Eric Idle Net Worth

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Eric Idle net worth is
$40 Million

Eric Idle Wiki Biography

Eric Idle was born on the 29th March 1943, in South Shields, County Durham, England, and is an actor, comedian, musician, singer, songwriter, but still best known to the world for being one of the Monty Pythons, and a part of the rock band The Rutles, a parody band inspired by the Beatles.

Have you ever wondered how rich Eric Idle is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Idle’s net worth is as high as $40 million, an amount earned through his successful career, which started in the late ‘60s. Eric has also published a number of books, including “Hello Sailor” (1975), and “The Road to Mars” (1998), the sales of which have also improved his wealth.

Eric Idle Net Worth $40 Million

Eric is the son of Norah Barron, a health visitor, and Ernest Idle, who was in the Royal Air Force but was killed shortly after the war in a hitch-hiking accident. His mother had a tough time raising him and working at the same time, hence, she enrolled him in the boarding Royal Wolverhampton School when he was only seven years old. Unfortunately, his time there was troubled, as he was bullied by other boys. He found his solace listening to Radio Luxemburg and watching soccer games of the local club, Wolverhampton Wanderers. He enrolled at Pembroke College, Cambridge to study English language and while there he joined Cambridge University Footlights Club on the invitation of the president of the club, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Bill Oddie, who was already a member. While at the University, Eric met and befriended his future colleagues and Monty Python co-founders, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, then Terry Jones, Terry Gillian, and Michael Palin.

They first worked together on Eric’s children’s television comedy series “Do Not Adjust Your Set”.

Then Eric began working on a comedy sketch show and invited others to join him. From 1969 until 1974, they filmed 46 episodes and became nationally known as Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Apart from the television show, the Monty Pythons appeared on stage, and in four films, including ‘Monty Python’s – “The Life of Brian”, – “and The Holy Grail” – “The Meaning of Life” which only increased Eric’s popularity and net worth as well.

After gaining massive popularity, all six members went their separate ways in the mid- ‘70s, with Eric creating the sketch show “Rutland Weekend Television (RWT), with the help of Neil Innes, who wrote the music for the show. RWT spawned a parody rock band The Rutles, inspired by the Beatles; in its original line-up, it comprised John Halsey and Rick Faatar, aside from Innes and Eric. They reached stardom with songs “Cheese and Onions”, “Piggy in the Middle”, and “I Must Be in Love”, among many other creations.

Eric has had further success in acting; back in 1990 he featured in the comedy film “Nuns on the Run” (1990), then in 1993 starred in the comedy “Splitting Heirs”, directed by Robert Young. In 2003 he gave voice to Declan Desmond in the animated TV series “The Simpsons”. In 2004 he wrote the script and music for the Broadway musical “Spamalot”, for which he won Tony Award for Best Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

In recent years, Eric and the rest of the Monty Pythons appeared live in London’s O2 arena in 2014, which was made into the documentary “Monty Python Live (Mostly)”, and has been the host of the show “The Entire Universe” (2016).

Regarding his personal life, Eric has been married to Tania Kosevich since 1981; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Lyn Ashley from 1969 to 1978, with whom he also has one child.

Thanks to his successful career, Eric received numerous recognitions, including being voted as the 21st favorite comedian out of 50 in The Comedian’s Comedian 2005 poll by comedians and comedy insiders, while also an asteroid 9620 Ericidle has been named in his honor.

