Major Henley
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Major Henley
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Brigadier Whitehead
- From Venus with Love (1967) ... Brigadier Whitehead
 1966 Runaway Railway
Station Master
 1966 I've Gotta Horse
Costumier's assistant
 1966 David Nixon's Comedy Bandbox (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1966) ... Guest.
 1965 Mother Goose (TV Movie)
The Squire
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
- The Enemy Within (1965)
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Storekeeper (Hare Factory) (uncredited)
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Sidney Tait
 1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Hypnotist (1963)
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
Gen. Birkinshaw
 1960 Not a Hope in Hell
 1960 Just Joe
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
Victor Jekyll
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Champagne Charlie
- Champagne Charlie (1959) ... Champagne Charlie
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Peter the Peddler
- The Swindler (1958) ... Peter the Peddler
 1957 Rise Above It (TV Movie)
Everyone else
 1956 It's a Wonderful World
Conductor (uncredited)
 1955 A Yank in Ermine
Slowburn Jenks
 1954 The Gay Dog
A Betting Man
 1951 Mister Drake's Duck
 1950 The Body Said No!
 1949 Miss Pilgrim's Progress
Postman Perkins
 1949 Dear Mr. Prohack
 1949 Helter Skelter
Headwaiter / Charles II
 1949 Mystery at the Burlesque
Detective Sergeant (as Jon Pertwer)
 1948 William Comes to Town
Circus Superintendent
 1948 A Piece of Cake
Mr. Short
 1948 Trouble in the Air
 1947 Toad of Toad Hall (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1947 The Wandering Jew (TV Movie)
Boemond, Prince of Tarentum
 1939 The Secret Four
Rally campaigner
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
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Other Works:

Album: Voice of the Pied Piper on a children's record, "The Pied Piper". See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 2 Articles | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Jon Pertwer


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[on playing it straight in Doctor Who (1963)] In all my years as an actor, I had never been me - I had always hidden behind my glasses, mustaches and funny voices. See more »


He was a talented water-skier and had a passion for fast cars and motorbikes. He carried on riding his last bike, a Honda VT500E, until he was 74, two years before his death. See more »


Thick mane of curly grey hair See more »


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