John Cleese

Mostly Credited As: John Cleese
Sometimes Credited As: Kim Bread
John Otto Cleese
Nigel Farquhar-Bennett

Birth Name: John Marwood Cleese
Date Of Birth: October 27, 1939 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
Height: 6' 5" (1.95 m)

John Cleese

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)As: Himself
Monty Python Live: One Down, Five To Go (2014)As: Himself
Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (2002)As: Red Lansing
Fawlty Towers (1975)As: Basil Fawlty
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)As: Various (Series 1-3)
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)As: Various
The Frost Report (1966)As: Various roles
Episode Cast Credits 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Jane Goodall; John Cleese, S.E. Cupp and Ron Reagan; Spike Feresten 13x28: (Sep/25/2015) As Himself 
  John Cleese, Chris Matthews, Chrystia Freeland, Roland Martin, Seth Rogen 12x35: (Nov/21/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Last Leg (2012) 
  Series 7, Episode 7 07x07: (Aug/07/2015) As Himself 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  John Cleese, Linda Cardellini, Barney Frank, Jack Antonoff 02x54: (Apr/28/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 78 05x78: (Dec/18/2014) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  December 9, 2014 09x84: (Dec/09/2014) As Himself 
  November 21, 2013 08x78: (Nov/21/2013) As Himself 
  November 21, 2011 06x94: (Nov/21/2011) As Himself 
  November 18, 2010 05x94: (Nov/18/2010) As Himself 

Mansbridge One on One (1999) 
  John Cleese (Part 2 of 2) 17x12: (Nov/30/2014) As Himself 
  John Cleese (Part 1 of 2) 17x10: (Nov/16/2014) As Himself 

Canada AM (1972) 
  Remembrance Day; John Cleese; Silent Night 42x52: (Nov/11/2014) As Himself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 15, Episode 47 15x47: (Nov/11/2014) As Himself 

The Social (2013) 
  Justin Trudeau, John Cleese 02x50: (Nov/10/2014) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  John Cleese 20x19: (Nov/05/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  John Cleese 02x10: (Jan/21/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]

This Morning (1988) 
  October 13, 2014 27x31: (Oct/13/2014) As Himself 
  December 5, 2011 24x66: (Dec/05/2011) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  John Cleese, Taylor Swift, Kevin Pietersen, Neil Diamond 16x03: (Oct/10/2014) As Himself 
  John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Joan Collins, Jackie Collins, Frank Skinner, Michael Bublé 14x11: (Dec/31/2013) As Himself 
  Lee Mack, John Cleese, Martin Clunes, Jane Turner 07x03: (Apr/26/2010) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 8, 2014 15x281: (Oct/08/2014) As Himself 
  December 5, 2011 12x339: (Dec/05/2011) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  John Cleese, Mary Portas, Richard Ayoade, Ellie Goulding 12x09: (May/23/2014) As Himself 

The Meaning of Monty Python (2013) 
  The Meaning of Monty Python 01x01: (Nov/05/2013) As Himself 

Pointless Celebrities (2011) 
  Sitcoms 05x03: (Oct/12/2013) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Daybreak (2010) 
  August 12, 2013 03x239: (Aug/12/2013) As Himself 
  November 23, 2011 02x58: (Nov/23/2011) As Himself 

Whitney (2011) (2011) 
  Space Invaders 02x08: (Feb/06/2013) As Dr. Grant, [Special Guest Stars]
  Mind Games 01x14: (Feb/01/2012) As Dr. Grant, [Special Guest Stars]

Funny Business (2013) 
  Gags to Riches 01x01: (Jan/16/2013) As Himself 

The Circle (2010) 
  Season 3, Episode 5 03x05: (Jan/20/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Many Faces of (2010) 
  Les Dawson 01x05: (Dec/24/2011) As Himself 

Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain (2011) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Aug/06/2011) As Himself 

Paul O'Grady Live (2010) 
  Series 2, Show 1 02x01: (Apr/15/2011) As Himself 

Entourage (2004) 
  Lose Yourself 07x10: (Sep/12/2010) As Himself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Mario Lopez 28x29: (Oct/15/2009) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 13, Show 233 13x233: (Aug/07/2009) As Himself (Archive Footage), [Featuring]
  Series 13, Show 3 13x03: (Sep/03/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 7, Show 53 07x53: (May/06/2009) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  John Cleese, Jay McCarroll 01x98: (Feb/04/2009) As Himself 

Movie Connections (2007) 
  Monty Python and the Holy Grail 02x01: (Jan/07/2009) As Himself 

Richard & Judy (2001) 
  Series 10, Show 23 10x23: (Jul/16/2008) As Himself 

Dawn French's More Boys Who Do: Comedy (2007) 
  John Cleese 01x01: (Nov/06/2007) As Himself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  Oh, No, You Di-In't (2) 06x24: (Apr/29/2004) As Lyle Finster 
  I Do (1) 06x23: (Apr/29/2004) As Lyle Finster 
  Flip-Flop (2) 06x16: (Mar/04/2004) As Lyle Finster 
  Flip-Flop (1) 06x15: (Feb/26/2004) As Lyle Finster 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  John Cleese, Good Charlotte 01x141: (Nov/19/2002) As Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  The Bond Girls 07x09: (Nov/17/2002) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  John Cleese 01x136: (Mar/25/2002) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #707 07x07: (Nov/24/2001) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Episode #509 05x09: (Nov/20/1999) As Himself, [Uncredited]

