Birth Name: Graham Chapman
Birth Place: Leicester, England, GB
Death Place: England, GB
Born Graham Arthur Chapman in Leicester, England on Jan. 8, 1941, he was the son of a police constable, who according to accounts of the actor's life, took his son to the site of a grisly plane crash when he was only three years old. He gained his initial taste for performing while a student at Melton Mowbray Grammar School, and joined the legendary Footlights Dramatic Club while studying medicine at Cambridge University's Emmanuel College. While a member, he became acquainted with John Cleese, who initially took a disliking to what appeared to be Chapman's lack of focus - he was constantly late to writing sessions, where he frequently drank and smoked pipes while offering unusual ideas. In ...
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