10 wins & 17 nominations.
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Lancelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Announcer / Various / The Announcer / Voice Over #1 / Interviewer / Voiceover #1 / Chartered Accountant / Doctor / General / Mr. Eric Praline / Officer / Peter / Sergeant / Stockbroker / Various Roles / Viking / Voice Over / 'Ethel the Frog' Presenter / 'How Not to Be Seen' Narrator / 'Life and Death Struggles' Narrator / 'Mosquito Hunters' Narrator / 'Penguins' Presenter / A Scottsman on a Horse / A Scottsman on a horse / A man in the street / A.J.P. Taylor / Advertising Boss / Alan / Alan Whicker #5 / Albatross Seller / American Commentator / American Voice / Anne Elk / Armless Padre / Arthur Briggs' Bedmate / Arthur Figgis / Attila the Hun / Auctioneer / BBC Man / Beryl / Board Member / Brian Equator / Brian Trubshawe / Brigadier / Brigadier Arthur Gormanstrop (Mrs.) / Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.) / Bruce Beer / Bus Hijacker / Captain / Captain R. H. Pretty / City Gent / Colonel Type / Counsel / Cricketer / Customer / David / Defence / Dennis Moore / Derek Hart / Doris / Douglas / Dr. E. Henry Thripshaw / Dr. Larch / Driver / East Midlands Poet Board Sales Manager / Eric Praline / Fifth Doctor / Fifth Groupie / Fifth Sailor / First 'Probe-Around' Host / First Businessman / First City Idiot / First Doctor / First Explorer / First Frenchman / First Interviewer / First Officer / First Producer / First Radio Voice / First Sergeant / First Superman / Flight Lieutenant Ken Frankenstein (Mrs.) / Fourth Bruce / Fourth City Gent / Fourth Knight / Fourth Man / Fourth Old Idiot / Fourth Writer / Frankenstein's Monster / Game Show Presenter / Gavin Millarrrrrrrrrr / General #2 / Gladys / Gloria / Gumby / Gumby #2 / Gumby Specialist / Gumby Standing on Water / Head of Drama / Highlander / Hungarian Citizen / Inspector / Inspector Leopard / Inspector Praline / Inspector Tiger / Interviewer #2 / Interviewer for It's the Arts / Jack / James McNeill Whistler / James McRettin / Janet / Jim / Jimmy Buzzard / Joke Victim / Ken Clean-Air Systems / Ken Dove / Kevin O'Nassis / Linkman / Lionel / Lord Kinwoodie / Ludwig van Beethoven / M. Brun / Man at Desk / Man from Curry's / Man with Dung / Man with Enormous Ears / Man with Flying Contraption / Man with Rustic monologue / Mariolini / Member of the Mounties Choir / Mervyn Little / Michael Miles / Mr. A / Mr. Barnard / Mr. Bartlett / Mr. Bones / Mr. Cutler / Mr. Feldman / Mr. Glans / Mr. Hilter (Adolf Hitler) / Mr. Livingstone / Mr. Mousebender / Mr. Robinson / Mr. Samson / Mr. Sm / Mr. Teabags, the Minister of Silly Walks / Mr. Wang / Mr. Wiggin / Mr. Zorba / Mrs. Dreary Fat Boring Old Git / Mrs. Nigger-Baiter's Son / Mrs. Premise / Mungo the Cook / Naughty Bishop / Naughty Chemist / Nazi / Newsreader / Nurse / Old Gramophone / PA Announcer / Pearson / Pepperpot #2 / Pepperpot #4 / Pier Paolo Pasolini / Police Chief / Policeman / Policeman at Ouija Board / Politician / Priest / Professor Enid Gumby / Professor Sir Adrian Furrows / Professor Tiddles / Prosecuting Counsel / RSM Teaching Self-Defense / Referee / Robber / Roger Last / Roger Thompson / Sam Trench / Second Airline Pilot / Second Major / Second Man / Second Pepperpot / Second Pilot / Second Policeman / Second Presenter / Second Reader / Second Ypres Voice Over / Secret Policeman Bag / Shouting man with handkerchief on his head / Silly Job Interviewer / Silly Walker / Sir George Head / Sir Robert Eversley / Sir Vincent 'Kill the Chaps' Foster / Southerner / Spanish Lecturer / St. John Limbo / Stapleton the Bookseller / Store Manager / Theatre Critic for the 'Western Daily News' / Third Gas Man / Third Officer / Third Robert / Third Young Man / Tick / Upperclass Twit / Upperclass Twit of the Year Commentator / Vicar / Vocational Guidance Counsellor / Voice Over #3 / Voice of Block / Voiceover / Voiceover #2 / Vox pop interviewer / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Woman who is offered a burglary
The Meaning of Life
Fish #2 / Dr. Spencer / Humphrey Williams / Sturridge / Ainsworth / Waiter / Eric's Assistant / Maître D' / Grim Reaper
Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice)
King Gristle Sr. (voice)
The Guv - Mr. Edly
Dr. Glickenstein (voice)
Will & Grace
- I Do
... Lyle Finster (uncredited)
Special Agent Wormold / Various Characters
House of Mouse
Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker') / Narrator (segment 'Around the World in 80 Days') / Narrator (segment 'Mickey's Mechanical House') / ...
- House of Genius
... Narrator (segment 'Mickey's Mechanical House') (voice)
- House of Scrooge
... Narrator (segment 'Midsummer Night's Dream') (voice)
Crickett (English version, voice)
Dr. Larry King
Interviewer in lounge
Casper & Mandrilaftalen
Purple Gun Rack of Love Repair Man / Fake Bosse Bo Johansson / Sita-ta Columbus
- Episode #2.2
... Purple Gun Rack of Love Repair Man / Fake Bosse Bo Johansson / Sita-ta Columbus
Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese
Narrator (English version, voice)
Dr. Simon Finch-Royce
Field Marshal Montgomery / Queen Elizabeth I. / Brutus / ...
The Frost Report
Various Roles / Various roles
... Various Roles
... Various Roles
... Various Roles
At Last the 1948 Show
Sidney Lotterby from Manchester / Dr.Gilbert / Head of Secret Service / ...
- Episode #1.1
... Dr.Gilbert / Head of Secret Service / Reptile Keeper / ...
1 Print Biography |
20 Interviews |
16 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
8 Magazine Cover Photos |
Kim Bread | John Otto Cleese | John Spam John Spam John Spam Cleese | John C. Cleeseberg | John Ecles | Nigel Farquhar-Bennett | Montypython Flyingcircus | Friend | Spitting Image | Kurt Loggerhead | Monty Python | The Usual Lot | John Cleese Whicker
6' 5" (1.96 m)
Did You Know?
[Terry] Gilliam hunted me down in New York. He saw me in Cambridge Circus when it was on Broadway. We were there for three weeks, and he had this story that his magazine, Help, did in the style that the Italians called fumetti, and he wanted me to do the story because he liked the faces that I pulled. High compliment for an aspiring actor.
He campaigned long and hard, but unsuccessfully, to win the role of Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian
(1979) because he wanted to expand his range in his first substantial film role, but the rest of the group favored the late Graham Chapman
, and eventually the group persuaded Cleese that Chapman was better suited to the part of Brian and Cleese stepped aside.
Playing characters with neurotic behaviour