John Cleese (b. 1939) is a popular British comedian who was once a member of the famed Monty Python troupe. He is also well-known for his starring role in the TV series Fawlty Towers, and for writing and costarring in the film A Fish Called Wanda. His more recent works have included Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third as the King.
In 1977, he was the featured guest star in The Muppet Show Episode 223, which he also co-wrote. He also had a cameo appearance in The Great Muppet Caper, as the bewildered home owner Neville. In 1997, he supplied the voice of An Ape Named Ape for the Creature Shop production George of the Jungle.