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Colin Baker Net Worth

Colin Baker Net Worth is
$5 Million

Colin Baker Biography

Colin Baker Net Well worth: Colin Baker can be an English actor who includes a net well worth of $5 million. In 1983 he made an appearance in Doctor Who mainly because Commander Maxil. He also authored three books and reprised the part of THE PHYSICIAN in the 2002 mini-series Doctor Who: REAL-TIME. Colin studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Artwork. He performed Count Wenceslas Steinbock in the 1971 television mini-series Cousin Bette and Antaole Kuragin in the 1972 mini-series Battle & Peace. The same 12 months he appeared in Content Ever After and experienced recurring functions in No, That’s Me Over Right here! and Roads to Independence. His first part came in it series The Adventures of Don Quick in 1970. Among Baker’s best known functions was as Paul Merroney in it series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. Colin Baker was created in Waterloo, London, England in June 1943. When he became the 6th incarnation of Doctor Who, he became the just actor to take action that previously performed another personality on the display. Baker starred as THE PHYSICIAN until 1986. He’s the just Doctor who wrote a released Doctor Who story. He’s most widely known for the functions of Paul Merroney in The Brothers and as Doctor Who.


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Quick Facts

Full NameColin Baker
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1943, July 19, 1923
DiedNovember 22, 2001
Height1.83 m
ProfessionActor
EducationLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, St Bede's College, Manchester
NationalityBritish
SpouseMarion Wyatt, Liza Goddard
ChildrenRosie Baker, Jack Baker, Lally Baker, Bindy Baker, Lucy Baker
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ColinBakerMusic
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/sawboneshex
MoviesA Dozen Summers, The Asylum, The Waiting Time, The Harpist, The Airzone Solution, Back2Hell, The Stranger: The Terror Game
TV ShowsThe Brothers, Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS, The Stranger


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Colin Baker related the character of the Doctor to a quote from Rudyard Kipling "I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me". This made him decide to wear a different cat badge on his costume in each story arc. He subsequently received a lot more cat badges from fans in the mail. When he played the Doctor on stage in 1989 these gifts gave him the opportunity to wear a different badge in every single performance.
2 Father of Lucy Baker, Bindy Baker, Lally Baker, and Rosie Baker.
3 The Fast Show character Colin Hunt is modeled after Colin Baker.
4 He had been a huge fan of 'Doctor Who (1963)' since the first episode and claimed it was his dream role.
5 Participated in the 12th series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002) in 2012, finishing 8th out of 12 celebrities.
6 Elected as the Honorary President of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society in 2011, succeeding the late Nicholas Courtney.
7 No relation to Doctor Who predecessor Tom Baker.
8 In recent years, his popularity among the Doctor Who fanbase has experienced a resurgence thanks to his performances in the Doctor Who audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions, and in a Doctor Who Magazine poll was voted as the best actor to play the Doctor in this format.
9 Has admitted to never caring much for the deliberately tasteless costume he wore during Doctor Who (1963) (a garish, multi-coloured patchwork coat, a large spotted cravat and striped yellow trousers) but it was chosen by series producer John Nathan-Turner.
10 Is the first actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) who has previously had a role in the series (as Commander Maxil in the 1983 story "Arc Of Infinty"). The second actor is Peter Capaldi (12th Doctor).
11 Is of Irish ancestry on his mother's side.
12 Ex-son-in-law of David Goddard.
13 Baker was the only actor ever to have been fired from playing the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963) due to dwindling ratings. In an unprecedented event in the history of the series, the decision to remove the actor was made by a BBC executive, BBC One Controller Michael Grade, who had just brought the series back after an 18-month hiatus. Series producer John Nathan-Turner, who had originally cast Baker, wanted the actor to continue in the role but was overruled. The BBC's Head of Drama, Jonathan Powell, asked Baker to return the following year to record a regeneration scene. As a compromise, Baker asked for one more season, at the end of which he would regenerate. Powell told him to go home and they would think about it. Baker never heard back and Sylvester McCoy put on a blond wig and did Baker's regeneration scene after he took the role of The Doctor. Baker has since stated that he has always felt aggrieved that Grade never told him personally why he had to go.
14 After the death of his son Jack in 1983, became active in increasing the profile of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). He has raised funds for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
15 Was the roommate of David Troughton, son of the second "Doctor Who", during the 60s and later became the best man at his wedding.
16 Studied to become a lawyer before deciding to take up a career in acting.
17 He is the Founder Patron for the "Go For Its" Theatre School in Teddington, Middlesex, England.
18 A possible for Jellioc (Alec Linstead) in Doctor Who: Robot
19 Shortlisted for Cotton (Rick James) in Doctor Who: The Mutants
20 Before being cast as "Commander Maxil" in Doctor Who (1963): Arc Of Infinty, he was first considered for "The Castellen" (played by Paul Jerricho).
21 Is one of three "Doctor Who" actors who portrayed "The Doctor" on TV to appear in an episode of Casualty (1986). (So far, he has appeared twice -- once on September 15, 1989 and once on January 3, 1998.) The others are Sylvester McCoy and Christopher Eccleston.


