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Spike Milligan (1918–2002)


Spike was born an 'Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the British Raj in India. Educated in a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and at Lewisham Polytechnic in England, he spent his formative years playing the fool and playing the trumpet in local jazz bands. He joined the British Army himself (under protest if you believe his ... See full bio »

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Q9
Q9 Various Characters
(1969-1980)
Life of Brian
(1979)
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(1975)

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 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
De'Ath
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... De'Ath
 1995-1998 Wolves, Witches and Giants (TV Series)
Narrator / Molly / The Giant / ...
- Molly and the Giant (1998) ... Molly / The Giant / The Giant's Wife / ...
- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1998) ... Narrator
- Diamonds and Toads (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
- Jack the Giant Killer (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Giant Who Put Out the Sun (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1993 The Big Freeze (TV Movie)
Der Schauspieler
 1993 The Great Bong (TV Series) (voice)
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Roadsweeper
 1987 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Fancy Fred
- Episode #3.5 (1987) ... Fancy Fred
 1987 The Ratties (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 Super Gran (TV Series)
Zoo Keeper
- Supergran and the Missing Hissing (1985) ... Zoo Keeper
 1985 No 73 (TV Series)
- Non Returnable (1985)
 1982 There's a Lot of It About (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Various Characters
 1980 Here Comes Channel 8 (TV Movie)
Elderly version of himself
 1969-1980 Q9 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #5.6 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.5 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.4 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.3 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.2 (1980) ... Various Characters
 1975 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Van Gogh
- The Melting Pot (1975) ... Mr. Van Gogh
 1975 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Mr. Van Gogh
- Comedy Playhouse (1975) ... Mr. Van Gogh
 1974 The Last Turkey in the Shop Show (TV Short)
Various Characters
 1970-1974 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Paki-Paddy / Indian Train Passenger / Kevin O'Grady
- Paki-Paddy (1974) ... Paki-Paddy
- Holiday in Bournemouth (1972) ... Indian Train Passenger
 1972-1973 Milligan in... (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Milligan in Summer (1973) ... Various Characters
- Milligan in Spring (1973) ... Various Characters
- Milligan in Autumn (1972) ... Various Characters
- Milligan in Winter (1972) ... Various Characters
 1971-1972 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (TV Series)
Various Characters
- The Best of the Comedy Machine (1972) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.14 (1972) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.13 (1972) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.12 (1971) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.11 (1971) ... Various Characters
 1971 Private Eye TV (TV Movie)
 1971 An Apple a Day (TV Movie)
Arnold Thrust
 1970 'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town (TV Movie)
E.W. Mackney
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie)
The Court Jester
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1966-1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
In 'Poets Cornered'
- Episode #3.1 (1970)
- Christmas Special (1966) ... In 'Poets Cornered'
 1968-1969 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
Dr. Strabismus
- Episode #2.6 (1969) ... Dr. Strabismus
- Episode #2.5 (1969) ... Dr. Strabismus
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... Dr. Strabismus
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... Dr. Strabismus
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... Dr. Strabismus
 1969 Decidedly Dusty (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1969)
 1969 Whatever Next? (TV Series)
Shylock
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Shylock
 1968 Rita and Wally (TV Series)
The Pest Exterminator
- The Family That Sprays Together, Stays Together (1968) ... The Pest Exterminator
 1964 Milligan's Wake (TV Series)
Various Roles (1964-1965)
 1963-1964 The Telegoons (TV Series)
Eccles / Moriarty / Minnie Bannister
- Tales of Montmartre (1964) ... Eccles / Moriarty / Minnie Bannister (voice)
- The Whistling Spy Enigma (1964) ... Eccles / Moriarty / Minnie Bannister (voice)
- Captain Seagoon R.N. (1964) ... Eccles / Moriarty / Minnie Bannister (voice)
- The Africa Ship Canal (1964) ... Eccles / Moriarty / Minnie Bannister (voice)
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.4 (1959)
 1956 Son of Fred (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1956 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
- The Radio Show (1956)
 1956 A Show Called Fred (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1952 Don't Spare the Horses (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1952)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
Various
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Peace Work, 1991, isbn 0718135334 See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Spike Milligan CBE | The Goons | Spike 'Goon' Milligan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Peter Sellers] I think his mother had gained such an incredible influence over him that he virtually abdicated his own rights to any individual personality. Finally, he had to invade other bodies to register at all. He had to inhabit, he was like a ghoul, he had to feast off somebody else! But he did it so well, it became an art. He was not a genius, Sellers, he was a freak. See more »

Trivia:

Spike and June had three children, Laura Milligan, Sean and Sile (born in 1956). See more »

Star Sign:

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