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Was a British stage and screen actor, with over 40 films and several more television roles to his credit. He was well-known for his role as Mr. Carter, the principal of Angel Beach High School, in the 1982 hit comedy Porky's, the 1983 sequel Porky's II: The Next Day, and the 1985 sequel Porky's Revenge!. He was also well-known for his sporadic role as Reverend Diddymoe in the NBC sitcom, Amen. Christmas was born in London, UK and later immigrated to Canada. His role as a priest in the 1971 film Harold and Maude includes a memorable monologue to an off-camera Harold, in which he discusses, with increasing nausea and disgust, how the thought of Harold's sexual affair with a much older woman "makes [him] want...to vomit." His other film roles include The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Bugsy (1991), Almost Dead (1994), Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), Air Bud (1997), and his final feature film MouseHunt (1997). Christmas also made guest appearances in many television shows, including Adventures in Rainbow Country, Due South, ER, Night Court, Wiseguy (as Harry "The Hunch" Shanstra), Seinfeld, Cheers, Home Improvement (as Sir Larry the Magician), Coach, The X-Files, Booker, Matlock, Walker Texas Ranger, Roseanne, Major Dad and Ally McBeal. He also acted in and directed productions of San Diego, California's Old Globe Theatre's Shakespeare Festivals for many years. Through the 1970s and 1980s, Christmas was a drama professor at the University of California, San Diego.

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Was a British stage and screen actor, with over 40 films and several more television roles to his credit. He was well-known for his role as Mr. Carter, the principal of Angel Beach High School, in the 1982 hit comedy Porky's, the 1983 sequel Porky's II: The Next Day, and the 1985 sequel Porky's Revenge!. He was also well-known for his sporadic role as Reverend Diddymoe in the NBC sitcom, Amen. Christmas was born in London, UK and later immigrated to Canada. His role as a priest in the 1971 film Harold and Maude includes a memorable monologue to an off-camera Harold, in which he discusses, with increasing nausea and disgust, how the thought of Harold's sexual affair with a much older woman "makes [him] want...to vomit." His other film roles include The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Bugsy (1991), Almost Dead (1994), Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), Air Bud (1997), and his final feature film MouseHunt (1997). Christmas also made guest appearances in many television shows, including Adventures in Rainbow Country, Due South, ER, Night Court, Wiseguy (as Harry "The Hunch" Shanstra), Seinfeld, Cheers, Home Improvement (as Sir Larry the Magician), Coach, The X-Files, Booker, Matlock, Walker Texas Ranger, Roseanne, Major Dad and Ally McBeal. He also acted in and directed productions of San Diego, California's Old Globe Theatre's Shakespeare Festivals for many years. Through the 1970s and 1980s, Christmas was a drama professor at the University of California, San Diego.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1916-03-19

Day of Death 2000-07-22

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Eric Cuthbert Christmas

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1997 MouseHunt as Ernie and Lars' Lawyer
1997 Ally McBeal (2 episodes)
1997 Air Bud as Judge Cranfield
1995 In the House (1 episode)
1994 Due South (1 episode) as Albert 'H' Hanrahan
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 Almost Dead as Father Ambrose
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Ed and His Dead Mother as Mr. Abner
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (1 episode)
1992 The Golden Palace (1 episode)
1992 Bodies of Evidence (1 episode)
1991 Home Improvement (1 episode) as Sir Larry Houdini
1991 Eerie, Indiana (1 episode) as Milkman
1990 Whispers as Joshua Rinehart
1990 The Challengers as Zack
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Cecil
1990 Wings (1 episode)
1989 Booker (1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)
1988 Murphy Brown (1 episode)
1988 War and Remembrance (1 episode)
1988 Roseanne (1 episode)
1987 J.J. Starbuck (1 episode)
1987 Jake and the Fatman (1 episode)
1987 Wiseguy (2 episodes)
1987 Home is Where the Hart Is as Martin Hart
1986 ALF (1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1985 Misfits of Science (1 episode)
1985 Porky's 3: Revenge as Mr. Carter
1984 All of Me
1984 The Philadelphia Experiment as Dr. James Longstreet
1983 Porky's II: The Next Day as Carter
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1982 Cheers (3 episodes)
1981 Porky's as Mr. Carter
1980 Middle Age Crazy as Tommy
1980 The Changeling as Albert Harmon
1978 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! as Senator Polk
1978 An Enemy of the People as Morten Kiil
1976 The Last Tycoon as Norman
1975 Grady (1 episode)
1974 Harry O (2 episodes)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (13 episodes)
1971 Harold and Maude as Priest
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Bruno Wexler
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 Johnny Got His Gun as Corporal Timlon
1971 Gideon as Shillem
1971 The Andromeda Strain as Senator from Vermont
1970 Monte Walsh as Col. Wilson
1970 The Young Rebels (2 episodes)
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1964 Mr. Scrooge as Jacob Marley
1961 MacBeth as Porter
1957 Crossroads
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodes)

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