Sylvester McCoy Net Worth

Sylvester McCoy Net Worth is
$4 Million

Sylvester McCoy Biography

Sylvester McCoy net value and salary: Sylvester McCoy is a Scottish actor who also has a net well worth of $4 million dollars. He began focusing on “The Ken Campbell Roadshow” where he produced his stage name. He offers been mixed up in entertainment industry since 1979 and studied priesthood at Blair’s College and also Dunoon Grammar College when he was a boy. He ultimately worked well at The Roundhouse package office and was later on found out by Ken Campbell.” His name at birth was Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith. McCoy was a stuntman with the initial stage name “Sylveste McCoy. Born in Dunoon, Scotland on August 20, 1943, McCoy is most beneficial known for his part in the initial Doctor Who along with the Hobbit. McCoy’s major display roles consist of Dracula, Doctor Who, King Lear, The Hobbit: AN URGENT Trip, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Xmas Candle, and The Hobbit: The Fight of the Five Armies.

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Quick Facts

Full NameSylvester McCoy
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1943
Height1.68 m
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

Interesting Facts

1 He 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).
2 Attending 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]
4 Did not start acting until he was 28 years old.
5 His 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.
6 He 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.
7 He was raised primarily in Dublin, Ireland.
8 He is the only actor to appear in both Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (1996).
9 He 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.
10 He 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.
11 He 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).
12 McCoy 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).
13 Adept at playing both the xylophone and the spoons. He can also juggle and once gained a reputation for stuffing live ferrets down his trousers.
14 McCoy 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).


1 In 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.
3 If 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.
4 Like 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.
8 Fame! 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.
9 By 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.
10 If 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.
12 The 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.
14 I 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.
16 The 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.
17 Theatre 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.
18 Variety 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.
19 It 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)
20 It'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.
21 There 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))
22 I don't relax. I sit down and contemplate all the energetic things I should do.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 TV60 BBC TV60 Awards, UK Best Popular Drama Series Doctor Who (1963) Peter Davison



Quest: A Tall Tale 2013 post-production Ardan (voice)
Journey Bound pre-production The Mechanic
The Inspector Chronicles: Untitled Motion Picture About a Space Traveler Who Can also Travel Through Time announced Uncle Roderick
When the Devil Rides Out post-production
Slumber 2016/IV Amado
The Last Conjuror 2015 Short Arthur Roberts
Crims 2015 TV Series Mr. Dunlop
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Radagast
The Seventeenth Kind 2014 Short Rusty
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 Radagast
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie Sylvester McCoy
The Christmas Candle 2013 Edward Haddington
Ian Levine: Downtime Redux 2013 Video The Doctor
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Radagast
The Academy: Special 2012 TV Movie Felix
Eldorado 2012 Video General Zwick
Punk Strut: The Movie 2010 Dj
The Academy Part 2: First Impressions 2009 Video Felix
The Academy 2009 Short Felix
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder 2009 TV Series Nazi Doctor
King Lear 2008 TV Movie The Fool
Casualty 2001-2008 TV Series Ashley Millington / Kev the Rev
Doctors 2008 TV Series Graham Capelli The Amazing Lollipop Man
Great Performances 2008 TV Series Fool
Pass Them On 2008 Short The Administrator
The Bill 2002-2006 TV Series Morris Shaw / Ian Drew
The Gil Mayo Mysteries 2006 TV Series Reverend Beaver
The Battersea Ripper 2006
Griffin 2004 Grim
Still Game 2004 TV Series Archie
Children in Need 2003 TV Series The Doctor
The Shieling of the One Night 2002 Short Fergus
Hollyoaks 2002 TV Series Leonard Cave
Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time 2001-2002 TV Mini-Series The Doctor
Do You Have a License to Save This Planet? 2001 Video short The Foot Doctor
See It Saw It 1999-2001 TV Series The Lord High Chamberlain / Aunt Grizelda / Jester
The Mumbo Jumbo 2000 Mr. Tallman
Beyond Fear 1997 TV Movie Michael Sams
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 1997 TV Mini-Series Mr. Dowling
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors 1997 Video Game The Doctor (voice)
Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns 1996 Flynn
Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie The Doctor
Rab C. Nesbitt 1996 TV Series Gash Senior
Leapin' Leprechauns! 1995 Flynn
P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative 1994 Video Dr. Colin Dove
Frank Stubbs Promotes 1994 TV Series Angus
The Airzone Solution 1993 Video Anthony Stanwick
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time 1993 TV Short The Seventh Doctor
Jackanory 1979-1993 TV Series Storyteller / Reader
Thrill Kill Video Club 1991 Video Spoons
Doctor Who 1987-1989 TV Series The Doctor
The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow 1989 TV Series The Doctor
What's Your Story? 1988 TV Series Narrator / Presentor
Three Kinds of Heat 1987 Harry Pimm
Dramarama 1985 TV Series Donald
Eureka 1982-1985 TV Series PC Dunworthy / Various Roles
No 73 1985 TV Series Moving man
The Last Place on Earth 1985 TV Mini-Series Lt. 'Birdie' Bowers
Starstrider 1984 TV Series Wart
Jigsaw 1980-1981 TV Series O-Man
Tiswas 1981 TV Series Various
Tiny Revolutions 1981 TV Movie Cabaret comedian
Big Jim and the Figaro Club 1979-1981 TV Series Turps
BBC2 Playhouse 1980 TV Series Kerwin
All the Fun of the Fair 1979 Scotch Jack
Dracula 1979 Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
Turning Year Tales 1979 TV Series Turps
For the Love of Albert 1977 TV Mini-Series Cast memeber
Lucky Feller 1975 TV Series
Roberts Robots 1973 TV Series Robot Entertainer
Vision On 1965 TV Series


