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  • William Hartnell: 1963-1966; 1972-73; 2013 (three full seasons and the first two stories of a fourth, plus three later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • Peter Cushing: 1965-6 (Played Dr. Who, an alternate version of the Doctor)
  • Patrick Troughton: 1966-1969; 1972-73; 1983; 1986; 2013 (two full seasons and all but the first two stories of a third, plus five later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • Tony Garner: 1991 (featured in 'Devious')
  • Jon Pertwee: 1970-1974; 1983; 1993; 2013 (five full seasons, plus four later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • Tom Baker: 1974-1981; 1983; 1993; 2013 (seven full seasons, plus four later return appearances, three stock footage. It is not known if he actually plays a Doctor in 2013's "The Day of the Doctor")
  • Peter Davison: 1981-1984; 1993; 2007; 2013 (two full seasons and all but the final story of a third, plus four later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • Richard Hurndall: 1983 (plays the First Doctor for one appearance only)
  • Colin Baker: 1984-1986; 1993; 2013 (two full seasons and the final story of a third, plus three later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • Sylvester McCoy: 1987-1989; 1993; 1996; 2013 (three full seasons, plus four later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • Paul McGann: 1996; 2013 (one TV movie and thee later return appearances, two stock footage)
  • John Hurt: 2013 (appeared in two episodes and one minisode)
  • Christopher Eccleston: 2005; 2013 (one full season plus two later return appearances, both stock footage)
  • David Tennant: 2005-2010; 2013 (three full seasons, a "mini-season" of specials and a return appearance.)
  • Catherine Tate: 2009 (Played the 'DoctorDonna' in "Journey's End")
  • Matt Smith: 2010-2013 (three full seasons, plus two specials during the 2013-14 gap year)
  • Peter Capaldi: 2013- (tenure to be determined, but says that he is considering leaving when Moffat does [1])

2013 refers to "The Day of the Doctor" and "The Name of the Doctor". 1993 in the above listing refers to the 30th anniversary special "Dimensions in Time".

  1. http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/capaldi-still-hasnt-made-his-mind-up-over-whether-hes-staying-82024.htm