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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 1981. They have one child. He was previously married to Lyn Ashley. See full bio »

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 2012 What About Dick? (Video)
Piano
 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)
 2012 Why? Factor (Short) (voice)
 2010 Wolf Sheep
 2008 Delgo
Spig (voice)
 2007 Shrek the Third
Merlin (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)
 2004 The Nutcracker and the Mouseking (Video)
Drosselmeier (English version, voice)
 2004 Ella Enchanted
Narrator
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
Zookeeper
- Episode #8.18 (2003) ... Zookeeper
 2002 Pinocchio
Medoro (English version, voice)
 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 Brightness (Short)
Mr. Bix
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Guzelian
- War and Peace and War (2000) ... Guzelian (voice)
 2000 102 Dalmatians
Waddlesworth (voice)
 1999-2000 Mickey Mouse Works (TV Series)
Pluto Angel
- Episode #2.11 (2000) ... Pluto Angel (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Pluto Angel (voice)
 1999 Pirates: 3D Show (Short)
Pierre
 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)
 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (Video)
Parenthesis (voice)
 1998 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Spanque
- Open Wide for Zombies/Dumbwaiters (1998) ... Spanque (voice)
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Slyly the Fox (voice)
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Devon (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)
 1997 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Video Game)
Various
 1996 Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (Video Game)
Rincewind / Bone Idle (voice)
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game)
Historyteller / Dead Collector / Peasant 1 / ...
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Chuck
- High Crane Drifter (1996) ... Chuck (voice)
 1995 Discworld (Video Game)
Rincewind (voice)
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short)
Dr. Nigel Channing (uncredited)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World
King Raff
 1992 Missing Pieces
Wendel
 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
 1990 Nuns on the Run
Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle, Brian Hope)
 1989 Um Passo, Outro Passo e Depois...
Actor on TV (uncredited)
 1989 How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Male Love Bird (voice, uncredited)
 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)
 1983 The Meaning of Life
Gunther / Fish #3 / 'Meaning of Life' Singer / ...
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Movie)
Reporter
 1981 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Derek DeWoods
- I Do, I Do (1981) ... Derek DeWoods
 1979 Life of Brian
Mr. Cheeky / Stan aka Loretta / Harry the Haggler / ...
 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)
Show Show Writer (40 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (47 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (108 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Other Works:

Can be heard as one of the radio announcers,in the line queue,for "The Jungle Boat Cruise" attraction at Disneyland. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


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" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On gay marriages) "It's about time they suffered too." See more »

Trivia:

Appears as the M.C. in the 3-D film Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994) at Disneyland. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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