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Colin Baker
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Baker at MagicCity ComicCon 2015
Born 8 June 1943 (1943-06-08) (age 77)
Waterloo, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–present
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Spouse(s) Liza Goddard (divorced)
Marion Wyatt

Colin Baker (born 8 June 1943) is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of The Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Baker's tenure as the Doctor proved to be a controversial era for the series, which included a hiatus in production and his subsequent replacement on the orders of BBC executive Michael Grade.

Early life

Colin Baker was born in Waterloo, London, England. He moved north to Rochdale with his family when he was three years old. He was educated at St Bede's College, Manchester, and originally studied to become a solicitor. At the age of 23, Baker enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Drive Carefully, Darling Brain Short
1999 The Harpist Father Rupitsch
2000 The Asylum Arbuthnot
2004 D'Artagnan et les trois mousquetaires Rutaford
2014 Finding Richard Grandad Short
Shadows of a Stranger William Fallon
A Dozen Summers The Narrator
2015 The Mild Bunch John Harold Announced
2016 Last Man on Earth Professor James Friedkin Short
2016 When I Grow Up Himself Short

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1970 The Adventures of Don Quick Rebel Episode: "People Isn't Everything"
Happy Ever After Receptionist Episode: "The Ambassador"
No – That's Me Over Here! Uncredited 2 episodes
Roads to Freedom Claude 3 episodes
1971 The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder Reigate Episode: "The Shadow Man
Public Eye Town Hall Clerk Episode: "The Man Who Didn't Eat Sweets"
Cousin Bette Count Wenceslas Steinbock 5 episodes
The Silver Sword German Lieutenant 1 episode
Now Look Here Uncredited 1 episode
1972 War & Peace Anatole Kuragin 4 episodes
The Moonstone John Herncastle 1 episode
The Man Outside Glover Episode: "Murder Story"
Villains Reporter Episode: "His Dad Named Him After the General"
1973 The Edwardians Joseph Laycock Episode: "Daisy"
Harriet's Back in Town Mike Baker 2 episodes
Great Mysteries George Barclay Episode: "A Terribly Strange Bed"
1974 Within These Walls David Jenkins Episode: "Prisoner by Marriage"
The Carnforth Practice Bob Anderson Episode: "Undue Influence"
Fall of Eagles Crown Prince Willie 2 episodes
1974–1976 The Brothers Paul Merroney 46 episodes
1979 Doctors and Nurses Mr. Bennett Episode: Mums and Dads
1980 Blakes 7 Bayban Episode: "City at the Edge of the World"
For Maddie with Love Uncredited
1981 Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective William Lind TV movie
1982 Juliet Bravo Frankie Miller Episode: "The Intruder"
1983 The Citadel Mr. Vaughan 1 episode
Doctor Who Commander Maxil 3 episodes
1984 Swallows and Amazons Forever!: Coot Club Dr. Dudgeon TV movie
Swallows and Amazons Forever!: The Big Six Dr. Dudgeon TV movie
1984–1986 Doctor Who The Doctor 31 episodes
1985 Jim'll Fix It The Doctor Episode: "A Fix with Sontarans"
1986 Roland Rat: The Series Doctor Who 1 episode
1989 Myth Makers Vol. 19: Colin Baker Himself Video
Casualty Colin Miles Episode: Accidents Happen
1992 Summoned by Shadows The Stranger Video short
More Than a Messiah The Stranger Video short
Cybermen: The Early Years Presenter Video
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Harry George Chauvel Episode: "Palestine, October 1917"
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time The Sixth Doctor TV short
The Stranger: In Memory Alone The Stranger Video
The Airzone Solution Arnold Davies Video
1994 The Zero Imperative Peter Russell Video
The Stranger: The Terror Game The Stranger / Soloman Video
Breach of the Peace The Stranger / Soloman Video
1995 Harry's Mad Mr. Perkins Episode: "Meaty Chunks"
Eye of the Beholder The Stranger / Soloman Video
1997 The Famous Five Fake Mr. Brent 2 episodes
Jonathan Creek Hedley Shale The Wrestler's Tomb
The Knock Donald Dewhurst / Desmond Dewhurst 4 episodes
A Dance to the Music of Time Canon Fenneau Episode: "Post War"
The Bill William Guthrie Episode: "Going Down"
1998 Casualty David Vincent Episode: "An Eye for an Eye"
1999 Sunburn John Buchanan 1 episode
The Waiting Time Giles Fleming TV movie
Dangerfield Vicar Episode: "Haunted"
Soul's Ark Galico Video
2000 Hollyoaks The Judge 1 episode
Time Gentlemen Please Professor Baker Episode: "Day of the Trivheads"
TravelWise Jonathan Video
2001 Doctors Jack Howard Episode: "Matters of Principle"
2002 Doctor Who: Real Time The Doctor 6 episodes
2003 Top Gear The Doctor 1 episode
2004 The Impressionable Jon Culshaw Mr. Allen 1 episode
2006 The Afternoon Play Judge Episode: "Your Mother Should Know"
Doctors Charles Dillon Episode: "Honourable Gentlemen"
2009 Kingdom Mr. Dodds 1 episode
Doctors Professor Claybourne Jarvis Episode: "The Romantics"
2011 Doctors Augustus Bloom Episode: "Every Heart That Beats"
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Himself TV movie
2015 Star Trek Continues Minister Amphidamas Episode: "The White Iris"

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