1. Peter Davison Also, he played David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites.
2. Davison was born Peter Moffett in Streatham, London, where he attended Granton Primary School.
3. Davison studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He chose the stage name Peter Davison to avoid confusion with the actor and director Peter Moffatt, with whom Davison later worked.
4. Davison portrayed an alien named “Elmer”, who arrives on Earth along with his sister .
5. In the mid-1970s, during a lull in his acting career, Davison spent 18 months working in a tax office in Twickenham.
6. In 1976, he was offered a prominent role in the 13-segment TV miniseries Love for Lydia opposite a young Jeremy Irons; the series was broadcast on ITV the following year.
7. The producers considered it humorous for an actor known for playing a veterinary surgeon to appear as a cow.
8. Davison and Dickinson divorced in 1994. Davison also has two sons, Louis born 1999, and Joel born 2001, by actress and writer Elizabeth Morton.
9. Davison has also appeared in several British sitcoms, including Holding the Fort , as well as appearing in dramatic roles.
10. In 1980, Davison signed a contract to play the Doctor for three years, succeeding Tom Baker took the role in 2009 at age 26.
11. After leaving Doctor Who, Davison would come back to the franchise on a few occasions.
12. Davison did, in fact, return to play the Fifth Doctor in the 1993 multi-doctor charity special Dimensions in Time and in the 1997 video game Destiny of the Doctors .
13. He continues to reprise the role in a series of audio plays by Big Finish Productions.