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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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Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (29 credits)
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Other Works:

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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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I remember thinking, "Why does Terry Jones laugh so much?" They couldn't read out their material without laughing all the time. We weren't like that. What was interesting was that out of the twenty or so writers on The Frost Report the most prolific ones came together - Michael [Palin] and Terry [Jones] used to be very good at writing the bits of film that were used, Eric Idle was excellent at ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied Medicine at Cambridge University. See more »

Trademark:

His pipe See more »

Nickname:

Gray

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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