The Doctors

by rowenna2000 | created - 15 Dec 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Each incarnation of the Doctor, including radio and film appearances. Also their respective companions, who qualify by having travelled with the Doctor in a substantial number of episodes. An exception is the companions who aided the Third Doctor during his exile, while he was grounded.

1. Jodie Whittaker

Actress | Attack the Block

Jodie Whittaker is an English actress. She is best known for Venus (2006), St Trinian's (2007), Good (2008), and Attack the Block (2011).

She has also starred in the television series Wired (2008), Black Mirror (2011) and Broadchurch (2013-2017). Her film debut was Venus starring Peter O'Toole.

On 16...

THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR (2017-present)

Companions: ???

2. Peter Capaldi

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After ...

THE TWELFTH DOCTOR (2013-2017).

Companions:

  • Clara (see below)
  • Nardole, a criminal humanoid with an uncertainpast
  • Bill Potts, a dinner lady from 2010s Bristol.

3. Matt Smith

Actor | Doctor Who

Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who (2005).

Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David ...

THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR (2010-2013)

Companions:

  • Amy Pond, a Scotswoman from 2000s England.
  • Rory Williams, a nurse from 2000s England.
  • Clara Oswald, a nanny from 2010s England.

4. Toby Jones

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, ...

2010

The Dream Lord

5. David Tennant

Actor | Doctor Who

One of Scotland's greatest ever actors, David Tennant has won almost universal acclaim from audiences, critics and fellow professionals for his outstanding and award-winning performances on stage and screen. He was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and ...

THE TENTH DOCTOR (2005-10) and y personal favourite.

Companions:

  • Rose (see below)
  • Jack Harkness, a con-man from another planet
in the 51st century.
  • Donna Noble, a temp from 2000s London.
  • Martha Jones, a trainee doctor from 2000s London.

6. Christopher Eccleston

Actor | Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first came to public attention as Derek Bentley in Let Him Have It (1991). However, it was a regular role in the television series Cracker (1993) that made him a recognizable figure in the United Kingdom. He appeared in the ...

THE NINTH DOCTOR (2005)

Companion:

  • Rose, a shop assistant from 2000s London.

7. David Warner

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

David Hattersley Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He was born out of wedlock and often accepted to be raised by each of his parents, eventually settling with his father and stepmother. His father changed jobs often and moved ...

2003/08

Alternative (ninth?) Doctor, on radio.

8. Nicholas Briggs

Actor | The Airzone Solution

Nicholas Briggs was born on September 29, 1961 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Airzone Solution (1993), Torchwood (2006) and Auton (1997).

2003/07-08

Alternative Doctor, on stage and radio.

9. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

THE WAR DOCTOR (between Eight and Nine).

No companions

10. Geoffrey Bayldon

Actor | A Night to Remember

Born Leeds, England and trained at Old Vic Theatre School, 1947-1949. First stage appearance in "Tough at the Top" (C.B. Cochran's last musical) in 1949, followed by seasons at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Glasgow Citizen's and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. First in ...

2003/2005

Alternative (first?) Doctor, on radio.

11. Arabella Weir

Actress | The Fast Show

Arabella Weir was born on December 6, 1957 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The Fast Show (1994), Posh Nosh (2003) and The Fast Show Faster (2011). She is married to Dr Jeremy Norton. They have two children.

2003

Alternative (third?) Doctor, on radio.

12. Richard E. Grant

Actor | Gosford Park

Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Union of South Africa as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Hudson Hawk (1991) and Withnail & I (1987). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children.

2003

Appeared in Doctor Who: Scream of the Schalka, as an alternative ninth Doctor.

13. Ian Brooker

Actor | I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle

Ian Brooker was born on September 22, 1959 as Ian Anthony Brooker. He is an actor and producer, known for I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990), The Casebook of Eddie Brewer (2012) and Casualty (1986).

2003

Alternative Doctor, on radio (uncredited)

14. David Collings

Actor | Scrooge

David Collings was born on June 4, 1940 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He is an actor, known for Scrooge (1970), Saiyûki (1978) and Doctor Who (1963).

2003

Alternative Doctor, on radio.

15. Paul McGann

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Paul McGann was born on November 14, 1959 in Kensington, Liverpool, England. He is an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Alien³ (1992) and Withnail & I (1987). He has been married to Annie Milner since 1992. They have two children.

THE EIGHTH DOCTOR (1996)

No companions.

16. Sylvester McCoy

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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 ...

THE SEVENTH DOCTOR (1987-89), and the first Doctor I can remember watching.

Companions:

  • Brigadier-General Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (see the Second Doctor)
  • Ace, a teenager from nineties London

17. Michael Jayston

Actor | Nicholas and Alexandra

Michael Jayston was born on October 29, 1935 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Michael James. He is an actor, known for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Doctor Who (1963) and The Wednesday Play (1964). He has been married to Elizabeth Ann Smithson since 1978. They have two children. He was ...

1986/2003

'The Valeyard' - an alternate reality Doctor.

