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Net Worth:
$9 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 18, 1971 (52 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft (1.85 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United Kingdom
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David Tennant is a Scottish actor who has a net worth of $9 million. David Tennant is best known for playing the tenth and fourteenth incarnations of the Doctor on the science-fiction television series "Doctor Who." His other notable credits have included the television series "Casanova," "Broadchurch," "Jessica Jones," and "Good Omens" and the films "L.A. Without a Map," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "What We Did on Our Holiday," and "Mad to Be Normal." Meanwhile, on stage, Tennant has acted frequently with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in many other plays.

Early Life and Education

David Tennant was born as David McDonald on April 18, 1971 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland to Helen and Sandy. He has a brother named Blair and a sister named Karen. Tennant became interested in acting at the age of three when he saw "Doctor Who" for the first time. He was educated at Ralston Primary School and Paisley Grammar School, acting in various school theater productions. Tennant later attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Realizing there was another David McDonald already being represented by the Equity actor's union, he officially chose the surname Tennant after the frontman of the band the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant.

Television Career Before Doctor Who

Tennant made his television acting debut in 1988 in an episode of the ITV children's anthology series "Dramarama." He went on to appear in episodes of such British shows as "The Play on One," "Strathblair," and "Rab C. Nesbitt." In 1994, he landed his first main role, playing a teenager with bipolar disorder in the six-part Scottish drama "Takin' Over the Asylum." Following that, Tennant appeared in episodes of "The Tales of Para Handy," "The Bill," and "Holding the Baby," among other shows. He had his next main role in 1998 on the short-lived comedy series "Duck Patrol." Tennant then made guest appearances on various shows over the ensuing years, including "Love in the 21st Century," "Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)," "People Like Us," "High Stakes," "Foyle's War," and "Posh Nosh." In 2004, Tennant had main roles in the BBC series "He Knew He Was Right" and "Blackpool"; in 2005, he played the titular character in "Casanova" and starred in the two-part ITV serial "Secret Smile."

Doctor Who

Tennant rose to international stardom in 2005 as the Tenth Doctor on the long-running science-fiction series "Doctor Who." Hugely popular with critics and audiences, he continued in the role through the start of 2010, when he was replaced by Matt Smith. Tennant returned in 2013 for the "Doctor Who" 50th-anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor." He also reprised his role in a number of specials and audio dramas. In October of 2022, Tennant made a surprise return to "Doctor Who" as the Fourteenth Doctor.

Further Television Career

Tennant has had a plethora of notable roles on television since he began on "Doctor Who." In 2006, he portrayed British academic Richard Hoggart in the television film "The Chatterley Affair." The year after that, he starred in three television films: "Recovery," "The Infinite Quest," and "Learners." Tennant has appeared in some other major television films over the years, including "Einstein and Eddington" and "United." He has also had main roles in numerous British series and miniseries, including "Single Father"; "Spies of Warsaw"; "The Politician's Husband"; "The Escape Artist"; "There She Goes"; "Camping"; "Good Omens"; "Deadwater Fell"; "Des"; and "Inside Man." One of his biggest roles was in the ITV crime drama series "Broadchurch," in which he played Detective Inspector Alec Hardy. Tennant also starred in the American remake, "Gracepoint." Also on American television, he played Kilgrave in the Marvel superhero series "Jessica Jones."

Among his other television credits, Tennant has lent his voice to a bevy of animated shows. He has had main voice roles on "Tree Fu Tom," "DreamWorks Dragons," "DuckTales," "Final Space," "gen:LOCK," and "Eden." Tennant also voiced characters on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Fish Hooks," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and "The Legend of Vox Machina," among other animated shows. His other notable credits include the 2021 adaptation of "Around the World in 80 Days," in which he starred as Phileas Fogg, and the BBC comedy series "Staged," filmed using video-conferencing technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Film Career

On the big screen, Tennant first appeared in a bit part in Michael Winterbottom's 1996 period drama "Jude." He had his first starring role two years later in the romantic dramedy "L.A. Without a Map." Tennant subsequently appeared in "The Last September," "Being Considered," and "Bright Young Things." In 2005, he played the crucial role of Barty Crouch Jr. in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Closing out the decade, Tennant was in "Glorious 39" and "St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold."

In 2010, Tennant voiced the character Spitelout in the animated fantasy film "How to Train Your Dragon." The following year, he appeared in "The Decoy Bride" and "Fright Night." Tennant continued to lend his voice to animated films over the subsequent years, with credits including "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!," "Postman Pat: The Movie," and "Ferdinand." His other notable credits on the big screen have included "What We Did on Our Holiday," "Mad to Be Normal," "Bad Samaritan," and "Mary Queen of Scots."

Stage Career

Since he began his professional theater career in the late 80s, Tennant has acted prolifically on the stage. In the early-to-mid 90s, he appeared in productions of such plays as "Hay Fever," "Tartuffe," "Antigone," and "Long Day's Journey into Night." Tennant's most prosperous collaboration has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company; with the group, he's been in "As You Like It," "The Herbal Bed," "The Rivals," "Romeo and Juliet," "Love's Labour's Lost," "Hamlet," and "Richard II," among other plays. Other notable credits include "Lobby Hero," "The Pillowman," "Look Back in Anger," "Don Juan in Soho," and "Good."

Personal Life

In late 2011, Tennant married actress Georgia Moffett, whom he had met a few years earlier on the set of "Doctor Who." The couple has five children: Olive, Wilfred, Doris, Birdie, and Ty, the lattermost of whom Moffett had from a previous relationship.

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