Full NameEric Idle
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 29, 1943
Place Of BirthSouth Shields, United Kingdom
Height1.85 m
ProfessionComedian, Voice Actor, Film producer, Television producer
EducationRoyal Wolverhampton School, Pembroke College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge
SpouseTania Kosevich (m. 1981), Lyn Ashley (m. 1969–1975)
ChildrenLily Idle, Carey Idle
ParentsErnest Idle, Nora Barron Idle
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Award for Out...
Music GroupsMonty Python, The Rutles
NominationsTony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, DVD Premier Award for Best Audio Commen...
MoviesMonty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, And Now for Something Completely Different, The Rutles, Casper, Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy), Splitting Heirs, Shrek the Third, Nuns on the Run, Absolut...
TV ShowsMonty Python's Flying Circus, Rutland Weekend Television, Do Not Adjust Your Set, At Last the 1948 Show, Suddenly Susan, Monty Python's Personal Best, Parrot Sketch Not Included – 20 Years of Monty Python, Nearly Departed, Monty Python Live at Aspen, Python Night – 30 Years of Monty Python, No �...
1His characters on Monty Python were often mischievous and happy go lucky men.
2Signature Song: "Always look on the bright side of Life"
1At 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, because if you've got your cap on and you're walking through the front door, you're clearly doing some school business, right? So, I learnt very early on that if you're brazen, nobody questions you. If I'd been sneaking out I would probably have been caught. Well I finally was caught in my penultimate year. The headmaster sent for me and he said, 'Did you enjoy the movie this afternoon?' And I annoyed him by saying, 'No, not very much sir, it wasn't very good.'
2I like being a foreigner. For me to live in California is very pleasant - I'm more comfortable not feeling a part of everything, not feeling responsible for the government or the roads or the health system.
3I can be very angry and acerbic. Therapy is really useful. It gives me a triangulation on myself: "I was this asshole the other day; why did I do that?"
4The dreadful thing about getting older is you cry at the drop of a hat. I used to make fun of Richard Attenborough for crying. Now I'm turning into him. I can't remember anybody's names, so I call everybody "darling" and I cry all the time.
5The secret of a good marriage is separate rooms. I've been with my current wife for 33 years and I can tell you that it works. I don't mean not having sex - you can shag anywhere. I think Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own applies to all human beings at all stages.
6[on his last correspondence with Robin Williams] Robin was supposed to come and do the last night, and all the time I was getting emails from him, and he was going downhill. Then he said he could come, but he didn't want to be onstage. I said, 'I totally get that.' Because he was suffering from severe depression. Through my friend Bobcat Goldthwait we were in touch, and in the end he said, 'I can't come, I'm sorry, but I love you very much.' We realized afterwards he was saying goodbye.
7[on the BBC in the 1960s] It was fabulous. It was the golden age of executives, there weren't any.
8There's a legendary story of one of the Monty Python boys being interviewed on a tape recorder by a pretty Canadian journalist while actually in flagrante, but wild horses would not drag the name of the recipient of this in-depth interview from my lips. To talk seriously on the radio about comedy while porking the questioner is still something of a high spot in the history of irony.
9He [Bill Murray] has such a lived-in face, and how rare it is to see a decent wrinkle on the screen. Hollywood is into facial prejudice in a big way. Age denial is the national sport.
10Secondary music is really bad for you. It's worse than smoking. At least smoking doesn't stop your thinking, but Muzak makes me resentful and gloomy.
11[on meeting George Harrison for the first time] He never shut up. Thank God.
12We [Brits] like to call it [soccer] "football" because, unlike American football, it is played with the feet.
13Of course I'm not ashamed to lose it in public anymore, but a blubbing comic just ain't entertaining.
14Being an ex-Python is weird. I suppose we are all mistaken for the people we once were, that's what the fossilization of fame is all about, but we're not really them, are we? Those young men are long since gone. We have to talk about them as though we still are them, but we're not, you know. They were smart, young, and terribly clever. We older, wider, and grayer men are their descendants. I used to be Eric Idle in Monty Python. But now I'm not. I'm not even like him. He drank and smoked and ate meat. He was married to a blond Australian. I'm none of the above.
15[on his education] I did S Level. Nobody's ever done S Level, because it's above A Level and I once found somebody else who'd done it and we reckoned we were the only two people in England who ever did S Level!
16[on Graham Chapman's funeral] The reaction was uproarious as he [John Cleese] became funnier and funnier, and in the end the spirit of Graham was released, and we all felt liberated. Yes of course everyone was sad and in tears, but we were laughing. After that, the hardest thing I ever had to do was sing 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.' For a moment trying to sing it was just terrible for me, because music makes you weep, while comedy makes you weep and laugh , but because of all the earlier laughter I got through it.
17No gentleman talks to anyone before noon. One of the reasons I write alone is that I can't bear speaking to anyone first thing in the morning.
18Comedians are not normal people. It is not a normal thing to do. You don't become a comedian without some early traumatizing experience, so comedy is also a coping mechanism.
19I'm just trying to earn enough to get my daughter through college and my wife through collagen.
20[1975] A comedian must never be vulnerable. The great comedians are always apparently invulnerable on stage although off stage they were not such supermen.
21I used to bridle when people used to describe us all as 'public school' - it's not true. Graham was Leicester Grammar, Terry was grammar, I was this nightmare school and Michael was Shrewsbury, which is a public school, and John was at Clifton, also a public school. That's two out of six.
22[talking about the orphanage/boarding school he grew up in] I still have nightmares that I'm back at the Ophney. It was a physically abusive, bullying, harsh environment for a kid to grow up in, a boarding school where nobody had any fathers. The terms were interminable, fourteen weeks with no emotional support.
