John Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is an English actor and comedian. He best known to audiences as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He has subsequently been a frequent collaborator in his troupe-mates' other projects.
Cleese has had a long and successful career in film and television. He co-wrote and starred in the highly-regarded TV comedy "Fawlty Towers", and he won an Emmy Award for his performance in an episode of "Cheers".
Cleese has appeared in films such as A Fish Called Wanda (and its follow-up Fierce Creatures), The Great Muppet Caper (with Frank Oz), Yellowbeard, Splitting Heirs, Erik the Viking, Time Bandits, and many more.
John Cleese had a recurring role as "R", the man who succeeded Q in the last two Pierce Brosnan-era James Bond films.