Sylvester McCoy stars as Radagast in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."

Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland, where he was also made honorary High Chieftain in 2010. He is best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the hugely popular television series "Doctor Who" between 1987 and 1989 and later revived the role in a 1993 charity special, "Dimensions in Time," and again in 1996, appearing in the "Doctor Who" television movie with Paul McGann as the eighth Doctor.

Since playing the Doctor, McCoy has appeared in many television and theater roles, as well as recording audio books. His television credits include guest appearances in the comedy pilot "The Academy," with Ian McKellen; "Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder"; BBC Scotland's "Still Game"; BBC's "Casualty," Talkback Thames' "The Bill," "Gil Mayo Mysteries," "Rab C. Nesbitt" and "See It Saw It"; Mersey TV's "Hollyoaks"; and the BBC adaptation of Henry Fielding's novel "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling." McCoy also guest starred in an episode of BBC's "Doctors," playing an actor who once played the time-traveling hero of a children's television series called "The Amazing Lollipop Man," a role especially written for McCoy as a nod to his portrayal of Doctor Who.

On stage, McCoy played the Fool in Trevor Nunn's acclaimed production of "King Lear," alongside Ian McKellen in an RSC International Tour and the New London Theatre, and has recently finished playing Grimes in a highly acclaimed production of Evelyn Waugh's "Decline & Fall" at the Old Red Lion Theatre.

McCoy's other recent theater credits include the original staging and UK tours of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Menier Chocolate Factory; the title role in "The Mikado" for Carl Rosa Opera Company at the Sheffield Lyceum; "Me and My Girl"; "The Pocket Orchestra"; and "Arsenic & Old Lace." Other theater credits include "Pride And Prejudice"; "Noises Off" in the West End; "Twelfth Night" at the Leicester Haymarket; "Antony and Cleopatra" and "The Taming of the Shrew," both for the Theatre Royal, Haymarket; "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" at the RSC in Stratford; "The Dead Move Fast" at the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh; "As You Like It" at the Ludlow Festival; "The Hypochondriac" at the Lyceum in Edinburgh; "Life Is a Dream" at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, Barbican Theatre and Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York National Theatre; and the title role in The National Theatre's production of "The Pied Piper" and Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Welsh National Opera.

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Age: 74 years old
Birthday: August 20, 1943
Height: 5' 6"
Nickname: Sylv
Full Name / Real Name: Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith
Birthplace: Dunoon, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

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