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Sylvester McCoy

British actor

Sylvester McCoy is ...


Born 20 August 1943 in Dunoon
Age 79 years, 7 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Occupation explorer, stage actor, film actor, television actor and actor
Twitter username 4SylvesterMcCoy
Significant event posthumous birth
Educated at Dunoon Grammar School and Blairs College

About Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy is a British actor best known for his portrayal of the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who. Born on August 20, 1943, in Dunoon, Scotland, McCoy began his career as a street performer before transitioning to acting.

McCoy's breakthrough role came in 1987 when he was cast as the Doctor in Doctor Who. He played the character for three seasons, from 1987 to 1989, and then reprised the role for the show's 30th-anniversary special in 1993. McCoy's portrayal of the Doctor was known for its eccentricity and quirkiness, and he quickly became a fan favorite.

In addition to Doctor Who, McCoy has appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films, including The Hobbit trilogy, Sense8, and The Bill. He has also worked extensively in theater, both as an actor and a director.

Outside of his acting career, McCoy is an accomplished musician and has released several albums of his own music. He is also a keen environmentalist and has been involved in a number of environmental campaigns over the years.

Despite his success, McCoy remains down-to-earth and approachable, and he is beloved by fans for his warmth and humor. He continues to act and perform to this day, and his legacy as one of the most beloved Doctors in Doctor Who history is secure.


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