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Eric Idle


Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director and songwriter. Co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which latter he adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005, a Grammy, a Drama ... See full bio »

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Dead Collector / Peasant 1 / Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot / First Swamp Castle Guard / Concorde / Roger the Shrubber / Brother Maynard
(1975)
Life of Brian
Life of Brian Mr. Cheeky / Stan aka Loretta / Harry the Haggler / Culprit Woman / Warris / Intensely Dull Youth / Jailer's Assistant / Otto / Lead Singer Crucifee
(1979)
The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life Gunther / Fish #3 / 'Meaning of Life' Singer / Mr. Moore / Mrs. Blackitt / Watson / Blackitt / Atkinson / Perkins / Victim #3 / Front End / Mrs. Hendy / Man in Pink / Noël Coward / Gaston / Angela
(1983)
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Monty Python's Flying Circus Various / Clerk / BBC Announcer / Eddie Waring / Eric / Interviewer / Mr. Badger / Mr. Johnson / Newsreader / Philip Jenkinson / Professor / Registrar / Second Assistant / Various Roles / Vicar / Voice Over #1 / Voice Over #2 / Voice Over #3 / Voiceover #1 / 'International Wife-Swapping' Voice Over / 'It's' Announcer / 'No Time to Lose Advice Centre' Consultant / 'Prawn Salad Accidents' Man / 'Probe' Presenter / 'Spot the Loony Presenter / 'Storage Jars' Presenter / Absent-Minded Woman / Adman / Admiral Nelson / Adrian / Advert Voice / Advertisement Announcer / Alan Whicker #1 / Announcer / Announcer eating a yoghurt / Archbishop Arthur Nudge / Arrested Newsreader / Arthur Crackpot / Arthur Huntingdon / Arthur Lemming / Arthur Name / Arthur Tree / Arthur Waring / Arthur Wilson / Assistant / BALPA Spokesman / BBC Man / Book at Bedtime' Voice Over / Boxer / Brian / Brian MacThighbone / Brigadier N. F. Marwood-Git (retired) / Brooky / Butcher who is alternately rude and polite / Camel spotter / Captain Carpenter / Carl Vernon / Chairman / Charles / Chief Superintendent Lookout / Chris / Chris Quinn / Commentator, 'Hide-and-Seek' Finals / Compere / Compère / Continuity Announcer / Continuity Voice / Corporal / Customer / Cyril / Detective Inspector / Dickie Attenborough / Disc Jockey Voice / Doctor / Dorian Williams / Dr. Lewis Hoad / Dr. Natal / Dr. Walters / Elizabethan Gent / Encyclopedia salesman (burglar) / Enid / Eurovision Girl / Face the Press' Interviewer / Fairy / Fairy Godmother / Female tennis player / First Booth / First Bruce / First Groupie / First Interviewer / First Knight / First Major / First Man / First Poofy Judge / First Presenter / First Program Planner / First Undertaker / Foreman / Fourth Gas Man / Fourth man who is interested in pointed sticks / Francesco / Frank / Gary Coover / George III's Reader / Gerald / German Joker / Gerry Schlick / Gino Agnelli / Gumby #3 / Hamrag Yatlerot / Harold Larch / Hell's Grannies reporter / Husband / Ian McKellan / Indian / Inspector / Inspector Baboon / Inspector Thompson's Gazelle / Interviewer #3 / It's a Living Compère / Jack / Jackie / Jacques Montgolfier / Jenkins / John / John Keats / John Lennon / Journalist / Julius Caesar / Ken / Kenny Lust / Lassie O'Shen / Leicester / Letter Writer Against the 'Mr. Atilla the Hun' Sketch and the Next Letter / Lieutenant Commander Dorothy Lamour / Lord Interest / Ludovic Kennedy / Male Fanshaw-Chumleigh / Man at Less Naughty Chemist's / Man at Not at All Naughty Chemist's / Man in Charge / Man in Suit / Man on Left / Man with Porter's Cap / Manager / Marriage Counsellor / Maurice Zatapathique / McGough / Michael Charlton / Michael Norman Randall / Military Man / Milkman Psychiatrist / Miss Rita Fairbanks / Mme. Brun / Money Programme Presenter / Mother / Mr. Bun / Mr. Grimshaw / Mr. Hollweg / Mr. Husband / Mr. Ith / Mr. Leavey / Mr. Man / Mr. Martin / Mr. Phipps / Mr. Pither's Mother / Mr. Smoke-Too-Much / Mr. Thomas Walters / Mr. Verity / Mrs. Brainsample / Mrs. Clean Air Systems / Mrs. Entity / Mrs. Garibaldi / Mrs. Inference / Mrs. Non-Gorilla / Mrs. O / Mrs. Potter / Mrs. Scribbler / Mrs. Smailes / Mrs. Sybil Agro / Narrator / Norman Nudge / Norwegian / Officer / Old Idiot / Old Lady / Parson / Patrice / Pepperpot / Pepperpot #1 / Pepperpot Mother / Peter West / Policeman / Prime Minister / Private Watkins / Professional Cricketer / Professor Herman Khan / Proprietor / Radio Voice / Random Man / Rating / Rear Admiral Humphrey DeVere / Reg / Reg Moss / Registrar's Customer / Regius Professor F.H. Gumby / Reverend Morrison / Rita Fairbanks / Roy Spim / S. Frog / Sandy Camp / Sapper Walters / Second 'Probe Around' Host / Second Bandit / Second Bishop / Second Critic / Second Doctor / Second Explorer / Second Fireman / Second Guard / Second Officer / Second Official / Second Presenter / Second Richard III / Second Robert / Second Soldier / Second Voiceover / Secret Policeman Grip / Shirley / Singer in the Cardiff Rooms, Libya / Spanish Guitarist / Squadron Leader / Squatter / Stebbins / Stig O'Tracey / Storyteller / Summarise Proust Announcer / Swedish Person / Tenant / Tennis commentator / Theatre Critic for the 'Bath Chronicle / Third City Gent / Third Climber / Third Cricketer / Third Officer / Third Old Idiot / Third Pepperpot / Third Reader / Third Sailor / Third Smith / Third Writer / Timmy Williams / Toastmaster / Uncle Tom / Usher / Veronica / Vicky / Viking / Voice over #2 / Voiceover #2 / Wains Cotting Woman / William Shakespeare / Window Cleaner / Woman Outside Runcorn Avenue / Wordsworth / World Forum Presenter
(1969-1974)

