John Cleese
John Cleese
Celebrated Name: John Cleese
Real Name/Full Name: John Marwood Cleese
Gender: Male
Age: 84 years old
Birth Date: 27 October 1939
Birth Place: Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Nationality: British
Height: 1.96 m
Weight: 92 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jennifer Wade (m. 2012 – present), Alyce Cleese (m. 1992; div. 2008), Barbara Trentham (m. 1981; div. 1990), Connie Booth (m. 1968; div. 1978)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 2 (Camilla, Cynthia)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is John Cleese Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

John Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Cleese has starred in various films, and TV credits like George of the Jungle, Clockwise, A Fish Called Wanda, The Out of Towner’s, The World Is Not Enough, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Cheers, Whoops Apocalypse, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle among many others.

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Early Life & Biography

Cleese was born in Weston Super Mare, Somerset. His mother is Muriel Evelyn, the daughter of an auctioneer and his father Reginald Francis Cleese, who was an insurance salesman and later died in 1972. He was the only child. Initially, his surname was cheese, but his father thought it was embarrassing and used the name Cleese during the 1st world war. During his early childhood, he supported Bristol City FC and Somerset County Cricket Club.

He studied at St Peter’s Preparatory School, where he did well at cricket and boxing and an English prize. At the age of 13, during an English Public School in Bristol, he was awarded an exhibition at Clifton College. He played cricket in the first XI, and he performed well academically, bypassing 8- O Levels and 3 A-Levels in maths, physics, and chemistry. After completing his National Service, he didn’t qualify to go to Cambridge, where he returned to his prep school for two years to teach science, English, Geography, History, and Latin.

He went to study law at Downing College, Cambridge, and also joined Cambridge Footlights. At the Footlights theatrical club, which he spent most of the time with Tim Brooke Taylor and Bill Oddie, where he met Graham Chapman, his writing partner. In 1961, he wrote a footlight Revue/ Thought I Saw It Move and was a registrar for Footlights club. He also cast in the Footlights Revue Double Take, and he graduated from Cambridge in 1963. Later on, his father sent him cuttings from the Daily Telegraph to offer management jobs despite his successes on The Frost Report.

Personal Life

Cleese married Connie Booth in 1968 in the US. They gave birth to Cynthia Cleese, who later got married to Ed Solomon, a writer, and director. Cleese has two Grandchildren Evan and Olivia. Cleese and Connie wrote a Script together and co-starred in both series of Fawlty Towers, but before the release of the second series, they divorced. However, they finished it and were aired since they were reported to have remained close friends even after the divorce.

In 1981 he married Barbara Trentham, an American Actress, and they had a daughter together called, Camilla Cleese but they also divorced in 1990. After two years, he married Alyce Faye Eichelberger, American Psychotherapist, but they divorced in 2008. He relocated to his London property and a home on the Royal Crescent in Bath, Somerset. Later in 2012, he married Jennifer Wade on the Caribbean Island of Mystique, an English jewelry designer and a former model.

Due to passion for Lemurs, he hosted the 1998 BBC documentary in the Wild: Operation Lemur with John Cleese, which followed up the progress of a reintroduced of black and white ruffed lemurs back to Madagascar in the Betampona Reserve. He has partially donated the project. Another species of lemur was named after Cleese by the scientist led by Urs Thurman from Zurich University, who found it because of Cleese’s fondness for the Lemurs and his full effort to protect and preserve them, and it was titled as Cleese’s Woolly Lemur.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 27 October 1939, John Cleese is 84 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.96 m tall, and his weight is 92 kg.


Cleese started writing scripts for the Footlights Revue, which is best known at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which rebranded itself as the Cambridge Circus and traveled internationally. He appeared in several broadways and off broadways in New York productions before getting a job writing for BBC Radio.

He worked for the Dick Energy Show, I’ll Read That Again, I’m Sorry, and The Frost Report, which made his debut on British Comedic TV. He wrote the Four Yorkshire men who later changed to Monty Python’s filming Circus, which was featured on BBCTV and ran till the end.

He is also credited in the writing of Life of Brian, Monty Python, and the Holy Grail and The Meaning of life and later co-wrote a TV series with his wife “Fawlty Towers” and they both starred in the show.

Awards & Achievements

Cleese received BAFTA for best performances, and he was nominated for Best Original Screenplay after he wrote A Fish Called Wanda.

Net Worth & Salary of John Cleese in 2024

John Cleese Net Worth
John Cleese Net Worth

As of April 2024, John Cleese has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He has acquired his wealth from his multiple skills as an English actor, writer, comedian, and film producer. As a member of the Monty Python group and featured in several other film comedies boosts his earnings. His inlets are always an extra increase to his income since he is able to take up various roles and make a successful impact.

Cleese is a role model and inspiration who has shown real support to creatures. He has supported donations, and charity works globally. His contribution to the entertainment industry has been recognized nationally and internationally.


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