Best Characters The Best Doctors of Doctor Who  

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The best doctors of Doctor Who are as unique as the universe they inhabit, despite sharing certain personality traits and essentially portraying the same character through its bodily evolutions. The actors who portray the Doctor on Doctor Who are some of the chief reasons the show has ascended as one of the top cult TV series in history with the show also being recognized as one of the best Sci-Fi series of all time.

The 13 doctors of Doctor Who represent old-school actors like Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton, and newer actors who have used the Doctor character as a launching pad to bigger, equally awesome roles (David Tennant and Matt Smith). The greatest Doctor Who Doctors are the ones who handily abolish their enemies while forming a bond with the audience only an alien with a police box time machine possibly could. 

On December 25, 2017, Jodie Whittaker will become the Thirteenth Doctor, making her the woman Doctor. 

Who is the best Doctor from Doctor Who? With decades of the TV series in the can, there are myriad reasons to cast your vote for one Doctor Who cast member over another, and this is the place to do it. Whether you like the young Doctors of Doctor Who better than the old Doctor Who Doctors, you can vote for favorite Doctor Who Doctor right here.

You're probably lying awake at night wondering "Who is the best Doctor Who?" and realizing how awkward it is to ask that question. Well, wonder no more! Because here are the best Doctors ranked by fans, from best to worst. Even though they are all awesome.  

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1
5,027 1,098
David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Tenth Doctor: 18 June 2005 – 1 January 2010
2
3,009 1,020
Tom Baker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Fourth Doctor: 8 June 1974 – 21 March 1981
3
3,880 1,394
Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Eleventh Doctor: 1 January 2010 – 25 December 2013
4
3,050 1,152
Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Ninth Doctor: 26 March – 18 June 2005
5
2,546 910
Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
ChrisKalinstead added Twelfth Doctor: 25 December 2013 – 25 December 2017
6
1,464 926
Jon Pertwee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Third Doctor: 3 January 1970 – 8 June 1974
7
1,210 883
Patrick Troughton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Second Doctor: 29 October 1966 – 21 June 1969
8
1,235 826
William Hartnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
First Doctor: 23 November 1963 – 29 October 1966
9
1,211 959
Peter Davison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Fifth Doctor: 21 March 1981 – 16 March 1984
10
953 1,004
Sylvester McCoy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Seventh Doctor: 7 September 1987 – 6 December 1989, 27 May 1996
11
1,028 877
Paul McGann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Eighth Doctor: 27 May 1996
12
736 1,204
Colin Baker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Sixth Doctor: 16 March 1984 – 6 December 1986
13
904 287
Jodie Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Doctors of Doctor Who
Thirteenth Doctor: 25 December 2017 – Present