John Cleese

Actor · Writer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 83
John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. read more

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).

Birth Name

John Marwood Cleese

Born

Friday, 27 October 1939

Links

Actor Filmography

Father Christmas Is Back John Christmas 2021
Clifford the Big Red Dog Mr. Bridwell 2021
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee John 2020
Time Warp Vol 3: Comedy & Camp Self 2020
Arctic Dogs Otto Von Walrus / (voice) 2019
The Naked Wanderer Brian King 2019
An Accidental Studio Self - Monty Python 2019
Assholes: A Theory Himself / Self 2019
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer Donner / Donner (voice) 2018
Jeremy Vine Self 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Father Christmas Is Back John Christmas 2021
Clifford the Big Red Dog Mr. Bridwell 2021
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee John 2020
Time Warp Vol 3: Comedy & Camp Self 2020
Arctic Dogs Otto Von Walrus / (voice) 2019
The Naked Wanderer Brian King 2019
An Accidental Studio Self - Monty Python 2019
Assholes: A Theory Himself / Self 2019
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer Donner / Donner (voice) 2018
Jeremy Vine Self 2018
Charming Executioner (voice) / Fairy Godmother (voice) 2018
Hold the Sunset Phil 2018
Trolls King Gristle Sr. (voice) 2016
Speechless Martin 2016
Silicon Cowboys Self 2016
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016
The Eighties Himself (archive footage) 2016
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Basil Fawlty 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015
A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown Mr. Bellwood / Mr. Bellwood (voice) 2015
Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) / Chief Alien 2015
Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Himself 2014
Over the Garden Wall Quincy Endicott, Adelaide 2014
Monty Python Live (Mostly) Eric Praline / Llama lecturer / Second Yorkshireman / Armless Officer / Pope Julius II / Vocational Guidance Counsellor / Officer Praline / Self / Pepperpot / Second Penguin on Telly Pepperpot / Albatross Seller / Miss Anne Elk / Mr. Barnard / Himself, others 2014
The Last Impresario Himself - Interviewee 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self, Self - Monty Python 2014
The Meaning of Monty Python Himself 2013
Planes Bulldog 2013
Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv 2013
Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story Of Monty Python's Graham Chapman David Frost (voice) 2012
The Last Leg Self - Guest 2012
God Loves Caviar McCormick 2012
The Comix Scrutinizer Anti-Communist Newscaster (archive footage) 2012
The Big Year Narrator (voice) 2011
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Narrator 2011
Whitney Dr. Grant 2011
Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Narrator 2011
The Undefeated Self / Self (archive footage) 2011
Winnie The Pooh Narrator (voice) 2011
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight Himself 2011
Pointless Celebrities Self 2010
The Many Faces of... Himself / Various Characters 2009
Spud The Guv - Mr. Edly / Mr. 'The Guv' Edly 2010
Conan Himself - Guest 2010
Shrek Forever After King 2010
Planet 51 Professor Kipple (voice) 2009
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut Himself 2009
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Himself 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself 2009
The Pink Panther 2 Dreyfus 2009
Skavlan Self - Guest 2009
The Day The Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008
Batteries Not Included Himself 2008
Igor Dr. Glickenstein 2008
Shrek the Third King (voice) 2007
Hitler: The Comedy Years Adolf Hitler / Basil Fawlty 2007
The Graham Norton Show Self - Guest, Self 2007
The Secret Life of Brian Himself 2007
Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep (voice) 2006
Robins Self - Guest 2006
The One Show Himself - Guest 2006
L'entente cordiale Lord Conrad 2006
Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006
The Art of Football from A to Z Himself 2006
Monty Python's Personal Best Himself 2006
Fawlty Towers Revisited Himself 2005
Valiant Mercury 2005
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy Himself 2005
Complete Guide to Guys Noted Behavioral Scientist 2005
Wine for the Confused Himself 2004
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy Himself 2004
Entourage John Cleese 2004
Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004
Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004
Strictly Come Dancing Self - Terms and Conditions 2004
World's Funniest & Cleverest Commercials Himself (archive footage) 2004
The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life' Himself 2003
George of the Jungle 2 Ape (voice) 2003
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003
VH1 Goes Inside Himself 2003
Imagine Self 2003
Comedy Connections Himself 2003
Real Time with Bill Maher Self - Guest 2003
Scorched Charles Merchant 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Guest 2003
Stupidity Himself 2003
Best Ever Bond Himself 2002
Die Another Day Q 2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nearly Headless Nick 2002
Pinocchio Crickett (voice: English version) 2002
Timeshift Sherlock Holmes (archive footage), Himself, Himself - Monty Python (archive footage) 2002
The Adventures Of Pluto Nash James 2002
My Adventures in Television Red Lansing 2002
Peter Cook At a Slight Angle to the Universe 2002
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nearly Headless Nick 2001
Mickey's House of Villains Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice) 2001
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker') (voice) 2001
Rat Race Donald P. Sinclair 2001
The Human Face Himself - Presenter 2001
