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David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor, inspired by his love of Doctor Who (1963). He was brought up in Bathgate, West Lothian and... See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who The Doctor / Doctor Who / Smith
(2005-2017)
Jessica Jones Kilgrave
(2015-2019)
Fright Night Peter Vincent
(2011)
DuckTales Scrooge McDuck / Hat Pirate
(2017-2019)

Filmography

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  Fuddy Meers (announced)
Lisping Man
 2019 Deadwater Fell (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Tom
- Episode #1.4 ... Tom
- Episode #1.3 ... Tom
- Episode #1.2 ... Tom
  Americons (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2019 Criminal (TV Series) (filming) (2019)
 2017-2019 DuckTales (TV Series short)
Scrooge McDuck / Hat Pirate
- Moonvasion! (2019) ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
- The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot! (2019) ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
- Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake! (2019) ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
- The Duck Knight Returns! (2019) ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
- Raiders of the Doomsday Vault! (2019) ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
 2018-2019 Final Space (TV Series)
Lord Commander
- The Closer You Get (2019) ... Lord Commander (voice)
- The Remembered (2019) ... Lord Commander (voice)
- The Toro Regatta (2019) ... Lord Commander (voice)
- Chapter Ten (2018) ... Lord Commander (voice)
- Chapter Nine (2018) ... Lord Commander (voice)
 2015-2019 Jessica Jones (TV Series)
Kilgrave
- A.K.A Everything (2019) ... Kilgrave (voice)
- AKA Three Lives and Counting (2018) ... Kilgrave
- AKA Smile (2015) ... Kilgrave
- AKA Take a Bloody Number (2015) ... Kilgrave
- AKA 1,000 Cuts (2015) ... Kilgrave
 2019 Good Omens (TV Mini-Series)
Crowley
- The Doomsday Option (2019) ... Crowley
- Hard Times (2019) ... Crowley
- The Book (2019) ... Crowley
- Saturday Morning Funtime (2019) ... Crowley
 2019 Gen: Lock (TV Series)
Dr. Rufus Weller / Caliban
- Identity Crisis (2019) ... Dr. Rufus Weller / Caliban (voice)
- It Never Rains... (2019) ... Dr. Rufus Weller (voice)
- The Only Me I Know (2019) ... Dr. Rufus Weller (voice)
- The Best Defense (2019) ... Dr. Rufus Weller (voice)
- Training Daze (2019) ... Dr. Rufus Weller (voice)
 2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Spitelout / Ivar the Witless (voice)
 2018 Camping (TV Series)
Walt Jodell
- Birthday Party (Part 2) (2018) ... Walt Jodell
- Birthday Party (Part 1) (2018) ... Walt Jodell
- Carleen?! (2018) ... Walt Jodell
- Just Plain Mad (2018) ... Walt Jodell
- Up All Night (2018) ... Walt Jodell
 2018 Mary Queen of Scots
John Knox
 2018 There She Goes (TV Series)
Simon
- Ben (2018) ... Simon
- The Wrong Grandad (2018) ... Simon
- What Rosie Wants (2018) ... Simon
- Bubble Chess (2018) ... Simon
 2018 Hang Ups (TV Series)
Martin Lamb
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Martin Lamb
 2018 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
George Harrison
- Chadwick Boseman/Strangest Things (2018) ... George Harrison
 2018 Bad Samaritan
Cale Erendreich
 2015-2018 Dragons: Race to the Edge (TV Series)
Spitelout
- King of Dragons, Part 2 (2018) ... Spitelout (voice)
- King of Dragons, Part 1 (2018) ... Spitelout (voice)
- Darkest Night (2018) ... Spitelout (voice)
- The Wings of War, Part 2 (2017) ... Spitelout (voice)
- The Wings of War, Part 1 (2017) ... Spitelout (voice)
 2017 Gudrun: The Viking Princess (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 2017 The Highway Rat (TV Short)
The Highway Rat (voice)
 2017 You, Me and Him
John
 2017 Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series)
Tycho Reeves
- Hyperspeed (2017) ... Tycho Reeves (voice)
 2017 Ferdinand
Angus (voice)
 2017 Call of Duty: WWII (Video Game)
Drostan Hynd (voice)
 2014-2017 W1A (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #3.6 (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #3.5 (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #3.4 (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #3.3 (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #3.2 (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
