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Graham Chapman

Graham's parents were Walter & Edith Chapman
 
Graham had one sibling, a brother named John.
 
John Cleese delivered a eulogy for Graham, during which he deliberately used the word "f**k" as well as other expletives, and got away with it on the BBC without having the bad language censored.
 
Graham was a vocal spokesman on gay rights before his death.
 
Graham was best friends with "fellow loonies" Keith Moon of The Who, singer Harry Nilsson, and Beatle Ringo Starr.
 
Graham was educated at Melton Mowbray Grammar School.
 
Graham wrote & released his lifestory in 1978 entitled A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI.
 
Graham conquered his drinking problem in 1978.
 
Graham died just one day before the 20th anniversary of Monty Python on October 4, 1989.
 
Graham was one of the first & few celebrities in the 60's that openly admitted they he was gay.
 
Graham was a founding member of the Monty Python troupe.
 
Graham made his feature film debut (as writer and actor) with Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different.
 
Graham worked as the producer on the film The Odd Job (1978).
 
Graham Chapman: I hope I will have achieved something lasting.
 
Graham Chapman: We don't deliberately set out to offend. Unless we feel it's justified. And in the case of certain well-known religions, it was justified.
 
Graham was the second tallest member of the Monty Python troupe, being an inch taller than Eric Idle and just over two inches shorter than John Cleese.
 
Graham was going to play the part of the reporter in the Red Dwarf (1988) episode Timeslides, but died before filming could begin. The part instead went to Ruby Wax, the wife of one of the show's directors Ed Bye.
 
Graham was the co-author of the play O Happy Day, which was discovered among his manuscripts and produced nearly eleven years after Graham's death. O Happy Day had its world premiere on 9/22/2000, at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta.
 
Graham co-wrote several episodes of Doctor in the House (1969) and it's sequels with John Cleese.
 
Graham's Calcium Made Interesting was released in 2005. It is a collection of unseen sketches, scripts, letters, essays and other assorted items. It also contains many rare photos.
 
A book on Graham: The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman was released in 1999. It was edited by Jim Yoakum.
 
Graham appeared in the music video for Iron Maiden's "Can I Play With Madness" in 1988.
 
Graham was approximately 6'2" tall.
 
Though he co-wrote Rentadick with John Cleese, they insisted their credits be removed from the film when it was released in 1972. John Cleese details the reasons in an interview for Kim "Howard" Johnson's book Life (Before and) After Monty Python.
 

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