John Marwood Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, writer and film producer well known for his role as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers and his roles in the Monty Python, Harry Potter and Shrek films. He also voiced Cat R. Waul in the 1991 Don Bluth film, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, as well as the voice of Jean-Bob the frog in the 1994 animated film, The Swan Princess
He guest-starred in Episode 223 of The Muppet Show, voiced Ape in the George of the Jungle films and narrated Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse Works cartoons, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Around the World in Eighty Days", "The Nutcracker" and "Mickey's Mechanical House." He also played the role of Dr. Julius Plumford in Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book and a grizzled sergeant in Around the World in 80 Days. He voiced Bulldog in the 2013 Disney animated film Planes.