History Main / SylvesterMcCoy

20th Jul '13 6:51:15 AM StFan
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'''Sylvester [=McCoy=]''' (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. He came to prominence as a member of the comedy act "The Ken Campbell Roadshow". His best known act was as a stuntman character called "Sylveste [=McCoy=]" in a play entitled "An Evening with Sylveste [=McCoy=]", where his stunts included putting a fork and nails up his nose, stuffing ferrets down his trousers and setting his head on fire. He later became a pantomime performer for the long running children's show, ''VisionOn'', primarily as a denizen of a topsy turvy world available through a magic mirror.

He's nowadays best known for playing the [[LargeHam magnificently hammy]] Seventh Doctor on ''DoctorWho''. Despite being thoroughly shafted by the network, he became popular enough to get a lot (and we mean ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures a lot]]'') of DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. Nowadays, he still regularly has adventures in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.

Has the dubious distinction of being the last Doctor in the regular television series (he regenerated into Creator/PaulMcGann at the start of [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie]]) until the revival in 2005.

He tried out for the role of Bilbo Baggins in PeterJackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. While that role went to Ian Holm, Sylvester [=McCoy=] would later get cast as Radagast the Brown Wizard in ''Film/TheHobbit'' film series, first appearing in 2012, and set to appear in the 2013 and 2014 films as well.

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!!Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}
* TheCastShowoff: Involving juggling, magic tricks and spoons.
* DisappearedDad: A very sad example, in that his father was killed in action in WorldWarII a month ''before'' [=McCoy=] was born. His parents had only been married for about a year prior to his father being killed.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName : The whole thing. For much of his life he thought his name was just "Kent Smith". His mother didn't tell him his full name until mid-way through school. He was named after his father. It made him cry.
* FunPersonified: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Omz0lhapA Doctor Who spoon dance!]]
* {{Keet}}: To the point where he had to have both of his hips replaced because of it.
* LargeHam: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhlmNkk5r0k Just watch him perform one of the Eleventh Doctor's speeches.]] He manages to out-ham MattSmith by several ''light years''.
* TrrrillingRrrs

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'''Sylvester [=McCoy=]''' (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. He came to prominence as a member of the comedy act "The Ken Campbell Roadshow". His best known act was as a stuntman character called "Sylveste [=McCoy=]" in a play entitled "An Evening with Sylveste [=McCoy=]", where his stunts included putting a fork and nails up his nose, stuffing ferrets down his trousers and setting his head on fire. He later became a pantomime performer for the long running children's show, ''VisionOn'', primarily as a denizen of a topsy turvy world available through a magic mirror.

He's nowadays best known for playing the [[LargeHam magnificently hammy]] Seventh Doctor on ''DoctorWho''. Despite being thoroughly shafted by the network, he became popular enough to get a lot (and we mean ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures a lot]]'') of DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. Nowadays, he still regularly has adventures in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.

Has the dubious distinction of being the last Doctor in the regular television series (he regenerated into Creator/PaulMcGann at the start of [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie]]) until the revival in 2005.

He tried out for the role of Bilbo Baggins in PeterJackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. While that role went to Ian Holm, Sylvester [=McCoy=] would later get cast as Radagast the Brown Wizard in ''Film/TheHobbit'' film series, first appearing in 2012, and set to appear in the 2013 and 2014 films as well.

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!!Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}
* TheCastShowoff: Involving juggling, magic tricks and spoons.
* DisappearedDad: A very sad example, in that his father was killed in action in WorldWarII a month ''before'' [=McCoy=] was born. His parents had only been married for about a year prior to his father being killed.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName : The whole thing. For much of his life he thought his name was just "Kent Smith". His mother didn't tell him his full name until mid-way through school. He was named after his father. It made him cry.
* FunPersonified: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Omz0lhapA Doctor Who spoon dance!]]
* {{Keet}}: To the point where he had to have both of his hips replaced because of it.
* LargeHam: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhlmNkk5r0k Just watch him perform one of the Eleventh Doctor's speeches.]] He manages to out-ham MattSmith by several ''light years''.
* TrrrillingRrrs
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6th Jun '13 2:04:59 PM SirSapphire
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* Adorkable

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6th Jun '13 2:04:39 PM SirSapphire
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30th May '13 9:37:35 PM nombretomado
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He's nowadays best known for playing the [[LargeHam magnificently hammy]] Seventh Doctor on ''DoctorWho''. Despite being thoroughly shafted by the network, he became popular enough to get a lot (and we mean ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures a lot]]'') of DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. Nowadays, he still regularly has adventures in BigFinishDoctorWho.

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He's nowadays best known for playing the [[LargeHam magnificently hammy]] Seventh Doctor on ''DoctorWho''. Despite being thoroughly shafted by the network, he became popular enough to get a lot (and we mean ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures a lot]]'') of DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. Nowadays, he still regularly has adventures in BigFinishDoctorWho.
AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.
2nd May '13 3:52:48 AM Solle
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Tweets as @[=SylvesterMcCoy=].
25th Apr '13 3:11:04 AM XFllo
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Has the dubious distinction of being the last Doctor in the regular television series (he regenerated into {{Paul McGann}} at the start of [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie]]) until the revival in 2005.

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Has the dubious distinction of being the last Doctor in the regular television series (he regenerated into {{Paul McGann}} Creator/PaulMcGann at the start of [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie]]) until the revival in 2005.
28th Mar '13 11:36:40 AM Tero
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* EmbarrassingMiddleName : The whole thing. For much of his life he thought his name was just "Kent Smith". His mother didn't tell him his full name until mid-way through school. It made him cry.

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* EmbarrassingMiddleName : The whole thing. For much of his life he thought his name was just "Kent Smith". His mother didn't tell him his full name until mid-way through school. He was named after his father. It made him cry.
19th Feb '13 5:39:03 AM Solle
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'''Sylvester [=McCoy=]''' (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. He came to prominence as a member of the comedy act "The Ken Campbell Roadshow". His best known act was as a stuntman character called "Sylveste [=McCoy=]" in a play entitled "An Evening with Sylveste [=McCoy=]", where his stunts included putting a fork and nails up his nose, stuffing ferrets down his trousers and setting his head on fire. He later became a pantomime performer for the long running children's show, ''VisionOn'', primarily as a denzin of a topsy turvy world available through a magic mirror.

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'''Sylvester [=McCoy=]''' (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith; 20 August 1943) is a Scottish actor. He came to prominence as a member of the comedy act "The Ken Campbell Roadshow". His best known act was as a stuntman character called "Sylveste [=McCoy=]" in a play entitled "An Evening with Sylveste [=McCoy=]", where his stunts included putting a fork and nails up his nose, stuffing ferrets down his trousers and setting his head on fire. He later became a pantomime performer for the long running children's show, ''VisionOn'', primarily as a denzin denizen of a topsy turvy world available through a magic mirror.
24th Jan '13 12:06:51 AM Solle
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24th Jan '13 12:02:38 AM Solle
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