Sylvester McCoy was born in Scotland on 20th August 1943 and initially trained for the priesthood before pursuing a career in show business. After enjoying success as a member of The Ken Campbell Roadshow comedy act, Sylvester's television career began with roles in Vision On (BBC), Tiswas (ITV) and Eureka (BBC). In 1987 he became a household name when he was cast as the Seventh incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who. His tenure in the TARDIS ended when the series was cancelled by the BBC in 1989 but he continued to voice the character in the Big Finish audio plays. Seven years later he reprised the role on screen one last time to film his character's regeneration into the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann in the 1996 movie. Sylvester's most recent notable role is that of Radagast, a wizard in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
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