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]

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, Emily VanCamp 08x174: (Nov/09/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle, Dr. Lisa Masterson 05x112: (Jul/06/2009) As Himself 

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  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 Bublé 14x11: (Dec/31/2013) As Himself 
  Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Marcus Brigstocke, Eric Idle 07x07: (May/24/2010) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  November 21, 2013 08x78: (Nov/21/2013) As Himself 
  June 7, 2012 06x224: (Jun/07/2012) As Himself 
  July 15, 2010 05x04: (Jul/15/2010) As Himself 
  July 12, 2010 05x01: (Jul/12/2010) As Himself 

Children In Need (1980) 
  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 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Season 10, Episode 35 10x35: (Nov/16/2012) As Himself 
  Episode 2 01x02: (Feb/28/2003) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  The Spy Who Learned Me 23x20: (May/06/2012) Voiced  Declan Desmond, [Special Guest Stars]
  Springfield Up 18x13: (Feb/18/2007) Voiced  Declan Desmond 
  Fat Man and Little Boy 16x05: (Dec/12/2004) Voiced  Declan Desmond 
  'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky 14x16: (Mar/30/2003) Voiced  Declan Desmond, [Special Guest Stars]

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 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  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 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Eric Idle 05x40: (Mar/22/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Eric Idle 10x21: (Feb/15/2005) As Himself 
  Eric Idle 08x27: (Mar/03/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

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

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

Clive Anderson All Talk (1996) 
  Series 4, Show 1 04x01: (Sep/02/1999) As Himself 

Frasier (1993) 
  High Crane Drifter 03x17: (Mar/12/1996) Voiced  Chuck 

One Foot in the Grave (1990) 
  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 

Omnibus (1967) 
  Life Of Python 24x13: (Oct/05/1990) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, & Martin Short/Randy Newman 12x06: (Dec/06/1986) As Terry Halsey, [Uncredited]
  Eric Idle/Bob Dylan 05x02: (Oct/20/1979) As Himself (Host) 
  Eric Idle/Kate Bush 04x08: (Dec/09/1978) As Himself (Host) 
  Eric Idle/Neil Innes 02x21: (Apr/23/1977) As Himself (Host) 

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) 
  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]

No - That's Me Over Here! (1967) 
  Series 1, Episode 3 01x03: (Nov/28/1967) Voiced  TV Announcer 
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 44 episodes from this show) 
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
The Golden Age of Ballooning 04x01 Oct/31/1974 As: Writer
Grandstand 03x13 Jan/18/1973 As: Writer
A Book at Bedtime 03x12 Jan/11/1973 As: Writer
Dennis Moore 03x11 Jan/04/1973 As: Writer
Henry Thripshaw's Disease 03x10 Dec/21/1972 As: Writer
The Nude Organist 03x09 Dec/14/1972 As: Writer
The Cycling Tour 03x08 Dec/07/1972 As: Writer
Salad Days 03x07 Nov/30/1972 As: Writer
The War Against Pornography 03x06 Nov/23/1972 As: Writer
The All-England Summarize Proust Competition 03x05 Nov/16/1972 As: Writer
Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror 03x04 Nov/09/1972 As: Writer
The Money Programme 03x03 Nov/02/1972 As: Writer
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Norris' Ford Popular 03x02 Oct/26/1972 As: Writer
Whicker's World 03x01 Oct/19/1972 As: Writer
Royal Episode 13 02x13 Dec/22/1970 As: Writer
Spam 02x12 Dec/15/1970 As: Writer
How Not to Be Seen 02x11 Dec/08/1970 As: Writer
Scott of the Antarctic 02x10 Dec/01/1970 As: Writer
How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body 02x09 Nov/24/1970 As: Writer
Archaeology Today 02x08 Nov/17/1970 As: Writer
The Attila the Hun Show 02x07 Nov/11/1970 As: Writer
It's A Living 02x06 Nov/03/1970 As: Writer
Live from the Grill-o-mat 02x05 Oct/27/1970 As: Writer
The Buzz Aldrin Show 02x04 Oct/20/1970 As: Writer
Déjà Vu 02x03 Sep/29/1970 As: Writer
The Spanish Inquisition 02x02 Sep/22/1970 As: Writer
Dinsdale 02x01 Sep/15/1970 As: Writer
Intermission 01x13 Jan/11/1970 As: Writer
The Naked Ant 01x12 Jan/04/1970 As: Writer
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom 01x11 Dec/28/1969 As: Writer
Untitled 01x10 Dec/21/1969 As: Writer
The Ant, an Introduction 01x09 Dec/14/1969 As: Writer
You're No Fun Anymore 01x07 Nov/30/1969 As: Writer
It's the Arts 01x06 Nov/23/1969 As: Writer
Man's Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century 01x05 Nov/16/1969 As: Writer
Owl Stretching Time 01x04 Oct/26/1969 As: Writer
How to Recognise Different Types of Trees From Quite a Long Way Away 01x03 Oct/19/1969 As: Writer
Sex and Violence 01x02 Oct/12/1969 As: Writer
Whither Canada? 01x01 Oct/05/1969 As: Writer
Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967) (Credited in 29 episodes from this show) 
Thames Show 13 02x13 May/14/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 12 02x12 May/07/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 11 02x11 Apr/30/1969 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 7 02x07 Apr/02/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 6 02x06 Mar/26/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 5 02x05 Mar/19/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 4 02x04 Mar/12/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 3 02x03 Mar/05/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 2 02x02 Feb/26/1969 As: Writer
Thames Show 1 02x01 Feb/19/1969 As: Writer
Do Not Adjust Your Stocking 01x16 Dec/25/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Special 01x15 Jul/29/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 14 01x14 Mar/28/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 13 01x13 Mar/21/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 12 01x12 Mar/14/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 11 01x11 Mar/07/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 10 01x10 Feb/29/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 9 01x09 Feb/22/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 8 01x08 Feb/15/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 7 01x07 Feb/08/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 6 01x06 Feb/01/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 5 01x05 Jan/19/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 4 01x04 Jan/18/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 3 01x03 Jan/11/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 2 01x02 Jan/04/1968 As: Writer
Rediffusion Show 1 01x01 Dec/26/1967 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 6 episodes from this show) 
Series 1, Episode 6 01x06 Dec/19/1967 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 5 01x05 Dec/12/1967 As: Writer
Series 1, Episode 4 01x04 Dec/05/1967 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

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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