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on Jon Pertwee] He was a man of such presence and stature. I can't believe he has gone - it is a great shock. Of all of the interpretations of the doctors his was the most straight in terms of avoiding comedy.
2 I met Jimmy Savile briefly in the 1980s when I was working on Doctor Who (1963). A young man had written asking if he could "fix it" for him to meet the Doctor and travel in the Tardis. After the lad had saved the day and the Sontarans had been "fixed", Savile entered the set and did his usual self-congratulatory shtick. I didn't warm to him. His demeanour was neither friendly, nor inclusive. He behaved much as one might expect a child to behave who had been indulged and led to believe that life revolved around them. There was certainly none of the professional respect that one would expect to be shared when two programmes combine for a special purpose. Even though we were on the Tardis set, it was very much his territory and his agenda. A special scene was written, called A Fix with the Sontarans, which we duly rehearsed and recorded. The other actors and I had worked hard over a couple of days to create a relaxed atmosphere, but the first and only time he saw Savile was when he came on the set when the cameras were rolling. His eyes were cold and his demeanour patronising. I recall clearly the disappointment I felt for the young boy for whom I suspect the whole experience was daunting and overwhelming. At least it was I who got to put the Jim'll Fix It medallion around his neck. There is of course a huge difference between finding someone creepy and patronising and suspecting them of being a sexual predator. I only hope that the BBC's failure to investigate him does not tarnish, in the eyes of the world, an organisation that has rightly been regarded as a bastion of honest and honourable broadcasting for decades. There may have been individuals who could or should have been braver in confronting the unpleasant possibility of his depravity when rumours and accusations surfaced, but that is evidently also true of the hospitals and mental institutions that trusted him to the extent that he had his own set of keys for Broadmoor with living quarters on the site and a bedroom at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. A picture is emerging of a man unusually adept at manipulation and concealment. Identifying willing co-conspirators and abusers is much more important than demonising the bamboozled who may have thought their suspicions so far off the scale of decent human behaviour as to be unbelievable.
3 Fighting monsters is dead easy. Just walk away from 'em at a brisk pace and you're safe. (On fighting the notoriously slow-moving adversaries on Doctor Who (1963).)
4 I was a little unhappy that [script editor] Eric Saward took the opportunity to say he thought I should never have been cast in the first place, which given the fact that this was a guy I'd entertained in my home and never indicated to me how he felt - I thought it was a bit shabby. When people you think are your friends let you down that's crappy, but Michael Grade wasn't a friend of mine. Before he came to the BBC he was talking about not liking Doctor Who (1963) and thinking that it was a bit of tired old rubbish that ought to be cancelled. So it was perfectly acceptable when he came there that he cancelled it, and when he brought it back it was entirely his prerogative as head of BBC One to say that it was time to change the actor. I don't actually think it was personal. At the time I thought 'he doesn't like me and thinks I'm a rubbish actor'. But with the benefit of information from third parties it's quite clear that he just didn't like the programme.
5 I don't think I'll ever move away from that and to be honest I have no particular desire to move away from it. I don't understand those who are precious about these things. I don't get it when actors say 'Oh that's something I did 20 years ago I don't want to talk about'. Let's be honest, Doctor Who (1963) is special, it's played a huge part in the British public's consciousness. It's good to see the BBC appreciating it and valuing it now, which they didn't do during my time in the late '80s. I've enjoyed immensely watching it. However when I left, the ratings were exactly the same, 5-6 million, as they are now, they were no different. I know the television landscape has changed but it's ironic nonetheless. (Speaking in 2010)
6 For me to have the opportunity to follow in John Thaw's footsteps and bring this sullen, intuitive intellectual to life on-stage, is both daunting and very exciting. When I saw the size of the role I was quite taken aback. I'm on stage a lot of the time although I do get a breath occasionally, but with the nature of the piece it jumps very quickly between scenes. In that respect I took a deep breath and threw myself into it. Alma Cullen who wrote four of the hugely successful TV episodes has written the play, which given its setting I think is quite ingenious. I didn't watch any of the TV series, as it's such a strong role that is so inextricably linked to John. I didn't want to just re-enact the part as an imitation or an impression of the role he played on TV. It certainly is an iconic role. Hopefully I can take the spirit of Morse and make it my own while endeavouring to fill the shoes of the late and very great John Thaw with as much distinction as I can. So really all I have to do is learn the lines and hope that the audiences will accept me. I worked my way through the novels during the summer. I found them incredibly useful in getting into the skin of the grumpy genius but I have also enjoyed reading them as stories. However, I have been astonished, and slightly appalled, at the similarities between Morse and myself. Whilst I may not be of slight build with a paunch, well not the slight bit anyway, I share many of his characteristics. I did Greek at grammar school. I don't like spiders, blood or heights. I prefer instant to ground coffee. I love doing the Times crosswords and when I did it on a daily basis could do it in much the same time as Morse. I get hot under the collar about the misuse of English and correct people's grammar. I cannot wear wool. I was emphatically not a boy scout. I played a bit of tennis and had a mean backhand. I didn't study physics. I could never bear not knowing what words meant and always had to go and look them up in books too. I had a Meccano set and read the Dandy and the Beano. Add to that the fact that I took my driving test in my father's car when I was 19 and he suddenly had a stroke so I had to learn to drive quickly - and that car was a maroon Mk 2 Jaguar. Also all my children were born in Oxford as well! (On playing Inspector Morse (1987) on stage)
7 When the time came for the option on my contract to be taken up by the BBC, which was the end of October, he (John Nathan-Turner) rang up and said, 'I don't even know if we're doing the programme. They haven't even told me if I'm producing it next year, so I can't take up the option at the moment.' So the option lapsed. Then, at the beginning of November, he rang me up and said, 'Look, I've got a bit of bad news. The programme is going ahead but Michael Grade has instructed me to replace the Doctor. I was quite surprised by this! You know that sort of blood-draining- from-your-veins kind of feeling? John said he had told them that he thought it was a dreadful mistake and he wanted me to play the Doctor, but they were adamant. 'Grade says three years is quite enough. He's said nothing derogatory about your performance, he thinks you are fine, but he thinks a new Doctor will give the programme a boost. I have pointed out that you have not done three years, and that you have done only one and a half seasons, but he remains adamant that that is long enough and it's time for a change.' So there was nothing much I could do about it. It goes against what I was asked to do, when I started the show, by David Reid - Powell's (Jonathan Powell) predecessor. He asked me if I was prepared to commit myself to the programme for four years. Having said yes in 1983 to four years of 26 episodes a year, I actually did one year of 26 episodes (or the equivalent), nothing at all the next year, and just fourteen episodes the next. Then I was unceremoniously bundled out. So I felt fairly aggrieved. (On leaving Doctor Who (1963) in 1986)
8 It is heartening that they are still prepared to tolerate the old fogies who used to portray the nation's favourite Time Lord in the age of the new improved programme and the ever youthening Doctor. As if David Tennant hadn't already proved the visibly beneficial power of time travel on the genes, the imminent new one, Matt Smith, we are told, is so young that he is likely to be asked for ID if he tries to purchase an intergalactic gargle blaster in licensed premises either side of the Atlantic.
9 None of my daughters saw Doctor Who. All the tapes are on the shelf and every now and then I've said 'are you interested in seeing one?' 'Oh, no, pur-leeze, Dad ...' Then they watch the new one and ask, 'was that what you were in?', and they've started watching them. And the accolade of all accolades - 'oh, you're not bad - almost as good as Christopher Eccleston!'


