Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee

Age
76 (passed away May. 20th, 1996)
Birthday
Jul. 7th, 1919
Born in
Chelsea, London, England, UK
Height
6' 3"

Jon Pertwee's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Doctor Who (UK) (1963) TV Show
Doctor Who (UK) (1963)
Worzel Gummidge (UK) TV Show
Worzel Gummidge (UK)
SuperTed (UK) TV Show
SuperTed (UK)
The Further Adventures of SuperTed (UK) TV Show
The Further Adventures of SuperTed (UK)
3-2-1 (UK) TV Show
3-2-1 (UK)
Whodunnit? TV Show
Whodunnit?
Jackanory (UK) TV Show
Jackanory (UK)
Nationwide (UK) TV Show
Nationwide (UK)
Beggar My Neighbour (UK) TV Show
Beggar My Neighbour (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Doctor, on the BBC science fiction television series "Doctor Who" (1963). He portrayed the Doctor from 1970 to 1974. His 60-year entertainment career included work in radio, films, and cabaret. This was despite the inauspicious beginning of having been thrown out of drama school as a young man and told he had no future as an actor. The BBC announced his death.


TRIVIA:
  • He considered Aladdin (1992) to be the greatest animated film of all time, as well as one of the greatest films of all time.
  • He was the first cousin of 'Bill Pertwee (I)' (qv).
  • He was a very good friend of 'Spike Milligan' (qv). But later on in his life the two would have arguments over who was the bigger Aladdin fan. He also considered Milligan's Goon colleague, 'Peter Sellers' (qv), a friend.
  • Played "Lycus" in the original stage production of "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A". The film role was given to 'Phil Silvers' (qv) since he had greater name-recognition internationally.
  • He changed his name from "John" to "Jon" as a young actor.
  • Appeared once on BBC television's team quiz show "Quizball" as a last minute substitute for comedian 'Jimmy Logan' (qv), and found himself playing for Scotland. They won.
  • Was originally meant to star in _The Baby and the Battleship (1956)_ (qv) with 'George Cole (I)' (qv), but was replaced when Cole walked out.
  • He was the younger brother of 'Michael Pertwee' (qv).


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.