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Dan Starkey (born 27 September[1]) played various Sontaran roles in televised Doctor Who, as well as for audio dramas and the Doctor Who video game The Gunpowder Plot. He has also played other non-Sontaran characters for audio and televised Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

He is best known for playing Strax, an occasional associate of the Doctor's. Besides appearing in episodes, Starkey also appears as Strax in a number of online promotional videos uploaded by the BBC under the title Strax Field Report and has also made public appearances in costume and in character as Strax at venues such as the Doctor Who Experience and the 2013 edition of Doctor Who at the Proms.

In 2015, Starkey co-wrote the audio story Terror of the Sontarans with John Dorney.

Outside of Doctor Who, starting from 2012, Starkey played the hobgoblin Randal Moon in Russell T Davies' Wizards vs Aliens.


Television roles

Doctor Who

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Audio roles

Big Finish main range

The Lost Stories

Big Finish bonus releases

Fourth Doctor Adventures

Dark Eyes

Jago & Litefoot

Big Finish Torchwood

Tenth Doctor Adventures

Classic Doctors, New Monsters

The War Doctor

The Early Adventures

The Diary of River Song

UNIT: The New Series


New Series Tie-In Audios

Audiobook Readings

Video game roles

Webcast roles

Other appearances (not valid)


Doctor Who Main Monthly Range

Fourth Doctor Adventures

Short Trips

External links


  1. Happy Birthday Dan Starkey!. Blue Box Balm (27 September 2014). Retrieved on 13 December 2016.