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time and Again 2016 Short pre-production Theo
The Mild Bunch announced John Harold
All Your Base: Last of Last 2016 Short Captain (voice)
Last Man on Earth 2016/I Short Professor James Friedkin
A Christmas Carol 2015 Charles Dickens
Star Trek Continues 2015 TV Series Amphidamas
A Dozen Summers 2015 The Narrator
Shadows of a Stranger 2014 William Fallon
Finding Richard 2014 Short Grandad
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie Colin Baker
Doctors 2001-2011 TV Series Augustus Bloom / Professor Claybourne Jarvis / Charles Dillon / ...
Hustle 2010 TV Series Phil
Kingdom 2009 TV Series Mr. Dodds
The Afternoon Play 2006 TV Series Judge
The 4 Musketeers 2005 Rutaford
The Impressionable Jon Culshaw 2004 TV Series Mr. Allen
Doctor Who: Real Time 2002 TV Mini-Series The Doctor
The Asylum 2000 Arbuthnot
TravelWise 2000 Video Jonathan
Time Gentlemen Please 2000 TV Series Professor Baker
Hollyoaks 2000 TV Series The Judge
Soul's Ark 1999 Video Galico
Dangerfield 1999 TV Series Vicar
The Waiting Time 1999 TV Movie Giles Fleming
The Harpist 1999 Father Rupitsch
Sunburn 1999 TV Series John Buchanan
Casualty 1989-1998 TV Series David Vincent / Colin Miles
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors 1997 Video Game The Doctor (voice)
The Bill 1997 TV Series William Guthrie
A Dance to the Music of Time 1997 TV Mini-Series Canon Fenneau
The Knock 1997 TV Series Donald Dewhurst Desmond Dewhurst
Jonathan Creek 1997 TV Series Hedley Shale
The Famous Five 1997 TV Series Fake Mr. Brent
Eye of the Beholder 1995 Video The Stranger / Soloman
Harry's Mad 1995 TV Series Mr. Perkins
Breach of the Peace 1994 Video The Stranger / Soloman
P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative 1994 Video Peter Russell
The Stranger: The Terror Game 1994 Video The Stranger / Soloman
The Airzone Solution 1993 Video Arnold Davies
The Stranger: In Memory Alone 1993 Video The Stranger
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time 1993 TV Short The Sixth Doctor
Young Indiana Jones 1993 TV Series Harry George Chauvel
More Than a Messiah 1992 Video short The Stranger
Summoned by Shadows 1992 Video short The Stranger
Doctor Who 1983-1986 TV Series The Doctor Commander Maxil
Roland Rat: The Series 1986 TV Series Doctor Who
Jim'll Fix It 1985 TV Series The Doctor
Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six 1984 TV Movie Dr. Dudgeon
Swallows and Amazons Forever!: Coot Club 1984 TV Movie Dr. Dudgeon
Saturday Superstore 1984 TV Series The Doctor
The Citadel 1983 TV Mini-Series Mr. Vaughan
Juliet Bravo 1982 TV Series Frankie Miller
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective 1981 TV Movie William Lind
For Maddie with Love 1980 TV Series
Blakes 7 1980 TV Series Bayban
Doctors and Nurses 1979 TV Series Mr. Bennett
The Brothers 1974-1976 TV Series Paul Merroney
Drive Carefully, Darling 1975 Short Brain
Fall of Eagles 1974 TV Mini-Series Crown Prince Willie
The Carnforth Practice 1974 TV Series Bob Anderson
Within These Walls 1974 TV Series David Jenkins
Great Mysteries 1973 TV Series George Barclay
Harriet's Back in Town 1973 TV Series Mike Baker
The Edwardians 1973 TV Mini-Series Joseph Laycock
Villains 1972 TV Series Reporter
The Man Outside 1972 TV Series Glover
The Moonstone 1972 TV Series John Herncastle
War & Peace 1972 TV Mini-Series Anatole Kuragin
Now Look Here 1971 TV Series
The Silver Sword 1971 TV Mini-Series German Lieutenant
Cousin Bette 1971 TV Mini-Series Count Wenceslas Steinbock
Public Eye 1971 TV Series Town Hall Clerk
The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder 1971 TV Series Reigate
Roads to Freedom 1970 TV Series Unknown / Claude
No, That's Me Over Here! 1970 TV Series
Happy Ever After 1970 TV Series Receptionist
The Adventures of Don Quick 1970 TV Series Rebel
My Wife's Sister 1956 TV Series Middle Son with moustache

