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Graham Chapman (I) (1941–1989)


Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years. At ... See full bio »

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 2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (Documentary)
 2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (book "A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI")
 2001 Comedy Masterclass (Video documentary) (skit "Four Yorkshiremen")
 2001 We Know Where You Live (TV Movie) (skit "Four Yorkshiremen")
 1999 Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game) (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")
 1988 Jake's Journey (TV Movie)
 1986/II Comic Relief (TV Special documentary) (skit "Merchant Banker")
 1985 Bombardemagnus (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (screenplay)
 1983 Yellowbeard (written by)
 1983 The Meaning of Life (written by)
 1982 Opinions (TV Series)
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (written by)
 1979 Life of Brian (written by)
 1978 The Odd Job (screenplay)
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Your Own Good... (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1976 Out of the Trees (TV Movie)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (written by)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 43 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (creator - 1 episode, 1973) (additional material - 1 episode, 1969) (conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... (written by)
- Hamlet (1974) ... (written by)
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... (written by)
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 The Prince of Denmark (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1974)
- Episode #1.5 (1974)
- Episode #1.4 (1974)
- Episode #1.3 (1974)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
 1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973-1974 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (1974) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.4 (1973) ... (written by)
 1972-1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Hello Sailor! (1973) ... (written by)
- The Merger (1973) ... (written by)
- Blackmail (1972) ... (written by)
- That's My Uncle! (1972) ... (written by)
- Yellow Fever (1972) ... (written by)
 1971-1973 Now Look Here (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Rentadick (as Jim Viles)
 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Idle at Work (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Series) (written by)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (written by - segments "Gluttony", "Wrath")
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different (screen foreplay & conception)
  Doctor at Large (TV Series) (by - 5 episodes, 1971) (written by - 3 episodes, 1971) (with - 1 episode, 1971)
- The Viva (1971) ... (with)
- A Joke's a Joke (1971) ... (by)
- Operation Loftus (1971) ... (by)
 1971 The Ronnie Barker Yearbook (TV Movie)
 1967-1970 No, That's Me Over Here! (TV Series) (writer - 21 episodes)
- Wedding (1970) ... (writer)
- Politics (1970) ... (writer)
- Religion (1970) ... (writer)
- Money (1970) ... (writer)
- Brothers in Law (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 The Magic Christian (additional material)
 1969 Doctor in the House (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Pass or Fail (1969) ... (written by)
- Getting the Bird (1969) ... (written by)
- The War of the Mascots (1969) ... (written by)
- Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor? (1969) ... (written by)
  Marty (TV Series) (additional material - 4 episodes, 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode dated 17 March 1969 (1969) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #2.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1969 David Frost Presents (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- How to Irritate People (1969) ... (written by)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Simply Sheila (1968) ... (writer)
 1967-1968 This Is Petula Clark (TV Series) (special material - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1968) ... (special material)
- Episode #2.6 (1968) ... (special material)
- Episode #2.5 (1968) ... (special material)
- Episode #2.4 (1967) ... (special material)
- Episode #2.3 (1967) ... (special material)
 1967 At Last the 1948 Show (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 The Frost Report (TV Series)
 1965 The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (TV Series)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
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Other Works:

(July 7 to September 6, 2009) John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and he wrote the original screenplay for the musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Eric Idle wrote the book and lyrics. John Du Prez and Eric Idle were composers. Casey Nicholaw was ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Graham Spam Spam Spam Chapman | Graham Whicker Chapman | Graham C. Chapmanberg | Graham C. Chapmansberg | Montypython Flyingcircus | Monty Python | Hamrag Rachman | The Usual Lot | Jim Viles

Height:

6' 3¾" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1974; on whether his Monty Python work serves to get something out of his system that needs to be gotten out] Certainly in terms of writing. You get the argument from a lot of people that you're supposed to write to make people laugh. That's true. But also everything you do is written from something in your own experience. Nothing is written from outside the universe. You can't do a good ... See more »

Trivia:

Was asked to play the cameo role of Asylum director Dr. Armstrong in _Lifeforce(1985)_. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height See more »

Nickname:

Gray

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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