Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee
1919 - 1996

Jon Pertwee  British Actor


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Rest in peace.


Jon Pertwee was previously married to Ingeborg Rhoesa (1960 - 1996) and Jean Marsh (1955 - 1960).


British Actor Jon Pertwee was born John Devon Roland Pertwee on 7th July, 1919 in Chelsea, London, England, UK and passed away on 20th May 1996 Timber Lake, Connecticut, USA aged 76. He is most remembered for Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Jon Pertwee is a member of the following lists: English film actors, English television actors and Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 36 years, 4 months 20 years, 8 months 5 years
Total2 36 years, 4 months 20 years, 8 months 5 years


First Name Jon
Last Name Pertwee
Full Name at Birth John Devon Roland Pertwee
Alternative Name The Tall Light Bulb
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th July, 1919
Birthplace Chelsea, London, England, UK
Died 20th May, 1996
Place of Death Timber Lake, Connecticut, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Putney Vale Crematorium
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge
Year(s) Active 1938 – 1996, 1938–96, 1938–1996
Official Websites
Father Roland Pertwee
Mother Avice Pertwee

John Devon Roland "Jon" Pertwee (7 July 1919 – 20 May 1996) was an English actor, comedian, entertainer and cabaret performer. Born into a theatrical family, he served in the Royal Navy and the Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War. In his early career he worked as a
stage comedian, which included performing at the Glasgow Empire Theatre and sharing a bill with Max Wall and Jimmy James.

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Jon Pertwee76 CancerActor
Ingeborg Rhoesa-Novelist
Jean Marsh86 CancerActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SeanMale196160 years oldIngeborg Rhoesa
DarielMale4th June, 196456 years oldIngeborg Rhoesa


The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen1995General Von KramerTV Movie
Cloud Cuckoo1994GrandfatherShort Film
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time1993The DoctorTV Show
Carry on Columbus1992Duke of Costa BravaMovie
Virtual Murder1992Luis SilveradoTV Show
Noel's House Party1991The DoctorTV Show
The Further Adventures of SuperTed1989SpottyTV Show
Starwatch1988Commander Jason HavlinTV Movie
Worzel Gummidge Down Under1986Worzel GummidgeTV Show
SuperTed: Super Safe with SuperTed1986Spotty (voice)TV Show
Do You Know the Milkyway?1985Dr. NeurossTV Movie
The Little Green Man1985NarratorTV Show
SuperTed1983Mr. Spot, SpottyTV Show
The Boys in Blue1982CoastguardMovie
The Curious Case of Santa Claus1982Dr. MerryweatherTV Movie
Worzel Gummidge1979Worzel GummidgeTV Show
The Water Babies1978Jock the Lobster, Kraken (voice), SalmonMovie
Adventures of a Private Eye1977Judd BlakeMovie
Wombling Free1977Womble (voice)Movie
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing1975ColonelMovie
Four Against the Desert1975StaffTV Movie
The House That Dripped Blood1971Paul (segment "The Cloak")Movie
No. 1 of the Secret Service1970The Rev. Walter BraithwaiteMovie
The Goodies1970Reverend Llewellyn Llewellyn Llewellyn LlewellynTV Show
I Understand1970Short Film
Up in the Air1969FigworthyMovie
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966CrassusMovie
Carry on Screaming!1966Doctor FettleMovie
Beggar My Neighbour1966Major HenleyTV Show
David Nixon's Comedy Bandbox1966Guest.TV Show
Carry on Cowboy1965Sheriff Albert EarpMovie
Jackanory1965StorytellerTV Show
I've Gotta Horse1965Costumier's AssistantMovie
Runaway Railway1965Station MasterMovie
You Must Be Joking!1965Storekeeper (Hare Factory) (uncredited)Movie
Slight Case of..., A1965TV Show
Mother Goose1965The SquireTV Movie
How to Undress in Public Without Undue Embarrassment1965Movie
Carry on Cleo1964SoothsayerMovie
Ladies Who Do1963Sydney TaitMovie
Doctor Who1963Doctor Who, Dr. Who, The DoctorTV Show
The Avengers1961Brigadier WhiteheadTV Show
Nearly a Nasty Accident1961Gen. BirkinshawMovie
The Dickie Henderson Show1960TV Show
Just Joe1960PrendergastMovie
Not a Hope in Hell1960DanMovie
The Ugly Duckling1959VictorMovie
Glencannon1959Champagne CharlieTV Show
Ivanhoe1958Peter the PeddlerTV Show
Dick Whittington and His Cat1958Alderman FitzwarrenTV Movie
Rise Above It1957Everyone elseTV Movie
It's a Wonderful World1956Conductor (uncredited)Movie
A Yank in Ermine1955SlowburnMovie
The Gay Dog1954A Betting ManMovie
Will Any Gentleman...?1953Charley SterlingMovie
Mister Drake's Duck1951ReubenMovie
The Body Said No!1950WatchmanMovie
Helter Skelter1949Charles II, HeadwaiterMovie
Dear Mr. Prohack1949PloverMovie
Mystery at the Burlesque1949Detective Sergeant (as Jon Pertwer)Movie
Miss Pilgrim's Progress1949Postman PerkinsMovie
A Piece of Cake1948Mr. ShortMovie
Trouble in the Air1948TrueloveMovie
William Comes to Town1948Circus SuperintendentMovie
Dancing with Crime1947Police Constable (uncredited)Movie
The Wandering Jew1947Boemond, Prince of TarentumTV Movie
Toad of Toad Hall1946The JudgeTV Movie
The Secret Four1939Rally Campaigner (uncredited)Movie
A Yank at Oxford1938Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Doctor Who: DeviousThe 3rd DoctorTV Show
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claireMay 15, 2010

the man with the white hair the handsome blue eyes i dont think anyone can play like him he was the king of doctor who and whodunnit i felt sorry for his family sean mrs. pertwee dariel and bill my heart is out for you four well done.

Steve OswaldApr 7, 2010

For me, he was the best Dr.Who ever to take up the part.

Steve OswaldApr 1, 2010

As for me he was the best Dr Who ever. R.I.P Jon

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