 2017 Welcome to Duckburg - DuckTales (TV Mini-Series short)
Scrooge McDuck (voice)
 2013-2017 Broadchurch (TV Series)
Alec Hardy / D.I. Alec Hardy
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... D.I. Alec Hardy
- Episode #3.7 (2017) ... D.I. Alec Hardy
- Episode #3.6 (2017) ... D.I. Alec Hardy
- Episode #3.5 (2017) ... D.I. Alec Hardy
- Episode #3.4 (2017) ... D.I. Alec Hardy
 2017 Mad to Be Normal
R.D. Laing
 2016 Waiting for the Boatman
Mario Minniti
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Doctor Who
- Inside Family Guy (2016) ... Doctor Who (voice)
 2016 Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie
Buck Douglas (voice)
 2015-2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)
The Fugitoid
- Earth's Last Stand (2016) ... The Fugitoid (voice)
- The Ever-Burning Fire (2016) ... The Fugitoid (voice)
- The Evil of Dregg (2016) ... The Fugitoid (voice)
- Revenge of the Triceratons (2016) ... The Fugitoid (voice)
- Trans-Dimensional Turtles (2016) ... The Fugitoid (voice)
 2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates (TV Series)
Dread the Evil Genie
- Dread the Pharaoh!/Sharky Unchained! (2015) ... Dread the Evil Genie (voice)
- Dread the Evil Genie/Sandblast! (2015) ... Dread the Evil Genie (voice)
 2015 Just Cause 3 (Video Game)
Propaganda Minister (voice)
 2015 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (TV Series)
Igor the Door
- Mickey's Monster Musical (2015) ... Igor the Door (voice)
 2015 96 Ways to Say I Love You (Short)
Mark
 2014 Gracepoint (TV Mini-Series)
Detective Emmett Carver
- Episode #1.10 (2014) ... Detective Emmett Carver
- Episode #1.9 (2014) ... Detective Emmett Carver
- Episode #1.8 (2014) ... Detective Emmett Carver
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Detective Emmett Carver
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Detective Emmett Carver
 2014 Postman Pat
Wilf (voice)
 2014 Kinect Sports Rivals (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2012-2013 Tree Fu Tom (TV Series)
Twigs
- Day of the Sap Root (2013) ... Twigs (voice)
- Weather Brother (2013) ... Twigs
- The Lost Stone (2012) ... Twigs (voice)
- Tiny Tom (2012) ... Twigs
- Rickety Rescue (2012) ... Twigs
 2005-2013 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Doctor / Smith / Doctor Who
- The Day of the Doctor (2013) ... The Doctor
- The End of Time: Part Two (2010) ... The Doctor
- The End of Time: Part One (2009) ... The Doctor
- The Waters of Mars (2009) ... The Doctor
- Planet of the Dead (2009) ... The Doctor
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
David Tennant
 2013 Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II (TV Movie)
Richard II
 2013 The Escape Artist (TV Mini-Series)
Will Burton
- Part 3 (2013) ... Will Burton
- Part 2 (2013) ... Will Burton
- Part 1 (2013) ... Will Burton
 2012-2013 DreamWorks Dragons (TV Series)
Spitelout
- Race to Fireworm Island (2013) ... Spitelout (voice)
- Thawfest (2012) ... Spitelout (voice)
 2013 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Oscar's Brain
- Assignment: Babies (2013) ... Oscar's Brain
- Live at the Hamsterwood Bowl/A Charity Fair to Remember (2013) ... Oscar's Brain (voice)
 2013 The Politician's Husband (TV Mini-Series)
Aiden Hoynes
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Aiden Hoynes
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Aiden Hoynes
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Aiden Hoynes
 2013 Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series)
Jean-François Mercier / Jean-Francois Mercier
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Jean-François Mercier
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Jean-Francois Mercier
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Jean-François Mercier
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Jean-François Mercier
 2012 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
Donald / Roderick Peterson
 2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Huyang
- A Necessary Bond (2012) ... Huyang (voice)
- Bound for Rescue (2012) ... Huyang (voice)
- A Test of Strength (2012) ... Huyang (voice)
 2012 So You Want to Be a Pirate! (Video short)
Charles Darwin (voice)
 2011-2012 Twenty Twelve (TV Series)
Narrator
