Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—known for his whimsical nature, hats and waistcoats he was the final Doctor of the original run.
After Doctor Who (1963) McCoy worked extensively in theater and on television. In theater he appeared in "The Government Inspector" twice in tours during 1993 and 1994, and in between these he starred as the Narrator, Thomas Marvel, in the stage version of H.G. Wells's "The Invisible Man." In 1995 he starred in Zorro: The Musical."
On television his credits include Frank Stubbs (1993) and Rab C. Nesbitt (1988). He also created the character of Crud in the cult television series Ghoul-Lashed () for Sky TV. In 1996 he was contracted to reprise his role as the Doctor, handing over to an eighth incarnation of the Time Lord in the earthly form of his friend Paul McGann. Also in 1996, McCoy devised and presented Reeltime Pictures' I Was a 'Doctor Who' Monster (1996) - a special video tribute to the men and women who had played the monsters of Doctor Who (1963).
Sylvester will be attending Comic Con Scotland on both days of the event 10-11 November 2018