Tom Baker

Active - 1967 - 2006  |   Born - Jan 20, 1934 in Liverpool, England  |   Genres - Science Fiction

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Best known as the fourth incarnation of Dr. Who from the 1960s BBC sci-fi series of the same name, Tom Baker continues to play character roles in feature films and television.

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  • Lived as a monk with the Brothers of Ploermel for six years.
  • Did his National Service in the Army Medical Corps, where he took up acting as a hobby.
  • Became part of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre company in the late 1960s.
  • Took on his most famous role in Doctor Who between 1974–1981.
  • Has a very distinctive voice, and was the narrator in Little Britain and  on various video games.
  • Wrote his autobiography in 1997 titled Who on Earth is Tom Baker?
  • Author of a short fairytale-style novel, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs "A Grotesque Masterpiece".
  • Now lives in the South of France.