23I think there's something very seductive about the glamour of dressing up and playing somebody else, and that comes from a sadness. I think I only became any good eventually through Python by being disguised and by being other people and it was only latterly in my life that I have been able to be funny as myself or be confident. I don't have to put on a disguise or wear a wig now but that's what I used to do.
24I was a war baby. My earliest memories are of a Wellington bomber crashing in flames into the field beside my nursery school. I remember being forced into a Mickey Mouse gas mask, instilling a lifelong fear of rubber masks and the eponymous rodent.
25When we got to North America it was extraordinary to find that everybody assumed that we were totally stoned all the time while making it up. You had to point out to people that actually you can't write comedy when you're stoned, you can't find the typewriter, but a lot of people still say to this day, 'Oh when I was a college kid, man, we'd just get a joint and watch Python and we'd laugh and laugh.' And you think, 'Well, actually you didn't need Python, you could just look at the wallpaper!'
26[asked why Terry Gilliam insisted on him shaving his head for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)] Pure sexual jealousy.
27I've been trying to write musicals since I did The Mikado (1987) with Jonathan Miller and the ENO in 1987. I'd do new gags each night. I thought, "I like this - we should find a subject". It took me about 20 years to find a subject.
28The odd thing is I knew that if [Spamalot] was going to be successful it would have to appeal to people who weren't just Python fans. What happened was that Middle America discovered Python through Spamalot.
29Americans like to think Python is how English people really are. There is an element of truth to that.
30We couldn't get [Life of Brian (1979)] made then. We looked and looked for money and we couldn't find anyone to back it. Only George Harrison would back it - and that's because he mortgaged his house.
31There was a time when we were almost universally hated by large sections of society. Now that we are the cuddly old farts of comedy, I rather miss the hatred.
32If the studios paid the artists, how would they ever be able to afford the executives?
33[on his favourite sexual position] Flat on my back with my wallet open.
34[on gay marriage] It's about time they suffered too.
35John Cleese once told me he'd do anything for money. So I offered him a pound to shut up, and he took it.
1John Du Prez and he were awarded the 2010 Musical Score for "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2On November 12, 2008 Eric performs Swan Lake with the English National Ballet, and sings "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" for the We Are Most Amused Gala event held at the New Wimbledon Theatre in honor of the 60th birthday of HRH Prince Charles.
3On October 15, 2009 - Eric and the other surviving members of Monty Python accept the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award on the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python in New York.
4On August 12, 2012 Eric performs "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" live at the London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony which was broadcast live around the world to approximately 1 Billion people.
5Longtime friend of George Harrison.
6On July 1st - 5th & July 15th - 20th, 2014 The Pythons perform Monty Python Live (mostly) at the O2 to sold out crows of 16,000 for each of the 10 nights, Eric Idle wrote and directed the show.
7Longtime advocate for women's rights and animal rights.
8Knew Michael Palin and Terry Jones from university.
9John Du Prez and his musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Nightblue Performing Arts Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Musical Production.
10Just signed a deal to have his musical "Spamalot" performed in Wynn's Resorts in Las Vegas in 2007. It will perform there for 10 years. [July 2005]
11Producer of hit Broadway musical 'Monty Python's Spamalot' ("lovingly ripped-off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).") [February 2005]
12Member of Monty Python along with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam.
13Was invited to the party Steve Martin was throwing that turned out to be his wedding.
14The only member of Monty Python not to appear on Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979).
15Steve Martin calls him his mentor.
16Rented out his house to Carrie Fisher during the production of Life of Brian (1979), while she was in London filming Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
17Although his picture An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) was a commercial and critical disappointment, Idle has been asked for Alan Smithee's "autograph" in real life...and consented (Smithee was the nonexistent, pseudonymous director whom Idle "portrayed" in said movie).
18Appears as the M.C. in the 3-D film Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994) at Disneyland.
19Admired by the other Pythons for his circle of friends, it was he who procured part of the production money for Life of Brian (1979) from former Beatle George Harrison.
20Describes 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.
21Friend of Robin Williams.
22Was once tasked by his fellow Pythons with composing a response to an angry piece of fan mail. Monty Python member Graham Chapman was openly gay, and a letter had been written citing Bible verses, stating that homosexuals should be stoned to death. He jokingly replied that they had stoned Chapman to death.
23Got permission from the other members of Monty Python (except, naturally, Graham Chapman) to go ahead with his play/musical "Spamalot" (set to hit Broadway in early 2005), a twist on their classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), because they all found the script hilarious.
24Defeated Charles Barkley and Martha Stewart on a celebrity episode of Jeopardy! (1984) in 2002.
25Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 225-226. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
26Is an accomplished guitar player.
27Proudly calls himself "the third tallest member of Monty Python."
28In 1963, as a collegiate, he was admitted into the Cambridge Footlights comedy club. He became president of the club the following year and one of his first acts was to open the membership up to include women. Feminist/writer Germaine Greer was one of the first to join.
29The only member of the Monty Python group to write alone.
30Eric's father, who served in the Royal Air Force, died in a car crash on Christmas eve when he was two years old.
31Studied English at Cambridge University. While at university, he was a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club, and later, President of the Footlights Club.
32Member of the comedy group "Monty Python"
33Son, Carey (b. 1973), with Lyn Ashley.
34Daughter, Lily (b. 1990), with Tania Kosevich.


