Eric Christmas

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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1916

Filmography

Actor (54)

Ally McBeal 1990 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1990 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Bodies of Evidence 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Coach 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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In the House 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1990 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Mad About You 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Style & Substance 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Wings 1990 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Air Bud 1997 (Movie)

Judge Cranfield (Actor)

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

The Lawyer (Actor)

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

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A League of Their Own 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Home Improvement 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Nurses 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Nickel & Dime 1992 (Movie)

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The Challengers 1992 (Movie)

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Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

Ronald the Butler (Actor)

Major Dad 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Whispers 1989 (Movie)

Jonathan Rinehart (Actor)

Changing Patterns 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Happy Hour 1987 (Movie)

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Home Is Where the Hart Is 1987 (Movie)

Martin Hart (Actor)

Porky's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

Mr Carter (Actor)

All of Me 1984 (Movie)

Fred Hoskins (Actor)

The Philadelphia Experiment 1984 (Movie)

Dr James Longstreet (Actor)

Porky's II: The Next Day 1983 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Porky's 1981 (Movie)

Mr Carter (Actor)

Middle Age Crazy 1980 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

The Changeling 1978 (Movie)

Albert Harmon (Actor)

An Enemy of the People 1977 (Movie)

Morten Kiil (Actor)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1977 (Movie)

Senator Polk (Actor)

The Blue Knight 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

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The Sandy Duncan Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Gideon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Harold and Maude 1971 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

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The Andromeda Strain 1971 (Movie)

Senator from Vermont (Actor)

Monte Walsh 1970 (Movie)

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Almost Dead (TV Show)

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Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Show)

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Dead in the Water (TV Show)

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Delta (TV Show)

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Ink (TV Show)

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Misfits of Science (TV Show)

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Staying Afloat (TV Show)

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War and Remembrance (TV Show)

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Biography

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.

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