Eric Idle Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Eric Idle Quick Info
Height6 ft 1 in
Weight72 kg
Date of BirthMarch 29, 1943
Zodiac SignAries
SpouseTania Kosevich

Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, composer, musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer, director, and producer who is best known for having been a member of the surreal comedy group named Monty Python alongside Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.

Born Name

Eric Idle

Nick Name

Eric

Eric Idle as seen in a picture taken after the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014
Eric Idle as seen in a picture taken after the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014 (Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

South Shields, County Durham, England, United Kingdom

Residence

He divides his time between –

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

English

Education

Eric Idle studied at St George’s Primary School and later got enrolled at the Royal Wolverhampton School as a boarder. He has stated that the boredom that he experienced while studying at the Royal Wolverhampton School made him study harder and that eventually helped him secure a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge where he studied English.

Occupation

Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Composer, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Writer, Director, Producer

Family

  • Father – Ernest Idle (Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II)
  • Mother – Norah Barron (Sanderson) (Health Visitor)
  • Others – Peter Oundjian (Cousin) (Canadian Violinist and Conductor), Nigel Wray (First Cousin) (Former Chairman of Saracens Rugby Club), Duncan Jones (Godson)
Eric Idle (Right) and Terry Jones as seen while performing the 'Nudge, Nudge' sketch during the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014
Eric Idle (Right) and Terry Jones as seen while performing the ‘Nudge, Nudge’ sketch during the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014 (Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Manager

Eric Idle is represented by –

  • ID Public Relations, Public Relations Firm, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Genre

Comedy, Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

His songs have been released via Virgin Records, Charisma, etc.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Eric Idle has dated –

  1. Anna Wintour
  2. Lyn Ashley (1969-1975) – He married Australian actress Lyn Ashley in 1969 and they were blessed with a son named Carey who was born in 1973. However, the couple divorced in 1975.
  3. Tania Kosevich (1981-Present) – In 1981, Eric Idle married former model Tania Kosevich and the couple has been together ever since. They also parent a daughter named Lily who was born in 1990.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Eric Idle as seen while performing the 'Michelangelo' sketch during the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014
Eric Idle as seen while performing the ‘Michelangelo’ sketch during the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014 (Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Used to frequently wear wigs on Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  • Skinny frame

Brand Endorsements

Eric Idle has done endorsement work for –

  • Drug Awareness (TV Commercial) (1998)
  • Desex and the City (TV Commercial) (2005)
  • Aquafina Water (Commercials) (Voiceover)

Religion

His views are atheist but he does not like using the term.

Eric Idle and Carol Cleveland performing the 'Galaxy Song' during the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014
Eric Idle and Carol Cleveland performing the ‘Galaxy Song’ during the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show in July 2014 (Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Eric Idle Facts

  1. His father died in an unfortunate accident while hitchhiking home for Christmas in December 1945.
  2. Eric Idle shares his birthday with Vangelis, the Greek musician.
  3. He has been good friends with Robin Williams and late George Harrison.
  4. He has written several books including Hello Sailor, The Road to Mars, and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography.
  5. The asteroid, 9620 Ericidle, has been named in his honor.
  6. The name of the programming language, Python, is a tribute to the comedy group, Monty Python.
  7. Steve Martin regards Eric Idle as his mentor.

Featured Image by Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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