Fast Facts

  • Met fellow Monty Python comic John Cleese when both were students at Cambridge University, where they were members of the Cambridge Footlights Revue comedy troupe.
  • Earned a medical degree, though he never practiced medicine.
  • Active in the Dangerous Sports Club, an extreme sports organization that popularized bungee jumping.
  • Authored the 1981 memoir A Liar's Autobiography and several books published posthumously, including 1997's Graham Crackers: Fuzzy Memories, Silly Bits, and Outright Lies, 1999's Ojril: The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman and 2005's Calcium Made Interesting: Sketches, Letters, Essays & Gondolas.
  • One of his later writing partners was Douglas Adams, author of the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


  • David Sherlock — Significant Other
  • Walter Chapman — Father
  • John Chapman — Brother
  • Edith Chapman — Mother


  • University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England


  • Birth Place: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Died: October 4, 1989
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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