John Scott Martin

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John Scott Martin (born 1927) is an English actor who was born in Liverpool. He has appeared in many film and television appearances, but one of his most famous, if unseen, roles was as a Dalek operator in the long-running BBC science fiction television series "Doctor Who".

Martin operated Daleks from 1965's "The Chase" through to 1988's "Remembrance of the Daleks" making him the longest-running Dalek operator. Typically, Martin would operate the first Dalek when a group of three would enter a scene, due largely to his long tenure on the programme. ["Genesis of a Classic" featurette, included on "Genesis of the Daleks" DVD.] He also operated other "Doctor Who" monster costumes including the insectoid Zarbi in "The Web Planet", and the robotic Mechanoids in "The Chase". Martin also had a cameo in the BBC Series "The Tripods'. In Episode 1 he played the class teacher. This was filmed in 1980 or 1981. '

Some of his other television appearances include "I, Claudius", "Z Cars", "Quatermass and the Pit", "Softly, Softly" and the comedy "Mine All Mine", written by Russell T. Davies. Martin also appeared in the music video for the Catatonia single "Dead from the Waist Down", and appeared as a dancing instructor in a brief scene in Alan Parker's film of Pink Floyd's The Wall.

He appeared in a small role in "Ali G Indahouse".


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* [ 77 year old Dalek veteran offers to appear in new series] BBC News story

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