Sylvester McCoy Net Worth

Sylvester McCoy Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith net worth is
$4 Million

Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith Wiki Biography

Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith: 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. As a comic act and busker he appeared regularly on stage and on BBC Children's television in the 1970s and 80s, before going on to play 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 a brief return in a television film in 1996. More recently, he played the wizard Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson's film adaptations of The Hobbit.

Full NameSylvester McCoy
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1943
Place Of BirthDunoon, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Director, Camera Department
EducationDunoon Grammar School
SpouseAgnes McCoy
ParentsMolly Sheridan, Percy James Kent-Smith
MoviesThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Doctor Who, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Christmas Candle, Dracula, The Airzone Solution, King Lear, The Seventeenth Kind, Eldorado, The Academy Part 2: First Impressions, Slumber, Back2Hell
TV ShowsThe Last Place on Earth, Tiswas, Vision On, Doctor Who, Big Jim And The Figaro Club, Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS
1In a way Doctor Who (1963) is a strange role, because normally you don't have that comparison. The only other similar kind of roles are Shakespearean roles - you have good Hamlets and you have bad Hamlets, one's not as good as another and so on. It was a bit of a problem to deal with at first.
2(When asked what he hoped to accomplish in the role of the Doctor) I hope to have fun, keep it as wonderful as it was when the other six Doctors were doing it and enjoy it, really.
3If you're a really intelligent being, you're not going to be violent, because violence is not intelligent. It's a basic, Neanderthal thing that we carry with us. I feel very strongly that the Doctor should not be violent. He should find another way.
4Like all actors, you bring a lot of yourself to the Doctor. Life has made me kind of clown-like and comic. I see things in a comic way. But I'm also angry. Comedy does come from anger. It's the flipside of the coin, isn't it?
5(About the Doctor Who (1963) story Ghost Light) It was well done but God knows what it meant.
6(On whether or not he's been typecast) The actors who played the Doctors tended not to get typecast. The ones who suffered in Doctor Who (1963) were the companions, they are the ones who didn't necessarily go on to do a variety of other work.
7(On when_"Doctor Who" (1963)_ was cancelled) They kept that from us, I wasn't told until about eight months after we'd finished the previous series. I was told when we should have been told when they were starting the new one, but it happened and that was it. I'm an actor and that what happens in my profession - you do a job and it finishes and you go onto another one, but it was a bit sad as I felt I hadn't finished with the Doctor. It's lived on in the conventions and with Big Finish where I've been making audio versions of the show which have been successful all over the world, so that's carried it on. Colin Baker, Paul McGann and others have been playing their Doctors on these audio books. That's kept it going, the fans have kept it going and it's kept me travelling around the world in between acting jobs, it's been terrific.
8Fame! We all want it. By Christ, I was hungry for it, I must admit. But you don't really know what it entails... The fame that came with Doctor Who (1963) was so sudden. Overnight, one became like a pop star... In a sense, you had to watch your p's and q's. You could no longer be yourself in public. You had to become this other, false human being, to protect yourself. If you wandered in and just opened your mouth and said something that you would say in everyday life that would have no consequence at all, suddenly it would reverberate through the crap newspapers. I was put under siege by the press. It was an infringement of my human rights.
9By the time you got to the third or fourth story of the season, you had no idea what it was about. You just got the script, learned the lines and tried not to bump into the monsters. You had no overall concept, because there was no time.
10If you really want to become well known, appreciated, applauded by your peers and by an audience, stick to the theatre.
11(On Doctor Who (1963)) I'm very proud to be part of it. I'm a national institution. I'm in a museum. I thought you had to be dead to be in a museum, but I'm in a museum somewhere.
12The fame affected my family, my children especially. We couldn't go on holiday in Britain. I went somewhere to open something once and they treated me like royalty. Their body language was like that. If you stood in a certain way, they move towards you. If you turned, they angled towards you. And I watched these people moving like this, and then I was introduced to the ladies who made the tea, and they were all in descending order of height. They bobbed as I went past, much to my horror. I said, 'Don't! I'm only an actor.'
13[on "Sachsgate"] I think the BBC should put their money where their mouth is and give the job to Andrew Sachs. Because the very first Doctor was an older man - and he came down to Earth with his granddaughter. So there's Andrew Sachs and his granddaughter - the BBC could give them a nice, good acting role, and a good paycheque.
14I will miss him dearly. When I was a child Jon Pertwee on radio entertained and delighted me, and made me laugh. As a young man he amazed and excited me with his performance as Doctor Who (1963). When I took the role I met him for the first time and he became my great mate.
15[on Doctor Who (1963)] You never had any time to think about the overall story. You learned the lines and tried not to bump into the monsters.
