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Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show (1966) for television, which was his first success. Also, he wrote for ... See full bio »
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Known For

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Dennis's Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Prince Herbert / Cartoon Scribe
(1975)
Life of Brian
Life of Brian Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant
(1979)
The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life Bert / Fish #6 / Mum / Priest / Biggs / Sergeant / Man with Bendy Arms / Mrs. Brown / Mr. Creosote / Maria / Leaf Father / Fiona Portland-Smythe
(1983)
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Monty Python's Flying Circus Various / Nude Organist / Voice Over #2 / Judge / City Gent / Floor Manager / Inspector / Italian Teacher / Mrs. Scum / Pepperpot #3 / Porter / Second Interviewer / Various Roles / Vicar / Waiter / 'Blackmail' Address Reader / 'End of Show Department' Assistant / 3,000 Year Old Letter Writer / A Forestry Expert / A Gumby / A Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Git / African Native / Alan Whicker #2 / Albatross Person / Ali Bayan / Ali Byan / Animated Encyclopedia Salesman's Wife / Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson / Arthur Ewing / Arthur Frampton / Arthur Mee / Assistant Chief Constable Theresamanbehindyer / Audrey Equator / Barbara / Barry Zeppelin / Bespectacled Weedy-Lance Corporal / Bishop / Bovril / Brian / Brigadier Mainwaring Smith Smith Smith / Buckingham / Bumpkin / Captain / Cardinal Biggles / Chairman / Charles Dickens / Chief Constable / Chief Program Planner / Chris's Mother / Cinema Manager / Clerk / Commentator / Construction Foreman / Critic / Customer / Detective / Dino Vercotti / Dr. Bruce Genuine / Dr. Cream / Dr. Manette / Emma Hamilton / Englishman / Ensign Oates / Erik Njorl / Ewan McTeagle / Female Peasant / Fifth City Gent / Fifth Old Idiot / Film Director / First Doctor / First Judge's Friend / First Man / First Officer / First Reporter / First Robert / First Smith / First Tramp / Flasher / Fourth City Idiot / Fourth Sailor / Francisco Huron / Frank's Wife / Gentleman stripper / George / German General / German Sergeant / Giuseppe / Groom / Gumby #4 / Gumby Anesthetist / Gurt Svensson / Hamlet / Han / Harold Potter / Harold Voice / Harry / Heathcliff / Herbert Mental / Housewife / Ian Throat, MP / Inspector Davis / Intermission Announcer / Jack Casey / Japanese Man / Joke Corporal / Joseph Montgolfier / Judge Kilbraken / Karl / Karl Marx / Keith Maniac / Ken Buddha / Kevin Francis - Before / L.F. Dibley / Labienus / Lady Organs / Landlady / Larry / Less Naughty Chemist / Lord North / Ludovic Grayson / Magistrate / Male Fanshaw-Chumleigh / Man at Pub / Man in Bowler / Man in Bowler Hat / Man in Briefs / Man in Dirty Raincoat / Man in Registrar's Office / Man in Restaurant / Man on Right / Man on a roof / Man with Enormous Teeth / Man with Painful Tooth / Man with Pipe / Man with a cake stand screwed to his pelvis / Mary Podgorny / Matthew Padget / Member of RSFPTOTOOT / Messenger / Michael Baldwin / Michelangelo / Mr. Battersby / Mr. Bee / Mr. Burtenshaw / Mr. Cheap-Laugh / Mr. Chigger / Mr. Concrete / Mr. Entrail / Mr. Ford / Mr. Garibaldi / Mr. Gulliver / Mr. Horton / Mr. Jalin / Mr. Milton / Mr. Phelps / Mr. Spreaders / Mr. Thompson (Tinned Peach) / Mr. Tirpitz / Mr. Tussaud / Mr. Williams / Mrs. B / Mrs. Elizabeth III / Mrs. G. Pinnet / Mrs. Helmut / Mrs. Little / Mrs. Nellie Air-Vent / Mrs. Neves / Mrs. Non-Smoker / Mrs. S / Mrs. Scab / Mrs. Turpin / Mrs. Varley / Mrs. What-a-long-name-this-is-hardly-worth-typing-but-never-mind-it-doesn't-come-up-again / Mum / Napoleon / Neville Shunt / Nigel Watt / Norman Hackforth / Norman St. John Polevaulter / Our Hero / Paul Fox / Pepperpot #2 / Pepperpot Dad / Policeman with Wand / Politician / Post Office Clerk / Presiding General / Private / Professor / Professor Lucien Kastner / Queen Victoria / RSM Urdoch / Real Store Manager / Reverend Charlie 'Drooper Hyper-Squawk Smith / Reverend Ronald Simms / Robert / Roman Centurion / Ron Obvious / Ronald Rodgers / Scrap Man / Second Booth / Second City Gent / Second Coal Miner / Second Eskimo / Second Expert / Second Gumby / Second Knight / Second Mrs. Zambesi / Second Pepperpot / Second Radio Announcer / Second Undertaker / Second Writer / Second Young Man / Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs / Sgt. Duckie / Shakespearean Character / Shopkeeper / Signalman / Silly Walker / Sir Robert Eversley's Singing Voice / Soldier / Spam Waitress / Spanish Dancer / Squire / Stig / Superintendant Harry 'Snapper' Organs / Superintendent Harry 'Boot-In' Swalk / Sviastoslav Richter / TV Announcer / Terry / The Amazing Mystico / The Bishop / The Nude Organist / The Prince of Wales / Third Doctor / Third Official / Third Superman / Tidwell / Toad / Tobacconist / Toupee Manager / Trapper / Tudor Job Agency Assistant / Unnamed vox pop man #1 / Varoius / Vera Jackson / Very, Very, Very Stupid Policeman / Viking / Voice of Ant Expert / Wife / William Wordsworth / Woman in a Pram / Woman journalist / man in a green baize apron
(1969-1974)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (53 credits)
  The Land of Sometimes (pre-production)
The Wish Watch (voice)
 2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
Terry Jones / Graham's Mother / Biggles / ... (voice)
 2012 Why? Factor (Short) (voice)
 2009-2011 The Legend of Dick and Dom (TV Series)
Narrator
- Home (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Cabbage Ball Secret (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Cabbage Ball Run (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Numbskull of the Beast (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Forget Me Nuts (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001-2010 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Handyman / Knife
