Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, composer, musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer, director, and producer who is best known for having been a member of the surreal comedy group named Monty Python alongside Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.

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He divides his time between –

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States


Eric Idle is represented by –

  • ID Public Relations, Public Relations Firm, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States


Comedy, Soundtrack


Vocals, Guitar


His songs have been released via Virgin Records, Charisma, etc.

Girlfriend / Spouse

Eric Idle has dated –

  1. Lyn Ashley (1969-1975) – He married Australian actress Lyn Ashley in 1969 and they were blessed with a son named Carey who was born in 1973. However, the couple divorced in 1975.
  2. Tania Kosevich (1981-Present) – In 1981, Eric Idle married former model Tania Kosevich and the couple has been together ever since. They also parent a daughter named Lily who was born in 1990.

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Used to frequently wear wigs on Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  • Skinny frame

Brand Endorsements

Eric Idle has done endorsement work for –

  • Drug Awareness (TV Commercial) (1998)
  • Desex and the City (TV Commercial) (2005)
  • Aquafina Water (Commercials) (Voiceover)


His views are atheist but he does not like using the term.

Eric Idle Facts

  1. His father died in an unfortunate accident while hitchhiking home for Christmas in December 1945.
  2. Eric Idle shares his birthday with Vangelis, the Greek musician.
  3. He has been good friends with Robin Williams and late .
  4. He has written several books including Hello Sailor, The Road to Mars, and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography.
  5. The asteroid, 9620 Ericidle, has been named in his honor.
  6. The name of the programming language, Python, is a tribute to the comedy group, Monty Python.
  7. regards Eric Idle as his mentor.

Featured Image by Eduardo Unda-Sanzana / / CC BY 2.0


Facts of Eric Idle

  • Gender Male
  • full nameEric Idle
  • nicknamesEric
  • birthplaceSouth Shields, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth March 29, 1943
  • Age 78 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Diamond
  • Lucky Color Red
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$60 Million
  • professionComedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Composer, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Writer, Director, Producer
  • weight72 kg or 158.5 lbs
  • height6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
  • hair colorSalt and Pepper
  • eye colorBlue
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegePembroke College
  • motherNorah Barron
  • fatherErnest Idle

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