16The idea of bringing politics into Doctor Who (1963) was deliberate, but we had to do it very quietly and certainly didn't shout about it. We were a group of politically motivated people and it seemed the right thing to do. Our feeling was that Margaret Thatcher was far more terrifying than any monster the Doctor had encountered.
17Theatre is the principal job of an actor. An actor's job is to tell a story to someone in a room. TV and film can be great and I really love doing it, but it is a different way of telling a story. Film is like painting with a tiny Japanese paintbrush, second by second. But the reward is painting with a broad brush with a live audience; you get the response, then it affects your next mood - you can sense the mood and their laughter. It's alive. TV is not dead but you are part of a jigsaw. On stage you look much larger than you are. You can have subtle changes of timing; how you place a punchline in a joke or movement or emotion according to an audience.
18Variety has always been in my mind; to do something totally different . I've had a parallel career since the beginning. On one track the TV and film, the other theatre, but they never crossed. Even when I did Doctor Who (1963) I was still doing stuff at the National and on tour but going back. So I've always done plays and had this schizophrenic experience but neither have affected each other as the casting director and so on very rarely cross over. It did affect my telly career and made it not quite as exciting - in those days the swap over between roles was harder to do. The only thing Doctor Who (1963) added was a knot on my wage - I got paid a bit more.
19It had a great pace, it moved really quickly and was witty. Christopher Eccleston was quite alien as the Doctor - he looked wonderful. He had this manic grin - we were not sure if he was on the edge of insanity or not, which was rather good. He ran into danger with such gusto. He galloped at it joyfully. Billie Piper was quite fantastic. The relationship between the two was quite extraordinary. In a way this Doctor was not the brightest brain in the universe - he's a bit like an Oxford don in that he's full of brains but with not much nous. There was a great scene when he was searching for a giant round object and Rose had to point out he was standing in front of the London Eye. He seemed to need Rose more than any other Doctor needed his companion, because she could really help him. (On Doctor Who: Rose (2005)
20It's all to do with the writing: Doctor Who (1963) has always been to do with the writing. Each writer brings their own individual story, and with that their own take on the Doctor.
21There was always that negative feeling when we went into work - not from John (John Nathan-Turner), but those above him. There was always a battle going on. They didn't really want it. They were keeping it on because it was there and they couldn't really figure out a way to get rid of it. John was leaving and they didn't know how to replace him really. This time he had said he was, and that was it - it didn't carry on. They couldn't find anyone to volunteer to take it over. They could have asked me! (On Doctor Who (1963))
22I don't relax. I sit down and contemplate all the energetic things I should do.
1He has two roles in common with John Hurt: (1) Hurt played the Fool in King Lear (1983) while McCoy played him in King Lear (2008) and (2) McCoy played the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (1996) while Hurt played the War Doctor in Doctor Who (2005).
2Attending Collectormania 7 at Milton Keynes And... about to begin a stage run in Glasgow. [May 2005]
3(Minneapolis, Minnesota) On tour with the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing as the Fool in "King Lear," with Sir Ian McKellen in the title role. [October 2007]
4Did not start acting until he was 28 years old.
5His father Percy Kent-Smith was a Royal Navy submarine officer and was killed in the second world war on July 18, 1943, only a month before he was born.
6He is the the only Doctor to have played the role during two regenerations. When Colin Baker left the role he refused to do the regeneration scene. So Sylvester donned Baker's costume and a blonde wig and stood in as Baker. This is the reason that for only the second time in the series (See Peter Davison's regeneration) the Doctor's face is obscured as he changes his appearance.
7He was raised primarily in Dublin, Ireland.
8He is the only actor to appear in both Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (1996).
9He is one of three actors who portrayed The Doctor on TV to appear in an episode of Casualty (1986). The others are Colin Baker and Christopher Eccleston.
10He became the first of three non-English actors to portray the character of the Doctor and the first of four actors to speak with an accent other than Received Pronunciation English: Christopher Eccleston portrayed the Ninth Doctor in 2005 with a Northern accent, David Tennant is a fellow Scot who portrayed the Doctor from 2005 to 2010 with a London/Estuary accent and Peter Capaldi is likewise Scottish and plays the Twelfth Doctor with his natural accent.
11He was considered the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He played Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
12McCoy and Timothy Dalton appeared together on stage in London in 1986 and complained to each other that long-term work was so hard to find. The next year, McCoy was cast as the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) and Dalton was cast James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987).
13Adept at playing both the xylophone and the spoons. He can also juggle and once gained a reputation for stuffing live ferrets down his trousers.
14McCoy is technically the longest-serving Doctor after reprising the role in 1996. His term as the Doctor stretched from 1987 until 1996, a total of 8.5 years. No new work was produced by McCoy as the Doctor between 1989-1996 however, meaning that Tom Baker is still the longest continuously-serving Doctor, at 7 years (1974-1981).


