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Eric Idle


Mostly Credited As: Eric Idle
Sometimes Credited As: Monty Python

Date Of Birth: March 29, 1943 (Age 73)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Eric Idle




TV Appearances

Main cast 
Monty Python Live: One Down, Five To Go (2014)As: Himself
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)As: Himself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)As: Himself
Suddenly Susan (1996)As: Ian Maxtone-Graham (S04)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) (1989)As: Jean Passepartout
Nearly Departed (1989)As: Grant Pritchard
Rutland Weekend Television (1975)As: Various Characters
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)As: Various
Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967)As: Himself
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)As: Various
Episode Cast Credits 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Chris Evans, Monty Python, LunchMoney Lewis 02x62: (Apr/23/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Chris Evans, Monty Python, LunchMoney Lewis 02x62: (Apr/23/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Drew Carey (guest host), Eric Idle, Tessa Thompson, Lachlan Patterson 11x74: (Jan/05/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle, David Tennant, Parmalee 11x45: (Nov/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle, David Tennant, Parmalee 11x45: (Nov/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle, Les Stroud, Finger Eleven 03x146: (Sep/14/2007) As Himself 

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Eric Idle / Bob Einstein 03x05: (Mar/03/2014) As Himself 
  Eric Idle / Bob Einstein 03x05: (Mar/03/2014) As Himself 

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles (2014) 
  SPECIAL! 01x01: (Feb/09/2014) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  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 BublĂ© 14x11: (Dec/31/2013) 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 BublĂ© 14x11: (Dec/31/2013) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Children In Need (1980) 
  2013 - Part Three 34x06: (Nov/15/2013) As Himself, [Featuring]
  2013 - Part Three 34x06: (Nov/15/2013) As Himself, [Featuring]

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

This Morning (1988) 
  November 30, 2012 25x65: (Nov/30/2012) As Himself 
  November 30, 2012 25x65: (Nov/30/2012) As Himself 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Season 10, Episode 35 10x35: (Nov/16/2012) As Himself 
  Season 10, Episode 35 10x35: (Nov/16/2012) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  June 7, 2012 06x224: (Jun/07/2012) As Himself 
  July 15, 2010 05x04: (Jul/15/2010) As Himself 
  July 15, 2010 05x04: (Jul/15/2010) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  The Spy Who Learned Me 23x20: (May/06/2012) Voiced  Declan Desmond, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Spy Who Learned Me 23x20: (May/06/2012) Voiced  Declan Desmond, [Special Guest Stars]
  Springfield Up 18x13: (Feb/18/2007) Voiced  Declan Desmond 
  Springfield Up 18x13: (Feb/18/2007) Voiced  Declan Desmond 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  December 8, 2011 12x342: (Dec/08/2011) As Himself 

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

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

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Brittany Murphy/Eric Idle/Ringside 02x141: (Apr/11/2005) As Himself 
  Brittany Murphy/Eric Idle/Ringside 02x141: (Apr/11/2005) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Eric Idle, Phil Keoghan, George Lopez 01x118: (Mar/09/2005) As Himself 
  Eric Idle, Phil Keoghan, George Lopez 01x118: (Mar/09/2005) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #818 08x18: (Mar/15/2003) As Himself 
  Episode #818 08x18: (Mar/15/2003) As Himself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Eric Idle 05x40: (Mar/22/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle 05x40: (Mar/22/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle 08x27: (Mar/03/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000) 
  War and Peace and War 01x50: (Nov/29/2000) Voiced  Guzelian 
  War and Peace and War 01x50: (Nov/29/2000) Voiced  Guzelian 

One Foot in the Grave (1990) 
  The Beast in the Cage 03x04: (Feb/23/1992) Voiced  Mechanic 
  The Beast in the Cage 03x04: (Feb/23/1992) Voiced  Mechanic 
  The Man in the Long Black Coat (Dec/30/1991) As Mervyn Whale 

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 1, Show 5 01x05: (Oct/18/1991) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, & Martin Short/Randy Newman 12x06: (Dec/06/1986) As Terry Halsey, [Uncredited]
  Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, & Martin Short/Randy Newman 12x06: (Dec/06/1986) As Terry Halsey, [Uncredited]
  Eric Idle/Kate Bush 04x08: (Dec/09/1978) As Himself (Host) 
  Eric Idle/Kate Bush 04x08: (Dec/09/1978) As Himself (Host) 

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) 
  The Tale of the Frog Prince 01x01: (Sep/11/1982) Voiced  Narrator 
  The Tale of the Frog Prince 01x01: (Sep/11/1982) Voiced  Narrator 

Laverne & Shirley (1976) 
  I Do, I Do 06x13: (Feb/24/1981) As Derek DeWoods, [Special Guest Stars]
  I Do, I Do 06x13: (Feb/24/1981) As Derek DeWoods, [Special Guest Stars]

No - That's Me Over Here! (1967) 
  Series 1, Episode 3 01x03: (Nov/28/1967) Voiced  TV Announcer 
  Series 1, Episode 3 01x03: (Nov/28/1967) Voiced  TV Announcer 

Omnibus (1967) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Frasier (1993) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Chuck 

Clive Anderson All Talk (1996) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


One Foot in the Grave (1990)• Theme Song Written And Performed By
No - That's Me Over Here! (1967)• Creator

Episode Crew


Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Tale of the Frog Prince 01x01 Sep/11/1982 As: Director, Teleplay
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (Credited in 36 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
Grandstand 03x13 Jan/18/1973 As: Writer
Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967) (Credited in 27 episodes from this show) 
 
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Thames Show 13 02x13 May/14/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 10 02x10 Apr/23/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 9 02x09 Apr/16/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 8 02x08 Apr/09/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 6 02x06 Mar/26/1969 As: Writer
Hark At Barker (1969) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Rustless In Pigtails 01x03 Apr/25/1969 As: Writer
No - That's Me Over Here! (1967) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Series 1, Episode 6 01x06 Dec/19/1967 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 3 01x03 Nov/28/1967 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 2 01x02 Nov/21/1967 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 1 01x01 Nov/14/1967 As: Writer
Trivia

Eric was named #82 out of 137 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List in 2004.

It had been rumored that Eric had an agreement to play the Eighth Doctor in the BBC's 1996 Doctor Who revival movie.

In 2001, Eric was nominated for the Video Premiere Award for Best Audio Commentary for: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). He shared the honour with John Cleese, and Michael Palin.

Eric wrote and composed songs for the children's book The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat.

Eric appeared in a TV Commercial for Drug Awareness Ads in 1998.

Eric wrote and performs the theme song for UK comedy series One Foot In The Grave.

Eric conceived the idea for the musical Seussical headed for Broadway celebrating Dr.Seuss's beloved childrens books.

Eric appears as "Dr. Nigel Channing" in two attractions at EPCOT in Walt Disney World: Honey, I Shrunk the Audience and Journey Into Your Imagination With Figment.

Eric appeared in a TV commercial for Desex and the City in 2005.

Eric occasionally writes for the BBC Radio comedy series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again.

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