House of Mouse Narrator 2001
Monty Python & the Holy Grail in Lego 2001
The Magic Pudding Albert the Magic Pudding / Albert the Magic Pudding (voice) 2000
Isn't She Great Henry Marcus 2000
The World Is Not Enough R 1999
Loose Women Himself 1999
Mickey Mouse Works Himself - Narrator, Himself - Narrator (voice) 1999
The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault 1999
Parting Shots Maurice Walpole 1999
Casper & Mandrilaftalen Purple Gun Rack of Love Repair Man / Fake Bosse Bo Johansson / Sita-ta Columbus 1999
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen Himself / Various Roles 1998
George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 1997
Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee 1997
The World's Best Sellers: The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money Himself 1996
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Mr Toad's Lawyer 1996
The Daily Show Self 1996
Mundo VIP Himself 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Sen kväll med Luuk Himself 1996
3rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Liam Neesam 1996
MADtv Himself 1995
The Jungle Book Dr. Plumford 1994
The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (voice) 1994
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Prof. Waldman 1994
Dennis Miller Live Himself 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind 1993
Funny Business Himself 1992
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul 1991
Bullseye! Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese 1990
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python Himself (cameo) 1989
The Big Picture Bartender 1989
Erik The Viking Halfdan the Black 1989
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball Himself 1989
A Fish Called Wanda Archie Leach 1988
Quark and the Highway Robber Narrator (voice) 1987
Baby Quark Narrator (voice) 1987
Dragonslayer Quark (voice) 1987
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball Jim Cleese 1987
Clockwise Brian Stimpson 1986
Silverado Sheriff Langston / Sheriff John T. Langston 1985
Yellowbeard Blind Pew / Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983
The Meaning of Life Maître D' 1983
Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack 1983
Cheers Dr. Simon Royce-Finch, Dr. Simon Finch-Royce 1982
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Various Roles 1982
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Mountie / First Barbter / Wrestling commentator / Pope Julius II / Silly Olympiad commentator #1 / Mr. Teabag / Lenin / Albatross vendor / Archimedes / Mr. Barnard / Man in white suit / Little Red Riding Hood / Church policeman / Voice of God / Various Roles 1982
Whoops Apocalypse Lacrobat 1982
Time Bandits Robin Hood 1981
The Great Muppet Caper Neville 1981
The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio 1980
The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself - Various Roles 1979
Not The Nine O'Clock News Himself, (credit only), Himself - Celebrity 1979
Monty Python's Life of Brian Deadly Dirk 1979
The Pythons Himself 1979
CBS News Sunday Morning Himself 1979
Away from it All Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator) 1979
The South Bank Show Self, Himself 1978
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Sherlock Holmes 1977
The Mermaid Frolics Himself - Various 1977
Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976
The Muppet Show Himself - Special Guest Star 1976
Ripping Yarns Passer-By 1976
Arena Himself 1975
Fawlty Towers Basil Fawlty 1975
Monty Python And The Holy Grail Sir Launcelot the Brave 1975
The Dean Martin Comedy World Himself 1974
Romance with a Double Bass Smychkov 1974
Last of the Summer Wine Sid, Neighbour, Security Guard 1973
The Midnight Special Himself 1972
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Professor / Fourth Frenchman / Little Red Riding Hood / Pirelli / Stake Your Claim Presenter / Mountie Chorus / Golden Post Head Waiter / Attendant, Spectator 1972
And Now for Something Completely Different Accountant #2 (falling past the window) 1971
Parkinson Himself 1971
Euroshow 71 Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971
The Two Ronnies Himself 1971
The Statue Harry 1971
The Goodies The Genie 1970
The Magic Christian Director in Sotheby's 1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus Mr Praline, Various, Anne Elk, Arthur Briggs' Bedmate, Nazi, Brian Equator, Armless Padre, Colonel Type, First Producer, Doctor, Jack, Fourth Writer, Dr. Larch, Ludwig van Beethoven, Naughty Chemist, 'How Not to Be Seen' Narrator, Man at Desk, Professor Enid Gumby, Interviewer, Roger Thompson, Theatre Critic for the 'Western Daily News', Sergeant, Various Roles, Stapleton the Bookseller, Third Robert, Announcer / Attila the Hun / Fifth Groupie / Cricketer / Arthur Figgis / Kevin O'Nassis / First City Idiot / Fourth Old Idiot / Jim / Michael Miles, Third Young Man, Counsel, Woman who is offered a burglary, First Interviewer, Vicar 1969
The Best House in London Jones 1969
The Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom Post Office Clerk 1968
Interlude TV Publicist 1968
At Last the 1948 Show Himself - Various Characters, Sidney Lotterby from Manchester, Dr.Gilbert 1967
The Frost Report Various Roles 1966
Doctor Who Art Gallery Visitor 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
Comedy Playhouse Sherlock Holmes 1961
The Avengers Marcus Rugman 1961

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2002EmmyOutstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational) Nominated
1998EmmyOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1989OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1989Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1987EmmyOutstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Won
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