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  6/15/2001 03x32: (Jun/15/2001) As Himself 

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  Mary Loves Scoochie (2) 06x18: (May/15/2001) As Dr. Liam Neesam 
  Mary Loves Scoochie (1) 06x17: (May/08/2001) As Dr. Liam Neesam 
  Dick and the Other Guy (2) 03x23: (Apr/28/1998) As Dr. Liam Neesam 
  Just Your Average Dick (1) 03x22: (Apr/28/1998) As Dr. Liam Neesam 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  John Cleese 05x04: (Mar/10/2001) As Himself, [Interviewees]

TFI Friday (1996) 
  John Cleese, Gabrielle, Candyskins, Audioweb 02x18: (Jan/24/1997) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Kevin Spacey/Beck 22x10: (Jan/11/1997) As Various, [Uncredited]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  John Cleese, Martha Stewart, David Copperfield 04x60: (Dec/09/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  David Duchovny, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vinnie Dombroski 02x164: (May/18/1995) As Himself (Top Ten List Presenter) 

Omnibus (1967) 
  Life Of Python 24x13: (Oct/05/1990) As Himself 
  Spike 30x07: (Apr/15/1996) As Himself 

Aspel & Company (1984) 
  Series 6, Show 6 06x06: (Oct/08/1988) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 39x01: (Sep/20/1987) As Winner: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series (for 'Cheers': episode 'Simon Says') 

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 2, Show 3 02x03: (Jan/29/1983) As Himself 

Whoops Apocalypse (1982) 
  The Violet Hour 01x05: (Apr/11/1982) As Lacrobat 
  Lucifer and the Lord 01x04: (Apr/04/1982) As Lacrobat 
  How to Get Rid of It 01x03: (Mar/28/1982) As Lacrobat 

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978) 
  The Taming of the Shrew 03x01: (Oct/23/1980) As Petruchio 

Doctor Who (1963) (1963) 
  City of Death, Part Four 17x08: (Oct/20/1979) As Art Gallery Visitor 

The Muppet Show (1976) 
  John Cleese 02x23: (Feb/20/1978) As Himself 

The Avengers (1961) 
  Look- (stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers... 06x11: (Dec/04/1968) As Marcus Rugman 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Fawlty Towers (1975)• Staff Writer

Episode Crew

Fawlty Towers (1975) (Credited in 12 episodes from this show) 
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Basil the Rat (a.k.a. Rats) 02x06 Oct/25/1979 As: Writer
The Anniversary 02x05 Mar/26/1979 As: Writer
The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) 02x04 Mar/12/1979 As: Writer
Waldorf Salad 02x03 Mar/05/1979 As: Writer
The Psychiatrist 02x02 Feb/26/1979 As: Writer
The Muppet Show (1976) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
John Cleese 02x23 Feb/20/1978 As: Writer
The Two Ronnies (1971) (Credited in 21 episodes from this show) 
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Series 5, Show 8 05x08 Oct/23/1976 As: Writer
Series 3, Show 9 03x09 Jan/03/1974 As: Writer
Series 3, Show 4 03x04 Nov/08/1973 As: Writer
Series 3, Show 3 03x03 Oct/25/1973 As: Writer
Series 3, Show 2 03x02 Oct/11/1973 As: Writer
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (Credited in 45 episodes from this show) 
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Party Political Broadcast 04x06 Dec/05/1974 As: Writer
Mr. Neutron 04x05 Nov/28/1974 As: Writer
Hamlet 04x04 Nov/21/1974 As: Writer
The Light Entertainment War 04x03 Nov/14/1974 As: Writer
Michael Ellis 04x02 Nov/07/1974 As: Writer
6 Dates with Barker (1971) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
1971: Come In and Lie Down 01x05 Feb/05/1971 As: Writer
Doctor in the House (1969) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor? 01x01 Jul/12/1969 As: Writer
At Last the 1948 Show (1967) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
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Episode Thirteen 02x07 Nov/07/1967 As: Writer
Episode Twelve 02x06 Oct/31/1967 As: Writer
Episode Eleven 02x05 Oct/24/1967 As: Writer
Episode Ten 02x04 Oct/17/1967 As: Writer
Episode Nine 02x03 Oct/10/1967 As: Writer
ABC Stage 67 (1966) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
David Frost's Night Out in London 01x18 Feb/02/1967 As: Writer
That Was the Week That Was (1962) (Credited in 37 episodes from this show) 
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Show 37 02x14 Dec/28/1963 As: Writer
Show 36 02x13 Dec/21/1963 As: Writer
Show 35 02x12 Dec/14/1963 As: Writer
Show 34 02x11 Dec/07/1963 As: Writer
Show 33 02x10 Nov/30/1963 As: Writer

Studied Law at Downing College, the University of Cambridge.

John is 6' 4¾" (1.95 m) tall.

John was married to actress Connie Booth from 1968-1978. They appeared in Fawlty Towers together.

John was married to Barbara Trentham from 1981-1990.

John married Alice Faye Eichelberger in December of 1992.

John is the father of actress Cynthia Cleese.

John co-wrote several episodes of "Doctor in the House" (1969) and its sequels with Graham Chapman, and also wrote some later episodes as sole author.

John was a member of the prestigious Cambridge University Footlights Club.

When John had to join the American Federation of Television and Radio Artistsin 1989, for his third appearance on American TV, none of the staff at the AFTRA office recognised him, or had any idea who he was.

John was the Rector of University of St Andrews from 1970-1973.

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