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Doctor Who': The Colin Baker Years 1994 Video documentary uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Comedy Feeds 2014 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Culture Show 2013 TV Series documentary Himself / The Doctor
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 2013 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Explained 2013 TV Movie Himself / The Doctor
Pointless Celebrities 2013 TV Series Himself
All Star Mr & Mrs 2013 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor 2013 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The One Show 2013 TV Series Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2012 TV Series Himself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! 2012 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself
From the Mouths of Babes 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (2016)
Come Dine with Me 2011 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Eggheads 2010 TV Series Himself
The Cold War 2009 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
The Making of the Trial of a Time Lord: Part Four - The Ultimate Foe 2008 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
The Making of the Trial of a Time Lord: Part One - Mysterious Planet 2008 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
Trials and Tribulations 2008 Video documentary Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2005-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Cult of... 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebration 2008 Video documentary Himself - Host
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 2007 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
Anti-Matter from Amsterdam 2007 Video documentary short Himself / Commander Maxil
VideoGaiden 2006 TV Series Himself
Built for War 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Lords and Luddites: Making 'The Mark of the Rani' 2006 Video Himself / The Doctor / Paul Merroney.
Postcards 2005 TV Series Himself
'Doctor Who': A New Dimension 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Weakest Link 2004 TV Series Himself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Story of 'Doctor Who' 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Children in Need 1985-2003 TV Series The Doctor / Himself
GMTV 2003 TV Series Himself
Top Gear 2003 TV Series The Doctor
After They Were Famous 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Carnival of Monsters 1999 TV Special Himself
Adventures in Space and Time 1999 TV Special documentary short Himself
Countdown 1998 TV Series Himself
Tellystack 1997 TV Series
Stranger Than Fiction 2 1995 Video documentary
The Doctors, 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond 1995 Video documentary Himself
Stranger Than Fiction 1994 Video documentary
'Doctor Who': The Colin Baker Years 1994 Video documentary Himself - Presenter
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bigger Inside Than Out 1993 TV Short documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Entertainment Express 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Cybermen: The Early Years 1992 Video documentary short Himself - Presenter
Myth Makers: Colin Baker 1989 Video documentary
'Doctor Who' Who's Who 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Superstore 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
Blue Peter 1984-1986 TV Series Himself / The Doctor
Wogan 1986 TV Series Himself
Cross Wits 1985 TV Series Himself
Breakfast Time 1984 TV Series Himself
Harty 1984 TV Series Himself
Star Games 1978 TV Series Himself
Going for a Song 1977 TV Series documentary Himself - On-screen Participant

