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Eric Christmas

1916-03-19 London, England, UK

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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] 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Eric Christmas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Air Bud Judge Cranfield 1997-08-01
MouseHunt Ernie and Lars' Lawyer 1997-12-19
Almost Dead Father Ambrose 1994-03-20
Ed and His Dead Mother Mr. Abner 1993-06-04
Staying Afloat Ryder 1993-11-26
Bugsy Ronald the Butler 1991-12-10
Dead in the Water Judge Griffin 1991-12-04
The Challengers Zack 1990-10-14
Whispers Joshua Rinehart 1990-12-07
Home is Where the Hart Is Martin Hart 1987-06-13
Porky's Revenge Mr. Carter 1985-03-22
The Philadelphia Experiment Dr. James Longstreet 1984-08-03
All of Me Fred Hoskins 1984-09-21
Porky's II: The Next Day Carter 1983-06-24
Porky's Mr. Carter 1981-11-13
Middle Age Crazy Tommy 1980-07-25
The Changeling Albert Harmon 1980-03-28
An Enemy of the People Morten Kiil 1978-03-17
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Senator Polk 1978-10-01
The Last Tycoon Norman 1976-11-18
The Blue Knight Joel Stebbins 1975-05-09
Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Caff Owner 1974-05-01
Gideon Shillem 1971-03-25
Johnny Got His Gun Corporal Timlon 1971-08-04
Harold and Maude Priest 1971-12-20
The Andromeda Strain Senator from Vermont 1971-03-12
Monte Walsh Col. Wilson 1970-10-02
Mr. Scrooge Jacob Marley 1964-01-01
MacBeth Porter 1961-01-22
Crossroads 1957-09-25