John Cleese is perhaps the most famous of the Pythons. He was born on October 29th 19Weston-Super-Mare, England.
One of his best known Python skits is "Silly Walks", in which he plays Mr. Teabags of the Ministry of Silly Walks. This skit is one of Python´s most loved, but John Cleese himself doesn´t like it. When he´s asked to walk silly, he refuses.
Cleese is probably the most successful Python outside the group. Some
the things he has done outside Python are:
"Fawlty Towers" (1975-1979), a television series about a small hotel in Torquay, England. Cleese plays Basil Fawlty, the owner of the hotel. His wife Sybil is played by Prunella Scales. Connie Booth, Cleese´s real wife at that moment, played Polly,one of the employees. Manuel, the spanish little victim in Basil´s cruel hands, is played by Andrew Sachs.
"Clockwise" (1986). A film about a punctual headmaster of an english school, who misses the train one day. This leads to a hysterical battle against time.
"A fish called Wanda" (1988), a film featuring John Cleese, Michael Palin , Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline. It has recently got a sequel, or equal, as Cleese himself wants to call it; "Fierce Creatures", with the same actors as "Wanda". It takes place in a zoo, where Cleese plays the zoo manager.
John Cleese has made much more than these few examples, and why not check out my link section for more information?