|Birthday||27 October, 1939|
|Birthplace||Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England|
|Height||6' 5" (196 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|Claim to Fame||Monty Python, Fawlty Towers|
John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).