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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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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Doctor Who / Dr. Who / The Doctor
(1970-1984)
The House That Dripped Blood
The House That Dripped Blood Paul (segment "The Cloak")
(1971)
Carry on Cleo
Carry on Cleo Soothsayer
(1964)

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 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
The Third 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
 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
 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 Boys in Blue
Coastguard
 1982 The Curious Case of Santa Claus (TV Movie)
Dr. Merryweather
 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
 1966-1967 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- 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
- 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
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
Dan
 1960 Just Joe
Prendergast
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Champagne Charlie
- Champagne Charlie (1959) ... Champagne Charlie
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
Victor Jekyll
 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 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 Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (71 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (79 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Andrew") in "There's a Girl in My Soup" on Broadway. Written by Terence Frisby. Directed by Robert Chetwyn. Music Box Theatre: 18 Oct 1967-27 Jul 1967 (322 performances + 2 previews that began on 16 Oct 1967). Cast: Barbara Ferris (as "Marion"), Rita Gam (as "Clare"), Gig Young (as "Robert Danvers"), Erica Fitz (... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Jon Pertwer

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm an actor playing Doctor Who. I'm often asked questions about what the Doctor thinks and I say: 'How the hell do I know?' I'm speaking somebody else's lines. See more »

Trivia:

He suffered from vertigo for many years. See more »

Trademark:

Long, crooked nose See more »

Nickname:

The Tall Light Bulb

Star Sign:

Cancer

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