Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, musician, writer, singer-songwriter, and comedic composer. Idle is a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of The Rutles, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot. He is also well-known for portraying Paul "Dibs" Plutzker in the 1995 live-action film, Casper, Declan Desmond from The Simpsons, and voicing Devon in Quest for Camelot and Slyly in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie.
For Disney, he voiced Mr. Parentheses in the Hercules TV series, Pluto's Angel in Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse, Guzelian in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Waddlesworth in 102 Dalmatians. He also played Coffin Ed in The Scream Team, Nigel Channing at Epcot's Imagination Institute, Ratty in the 1996 British film, The Wind in the Willows, Alan Smithee in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn and the narrator in the 2004 Miramax film, Ella Enchanted.
- Both Idle and John Cleese were part of the Monty Python troupe.