October 27, 1939
81 years old
6 ft 5 in | 195 cm
95 kg | 210 lbs
12 US | 45.5 EU
John Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, on October 27, 1939, is an English actor and comedian.
Young John Cleese began his career as a scriptwriter and a cast member, for Cambridge University Footlights Club (1963).
He got his first big break as a scriptwriter and performer in BBC satirical television show The Frost Report (1966-1967).
He made his big screen debut in British drama film Interlude (1968) in role as T.V. P R Man.
John's breakthrough came with various roles in surreal sketch comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974), he is also co-creator and writer.
Two Minutes to Midnight (2021) thriller in role as Hodges, with Sienna Guillory and Graham Greene
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021) fantasy comed in role as Mr. Bridwell, with Sienna Guillory, Kenan Thompson and Jack Whitehall
The Martini Shot (2021) drama in role as Dr. Auyeung, opposite Matthew Modine and Derek Jacobi
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) comedy in role as John, with Luke Bracey, Mel Gibson and Luke Hemsworth
He voiced Otto Von Walrus in animated comedy film Arctic Dogs (2019).
He played Q, MI6's quartermaster in two James Bond movies:
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
He portrayed Nearly Headless Nick the ghost in Harry Potter films:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
He won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Archie Leach in heist comedy film A Fish Called Wanda (1988), he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
He wrote and starred in lead role as Rollo Lee in comedy movie Fierce Creatures (1997) opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) comedy directed by Terry Gilliam
Life of Brian (1979) religious satire comedy directed by Terry Jones
The Meaning of Life (1983) musical sketch comedy with Eric Idle and Terry Jones
Rat Race (2001) comedy with Rowan Atkinson and Whoopi Goldberg
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) action comedy in role as Mr. Munday
Silverado (1985) western opposite Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner and Jeff Goldblum
George of the Jungle (1997) action comedy with Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann
He won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for his role as neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers (1975–1979).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for various roles in British surreal sketch comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his roles in NBC sitcoms:
Cheers (1987) in role as Dr. Simon Finch-Royce
3rd Rock from the Sun (1998, 2001) in role as Dr. Liam Neesam
Will & Grace (2003-2004) in role as Lyle Finster
He hosted BBC series The Human Face (2001) for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special.
Sez Les (1971, 1974) British sketch comedy show in various roles
Whoops Apocalypse (1982) six-part television sitcom in role as Lacrobat
Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) ABC sitcom in role as Red Lansing
He had a recurring role as Dr. Grant in NBC sitcom Whitney (2012-2013).
Speechless (2018) ABC sitcom in role as Martin
Hold the Sunset (2018-2019) BBC One sitcom in role as Phil
Graduated from Cambridge in 1963.
He voiced King Harold in last three Shrek films.
He is a vegetarian.
He co-founded production company Video Arts.
He has a passion for lemurs, hosted the BBC documentary In the Wild: Operation Lemur with John Cleese (1998).
He reached height of six feet by the time he was twelve years old.
Supports Bristol City Football Club.
Fan of the singer Neil Diamond.
He was married to
Alyce Faye Eichelberger (1992-2008)
Barbara Trentham (1981-1990) they have one daughter, Camilla
Connie Booth (1968-1978) they have one daughter, Cynthia
He married Jennifer Wade in 2012.