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Jon Pertwee


7 July 1919


20 May 1996

Characters played

  • CPO Pertwee,
  • Commander Wetherby,
  • Vice Admiral Burwasher,
  • Vice Admiral Buttonshaw


The son of playwright Roland Pertwee, Jon was born John Devon Roland Pertwee in Chelsea in July 1919. A keen performer, he trained at RADA in the 1930?s and was soon in demand on stage for his versatile character work. After wartime Naval service, Jon entered radio by accident where his vocal talents made him a star in The Waterlogged Spa and Up the Pole amongst others. His film career included movies like Murder at the Windmill, Will Any Gentleman, and three of the Carry On? Films, while on television he was best known as the third Doctor Who, the scarecrow Worzel Gummidge and as the host of Whodunnit?. A showman all his life, Jon died in New York in May 1996


  • Doctor Who (3rd Doctor 1970-1974),
  • Worzle Gummidge,
  • Navy Lark,
  • Super Ted (as Spotty),
  • Jackanory (The Little Grey Rabbit),
  • One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing,
  • Carry on Cleo (The Sothsayer)
  • Carry on Screaming (Dr Fettle, The Police Scientist).
  • Carry on Cowboy (Sherrif)


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