Absolutely Anything2015Salubrious Gat (voice)
Monty Python Live (Mostly)2014Spanish Guitarist First Yorkshireman Noël Coward ...
What About Dick?2012VideoPiano
The Simpsons2003-2012TV SeriesDeclan Desmond
Why? Factor2012Short voice
Wolf Sheep2010
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy2010Baritonish Stan aka Loretta Bob Dylan ...
Delgo2008Spig (voice)
Shrek the Third2007Merlin (voice)
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!2004-2005TV SeriesScrapperton
The Nutcracker and the Mouseking2004VideoDrosselmeier (English version, voice)
Ella Enchanted2004Narrator
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure2003TV MovieEnglish Victim
Hollywood Homicide2003Celebrity
MADtv2003TV SeriesZookeeper
Pinocchio2002Medoro (English version, voice)
The Scream Team2002TV MovieCoffin Ed
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesPluto Angel
Brightness2000ShortMr. Bix
Suddenly Susan1999-2000TV SeriesIan Maxtone-Graham
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000TV SeriesGuzelian
102 Dalmatians2000Waddlesworth (voice)
Mickey Mouse Works1999-2000TV SeriesPluto Angel
Journey Into Imagination: With Figment1999ShortDr. Nigel Channing
Pirates: 3D Show1999ShortPierre
Recess1998-1999TV SeriesGalileo
Dudley Do-Right1999Prospector
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999Dr. Vosknocker (voice)
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesMr. Parentheses / Parenthesis / School Master
Hercules: Zero to Hero1999VideoParenthesis (voice)
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998VideoEvil Martin (voice)
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesSpanque
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie1998Slyly the Fox (voice)
Quest for Camelot1998Devon (voice)
Pinky and the Brain1998TV SeriesPinky's Mom / Pinky's Dad
The Meaning of Life1997Video GameVarious
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn1997Alan Smithee
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996Video GameRincewind / Bone Idle (voice)
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video GameHistoryteller Dead Collector Peasant 1 ...
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride1996Rat
Frasier1996TV SeriesChuck
Discworld1995Video GameRincewind (voice)
Casper1995Paul 'Dibbs' Plutzker
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience1994ShortDr. Nigel Channing (uncredited)
Splitting Heirs1993Tommy Butterfly Rainbow Peace Patel
Mom and Dad Save the World1992King Raff
One Foot in the Grave1991-1992TV SeriesThe voice of / Mervyn Whale
Um Passo, Outro Passo e Depois...1991Actor on TV (uncredited)
Missing Pieces1991Wendel
Too Much Sun1990Sonny
Nuns on the Run1990Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle, Brian Hope)
Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Selling a Used Car, But Were Afraid to Ask1990VideoCar Salesman
Around the World in 80 Days1989TV Mini-SeriesJean Passepartout
How to Get Ahead in Advertising1989Male Love Bird (voice, uncredited)
Nearly Departed1989TV SeriesGrant Pritchard / Millie Pritchard
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988Desmond / Berthold
The Mikado1987/ITV MovieKo-Ko
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesTerry Halsey
The Transformers: The Movie1986Wreck-Gar (voice)
National Lampoon's European Vacation1985The Bike Rider
Faerie Tale Theatre1982-1985TV SeriesThe Pied Piper Robert Browning Narrator
Yellowbeard1983Commander Clement
The Meaning of Life1983Gunther / Fish #3 / 'Meaning of Life' Singer / ...
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982DocumentaryMichelangelo Brewer First Bruce ...
Laverne & Shirley1981TV SeriesDerek DeWoods
Life of Brian1979Mr. Cheeky Stan aka Loretta Harry the Haggler ...
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV MovieDirk McQuickly / The Narrator / Stanley J. Krammerhead III, Jr.
Rutland Weekend Television1975-1976TV SeriesVarious / RWT programme controller / Dirk McQuickly - Rutles Guitarist
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975Dead Collector Peasant 1 Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot ...
Monty Python's Flying Circus1969-1974TV SeriesVarious / Clerk / Professor / ...
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus1972TV SeriesTorch Runner / Farmer with dog / Shakespearean Expert / ...
And Now for Something Completely Different1971Prosecutor Marriage Counselor Arthur Nudge ...
Euroshow 711971TV MovieVarious (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
A Christmas Night with the Stars1969TV SeriesVarious - Monty Python's Flying Circus segment
Do Not Adjust Your Set1967-1969TV SeriesVarious Characters / Various
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh1968TV SeriesVarious
No, That's Me Over Here!1967TV SeriesTV announcer
At Last the 1948 Show1967TV SeriesEnd of row opera patron / Beethoven patient / waiter / ...
Alice in Wonderland1966TV MovieYoung Man (uncredited)