Bidding Adieu: A Video Diary 1996 Video documentary uncredited

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Bidding Adieu: A Video Diary 1996 Video documentary camera operator - uncredited


Doctor Who: The Fan Show 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Real Marigold Hotel 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
12 Again 2013 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Culture Show 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2013 TV Movie documentary
50 Greatest Kids Shows 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Newsnight 2013 TV Series Himself
Pointless Celebrities 2013 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2013 TV Series Himself
From the Mouths of Babes 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (2013)
The Last Chance Saloon 2010 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
GMTV 2003-2008 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2005-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
An Audience Without Jeremy Beadle 2008 TV Movie Himself
Back to School 2007 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
Tiswas Reunited 2007 TV Special Himself
Catflap 2007 Video documentary Himself / The Doctor
Endgame 2007 Video Himself
Breakfast 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Postcards 2005 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
'Doctor Who': A New Dimension 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Light in Dark Places 2004 Video documentary short Himself / The Doctor
Hell's Kitchen 2004 TV Series Himself
The Story of 'Doctor Who' 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Blue Peter 1987-2003 TV Series Himself
Liquid News 2003 TV Series Himself
Caledonian MacBrains 2002 TV Series Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
Trekathon 2000 TV Series Himself
Adventures in Space and Time 1999 TV Special documentary short Himself
Where on Earth Is... Katy Manning Because She'd Really Like to Know! 1998 Video documentary Himself
Space Cadets 1997 TV Series Himself
Bidding Adieu: A Video Diary 1996 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
I Was a 'Doctor Who' Monster 1996 Video documentary Presenter
News at Ten 1996 TV Series Himself
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
The Disney Club 1994 TV Series Himself
The Big Breakfast 1994 TV Series Himself
Tomorrow's World 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Was That Monster 1993 TV Short documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Good Morning... with Anne and Nick 1993 TV Series Himself
Pebble Mill at One 1992 TV Series Himself
'Doctor Who': The Hartnell Years 1991 Video documentary Himself - Presenter
Surprise Surprise! 1991 TV Series Himself
You Bet! 1990 TV Series Himself
Open Air 1987-1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Going Live! 1987-1988 TV Series Himself
The Lowdown 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
'Doctor Who': Then and Now 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pamela Armstrong 1987 TV Series Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 1982 1982 TV Movie Himself
Tiswas 1978-1980 TV Series Himself - Presenter
The Secret Policeman's Ball 1979 TV Movie documentary Syveste McCoy (as Sylveste McCoy)

Archive Footage

BBC Proms 2010 TV Series The Doctor
Who Peter: Partners in Time - 1963-1989 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Newsnight 2010 TV Series The Doctor
Doctor Who Confidential 2009 TV Series documentary The Doctor
Davros Connections 2007 Video documentary The Doctor
Double Trouble 2007 Video documentary short The 7th Doctor
The Story of Jackanory 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
Little Girl Lost 2007 Video short The Doctor
The Dalek Tapes 2006 Video documentary The Doctor
Postcards 2005 TV Series Himself
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary The Doctor
'Doctor Who': The Colin Baker Years 1994 Video documentary The Doctor
Resistance Is Useless 1992 TV Movie documentary The Doctor
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game The Seventh Doctor
Doctor Who 2008-2015 TV Series The Doctor
LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game 2014 Video Game Radagast the Brown
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor 2013 TV Movie The Doctor (uncredited)
Newsround 2013 TV Series The Doctor
Geek Crash Course 2013 TV Series The Sixth Doctor The Seventh Doctor
Race Against Time 2011 Video documentary The Doctor

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