18. Geoffrey Hughes

Actor | Yellow Submarine

Geoffrey began his extensive stage career at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. He then appeared in several West End productions, such as Say Goodnight to Grandma and Run for Your Wife. He appeared in numerous TV shows, including Coronation Street (1960) and Keeping Up Appearances (1990), where he ...

1986

Mr. Popplewick, The Valeyard's disguise

19. Colin Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just ...

THE SIXTH DOCTOR (1984-86)

Companions:

  • Peri Brown (see below)
  • Melanie Bush, a computer programmer from eighties Brighton.

20. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Moffett, now better known by his stage name Peter Davison, was born on 13 April 1951 in the Streatham area of London. In 1961, he and his family - parents Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana) and his sisters Barbara, Pamela and Shirley moved to Knaphill, ...

THE FIFTH DOCTOR (1981-84)

Companions:

  • Brigadier-General Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (see the Second Doctor)
  • Adric (see below)
  • Nyssa (see below)
  • Tegan Jovanka (see below)
  • Junior Ensign Commander Vislor Turlough, a soldier from the planet Trion.
  • Peri Brown, a college student from eighties America

21. Adrian Gibbs

Actor | A Bridge Too Far

Adrian Gibbs is an actor, known for A Bridge Too Far (1977), Doctor Who (1963) and A Man Called Intrepid (1979).

1981/82

'The Watcher'

22. Tom Baker

Actor | Nicholas and Alexandra

The English character actor Tom Baker is best known for his record-setting seven-year stint as the Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He was born in 1934 in Liverpool, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father was of English and Scottish descent, while his mother's family was ...

THE FOURTH DOCTOR (1974-81)

Companions:

  • Brigadier-General Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart (see the Second Doctor)
  • Regimental Sergeant Major John Benton, a UNIT officer (see below)
  • Sarah Jane Smith (see below)
  • Lieutenant Harry Sullivan, a UNIT naval surgeon
  • Leela, a warrior of a regressed human society on another planet.
  • Romana, a Time Lord
  • Adric, an elite from 32nd century Alzarius (a parallel universe)
  • Nyssa, Daughter of Tremas, a noble from the planet Traken
  • Tegan Jovanka, an air stewardess trainee from eighties Australia

23. Jon Culshaw

Actor | Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw was born on June 2, 1968 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England as Jonathan Peter Culshaw. He is an actor and writer, known for Dead Ringers (2002), The Great Curator (2017) and Alter Ego (2001).

2006

The Fourth Doctor, on radio.

24. Trevor Martin

Actor | Babel

Trevor Martin was born on November 17, 1929 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England as Trevor Gordon Martin. He is known for his work on Babel (2006), Three Golden Nobles (1959) and Othello (1965). He was married to Hermione Gregory and Janet Moreton. He died on October 5, 2017 in Bulgaria.

1974-75, 2008

Alternative fourth doctor, on stage and radio

25. Jon Pertwee

Actor | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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 ...

THE THIRD DOCTOR (1970-74)

Companions:

  • Corporal Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (see below)
  • Corporal John Benton, a UNIT officer in the seventies.
  • Captain Mike Yates, a UNIT soldier in the seventies.
  • Jo Grant (later Jones), a UNIT civilian worker from seventies England.
  • Sarah Jane Smith, a journalist from seventies Dorset, England.

26. Patrick Troughton

Actor | The Omen

Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the ...

SECOND DOCTOR (1966-69)

Companions:

  • Ben Jackson (see below)
  • Polly Wright, later Jackson (see below)
  • Jamie McCrimmon, a piper from 1740s Scotland
  • Corporal Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, a founder of UNIT.
  • Victoria Waterfield, a teenager from 1860s Earth
  • Zoe Heriot, a teenage genius from the 2070s.

27. David Troughton

Actor | Sharpe's Rifles

David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton, who is now best remembered as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, ...

2011

The Second Doctor, on radio.

28. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

1965-66

Appeared in two Doctor Who films

29. Edmond Warwick

Actor | Doctor Who

Edmond Warwick was born in 1907 in the UK. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Potts in Parovia (1956) and R3 (1964). He died in December 1989 in the UK.

1964

Filled in for the injured Hartnell.

30. Richard Hurndall

Actor | Oil Strike North

A gaunt, intense character actor of striking presence, Richard Gibbon Hurndall was educated at Scarborough College and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He acted professionally from 1930, initially in repertory theatre and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon,...

1983

Took Hartnell's place for a 20-year special, as the actor had died in 1975.

31. William Hartnell

Actor | Carry On Sergeant

William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states. At age 16 he...

THE FIRST DOCTOR (1963-73)

Companions:

  • 'Susan Foreman', the Doctor's granddaughter. Also known as Susan English and Susan Campbell, her Time Lord name was either Larn or Arkytior.
  • Ian Chesterton, a science teacher from sixties London.
  • Barbara Wright (later Chesterton), a history teacher from sixties London.
  • Vicki Pallister, a teenager from London in 2495.
  • Steven Taylor, a spaceship pilot from 24th century Earth.
  • Dodo Chaplet, a teenager from sixties London.
  • Ben Jackson, a naval seaman from London in the sixties.
  • Polly Wright, a post office worker from sixties London.