Monty Python Live (Mostly)2014
What About Dick?2012Video
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy2010
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV Special
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python2002
Pirates: 3D Show1999Short writer
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python1999TV Movie documentary
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video Game screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Splitting Heirs1993written by
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python1989TV Special sketches
The Meaning of Life1983written by
Faerie Tale Theatre1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982Documentary written by
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV Special segment "Rutland Weekend Television"
Life of Brian1979written by
The Two RonniesTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 1971 written by - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1978
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV Movie conceived and written by
Pleasure at Her Majesty's1976TV Movie documentary writer
Rutland Weekend TelevisionTV Series 1 episode, 1975 writer - 13 episodes, 1975 - 1976
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975written by
Christmas Box1974TV Movie
Monty Python's Flying CircusTV Series written by - 43 episodes, 1969 - 1974 creator - 1 episode, 1973 additional material - 1 episode, 1969 conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969
Funny Ha-Ha1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus1972TV Series written by
A Christmas Night with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 1969 script: The Two Ronnies - 1 episode, 1971
And Now for Something Completely Different1971screen foreplay & conception
Ronnie Corbett in Bed1971TV Movie
The Ronnie Barker Yearbook1971TV Movie
Hark at Barker1969TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Do Not Adjust Your SetTV Series written by - 12 episodes, 1967 - 1968 writer - 1 episode, 1969
Albert Carter, Q.O.S.O.1968Short writer
Broaden Your Mind1968TV Series additional material - 1 episode
According to Dora1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh1968TV Series writer
BBC Show of the Week1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
Twice a Fortnight1968TV Series additional material - 1 episode
No, That's Me Over Here!1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Frost Report1966TV Series


EastEndersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Missing Pieces1991performer: "HIGH ENERGY"
Nearly Departed1989TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988lyrics: "The Torturer's Apprentice" / music: "The Torturer's Apprentice"
Transport1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Crimson Permanent Assurance1983Short lyrics: "Accountancy Shanty" / music: "Accountancy Shanty"
The Meaning of Life1983lyrics: "The Meaning of Life", "Galaxy Song", "Accountancy Shanty", "Penis Song" / music: "The Meaning of Life", "Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us", "Galaxy Song", "Accountancy Shanty", "Penis Song", "Christmas in Heaven" / performer: "The Meaning of Life", "Every Sperm Is Sacred", "Galaxy Song", "Penis Song"
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982Documentary writer: "Sit On My Face", "Bruces' Philosophers Song"
Life of Brian1979music: "Bright Side Of Life" / performer: "Bright Side Of Life"
Saturday Night Live1976-1978TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Monty Python's Flying Circus1972TV Series performer - 1 episode
Do Not Adjust Your Set1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got TalentTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Boxtrolls2014lyrics: "The Boxtrolls Song" / music: "The Boxtrolls Song"
Lucky Stiff2014performer: "Lucky Stiff"
Gent de paraulaTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2014 music - 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Some Jerk with a Camera2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The X FactorTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman2012"Bruce's Song" / writer: "Medical Love Song"
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music2012TV Movie performer: "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" - uncredited / writer: "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" - uncredited
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Premios Ondas 20092009TV Special writer: "El lamento de la diva"
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's CutTV Mini-Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 writer - 3 episodes, 2009
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Iron Maiden: Flight 6662009Documentary lyrics: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" / music: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
The Legend of Dick and DomTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
TimeshiftTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
BCN aixeca el teló2008TV Special writer: "The Song That Goes Like This"
The Wild2006performer: "Really Nice Day", "Really Nice Day Finale" / producer: "Really Nice Day", "Really Nice Day Finale" / writer: "Really Nice Day", "Really Nice Day Finale"
Green Day: Bullet in a Bible2005Video documentary music: "Bright Side Of Life"
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV Special writer: "Find Your Grail"
S.P.U.N.G2004TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Beasts Within2001TV Movie documentary music: "Bright Side Of Life" / performer: "Bright Side Of Life"
Walking with Prehistoric BeastsTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
102 Dalmatians2000performer: "Brahams Lullaby" uncredited, "Bella Notte This Is The Night"
LindenstraßeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
A Slight Case of Murder1999TV Movie writer: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998Video performer: "Just Say Yes!"
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie1998performer: "It Could Be Worse"
HerculesTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1998 music - 1 episode, 1998 performer - 1 episode, 1998
Quest for Camelot1998performer: "If I Didn't Have You"
Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs1998Video short performer: "If I Didn't Have You"
The Meaning of Life1997Video Game performer: "Dental Ditty" / writer: "Dental Ditty"
As Good as It Gets1997writer: "ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE"
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996Video Game lyrics: "That's Death" / music: "That's Death" / performer: "That's Death"
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride1996performer: "Messing About On The River", "Friends Is What We Is"
Vreemde praktijken1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Splitting Heirs1993lyrics: "SOMEONE STOLE MY BABY", "LA MÈRE" / music: "SOMEONE STOLE MY BABY" / performer: "SOMEONE STOLE MY BABY", "LA MÈRE"
Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Foot in the Grave1992TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

