Fast Facts

  • Grandfather Harry Piddock had a music-hall act with Charles and Sydney Chaplin, before Charles left for the U.S.
  • Was in the original Broadway production of Noises Off (1983).
  • Created, produced and wrote the BBC series Too Much Sun.
  • Has appeared in a number of Christopher Guest comedies, including Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006), and teamed with Guest to create and star in the cable comedy Family Tree.
  • Provides a faux commentary extra in the director's cut of Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple.


  • Alexandra Piddock — Daughter
  • Celia May O'Callaghan Piddock — Mother
  • Charles Frederick Piddock — Father
  • Margaret Oberman — Ex-wife

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  • Birth Name: James Anthony Piddock
  • Birth Place: Rochester, Kent, England
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Voice talent

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BONES:  When an affluent prep school student is found dead Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) proves that it was indeed murder, not suicide in the BONES episode "A Boy In A Tree" airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Also pictured:  David Boreanaz (C).  ™©2005 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Sam Urdank/FOX.
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