Caption: Still of John Cleese in Erik the Viking (1989)
Actor, Writer, Producer
Born: October 27, 1939
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 6' 5½" (1.97 m)
Known for: A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979), The Meaning of Life (1983)
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height, having reached a...