- Hung Out (2010) ... Handyman
- Knife & Wife (2001) ... Knife (voice)
 2010 Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy
Workingman / Mexican / Mountie
 2009 King Guillaume
Le professeur d'Oxford
 2007 Behind the Director's Son's Cut (Video short)
King Arnulf / Interviewee - Director / Writer
 2006 Anna and the Moods (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Enfermés dehors
Un SDF
 2004 The Unsteady Chough (Short)
Father / Barman / Professor / ...
 2003 Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (Video short)
Agency Producer (voice)
 2002-2003 Dinotopia (TV Series)
Messenger Bird
- Car Wars (2003) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
- LeSage (2003) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
- Night of the Wartosa (2002) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
- The Big Fight (2002) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
- The Matriarch (2002) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
 2002 Dinotopia (TV Mini-Series)
Messenger Bird
- Part 3 (2002) ... Messenger Bird (voice, credit only)
- Part 2 (2002) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
- Part 1 (2002) ... Messenger Bird (voice)
 2000 A Fish Tale
Professor Mac Krill (English version, voice)
 2000 The Boy in Darkness (TV Short)
Storyteller
 1999 Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (TV Movie documentary)
Arthur Ewing / Salesman / BBC Crewmember / ...
 1999 The Creator
Dieu
 1999 Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar
Obelix (English version, voice)
 1998 Starship Titanic (Video Game)
Parrot (voice)
 1997 The Meaning of Life (Video Game)
Various
 1996 Blazing Dragons (Video Game)
Sir Burnevere / Trivet the Jester / Uncouth Revolting Peasant #1 (voice)
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game)
Game Announcer / Dennis' Mother / Sir Bedevere / ... (voice)
 1993 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- The Slow Ogre (1993) ... Reader
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Marcello
- Barcelona, May 1917 (1992) ... Marcello
 1991 L.A. Story
Sara's Mother (voice, uncredited)
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Drunk Vicar
- Nasty (1984) ... Drunk Vicar
 1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance (Short)
Clerk (uncredited)
 1983 The Meaning of Life
Bert / Fish #6 / Mum / ...
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary)
Fourth Barber / Referee / Anti-racism singer / ...
 1981 The Box (Short)
Harrington (voice)
 1980 Peter Cook & Co. (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1979 Henry Cleans Up (Short)
Albert
 1978 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Orson Welles' director
- Michael Palin/Eugene Record (1978) ... Orson Welles' director (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Jabberwocky
Poacher
 1976 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Mr. Ellis / Bear / Mr. Moodie / ...
- Tomkinson's Schooldays (1976) ... Mr. Ellis / Bear / Mr. Moodie / ...
 1969-1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series)
Various / Nude Organist / Voice Over #2 / ...
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... Mr. Garibaldi / Lady Organs / Male Fanshaw-Chumleigh / ...
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... Scrap Man / Mr. Entrail / Second Eskimo / ...
- Hamlet (1974) ... Hamlet / Dr. Bruce Genuine / Robert / ... (voice)
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... First Tramp / Reverend Charlie 'Drooper Hyper-Squawk Smith / Bovril / ...
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... Real Store Manager / Chris's Mother / Man in Restaurant / ...
 1973 Is This a Record? (Short)
 1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Series)
Albrecht Dürer Singer / First Frenchman / Hitchhiker / ...
- Blödeln für Deutschland (1972) ... Albrecht Dürer Singer / First Frenchman / Hitchhiker / ...
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different
Stage Manager / Tobacconist / 2nd Hungarian Man / ...
 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
 1969 Marty (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode dated 17 March 1969 (1969) ... Various Characters
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Various Characters
 1967-1968 Twice a Fortnight (TV Series)
Various Characters
- The Best of Twice a Fortnight (1968) ... Various Characters (as Terence Jonesprod)
- Or Now or Never (1967) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.9 (1967) ... Various Characters
- Or Even Before Alan Melville (1967) ... Various Characters
- Or Peter West Lives! (1967) ... Various Characters
Show Show Writer (51 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (14 credits)
Show Show Director (17 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (117 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (22 credits)

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Feature audio commentary for the film, "Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life", with Terry Gilliam. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Montypython Flyingcircus | Spam Terry Jones | Terry C. Jonesberg | Terence Jonesprod | Monty Python | The Usual Lot | Alan Whicker | Torn Jersey [5.5]

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Why do I feel so exercised about what we think of the people of the Middle Ages? I guess it's because so many of their voices are ringing vibrantly in my ears - Chaucer's, Boccaccio's, Henry Knighton's, Thomas Walsingham's, Froissart's, Jean Creton's... writers and contemporary historians of the period who seem to me just as individual, just as alive as we are today. We need to get to know these ... See more »

Trivia:

Member of Monty Python along with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam. See more »

Nickname:

Jonesy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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