One Foot in the GraveTV Series music performer - 40 episodes, 1990 - 2000 composer - 37 episodes, 1990 - 2000


Monty Python Live (Mostly)2014
What About Dick?2012Video
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV Special
George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-19922004Video documentary segment "Crackerbox Palace"
Faerie Tale Theatre1982TV Series 1 episode
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV Special segment "Rutland Weekend Television"
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV Movie
Saturday Night Live1976TV Series 2 episodes


Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl1982Documentary stage director - as Monty Python
And Now for Something Completely Different1971presenter - as Monty Python
The Liver Birds1971TV Series script editor - 6 episodes


One Foot in the Grave1990TV Series 6 episodes


The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV Special producer
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python2002producer
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video Game executive producer
Splitting Heirs1993executive producer
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV Special producer - segment "Rutland Weekend Television"

Production Designer

Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail1996Video Game


Tommy Oliver and the Fighting Spirit2015Short inspiration
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO2012TV Movie documentary special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen2008Video documentary special thanks
Leon the Pig Farmer1992thanks


Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Soup2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Monty Python
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Absolutely Anything
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Imagine2011-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy2014TV Movie documentary
The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Billy Connolly's Big Send Off2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside Comedy2014TV SeriesHimself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV SpecialHimself / Nigel Spasm
The Graham Norton Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The One Show2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Meaning of Monty Python2013Video documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHimself
David Frost: Hello, Good Evening & Farewell2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Writer, The Frost Report
Stargazing Live: Back to Earth2013TV SeriesHimself
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2012TV SeriesHimself
Brand X with Russell Brand2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music2012TV MovieHimself
Arena2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret Policeman's Ball2012TV MovieHimself
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHimself
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party2011TV MovieHimself
Breaking News med Filip och Fredrik2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
George Harrison: Living in the Material World2011DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
The Unforgettable Terry Scott2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)2010DocumentaryHimself / Singer
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself
Not the Messiah: The Road to the Albert Hall2009Documentary shortHimself
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut2009TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special2009TV MovieHimself
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHimself
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The Seventh Python2008DocumentaryHimself
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen2008Video documentaryHimself - 'Berthold'
Canada A.M.2007TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret Life of Brian2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Parkinson2006TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show1999-2006TV Series documentaryHimself / Rutles Narrator
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
Monty Python's Personal Best2006TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin2005TV Special documentary
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2005TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Connections2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2000-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV SpecialNarrator / Dirk McQuickly / Lady Beth Mouse-Peddler
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-19922004Video documentaryHimself (segment "Crackerbox Palace")
Britain's Best Sitcom2004TV SeriesHimself
Concert for George2003Video documentaryHimself First Barber Mountie
The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Caroline Rhea Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2002TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python2002Himself
Jeopardy!2001TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself
I Don't Believe It! The 'One Foot in the Grave' Story2000TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
From Spam to Sperm2000TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live2000TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
Pythonland1999TV MovieHimself
30 Years of Monty Python, a Revelation1999TV Movie documentary Himself
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1999TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1999TV SeriesHimself
Sin City Spectacular1999TV SeriesHimself
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen1998TV SpecialHimself / Various Roles
Heroes of Comedy1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Special1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1993TV SeriesHimself
Going Live!1989-1993TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1990-1993TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1990TV SeriesHimself
Omnibus1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Today1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Life of Python1990TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Roles
The Movie Life of George1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python1989TV SpecialHimself (cameo) / Various Roles (achive footage)
A Source of Innocent Merriment1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
Group Madness1983DocumentaryHimself
The Meaning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life1983TV Short documentaryHimself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV SpecialReporter
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1980TV SeriesHimself
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 19791979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1976-1979TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Himself / ...
Side by Side1975Himself
Monty Python & the Holy Grail Location Report1974TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Midnight Special1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
Up Sunday1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Edición Especial Coleccionista2010-2014TV SeriesSir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot Peasant 1 First Swamp Castle Guard ...
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman2012Himself (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesLead Singer Crucifee
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryVarious
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentaryMr. Johnson (uncredited)
Comedy Connections2007TV Series documentaryCar Mechanic
What the Pythons Did Next...2007TV Movie documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Arena2005TV Series documentaryBus Passenger
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Timeshift2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Monty Python
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentary
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialHimself
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle2001TV Short documentaryHimself
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Various Characters
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
John Cleese & Anders Lund Madsen1999TV Short documentaryHimself
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieJustin
Omnibus1999TV Series documentaryJim
Hercules1999TV SeriesMr. Parentheses
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time1994Video GameVarious
Funny Business1992TV Series documentary
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialDavid Frost (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialThe Rutles Narrator (uncredited)
To See Such Fun1977DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1976TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Comedy World1974TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio CommentaryMonty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
1983ACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Dramatic PresentationFaerie Tale Theatre (1982)
1983ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Dramatic PresentationFaerie Tale Theatre (1982)
1976HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationMonty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Known for movies

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