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The Doctor

1st incarnation – The 1st Doctor

  • First Appearance: An Unearthly Child (1963)
  • Played by: William Hartnell (1963-1966)
  • Companions: Susan, Ian, Barbara, Vicki, Steven, Katarina, Dodo, Polly, Ben

2nd incarnation – The 2nd Doctor

  • First Appearance: The Tenth Planet (1966)
  • Played by: Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
  • Companions: Polly, Ben, Jamie, Victoria, Zoe

3rd incarnation – The 3rd Doctor

  • First Appearance: Spearhead from Space (1970)
  • Played by: Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
  • Companions: Liz, Sergeant Benton, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Mike, Jo, Sarah-Jane

4th incarnation – The 4th Doctor

  • First Appearance: Planet of the Spiders (1974)
  • Played by: Tom Baker (1974-1981)
  • Companions: Sarah-Jane, Harry, Leela, K9, Romana, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan

5th incarnation – The 5th Doctor

  • First Appearance: Logopolis (1981)
  • Played by: Peter Davison (1982-1984)
  • Companions: Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion, Peri

6th incarnation – The 6th Doctor

  • First Appearance: The Caves of Androzani (1982)
  • Played by: Colin Baker (1984-1986)
  • Companions: Peri, Mel

7th incarnation – The 7th Doctor

  • First Appearance: Time and the Rani (1987)
  • Played by: Sylvester McCoy (1987-1996)
  • Companions: Mel, Ace

8th incarnation – The 8th Doctor

  • First Appearance: The TV Movie (1996)
  • Played by: Paul McGann (1996,2013)
  • Companions: Grace

9th incarnation – The War Doctor

  • First Appearance: The Day of the Doctor (2013)
  • Played by: John Hurt (2013), Companions:

10th incarnation – The 9th Doctor

  • First Appearance: Rose (2005)
  • Played by: Christopher Eccleston (2005)
  • Companions: Rose, Adam, Jack

11th incarnation – The 10th Doctor

  • First Appearance: The Christmas Invasion (2005)
  • Played by: David Tennant (2005-2010)
  • Companions: Rose, Martha, Jack, Donna

12th incarnation – The 10th Doctor

  • First Appearance: Journey’s End (2008)
  • Played by: David Tennant (2005-2010), Companions:

13th incarnation – The 11th Doctor

  • First Appearance: The Eleventh Hour (2010)
  • Played by: Matt Smith (2010 – 2013)
  • Companions: Amy, Rory, River, Clara

A New Regeneration Cycle

In the anniversary year it was revealed that Matt Smith was the 13th and final incarnation.

John Hurt was introduced as the War Doctor, the forgotten 9th incarnation. Bumping up the numbers David Tennant took the 11th and 12th incarnations having regenerated in The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End. This made Matt Smith the 13th incarnation.

The Doctor was granted a new regeneration cycle from the Time Lords in The Time of the Doctor allowing the Doctor to regenerate again.

14th incarnation – The 12th Doctor

  • First Appearance: The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor (2013)
  • Played by: Peter Capaldi
  • Companions: Clara

15th incarnation – The 13th Doctor

  • Played by: Jodie Whittaker