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The Doctor

Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of The Doctor with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Doctor Who

(NOTE: While the first three The Doctors also appear in Destiny of the Doctors, the Third is "voiced" by reused audio from the TV show, while the first two are voiced by an imitator. While there exist a great deal of voiced Doctor Who audio dramas, they can't be accounted for on the site at the moment. Overall, the only incarnation to have never been voiced in any medium is the Ninth.)

The Doctor is the main character of British TV series Doctor Who, the longest-running sci-fi show in the world. The Doctor is a Time Lord who travels through time and space in the TARDIS, a spaceship under the exterior guise of a police box. He has a great affinity for planet Earth (the United Kingdom in particular) and humans, spending much of his time there and travelling with human companions, many of whom also happen to be young and female.

As a Time Lord, The Doctor has the ability to regenerate into a new body when close to death. Each body of The Doctor is known as an "incarnation". He has regenerated ten times for a total of eleven incarnations. Each incarnation has a completely different look and personality, but a few traits are universal across all of them--generally speaking, The Doctor is very wise and intelligent, but also eccentric and mysterious, while at the same time hiding a darker side. Certain incarnations play up some of these traits more than others; the First Doctor is old and stubborn, while the Eleventh Doctor is young and easily-excitable. This compare contains all of The Doctors save for the first three and the ninth, although it does feature an alternate, non-canonical Ninth Doctor from the "Scream of the Shalka" animated serial.

Created by NCZ on Feb 10 2013
Special thanks to DaveS for additional sound clips.


This compare is going to be a tricky one to judge considering how different each actor plays the character. I get the feeling that since all these guys have played him in live-action (with the exception of Richard E. Grant), this compare might be more of "vote for your favourite The Doctor!" I don't know if I could choose, but overall, my top four are  Tom Baker, Paul McGann, David Tennant and Matt Smith.



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Who do you think has been the best from these The Doctor voice actors?
Tom Baker
Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
David Tennant
Matt Smith
Paul McGann
Richard E Grant
John Guilor
Peter Capaldi
David Coker