Quest: A Tall Tale2013post-productionArdan (voice)
Journey Boundpre-productionThe Mechanic
The Inspector Chronicles: Untitled Motion Picture About a Space Traveler Who Can also Travel Through TimeannouncedUncle Roderick
When the Devil Rides Outpost-production
The Last Conjuror2015ShortArthur Roberts
Crims2015TV SeriesMr. Dunlop
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Radagast
The Seventeenth Kind2014ShortRusty
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013Radagast
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot2013TV MovieSylvester McCoy
The Christmas Candle2013Edward Haddington
Ian Levine: Downtime Redux2013VideoThe Doctor
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Radagast
The Academy: Special2012TV MovieFelix
Eldorado2012VideoGeneral Zwick
Punk Strut: The Movie2010Dj
The Academy Part 2: First Impressions2009VideoFelix
The Academy2009ShortFelix
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder2009TV SeriesNazi Doctor
King Lear2008TV MovieThe Fool
Casualty2001-2008TV SeriesAshley Millington / Kev the Rev
Doctors2008TV SeriesGraham Capelli The Amazing Lollipop Man
Great Performances2008TV SeriesFool
Pass Them On2008ShortThe Administrator
The Bill2002-2006TV SeriesMorris Shaw / Ian Drew
The Gil Mayo Mysteries2006TV SeriesReverend Beaver
The Battersea Ripper2006
Still Game2004TV SeriesArchie
Children in Need2003TV SeriesThe Doctor
The Shieling of the One Night2002ShortFergus
Hollyoaks2002TV SeriesLeonard Cave
Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time2001-2002TV Mini-SeriesThe Doctor
Do You Have a License to Save This Planet?2001Video shortThe Foot Doctor
See It Saw It1999-2001TV SeriesThe Lord High Chamberlain / Aunt Grizelda / Jester
The Mumbo Jumbo2000Mr. Tallman
Beyond Fear1997TV MovieMichael Sams
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling1997TV Mini-SeriesMr. Dowling
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors1997Video GameThe Doctor (voice)
Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns1996Flynn
Doctor Who1996TV MovieThe Doctor
Rab C. Nesbitt1996TV SeriesGash Senior
Leapin' Leprechauns!1995Flynn
P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative1994VideoDr. Colin Dove
Frank Stubbs Promotes1994TV SeriesAngus
The Airzone Solution1993VideoAnthony Stanwick
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time1993TV ShortThe Seventh Doctor
Jackanory1979-1993TV SeriesStoryteller / Reader
Thrill Kill Video Club1991VideoSpoons
Doctor Who1987-1989TV SeriesThe Doctor
The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow1989TV SeriesThe Doctor
What's Your Story?1988TV SeriesNarrator / Presentor
Three Kinds of Heat1987Harry Pimm
Dramarama1985TV SeriesDonald
Eureka1982-1985TV SeriesPC Dunworthy / Various Roles
No 731985TV SeriesMoving man
The Last Place on Earth1985TV Mini-SeriesLt. 'Birdie' Bowers
Starstrider1984TV SeriesWart
Jigsaw1980-1981TV SeriesO-Man
Tiswas1981TV SeriesVarious
Tiny Revolutions1981TV MovieCabaret comedian
Big Jim and the Figaro Club1979-1981TV SeriesTurps
BBC2 Playhouse1980TV SeriesKerwin
All the Fun of the Fair1979Scotch Jack
Dracula1979Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
Turning Year Tales1979TV SeriesTurps
For the Love of Albert1977TV Mini-SeriesCast memeber
Lucky Feller1975TV Series
Roberts Robots1973TV SeriesRobot Entertainer
Vision On1965TV Series


