Sylvester McCoy is a Scottish actor who is best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989. Also, he reprised the same role in the 1996 television series Doctor Who. The series also has a very good IMDB rating of 8.4.
McCoy is a married man and a father of two sons. Who is his wife? Also, know about the children in this article. Read till the end in order to know further details regarding his bio, age, movies & tv shows as well as earnings.
Sylvester McCoy’s Bio, & Wiki (Early Life And Family)
Sylvester McCoy was born as Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith on 20th August 1943, in Dunoon, United Kingdom. He was born to father Percy James Kent-Smith and mother, Molly Sheridan. His father was a Royal Navy submarine officer who died on 18th July 1943, in action in World War II, a couple of month before Sylvester’s birth.
His nationality is Scottish and belongs to white ethnicity. As per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Leo. For his early education, McCoy attended St. Mun’s School and then enrolled at Blair’s College but later again transferred to Dunoon Grammar School where he completed his high school. McCoy is currently 75 years old.
Sylvester McCoy’s Career Highlights (Movies & TV shows)
After moving to London, Sylvester McCoy worked in an insurance company for five years. He then worked in The Roundhouse box office for a short time, where he got discovered by Ken Campbell. Afterward, McCoy came to prominence as a member of the experimental theatre troupe “The Ken Campbell Roadshow“. In a play entitled An Evening with Sylvester McCoy, he was best known for his act as a stuntman character called “Sylvester McCoy”.
Eventually, McCoy rose to fame after getting a notable role in the television program such as Vision On, Jigsaw and Tiswas. Also, he appeared in Eureka and a show called StarStrider. Eventually, McCoy became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987. He played in the following series until its end in 1989, ending with an episode Survival.
Similarly, Sylvester McCoy began his filming career from the film series The Hobbit. In the movie, he portrayed as the wizard Radagast alongside fellow King Lear actor Ian McKellen who reprises his role as Gandalf. Besides acting, McCoy has also done the role of the Seventh Doctor in 1997, recording new audio for the video game Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors.
Sylvester McCoy’s Marriage, Wife, and Children
Sylvester McCoy is a married man. He is married to Agnes McCoy and has two children. However, the precise date and venue of their wedding are not available for now. Among his two sons, Sam Kent-Smith was a 3d artist on the Doctor Who video game Return to Earth.
Besides that nothing is known about his marital life. Moreover, the further details of his relationship and affairs are also not mentioned anywhere on the Internet. At present, Sylvester is enjoying his married life and living peacefully along with his two sons. Also, the married duo has never been a part of rumors or controversies of having an extramarital relationship.
Sylvester McCoy’s Net Worth
From his successful career in the Hollywood, Sylvester McCoy has amassed an estimated net worth of around $4 million. His major source of income is from the acting industry. Since 1965, the Doctor Who star is active in the film industry and has played in numerous movies and tv shows to the date.
Sylvester appeared in all sequels of The Hobbit; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. All the sequels have a very good rating in IMDB which came as a big hit at the box office. Budgets and the box office collections of the movie are as follows;
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Released on December 6, 2012
- Movie Budget: $180 million
- Box office collection: $1.021 billion
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- Released on December 13, 2013
- Movie Budget: $217 million
- Box office collection: $958.4 million
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Released on December 4, 2014
- Movie Budget: : $250 million (gross); $209 million (net);
- Box office collection: $956 million
Sylvester McCoy’s Age, Body Measurement, And Facts
Sylvester McCoy’s age is 75 years old and is still very fit. He must be following the proper diet and regular exercise in order to maintain body physics and health. He stands at a height of 1.68 m which is 5 feet 6 inches. Similarly, he has blue eyes.
McCoy is the only actor to portray in both 1963 Doctor Who and 1996 film, Doctor Who. Another interesting fact about the star is that he did not start his career in the acting industry until 29 years old.