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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)
 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
 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 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Derek DeWoods
- I Do, I Do (1981) ... Derek DeWoods
 1978 The Rutles: 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
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Series)
Torch Runner / Farmer with dog / Shakespearean Expert / ...
- Blödeln für Deutschland (1972) ... 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 - Monty Python's Flying Circus segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1969 (1969) ... Various - Monty Python's Flying Circus segment
 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)
 1967 At Last the 1948 Show (TV Series)
End of row opera patron / Beethoven patient / waiter / ...
- Episode #1.5 (1967) ... End of row opera patron
- Episode #1.4 (1967) ... Beethoven patient / waiter / elevator operator
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Young Man (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Can be heard in the "Indiana Jones Adventure" attraction at Disneyland,when a rope is pulled at the well in the queue. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


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:

At school we had a very soggy, muddy playing field and I wasn't very good at football, so on a Thursday afternoon, instead of changing for compulsory games, I'd put on my school cap, march out the front door, go down town to Wolverhampton and watch a movie. I did this regularly every Thursday afternoon, for ages and ages, marching boldly past the headmaster's study and nobody ever caught me, ... See more »

Trivia:

Describes himself as having "creative dyslexia", meaning he can look at any word and automatically see the anagrams that can be made from it. One of the characters he played in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" was a man who speaks only in anagrams. See more »

Trademark:

Signature Song: "Always look on the bright side of Life" See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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