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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
  Quest: A Tall Tale (post-production)
Ardan (voice)
 2017-2018 Sense8 (TV Series)
Old Man of Hoy
 2017 Zapped (TV Series)
Lord Protector
 2017 Sarah & Duck (TV Series)
 2017/I Slumber
 2017 The Circuit
 2017 Lindalee's Doctor Who Review (TV Series)
 2016 Tale of a Timelord (Short)
The Doctor
 2015 The Last Conjuror (Short)
Arthur Roberts
 2015 Doctor Who the Time War (TV Movie)
The Doctor
 2015 Crims (TV Series)
Mr. Dunlop
 2014 The Seventeenth Kind (Short)
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
Sylvester McCoy
 2013 The Christmas Candle
Edward Haddington
 2013 Ian Levine: Downtime Redux (Video)
The Doctor
 2012 The Academy: Special (TV Movie)
 2012 Eldorado (Video)
General Zwick
 2009 The Academy (Short)
 2009 Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (TV Series)
Nazi Doctor
 2008 Pass Them On (Short)
The Administrator
 2008 King Lear (TV Movie)
Lear's Fool
 2001-2008 Casualty (TV Series)
Ashley Millington / Kev the Rev
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Graham Capelli / The Amazing Lollipop Man
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series)
 2002-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Morris Shaw / Ian Drew
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Series)
Reverend Beaver
 2004 Griffin
 2004 Still Game (TV Series)
 2004 Doctor Who: The Projection Room (TV Series)
Doctor Who
 2003 Children in Need (TV Series)
The Doctor
 2002 The Shieling of the One Night (Short)
 2002 Hollyoaks (TV Series)
Leonard Cave
 2001-2002 Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time (TV Mini-Series)
The Doctor
 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
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
Mr. Tallman
 1997 Beyond Fear (TV Movie)
Michael Sams
 1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Dowling
 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
 1995 Leapin' Leprechauns!
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. Colin Dove
 1994 Frank Stubbs Promotes (TV Series)
 1993 The Airzone Solution (Video)
Anthony Stanwick
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
The Seventh Doctor
 1979-1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller / Reader
 1991 Thrill Kill Video Club (Video)
 1987-1989 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Doctor
 1989 The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow (TV Series)
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)
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
 1985 Dramarama (TV Series)
 1982-1985 Eureka (TV Series)
PC Dunworthy / Various Roles
 1985 No 73 (TV Series)
Moving man
 1984 Starstrider (TV Series)
 1980-1981 Jigsaw (TV Series)
 1981 Tiswas (TV Series)
 1981 Tiny Revolutions (TV Movie)
Cabaret comedian
 1979-1981 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (TV Series)
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1979 All the Fun of the Fair
Scotch Jack
 1979 Dracula
Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
 1979 Turning Year Tales (TV Series)
 1977 For the Love of Albert (TV Mini-Series)
Cast memeber
 1975 Lucky Feller (TV Series)
 1973 Roberts Robots (TV Series)
Robot Entertainer
 1965 Vision On (TV Series)
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(Friday December 10, 2004 to Sunday January 9, 2005) He played Abanazar in Paul Hendy's pantomime,"Aladdin," at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Britt Ekland (Genie of the Lamp); Paul Hendy (Wisher Washee); Issy Van Randwyck (Aladdin); Graham James (Emperor of China); Natalie Arnold (Princess Jasmine... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sylveste McCoy


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on "Sachsgate"] I think the BBC should put their money where their mouth is and give the job to Andrew Sachs. Because the very first Doctor was an older man - and he came down to Earth with his granddaughter. So there's Andrew Sachs and his granddaughter - the BBC could give them a nice, good acting role, and a good paycheque. See more »


He is adept at playing both the xylophone and the spoons. He can also juggle and once gained a reputation for stuffing live ferrets down his trousers. See more »



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