Doctor Who: leading characters by number of episodes

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See also Doctor Who: principal cast by year, Doctor Who: principal cast by decade.
  • Doctor Who: 858; the lead character has appeared in the cast list for all but 2 episodes,[1] variously listed as Dr. Who, The Doctor or Doctor Who; played by Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Peter Davison, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Capaldi, Colin Baker, Jodie Whittaker, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, John Hurt, David Bradley, Richard Hurndall, Jo Martin (? character identity not yet entirely clear)
  • Jamie: 117; played by Frazer Hines
  • Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: 102; ranked Colonel in his initial appearance; played by Nicholas Courtney
  • The Master/Missy: 98; credited as The Master, or just Master, in male incarnations, and Missy, short for Mistress, in the recent female one, and occasionally under some other name to avoid giving the game away; played by Roger Delgado, Anthony Ainley, Michelle Gomez, John Simm, Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Sacha Dhawan, Eric Roberts, Gordon Tipple, Derek Jacobi
  • Sarah Jane Smith: 85; played by Elisabeth Sladen
  • Ian Chesterton: 77; played by William Russell
  • Jo Grant: 77; played by Katy Manning
  • Barbara Wright: 76; played by Jacqueline Hill
  • K9/K-9: 69; credited under different typographic variants in different episodes; voiced by John Leeson, David Brierly
  • Tegan: 66; played by Janet Fielding
  • Sergeant Benton: 64; at first credited just as Benton, though ranked Corporal on screen, mostly Sergeant, RSM at end; played by John Levene
  • Susan Foreman: 52; played by Carole Ann Ford
  • Zoe: 49; played by Wendy Padbury
  • Nyssa: 49; played by Sarah Sutton
  • Steven Taylor: 45; credited in full only on first appearance, thereafter just as Steven; played by Peter Purves
  • Adric: 44; played by Matthew Waterhouse
  • Captain Mike Yates: 42; credited under various selections from this full form; played by Richard Franklin
  • Victoria Waterfield: 41; credited in full originally, later just as Victoria; played by Deborah Watling
  • Leela: 40; played by Louise Jameson
  • Vicki: 38; played by Maureen O'Brien


  1. The Sea Beggar and Priest of Death, February 1966