- Loose Ends (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Inclusivity Day (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Catastrophisation (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Rapper (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Clarence House (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 True Love (TV Mini-Series)
Nick
- Nick (2012) ... Nick
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Will
- The Minor Character (2012) ... Will
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Charles Darwin (voice)
 2011 Much Ado About Nothing
Benedick
 2011 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Mr. Slightlyman
- Wedding Lottery (2011) ... Mr. Slightlyman
 2011 Fright Night
Peter Vincent
 2011 The Itch of the Golden Nit (Short)
Radio Newsreader / Stretchy McStretch (voice)
 2011 The Decoy Bride
James
 2011/I United
Jimmy Murphy
 2011 Lachlan Macquarie: The Father of Australia (Documentary)
Narrator
 2010 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (TV Series)
Rex Alexander
- Pilot (2010) ... Rex Alexander
 2010 Single Father (TV Mini-Series)
Dave
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Dave
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Dave
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Dave
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Dave
 2010 How to Train Your Dragon
Spitelout (voice)
 2009 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Hamlet
 2007-2009 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
Ghost of Christmas Present / Mr. Logan
- Nan's Christmas Carol (2009) ... Ghost of Christmas Present
- Comic Relief Special (2007) ... Mr. Logan
 2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
Captain Lord Pomfrey / Sir Piers Pomfrey
 2009 Doctor Who: Dreamland (TV Mini-Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 2 (2009) ... The Doctor
- The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1 (2009) ... The Doctor
 2009 Glorious 39
Hector
 2008 Einstein and Eddington (TV Movie)
Arthur Eddington
 2005-2008 Children in Need (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #1.29 (2008) ... The Doctor
- Episode #1.28 (2007) ... The Doctor
- Episode #1.26 (2005) ... The Doctor
 2008 Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres (TV Short)
The Doctor
 2007 Extras (TV Series)
David Tennant
- The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) ... David Tennant
 2007 Learners (TV Movie)
Chris
 2007 Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (TV Movie)
The Doctor (voice)
 2007 Dead Ringers (TV Series)
Regenerated Tony Blair
- Episode #7.6 (2007) ... Regenerated Tony Blair
 2007 Recovery (TV Movie)
Alan Hamilton
 2006 Free Jimmy
Hamish (English version, voice)
 2006 The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie)
Richard Hoggart
 2006 The Romantics (TV Mini-Series)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Liberty (2006) ... Jean-Jacques Rousseau
 2005 Doctor Who: Attack of the Graske (Video Game)
The Doctor
 2005 Secret Smile (TV Mini-Series)
Brendan Block
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Brendan Block
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Brendan Block
 2005 Doctor Who: Children in Need Special (TV Short)
The Doctor
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Barty Crouch Junior
 2005 Sweetnightgoodheart (Short)
Pete
 2005 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Movie)
Doctor Gordon Briscoe
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Casanova
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Casanova
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Casanova
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Casanova
 2004 Blackpool (TV Mini-Series)
D.I. Peter Carlisle
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... D.I. Peter Carlisle
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... D.I. Peter Carlisle
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... D.I. Peter Carlisle
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... D.I. Peter Carlisle
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... D.I. Peter Carlisle
 2004 Traffic Warden (Short)
Traffic Warden
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Gibson
- Part 4 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
- Part 3 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
- Part 2 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
- Part 1 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