Bidding Adieu: A Video Diary1996Video documentary uncredited

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Bidding Adieu: A Video Diary1996Video documentary camera operator - uncredited


Doctor Who: The Fan Show2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real Marigold Hotel2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
12 Again2013TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Culture Show2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide2013TV Movie documentary
50 Greatest Kids Shows2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Newsnight2013TV SeriesHimself
Pointless Celebrities2013TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2013TV SeriesHimself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHimself (2013)
The Last Chance Saloon2010Video documentary shortHimself / The Doctor
GMTV2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Confidential2005-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
An Audience Without Jeremy Beadle2008TV MovieHimself
Back to School2007Video documentary shortHimself / The Doctor
Tiswas Reunited2007TV SpecialHimself
Catflap2007Video documentaryHimself / The Doctor
Breakfast2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Postcards2005TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
'Doctor Who': A New Dimension2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Light in Dark Places2004Video documentary shortHimself / The Doctor
Hell's Kitchen2004TV SeriesHimself
The Story of 'Doctor Who'2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blue Peter1987-2003TV SeriesHimself
Liquid News2003TV SeriesHimself
Caledonian MacBrains2002TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows2001TV SpecialHimself
Trekathon2000TV SeriesHimself
Adventures in Space and Time1999TV Special documentary shortHimself
Where on Earth Is... Katy Manning Because She'd Really Like to Know!1998Video documentaryHimself
Space Cadets1997TV SeriesHimself
Bidding Adieu: A Video Diary1996Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
I Was a 'Doctor Who' Monster1996Video documentaryPresenter
News at Ten1996TV SeriesHimself
Stranger Than Fiction 21995Video documentary
The Doctors, 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond1995Video documentaryHimself
Stranger Than Fiction1994Video documentary
The Disney Club1994TV SeriesHimself
The Big Breakfast1994TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow's World1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Was That Monster1993TV Short documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Good Morning... with Anne and Nick1993TV SeriesHimself
Pebble Mill at One1992TV SeriesHimself
'Doctor Who': The Hartnell Years1991Video documentaryHimself - Presenter
Surprise Surprise!1991TV SeriesHimself
You Bet!1990TV SeriesHimself
Open Air1987-1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Going Live!1987-1988TV SeriesHimself
The Lowdown1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialHimself
'Doctor Who': Then and Now1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pamela Armstrong1987TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19821982TV MovieHimself
Tiswas1978-1980TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Secret Policeman's Ball1979TV Movie documentarySyveste McCoy (as Sylveste McCoy)

Archive Footage

BBC Proms2010TV SeriesThe Doctor
Who Peter: Partners in Time - 1963-19892010Video documentary shortHimself
Newsnight2010TV SeriesThe Doctor
Doctor Who Confidential2009TV Series documentaryThe Doctor
Davros Connections2007Video documentaryThe Doctor
Double Trouble2007Video documentary shortThe 7th Doctor
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryThe Doctor (uncredited)
Little Girl Lost2007Video shortThe Doctor
The Dalek Tapes2006Video documentaryThe Doctor
Postcards2005TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryThe Doctor
'Doctor Who': The Colin Baker Years1994Video documentaryThe Doctor
Resistance Is Useless1992TV Movie documentaryThe Doctor
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameThe Seventh Doctor
Doctor Who2008-2015TV SeriesThe Doctor
LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game2014Video GameRadagast the Brown
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor2013TV MovieThe Doctor (uncredited)
Newsround2013TV SeriesThe Doctor
Geek Crash Course2013TV SeriesThe Sixth Doctor The Seventh Doctor
Race Against Time2011Video documentaryThe Doctor

Won Awards

1996TV60BBC TV60 Awards, UKBest Popular Drama SeriesDoctor Who (1963)

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