Jon Pertwee (1919–1996)


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Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Third Doctor on the BBC's science-fiction television series Doctor Who (1963) from 1970 to 1974. He was also the first to play the role following the transition of BBC One from black and white to colour. His 60-year entertainment career included work in radio, films and cabaret. This was despite ... See full bio »

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Doctor Who Doctor Who / Dr. Who / The Doctor
(1970-1984)
Carry on Cleo Soothsayer
(1964)
Carry on Cowboy Sheriff Albert Earp
(1965)

Filmography

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 2018 Doctor Who: Devious (TV Series)
The 3rd Doctor
 1995 Discworld (Video Game)
Windle Poons / Librarian / Thomas Silverfish - Alchemist / ... (voice)
 1994 P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (Video)
Dr. Jeremiah O'Kane
 1994 Cloud Cuckoo (Short)
Grandfather
 1993 The Airzone Solution (Video)
Oliver Threthewey
 1993 Noel's House Party (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #3.6 (1993) ... The Doctor (uncredited)
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
The Doctor
 1992 Carry on Columbus
Duke of Costa Brava
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Luis Silverado
- A Torch for Silverado (1992) ... Luis Silverado
 1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTed (TV Series)
Spotty
- Ruse of the Raja (1989) ... Spotty (UK version, voice)
- Spotty Earns His Stripes (1989) ... Spotty (UK version, voice)
- Ben-Fur (1989) ... Spotty (UK version, voice)
- Farewell My Lovely Spots (1989) ... Spotty (UK version, voice)
- Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere (1989) ... Spotty (UK version, voice)
 1987-1989 Worzel Gummidge Down Under (TV Series)
Worzel Gummidge
- The Bestest Scarecrow (1989) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Wattle Hearthbrush (1989) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Aunt Sally, R.A. (1989) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Runaway Train (1989) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Dreams of Avarish (1989) ... Worzel Gummidge
 1988 Starwatch (TV Movie)
Commander Jason Havlin
 1986 SuperTed: Super Safe with SuperTed (TV Short)
Spotty (voice)
 1983-1986 SuperTed (TV Series)
Spotty / Mr. Spot
- SuperTed Goes Round the Bend (1986) ... Spotty (voice)
- SuperTed in Chinatown (1986) ... Spotty (voice)
- SuperTed and the Rattlesnake (1986) ... Spotty (voice)
- SuperTed and Tex's Magic Spell (1986) ... Spotty (voice)
- SuperTed and Mother Nature (1986) ... Spotty (voice)
 1985 Do You Know the Milkyway? (TV Movie)
Dr. Neuross
 1985 The Little Green Man (TV Series)
Narrator
- Skeet's Sandcastle (1985) ... Narrator
- A Bicycle Made for Three? (1985) ... Narrator
- A Fishy Tale (1985) ... Narrator
- An Adventure in Space (1985) ... Narrator
- A Trip to the Circus (1985) ... Narrator
 1984 Deus ex Machina (Video Game)
The Storyteller (voice)
 1970-1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Doctor Who / Dr. Who / The Doctor
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... The Doctor
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Six (1974) ... Doctor Who
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Five (1974) ... Doctor Who
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Four (1974) ... Doctor Who
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Three (1974) ... Doctor Who
 1982 The Curious Case of Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Dr. Merryweather
 1982 The Boys in Blue
Coastguard
 1981 Zanussi - The Appliance of Science (Video short)
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1979-1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Worzel Gummidge
- Muvvers' Day (1981) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Worzel's Birthday (1981) ... Worzel Gummidge
- The Golden Hind (1981) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Will the Real Aunty Sally...? (1981) ... Worzel Gummidge
- Worzel in Revolt (1981) ... Worzel Gummidge
 1978 Wombling Free
Womble (voice)
 1978 The Water Babies
Salmon / Jock the Lobster / Kraken (voice)
 1977 Four Against the Desert (TV Movie)
Staff
 1977 No. 1 of the Secret Service
The Rev. Walter Braithwaite
 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 (segment "The Cloak")
 1970 I Understand (Short)
 1969 Up in the Air
Figworthy
 1967 Beggar My Neighbour (TV Series)
Major Henley
- Lay Down Your Arms (1967) ... Major Henley
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Brigadier Whitehead
- From Venus with Love (1967) ... Brigadier Whitehead
 1966 Runaway Railway
Station Master
 1966 Carry on Screaming!
Doctor Fettle
 1966 David Nixon's Comedy Bandbox (TV Series)
Guest.
- Episode #1.11 (1966) ... Guest.
 1965 Mother Goose (TV Movie)
The Squire
 1965 Carry on Cowboy
Sheriff Albert Earp
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
- The Enemy Within (1965)
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Storekeeper (Hare Factory) (uncredited)
 1965 I've Gotta Horse
Costumier's Assistant
 1964 Carry on Cleo
Soothsayer
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Sydney Tait
 1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Hypnotist (1963)
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
Gen. Birkinshaw
 1960 Not a Hope in Hell
Dan
 1960 Just Joe
Prendergast
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Champagne Charlie
- Champagne Charlie (1959) ... Champagne Charlie
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
Victor
 1958 Dick Whittington and His Cat (TV Movie)
Alderman Fitzwarren
 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
 1954 The Gay Dog
A Betting Man
 1953 Will Any Gentleman...?
Charley Sterling
 1951 Mr Drake's Duck
Reuben
 1950 The Body Said No!
Watchman
 1949 Miss Pilgrim's Progress
Postman Perkins
 1949 Dear Mr. Prohack
Plover
 1949 Helter Skelter
Headwaiter / Charles II
 1949 Mystery at the Burlesque
Detective Sergeant (as Jon Pertwer)
 1948 A Piece of Cake
Mr. Short
 1948 William Comes to Town
Circus Superintendent
 1948 Trouble in the Air
Truelove
 1947 Toad of Toad Hall (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1947 Dancing with Crime
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1947 The Wandering Jew (TV Movie)
Boemond, Prince of Tarentum
 1939 The Secret Four
Rally Campaigner (uncredited)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (84 credits)

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Played a radio presenter in a cut scene from the 1970 Doctor Who story 'Inferno'. The cut was made as producer Barry Letts felt the voice was too recognizable of the man who was also playing the lead role of the Doctor. The scene survives as an extra feature on the DVD release and had been returned to the story for the earlier ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jon Pertwer

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

I decided to leave [Doctor Who (1963)] because Roger [Roger Delgado] had died, Barry Letts was leaving, Terrance Dicks was leaving. I thought it looked like the end of an era and I thought, "Well, I may as well go". Shaun Sutton, the head of programmes, said, "Would you like to stay on and do another season?" And I said, "Yeah, yeah, I'll do one more if you pay me a bit of extra money". He said, ... See more »

Trivia:

He was a friend of the osteopath Stephen Ward, a key figure in the John Profumo political scandal in the UK in the early 1960s. Although Ward's reputation was destroyed by the scandal and he committed suicide, Pertwee defended his friend's reputation until his dying day. Ward was the subject of the film Scandal (1989) and a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

The Tall Light Bulb

Star Sign:

Cancer

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