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Eric Christmas

Highest Rated: 89% Monte Walsh (1970)

Lowest Rated: 11% Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)

Birthday: Mar 19, 1916

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Noted British character actor Eric Christmas, a seasoned interpreter of Shakespearean roles across stages from London to Broadway, cemented his cinematic legacy appearing as loopy high school principal Mr. Carter in all three "Porky's" comedies. In a film and television career spanning nearly 60 years, Christmas ably portrayed his share of dotty priests and befuddled doctors--men of authority or intellect with vision just slightly askew. A fine comedian, he memorably stole scenes in the cult classic "Harold and Maude" as a clergyman not at all approving of the title characters' May-December coupling, and in countless appearances on TV comedies from "Amen" to "ALF" to "Ally McBeal." Christmas, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and throughout his life remained dedicated to performing theater, also effectively delivered more serious onscreen portrayals, as in the 1984 sci-fi adventure "The Philadelphia Experiment" or the 1978 film adaptation of Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," produced by and starring Steve McQueen. A remarkable character whether acting the Bard or on "Bonanza"--or even staring down carnivorous fruit in the comedic thriller "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"--Christmas made his final big screen appearance in the slap-happy comedy "Mousehunt," adding to his lengthy resume one last bumbling barrister for the road.

Highest rated movies

Monte Walsh
Harold and Maude
Ed and His Dead Mother
The Philadelphia Experiment
Air Bud
Mouse Hunt
The Last Tycoon
Porky's

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
45% 38% Air Bud Judge Cranfield (Character) $24.6M 1997
42% 49% Mouse Hunt Ernie and Lars' Lawyer (Character) $61.8M 1997
No Score Yet 40% Almost Dead Father Ambrose (Character) - 1994
50% 50% Ed and His Dead Mother Mr. Abner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 13% Whispers Joshua Rinehart (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 43% The Challengers Zack (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 0% Home Is Where the Hart Is Martin Hart (Character) $8.2K 1987
50% 40% The Philadelphia Experiment Dr. James Longstreet (Character) - 1984
11% 40% Porky's II: The Next Day Carter (Character) - 1983
34% 57% Porky's Mr. Carter (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 25% Middle Age Crazy Tommy (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 52% An Enemy of the People Morten Kiil (Character) - 1978
27% 42% Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Senator Polk (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 0% Code Name: Diamond Head Father Murphy (Character) - 1977
41% 40% The Last Tycoon Norman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Character) - 1975
86% 93% Harold and Maude Priest (Character) - 1971
89% 65% Monte Walsh Col. Wilson (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
33% No Score Yet Style & Substance Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
89% 92% Seinfeld Haarwood (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Bernard (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
76% 72% Roseanne Psychiatrist (Guest Star) 1995
74% 85% The X-Files Stan Phillips (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
87% 93% Cheers Father Barry (Guest Star) 1988-1990
No Score Yet 81% ALF Bernie (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Harry 'The Hunchback' Schanstra (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Calvin (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Bruno Wexler (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Nealy Johnson (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969