Neil Innes (I) (1944–2019)

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Comedian, musician and songwriter, renowned for his deadpan delivery and an uncanny ability to send up musical acts. The son of a warrant officer in the Royal Artillery, Innes learned to play piano from the age of seven and guitar at fourteen. He began to make a name for himself in 1963 when he joined the off-beat Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band which grew... See full bio »

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail First Monk / Singing Minstrel / Page Crushed by the Rabbit / Peasant #4
Monty Python's Life of Brian A Weedy Samaritan


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 2010 Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy
Mexican / Mountie
 2005 Gods of Los Angeles
Mr. Crawley (scenes deleted)
 2003 Bubba: Billy (Video short)
Neil Innes
 1995 Rory Bremner, Who Else? (TV Series)
Ron Nasty
- Episode #5.10 (1995) ... Ron Nasty
 1994 The Raggy Dolls (TV Series)
Narrator / Various
- The Russian Doll (1994) ... Narrator / Various (voice)
 1989 Erik the Viking
 1988 East of the Moon (TV Series)
Storyteller / Rainbow Cat (1988)
 1988 Quality Street: Magic Moments (Video short)
 1985-1988 Puddle Lane (TV Series)
- The Mouse And Mr Gotobed (1988) ... Magician
- Peter Puffle's Mouse (1988) ... Magician
- The Rescue of Aunt Matilda (1988) ... Magician
- Danger in the Magician's Garden (1988) ... Magician
- A Visit to Grandmother (1988) ... Magician
 1986 The Mysterious Tadpole (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1982 The Missionary
Singer in Gin Palace
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary)
Second Bruce / Carl Weetabix / Idiot / ...
 1979-1981 The Innes Book of Records (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1981)
- Episode #3.5 (1981)
- Episode #3.4 (1981)
- Episode #3.3 (1981)
- Episode #3.2 (1981)
 1981 Frankie Howerd Strikes Again (TV Series)
 1979 Monty Python's Life of Brian
A Weedy Samaritan
 1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie)
Ron Nasty
 1976-1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Ron Nasty / Various
- Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) ... Ron Nasty / Various
- Eric Idle/Joe Cocker/Stuff (1976) ... Ron Nasty (uncredited)
 1977 Jabberwocky
2nd Herald
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary)
 1975-1976 Rutland Weekend Television (TV Series)
Various / Ron Nasty - 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
 1976 George Harrison: Crackerbox Palace (Video short)
Nanny / Smoking Bobby / Princess Margaret pupped / ... (uncredited)
 1976 George Harrison: True Love (Short)
Smoking Angel (uncredited)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
First Monk / Singing Minstrel / Page Crushed by the Rabbit / ...
 1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series)
Hesitant guitarist / Singing Airman
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... Hesitant guitarist
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... Singing Airman
 1967-1969 Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series)
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- The Last Post (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Your Permanent Wave Looks OK to Me (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- The Loose Denture Show (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
 1967 Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie)
Performer on Stage (uncredited)
 1965 The Flying Alberts (Short)
Show Show Composer (16 credits)
Show Show Music department (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (54 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: (as "Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band"): "The Peel Sessions" (--/87). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Artist's | Band_bio | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band | Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band | Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band | The Bonzo Dog Band | Grimms | Niel Innes


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Yvonne Hilton  (his death)  (3 children)

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Freedom is the handle on the bucket of your soul, the image of illusion in the goldfish of your bowl, the shampoo of perfection in the bathroom of your dreams, freedom is the universe and everything it seems, oh yes, we are the slaves of freedom. See more »


He was a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist in The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and had a hit in 1968 with "Urban Spaceman". He wrote "Death Cab For Cutie", which was used in The Beatles' film Magical Mystery Tour, and which later became the name of a US alt-rock band. See more »


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