Perry McCarthy

Race Car Driver

Birthday March 3, 1961

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace London, England

Age 63 years old

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British race car driver most famous for playing the masked driver The Stig on the first two seasons of the BBC series Top Gear. He raced in Formula One in the early '90s and competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times.

Before Fame

He was born in Stepney, East London and worked his way through the ranks of European racing, competing in Formula Ford among others.


He published his autobiography, Flat Out, Flat Broke: Formula 1 the Hard Way!, in 2002.

Family Life

He has three children. He began dating his girlfriend Karen in 2016. 

Associated With

He and Ben Collins have both played The Stig on Top Gear.