John Cleese
John Cleese
Real Name/Full Name John Marwood Cleese
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Cleese
Birth Place: Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 October 1939
Age/How Old: 84 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 196 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms –92Kg
In Pounds – 202 lbs
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Reg Cleese
Mother – Muriel Cleese
Siblings: No
School: St. Peter’s Preparatory School
College: Downing College, Cambridge University
Religion: Buddhist
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jennifer Wade (2012-Present), Alyce Cleese (1992-2008) Div., Barbara Trentham (1981-1990) Div., Connie Booth (1968-1978) Div.
Kids/Children Name: Two Children (Camilla and Cynthia)
Profession: Producer, Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Net Worth: $25 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

John Cleese is a multi-talented personality. He is an English Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer. John Clesse has done numerous movies in his career and also done some popular TV shows such as George of The Jungle, Clockwise, A Fish Called Wanda, the Out of Towner’s, The world is not Enough, Whoops Apocalypse, “Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secret” and Charlie’s Angles: Full throttle among many others.

Well, how well do you know about John Cleese? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Cleese’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about John Cleese to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Cleese was born on 27th October 1939 in the city of Weston Super Mare, Somerset. He was born to his father, Reginald Francis Cleese, who was an Insurance salesman, and her mother, Muriel Cleese, who was the daughter of an auctioneer. Later in 1932, his father died. John Cleese has no siblings; he is the only child.

It was a piece of wired information to know that his father decided to change his surname during World War I. His original surname was Cheese, so his father thought it might sound weird to people, then he changed it into Cleese. His favorite Cricket club was Somerset Country Cricket Club, and his favorite football club was Bristol City FC in his childhood days.

He completed his schooling at “St. Peter’s Preparatory School. He was a good cricket player and also represented his school. Not only in cricket, but he was also good at boxing. He was too good with his English for that he received an award in an Exhibition at Clifton College during his school days. As he was represented his school in cricket, he also performed very well there.

After completing his National Service, it’s very unfortunate for him that he didn’t qualify for Cambridge. From there, he returned to his prep school for two years to teach Latin, History, Geography, English, Science.

After completing school, he went to study Law at Downing College, Cambridge, and also, he joined Cambridge Footlights.

He wrote a footlight Revenue in 1961. He was also cast in Footlight Revenue Double take. In 1963 he also got his graduation degree. His father decided that he should go to “the Daily Telegraph” for a management job though he knew that he achieved a lot in Frost Reports.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Cleese in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Cleese’s age is 84 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 27 October 1939. Though, he is 6′ 5″ in feet and inches and 196 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 202 lbs in Pound and 92kg in Kilograms.


John Cleese completed his school at “St. Peter’s Preparatory School. He was a good very good student in the academic field as well as in Sports. Then he went to Cambridge, where he studied Law at Downing College. Side-by-side, he also joined a theatre named Cambridge Footlight. There he spends most of the time with Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke, Bill Oddie. They were his writing partners.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Cleese With Wife Jennifer Wade
John Cleese With Wife Jennifer Wade

In 1968, he married Connie Booth in the US. After some years, they gave birth to a baby and named her Cynthia Cleese. Cynthia Cleese later got engaged to Ed Solomon, who is a he is a writer and a director. Both John and ger wife wrote a script together and named it Fawlty Towers. But just before the release, they got divorced.

His very first wife was Connie Booth after they got divorced. John Married Barbara Trentham in 1981, and she was an American Actress, but again he got divorced in 1990 due to some personal reasons. After two years of marriage with Alyce Faye Eichelberger, he again got divorced. Finally, in 2012 she married Jennifer Wade on the Caribbean island of Mystique. She was an English jewelry designer and a former model also.

Is John Marwood Cleese Gay?

No, as per our information and source, he is not a gay person. Earlier, he had the only relationship with the ladies.

Professional Career

John Marwood Cleese started his career by writing the movie script. His first script was for The Footlight Revenue, which was best known at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was further recreated itself as The Cambridge Circus.

He also worked for “The Dick Energy Show, I’ll Read That Again, I’m Sorry’ and The Frost Report.” He also contributed his writing skills and wrote the scripts of Life of Brian, Monty Python and many more. He also wrote the script of a Tv series in which his wife was a great help for him. The script seemed appropriate for their relationship and thus cast them as the lead roles.


He received the best performer at BAFTA. He was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Marwood Cleese in 2024

John Cleese Net Worth
John Cleese Net Worth

As of 2024, John Cleese’s total net worth is approximately $25 Million. His main source of income is Writing, Acting, comedy, and also, he produced many films in the industry.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Cleese is a genius man with multi-tasking ability. In his career, he had done too many works, and he is also running charity and NGOs. The way he contributed his works in the film industry is commendable, and for sure, he will be remembered for a very long.


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