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Doctor Who Actors

Name the actors who starred as the Doctor in the British science fiction series "Doctor Who".
Only includes the main actor who played the Doctor for each series
Quiz by Colesy
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Last updated: November 4, 2022
First submittedFebruary 19, 2013
Times taken9,610
Average score71.4%
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Actor
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William Hartnell
2
Patrick Troughton
3
Jon Pertwee
4
Tom Baker
5
Peter Davison
6
Colin Baker
7
Sylvester McCoy
8
Paul McGann
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Actor
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Christopher Eccleston
10
David Tennant
11
Matt Smith
12
Peter Capaldi
13
Jodie Whittaker
14
David Tennant
15
Ncuti Gatwa
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Level 11
Apr 20, 2014
Only missed one...forgot eight...and i haven't seen all the doctor who episodes...at least the classics anyway...i love eccleston...
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Level 26
Mar 1, 2020
Pall McGann was in the Doctor Who movie. Not so highly rated I might add...
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Level 46
Jul 16, 2020
Night of the Doctor is a short that is incredible and makes you feel that he was underappreciated
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Level 53
Dec 1, 2020
He's good in the radio ones, I think
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Level 66
Oct 19, 2017
Peter Cushing...
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Level 26
Mar 1, 2020
Technically not produced by BBC
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Level 62
Nov 15, 2017
A little disappointed you didn't have War Doctor (8.5) John Hurt on the quiz either.

Having Cushing from the movies, or the other actors who have played the earlier doctors (Richard Hurndal as 1st Doctor from "The Five Doctors", David Bradley and Reece Shearsmith as 1st and 2nd Doctors in "An Adventure in Space and time") would be awesome.

maybe even the Shalka Doctor (Richard E Grant), or the Doctors from "Curse of the Fatal Death" special, but that would really be pandering to the die-hard fans. But we'd really love it ^_^

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Level 45
Dec 9, 2017
in an adventure in space and time they technically weren't playing the doctor they were playing William hartnell and Patrick troughton. ok yes David Bradley is playing the 1st doctor in the upcoming Christmas special and Richard hurndall did play the 1st doctor in the 5 doctors but I think that would just overcomplicate the quiz jus a little bit for some people unless it stated "1st doctor in the 5 doctors" etc
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Level 45
Dec 9, 2017
Cushing was never an official doctor anyway his movies are not canon. he wasn't even a time lord or called the doctor in them. he was a human scientist called doctor who and he invented the TARDIS and we all know TARDIS's were around long before the Doctor and they were grown and it took 1000s of years
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Level 84
Nov 20, 2017
Love the Baker Effect that gets you two for the price of one.
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Level 32
May 23, 2022
Shoot, I was putting in full names, got Tom Baker but forgot Colin's name.
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Level 72
Dec 9, 2017
Kalleanon is right - Peter Cushing played him in a 60's movie.
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Level 45
Dec 9, 2017
the description clearly states in the SERIES and besides the Cushing movies are not canon
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2017
I'm missing John Hurt! The war doctor!
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Level 73
Dec 9, 2017
Captain Grumpy
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Level 45
Dec 9, 2017
why is the "doctor number" on here marked as series
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Level 80
Mar 27, 2018
yeah, the first column title should be changed
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2018
Okay
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Level 84
Dec 10, 2017
I got 0. The only one I thought I remembered was "Pewtree" because he was on one of my characters played by multiple actors quizzes... but turns out that's not actually his name.
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Level 58
Dec 12, 2017
No problems with this quiz for me, got to love a bit of Doctor Who.
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Level 17
Jan 26, 2018
Needs the War Doctor added
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2021
I agree.
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Level 22
Aug 17, 2018
I'm so happy that David Tennant is the most guessed one
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Level 87
Aug 22, 2018
It doesn't accept Scarf Guy?
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Level 61
Oct 28, 2019
The description for the quiz isn't accurate. Paul McGann's 8th Doctor never got a season in the TV series.
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2021
Got all of the modern ones. I've only fully seen the first season of the modern series, but I started watching season 2 recently. I <3 Christopher Eccleston. David Tennant seems pretty good so far, but I still don't have as favorable an opinion of him as I do of 9. That could change though.
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Level 18
Apr 5, 2021
Hello I have created a Doctor Who quiz where you have to name all the episodes of New Who, why don't you give it a go
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Level 53
Jun 8, 2022
Needs an update now to add Ncuti Gatwa to this list!
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Level 53
Oct 29, 2022
An update is required to this list. David Tennant is the 14th Doctor and Ncuti Gatwa will be the 15th Doctor.
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Level 36
Sep 5, 2022
Only one I didn't get was Troughton :)
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Level 58
Oct 24, 2022
well we know 14 and 15 now...