Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee

76 (passed away May. 20th, 1996)
Jul. 7th, 1919
Born in
Chelsea, London, England, UK
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
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

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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.

  • 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).

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