Sylvester McCoy


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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 (announced)
The Mechanic
  The Inspector Chronicles (announced)
Uncle Roderick
  Room Ten (pre-production)
Mr. Fletcher (rumored)
 2020 The Owners (post-production)
Dr. Huggins
 2019/I You (Short) (completed)
 2019 Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series)
Aezethril
- Endgame (2019) ... Aezethril (voice)
 2019 The Circuit
 2018 Hangover in Death Valley (Video)
General Zwick
 2017-2018 Zapped (TV Series)
Lord Protector / The Protector
- Popcorn (2018) ... The Protector
- The Henge (2017) ... Lord Protector
- Showtime (2017) ... Lord Protector
 2018 Holby City (TV Series)
Clive Brooker
- All Lies Lead to the Truth (2018) ... Clive Brooker
 2018/III Beauty (Short)
Henry
 2017-2018 Sense8 (TV Series)
Old Man of Hoy
- Amor Vincit Omnia (2018) ... Old Man of Hoy
- I Have No Room in My Heart for Hate (2017) ... Old Man of Hoy
- Isolated Above, Connected Below (2017) ... Old Man of Hoy
- Fear Never Fixed Anything (2017) ... Old Man of Hoy
 2017 When the Devil Rides Out
Walther
 2017 Sarah & Duck (TV Series)
Comet
- Comet's Coming (2017) ... Comet (voice)
 2017/I Slumber
Amado
 2016 Tale of a Timelord (Short)
The Doctor
 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
 2014 Quest: A Tall Tale
Ardan (voice)
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
Sylvester McCoy
 2013 The Christmas Candle
Edward Haddington
 2012 The Academy: Special (TV Movie)
Felix
 2012 Lindalee's Doctor Who Review (TV Series)
Guest
 2012 Highway to Hell (Video)
General Zwick
 2009 The Academy (Short)
Felix
 2009 Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (TV Series)
Nazi Doctor
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... Nazi Doctor
 2008 Pass Them On (Short)
The Administrator
 2008 Twice Upon A Timelord (Short)
The Doctor
 2008 King Lear (TV Movie)
Lear's Fool
 2001-2008 Casualty (TV Series)
Ashley Millington / Kev the Rev
- The Evil That Men Do (2008) ... Ashley Millington
- Life and Soul (2001) ... Kev the Rev
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Graham Capelli / The Amazing Lollipop Man
- The Lollipop Man (2008) ... Graham Capelli / The Amazing Lollipop Man
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
Fool
- King Lear (2008) ... Fool
 2002-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Morris Shaw / Ian Drew
- 457: Honour Amongst Thieves (2006) ... Morris Shaw
- 010: A Peg or Two (2002) ... Ian Drew
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Beaver
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Reverend Beaver
 2004 Griffin
Grim
 2004 Still Game (TV Series)
Archie
- Oot (2004) ... Archie
 2004 Doctor Who: The Projection Room (TV Series)
Doctor Who
- Gene Genius - Part 3 (2004) ... Doctor Who
- Gene Genius - Part 1 (2004) ... Doctor Who
 2003 Children in Need (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #1.24 (2003) ... The Doctor
 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)
- At the Temple of the Fourth (2001) ... The Doctor (voice)
 2001 Do You Have a License to Save This Planet? (Video short)
The Foot Doctor
 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
 1999 Only Human (Video)
Scottish Headmaster
 1997 Beyond Fear (TV Movie)
Michael Sams
 1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dowling
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Mr. Dowling
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Mr. Dowling
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Mr. Dowling
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Mr. Dowling
 1997 Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors (Video Game)
The Doctor (voice)
 1996 Ghostlands (TV Movie)
Edward Parfitt
 1996 Doctor Who (TV Movie)
The Doctor
 1996 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Gash Senior
- Father (1996) ... Gash Senior
 1995 Leapin' Leprechauns!
Flynn
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. Colin Dove
 1994 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Angus
- Mr. Chairman (1994) ... Angus
 1993 The Airzone Solution (Video)
Anthony Stanwick
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
The Doctor
 1979-1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Reader
- Episode dated 15 January 1993 (1993) ... Storyteller
- Episode dated 11 January 1993 (1993) ... Storyteller
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1979) ... Reader
 1991 Thrill Kill Video Club (Video)
Spoons
 1987-1989 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Survival: Part Three (1989) ... The Doctor
- Survival: Part Two (1989) ... The Doctor
- Survival: Part One (1989) ... The Doctor
- The Curse of Fenric: Part Four (1989) ... The Doctor
- The Curse of Fenric: Part Three (1989) ... The Doctor
 1989 The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Episode dated 16 September 1989 (1989) ... The Doctor
 1988 What's Your Story? (TV Series)
Narrator / Presentor
 1987 Three Kinds of Heat
Harry Pimm
 1986 The Pied Piper by Adrian Mitchell (Video)
PIED PIPER
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
- The Glories of the Race (1985) ... Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
- Rejoice (1985) ... Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
- Leading Men (1985) ... Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
- Gentlemen & Players (1985) ... Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
 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
 1979-1981 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (TV Series)
Turps
- The Pursuit of Courtly Love (1981) ... Turps
- A Bit of Rough Shooting (1981) ... Turps
- Hearts of Oak (1981) ... Turps
- Laughing Like a Drain (1981) ... Turps
- Dung from a Rocking Horse (1981) ... Turps
 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
- Big Jim and the Figaro Club (1979) ... Turps
 1977 For the Love of Albert (TV Mini-Series)
Cast memeber
 1975 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
Sylveste
- Lucky Feller: Pilot (1975) ... Sylveste (as Sylveste McCoy)
 1973 Roberts Robots (TV Series)
Robot Entertainer
- Dial C for Chaos (1973) ... Robot Entertainer (as Sylveste McCoy)
 1965 Vision On (TV Series)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (26 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who (1996) DVD (Special Edition). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

FACEBOOK PAGE | Twitter page | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sylveste McCoy

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on whether or not he's been typecast] The actors who played the Doctors tended not to get typecast. The ones who suffered in Doctor Who (1963) were the companions, they are the ones who didn't necessarily go on to do a variety of other work. See more »

Trivia:

He did not start acting until he was 28 years old. See more »

Nickname:

Sylv

Star Sign:

Leo

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