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John Cleese Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

John Cleese Quick Info
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth October 27, 1939
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Gray

John Cleese is an English actor, voiceover artist, comedian, screenwriter, and producer who co-founded Monty Python, the popular comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, in the late 1960s. He is known for his work in shows and movies like A Fish Called WandaClockwiseElliot the Littlest ReindeerFawlty Towers3rd Rock from the SunCheersThe Human FaceWill & GraceFierce CreaturesMary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Time Bandits.

Born Name

John Marwood Cleese

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John Cleese pictured at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne in 2014
John Cleese pictured at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne in 2014 (Bruce Baker / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

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Born Place

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


London, England, United Kingdom





John Cleese attended St Peter’s Preparatory SchoolDowning College, CambridgeClifton College, and the University of Cambridge.


Actor, Voiceover Artist, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer


  • Father – Reginald Francis Cleese (1893-1972) (Insurance Salesman)
  • Mother – Muriel Evelyn (née Cross) (1899-2000)
  • Siblings – John is an only child.
  • Others – John Edwin Cheese  (Paternal Grandfather), Edith Grey (Paternal Grandmother), Marwood Joseph Cross (Maternal Grandfather), Sarah Elizabeth Bessie Croad (Maternal Grandmother)


John Cleese has been signed with –

  • Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom



John Cleese and Michael Palin (Standing) during the 'Argument Clinic' sketch at 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' in 2014
John Cleese and Michael Palin (Standing) during the ‘Argument Clinic’ sketch at ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ in 2014 (Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)


6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John Cleese has dated –

  1. Connie Booth (1968-1978) – He married American writer, actress, comedian, and psychotherapist Connie Booth in 1968 and their daughter Cynthia Cleese was born in 1971. The father-daughter duo worked together in films like A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. Connie and John ended their marriage and divorced in 1978. However, they later maintained a friendly bond. The duo also has 2 grandchildren, Evan and Olivia, through Cynthia’s marriage to writer and director Ed Solomon.
  2. Barbara Trentham (1981-1990) – In 1981, he got married to American actress Barbara Trentham and their daughter, Camilla, was born in 1984. They divorced in 1990.
  3. Alyce Faye Eichelberger (1992-2008) – American psychotherapist, author, and talk-show host Alyce Faye Eichelberger and Cleese married in 1992. In 2008, the pair divorced and the divorce settlement left Eichelberger with £12 million in finance and assets, including £600,000 a year for 7 years. Commenting on the relationship, Cleese said, “What I find so unfair is that if we both died today, her children would get much more than mine … I got off lightly. Think what I’d have had to pay Alyce if she had contributed anything to the relationship–such as children, or a conversation”.
  4. Jennifer Wade (2012-Present) – In August 2012, he tied the knot with English jewelry designer and former model Jennifer Wade in a ceremony in Mustique.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of English descent.

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Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Has often played uptight or overbearing comic characters

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in the TV commercials for Lowney’s Peanut Butter CupsMagnavox TVs, Lexus automobiles, Melba Snack CrackersLittle Tikes, and Westinghouse Unplugged Vacuum Cleaner.


Throwing light on his religious beliefs during an interview with Der Spiegel in 2015, he said that he does not think much of organized religion and was not committed to “anything except the vague feeling that there is something more going on than the materialist reductionist people think”.

John Cleese in 2008
John Cleese in 2008 (Paul Boxley / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

John Cleese Favorite Things

  • Python To Work With – Michael Palin


John Cleese Facts

  1. He served as the rector of the University of St Andrews from 1970 to 1973.
  2. His mother died on her 101st birthday.
  3. John Cleese has been a long-running supporter of the Liberal Democrats.
  4. He loves lemurs and once said, “I adore lemurs. They’re extremely gentle, well-mannered, pretty and yet great fun … I should have married one”.

Featured Image by Bruce Baker / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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