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game The Sixth Doctor
Doctor Who 2008-2015 TV Series The Doctor
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion 2014 TV Movie The Doctor
12 Again 2013 TV Series The Doctor
Geek Crash Course 2013 TV Series The Sixth Doctor
Stick 10: Remake of the Ultimates 2013 Short Rath
Nice or Nasty?: The Making of Vengeance on Varos 2012 Video documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
Phelous & the Movies 2011 TV Series The Sixth Doctor
The Last Chance Saloon 2010 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series The Doctor
Who Peter: Partners in Time - 1963-1989 2010 Video documentary short The Doctor
Doctor Who Confidential 2009 TV Series documentary The Doctor
The Ties That Bind Us 2008 Video documentary short The Sixth Doctor Commander Maxil
Davros Connections 2007 Video documentary The Doctor
Double Trouble 2007 Video documentary short Maxil
Rogue Time Lords 2007 Video documentary short The Doctor Maxil (uncredited)
Being Doctor Who 2007 Video documentary short The Doctor
The Mark of the Rani 2006 Video short The Doctor
Postcards 2005 TV Series Himself
Revelation Exhumed 2005 Video The Doctor
Highlander: The Jamie McCrimmon Story 2005 Video documentary short The Doctor
Directing 'Who': Peter Moffatt 2004 Video documentary short The Doctor
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Spain 2004 Video documentary short The Doctor (uncredited)
Doctor Who: Beneath the Lights 2004 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
Doctor Who: Beneath the Sun 2004 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
Behind the Sofa: Robert Holmes and Doctor Who 2003 Video documentary The Doctor
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert 1999 Video Chauvel
Resistance Is Useless 1992 TV Movie documentary The Doctor
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