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Eric Idle


Eric Idle was born on March 29, 1943 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). He has been married to Tania Kosevich since May 22, 1981. They have one child. He was previously married to Lyn Ashley. See full bio »

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 2003-2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Declan Desmond
- The Spy Who Learned Me (2012) ... Declan Desmond (voice)
- Springfield Up (2007) ... Declan Desmond (voice)
- Fat Man and Little Boy (2004) ... Declan Desmond (voice)
 2004-2005 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (TV Series)
Scrapperton
- The Skeleton King Threat (2005) ... Scrapperton (voice)
- Ape New World (2004) ... Scrapperton (voice)
- Magnetic Menace (2004) ... Scrapperton (voice)
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
Zookeeper
- Episode #8.18 (2003) ... Zookeeper
 2002 The Scream Team (TV Movie)
Coffin Ed
 2001-2002 House of Mouse (TV Series)
Pluto Angel
- Pluto vs. Figaro (2002) ... Pluto Angel (voice)
- Pluto Saves the Day (2001) ... Pluto Angel (voice)
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Guzelian
- War and Peace and War (2000) ... Guzelian (voice)
 1999-2000 Mickey Mouse Works (TV Series)
Pluto Angel
- Episode #2.11 (2000) ... Pluto Angel (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Pluto Angel (voice)
 1998-1999 Recess (TV Series)
Galileo
- That Stinking Feeling (1999) ... Galileo (voice)
- The Girl Was Trouble (1998) ... Galileo (voice)
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series)
Mr. Parentheses / Parenthesis / School Master
- Hercules and the Complex Electra (1999) ... School Master (voice)
- Hercules and the Pegasus Incident (1998) ... (voice)
- Hercules and the Griffin (1998) ... Mr. Parentheses (voice)
- Hercules and the Trojan War (1998) ... Mr. Parentheses (voice)
- Hercules and the Drama Festival (1998) ... Mr. Parentheses (voice)
 1998 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Spanque
- Open Wide for Zombies/Dumbwaiters (1998) ... Spanque (voice)
 1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Pinky's Mom / Pinky's Dad
- The Family That Poits Together, Narfs Together (1998) ... Pinky's Mom / Pinky's Dad (voice)
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Chuck
- High Crane Drifter (1996) ... Chuck (voice)
 1991-1992 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
The voice of / Mervyn Whale
- The Beast in the Cage (1992) ... The voice of (voice)
- The Man in the Long Black Coat (1991) ... Mervyn Whale
 1989 Nearly Departed (TV Series)
Grant Pritchard / Millie Pritchard
- Grant's Aunt (1989) ... Grant Pritchard / Millie Pritchard
- Grandpa's Date (1989) ... Grant Pritchard
- TV or Not TV (1989) ... Grant Pritchard
- Altared States (1989) ... Grant Pritchard
- Adventures in Babysitting (1989) ... Grant Pritchard
 1987/I The Mikado (TV Movie)
Ko-Ko
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Terry Halsey
- Chevy Chase/Steve Martin/Martin Short/Randy Newman (1986) ... Terry Halsey (uncredited)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Movie)
Reporter
 1981 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Derek DeWoods
- I Do, I Do (1981) ... Derek DeWoods
 1978 All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie)
Dirk McQuickly / The Narrator / Stanley J. Krammerhead III, Jr.
 1975-1976 Rutland Weekend Television (TV Series)
Various / RWT programme controller / Dirk McQuickly - Rutles Guitarist
- Rutland Weekend Showtime! (1976) ... Various
- Rutland Weekend Is Innocent (1976) ... Various
- Rutland Weekend Insurance (1976) ... Various
- Rutland Weekend Sprimpo (1976) ... Various
- Rutland Weekend Sequel (1976) ... Various
 1969-1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series)
Various / Clerk / Professor / ...
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... Radio Voice / Mrs. Garibaldi / Professor / ...
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... Captain Carpenter / Mrs. Smailes / Chairman / ...
- Hamlet (1974) ... Dr. Natal / Michael Charlton / Second Assistant / ...
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... Rear Admiral Humphrey DeVere / Gino Agnelli / Squadron Leader / ...
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... Chris Quinn / John Keats
 1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Movie)
Torch Runner / Farmer with dog / Shakespearean Expert / ...
 1971 Euroshow 71 (TV Movie)
Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
 1969 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 25 December 1969 (1969) ... Various
 1967-1969 Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series)
Various Characters / Various
- Episode #2.13 (1969) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1969) ... Various
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... Various
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... Various
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... Various
 1968 We Have Ways of Making You Laugh (TV Series)
Various
 1967 No, That's Me Over Here! (TV Series)
TV announcer
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... TV announcer (voice)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Young Man (uncredited)
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Other Works:

FCC Song (available for web download). See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Montypython Flyingcircus | Brian Hope | Eric Spam Eggs and Chips Idle | Eric Whicker Whicker Idle | Eric C. Idleberg | Rice Lied | Monty Python | The Usual Lot

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on meeting George Harrison for the first time] He never shut up. Thank God. See more »

Trivia:

The only member of the Monty Python group to write alone. Therefore, it was difficult at times for him to get his material accepted and used by the others. See more »

Trademark:

His characters on Monty Python were often mischievous and happy go lucky men. See more »

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