Dan Starkey is well-known to Doctor Who fans as the always-amusing Sontaran nurse and butler, Strax, as well as for other Sontaran roles in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. He also appeared sans prosthetics (except for pointed ears) as an elf named "Ian" in the Doctor Who episode "Last Christmas." In the Russell T. Davies/Phil Ford CBBC show, Wizards vs. Aliens, he played helpful hobgoblin Randal Moon.
Dan studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic language, literature and history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before pursuing an acting career at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Dan has appeared on stage and in other television and film productions, including Casualty, Inside No. 9, and Alex the Vampire.
Dan has also appeared in numerous Big Finish audio productions, in and out of the Doctor Who universe, including an upcoming story in which Strax teams up with fan favorites Jago & Lightfoot.
Convention Guest Appearances
- EM-Con Worcester 2019 - September 15, 2019 in Worcester, UK 2018
- CONsole Room 2018 - May 11-13, 2018 in Bloomington, MN 2017
- MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2017 - November 18-19, 2017 in Birmingham, UK
- Rocky Mountain Con 2017 - September 28 - October 1, 2017 in Denver, CO
- Preston Comic Con 2017 - September 23, 2017 in Preston, UK
- WhoFest 2017 - May 5-7, 2017 in Dallas, TX 2016
- Anglicon 2016 - August 5-7, 2016 in Seattle, WA
- Utopia 2016 - June 10-12, 2016 in North Leigh, Witney, UK
- Phoenix Comicon 2016 - June 2-5, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ 2015
- Gallifrey One 2015 - February 13-15, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA 2013
- Chicago TARDIS 2013 - November 29 - December 1, 2013 in Lombard, IL
- Gallifrey One 2013 - February 15-17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA
12 confirmed guest appearances