Sylvester McCoy

1943 - Today

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Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor and physical comedian. He is best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvester McCoy has received more than 1,428,575 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Sylvester McCoy is the 2,041st most popular actor (up from 2,098th in 2019), the 2,054th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,123rd in 2019) and the 264th most popular British Actor.

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  • 25

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  • 3.50

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  • 3.47

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Among actors, Sylvester McCoy ranks 2,041 out of 10,030Before him are Oleg Yankovsky, Lam Ching-ying, Judy Holliday, Tyne Daly, Marie Dubois, and Edward Furlong. After him are Ray Winstone, Justin Theroux, Ángela Molina, Regina Duarte, Keith Carradine, and Ghassan Massoud.

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Among people born in 1943, Sylvester McCoy ranks 212Before him are Paul Freeman, Nolan Bushnell, Tadao Onishi, Dominik Duka, Maceo Parker, and Henry Hill. After him are Stanley Fischer, Nicolae Văcăroiu, Jack Nance, Norman Hunter, Carmen Argenziano, and Don Simpson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sylvester McCoy ranks 2,054 out of 6,924Before him are John Pell (1611), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), E. Nesbit (1858), Charles Boycott (1832), John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall (1316), and Harriet Martineau (1802). After him are Ray Winstone (1957), Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto (1751), Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925), Cecil Beaton (1904), Roy Salvadori (1922), and Richard Addinsell (1904).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Sylvester McCoy ranks 264Before him are June Whitfield (1925), Richard Burbage (1567), Taron Egerton (1989), George Arliss (1868), Leo Genn (1905), and Richard Bremmer (1953). After him are Ray Winstone (1957), Joss Ackland (1928), Edmund Kean (1787), Luke Evans (1979), Stephen Rea (1946), and Joan Hickson (1906).

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