 2004 The Deputy (TV Movie)
Christopher Williams
 2004 Old Street (Short)
Mr Watson
 2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (TV Mini-Series)
Caretaker
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Caretaker (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Terri McIntyre (TV Series)
Greig Miller
- Wave (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Blaze (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Thong (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Dick (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Shamed (2003) ... Greig Miller
 2003 Spine Chillers (TV Series)
Dr. Krull
- Bradford in My Dreams (2003) ... Dr. Krull
 2003 Bright Young Things
Ginger Littlejohn
 2003 Posh Nosh (TV Series)
Piers / Jose-Luis
- Comfort Food (2003) ... Piers
- Paella (2003) ... Jose-Luis
 2003 Trust (TV Mini-Series)
Gavin MacEwan
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Gavin MacEwan
 2002 Nine 1/2 Minutes (Short)
Charlie
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Theo Howard
- A Lesson in Murder (2002) ... Theo Howard
 2001 People Like Us (TV Series)
Rob Harker
- The Actor (2001) ... Rob Harker
 2001 High Stakes (TV Series)
Gaz Whitney
- The Magic Word ... Gaz Whitney
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Gordon Stylus
- Drop Dead (2000) ... Gordon Stylus
 2000 Being Considered
Larry
 2000 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (TV Series)
Max Valentine
- Death at the Opera (2000) ... Max Valentine
 1999 Love in the 21st Century (TV Series)
John
- Reproduction (1999) ... John
 1999 The Last September
Gerald Colthurst
 1998 L.A. Without a Map
Richard
 1998 Duck Patrol (TV Series)
Simon 'Darwin' Brown
- The Siege of Mallory Wharf (1998) ... Simon 'Darwin' Brown
- River Rage (1998) ... Simon 'Darwin' Brown
- Duck Turpin (1998) ... Simon 'Darwin' Brown
- The Spirit of the Deep (1998) ... Simon 'Darwin' Brown
- Occurrences (1998) ... Simon 'Darwin' Brown
 1997 Bite (Short)
Alistair Galbraith
 1997 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
Nurse
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Nurse
 1996 Jude
Drunk Undergraduate
 1996 A Mug's Game (TV Series)
Gavin
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Steven Clemens
- Deadline (1995) ... Steven Clemens
 1995 The Tales of Para Handy (TV Series)
John MacBryde
- Para Handy's Piper (1995) ... John MacBryde
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Mini-Series)
Campbell
- Let It Be (1994) ... Campbell
- Rainy Night in Georgia (1994) ... Campbell
- Fool on the Hill (1994) ... Campbell
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (1994) ... Campbell
- Fly Like an Eagle (1994) ... Campbell
 1993 Spaces (Short)
Vinny
 1993 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Davina
- Touch (1993) ... Davina
 1993 The Brown Man (TV Movie)
Billy the Boyd
 1992 Bunch of Five (TV Series)
Policeman
- Miles Better (1992) ... Policeman
 1992 Strathblair (TV Series)
Archie
- In Good Faith (1992) ... Archie
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Third squaddie
- Biting the Hands (1989) ... Third squaddie
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series)
Neil McDonald
- The Secret of Croftmore (1988) ... Neil McDonald
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Other Works:

His credits at the Dundee Reportory Theatre include: "The Glass Menagerie", "Long Day's Journey Into Night", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Tartuffe" (all 1996). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 27 Articles | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On being voted Sexiest Actor): Well, I'm not sure what to say about being called the sexiset actor of the year. I'm very flattered and somewhat bewildered. All I know is that I voted for John Barrowman. However I am unashamedly delighted that Doctor Who (2005) has been voted favourite show. See more »

Trivia:

He is the second of three Scottish actors to portray the character of the Doctor, following Sylvester McCoy and followed by Peter Capaldi. He got a chance to use his actual accent, once, when the Doctor poses as a Scottish physician in episode Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw (2006)). See more »

Trademark:

Raising his eyebrows a lot See more »

Star Sign:

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