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Left to Right: (Top) William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, (Middle) Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, (Bottom) Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi.

​The Doctor (Character)

The Doctor is the main character. He is a Time Lord from Galifrey, and the constellation of Kastaboros. Most people think his name is Dr. Who, but no one knows his real name. If a Gallifreyan is close to death he can regenerate and change his face. Time Lords are only able to regenerate twelve times, but the Time Lords made it so that the Doctor has two entire cycles of regenerations that he can use. The actors who have played the Doctor in the television series are William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann (1996 Movie), John Hurt (War Doctor, 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor), Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.





Actor Incarnation No. of
series
No. of
episodes
Original start Original end
Date Age Date Age
William Hartnell First Doctor 4 134 (29 stories) 23 November 1963 55 29 October 1966 58
Patrick Troughton Second Doctor 3 119 (21 stories) 29 October 1966 46 21 June 1969 49
Jon Pertwee Third Doctor 5 128 (24 stories) 3 January 1970 50 8 June 1974 54
Tom Baker Fourth Doctor 7 172 (41 stories) 8 June 1974 40 21 March 1981 47
Peter Davison Fifth Doctor 3 69 (20 stories) 21 March 1981 29 16 March 1984 32
Colin Baker Sixth Doctor 3 31 (8 stories) 16 March 1984 40 6 December 1986 43
Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor 3 42 (12 stories) 7 September 1987 44 6 December 1989 46
Paul McGann Eighth Doctor 1 (2 stories) 27 May 1996 36 27 May 1996 36
John Hurt War Doctor 1 (1 story) 23 November 2013 73 23 November 2013 73
Christopher Eccleston Ninth Doctor 1 13 (10 stories) 26 March 2005 41 18 June 2005 41
David Tennant Tenth Doctor 3 47 (36 stories) 18 June 2005 34 1 January 2010 38
Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor 3 44 (39 stories) 1 January 2010 27 25 December 2013 31
Peter Capaldi Twelfth Doctor 2 26 (22 stories) 25 December 2013 55 Current