Timothy Carey

Actor
One of the most eccentric characters to ever wind up in Hollywood, tough guy actor Timothy Carey rarely had more than bit roles, yet over the course of his career, he crossed paths with an astonishing number of iconic ... Read more »
Born: 03/11/1929 in New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Echo Park 1986 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Walking 1981 (Movie)

Bullet (Actor)

John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Peeper 1976 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

Speedtrap 1976 (Movie)

Larry Loomis (Actor)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976 (Movie)

Flo (Actor)

Chesty Anderson - U.S. Navy 1974 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Outfit 1973 (Movie)

Jake Menner (Actor)

Get to Know Your Rabbit 1972 (Movie)

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Minnie and Moskowitz 1971 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

What's The Matter With Helen? 1971 (Movie)

Tramp (Actor)

Head 1968 (Movie)

Lord High 'n Low (Actor)

The Long Ride Home 1966 (Movie)

Billy Cat (Actor)

Waterhole Number 3 1966 (Movie)

Hilb (Actor)

Beach Blanket Bingo 1965 (Movie)

South Dakota Slim (Actor)

Rio Conchos 1964 (Movie)

Barman (Actor)

Shock Treatment 1963 (Movie)

Hulking Patient (Actor)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

The Second Time Around 1961 (Movie)

Bonner (Actor)

One-Eyed Jacks 1960 (Movie)

Howard Tetley (Actor)

The Boy and the Pirates 1960 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Paths of Glory 1958 (Movie)

Private Ferol (Actor)

The Killing 1956 (Movie)

Nikki Arane (Actor)

The Last Wagon 1956 (Movie)

Cole Harper (Actor)

East of Eden 1955 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Crime Wave 1954 (Movie)

Johnny Haslett (Actor)

Alaska Seas 1953 (Movie)

Wycoff (Actor)

The Wild One 1953 (Movie)

Chino Boy (Actor)

White Witch Doctor 1953 (Movie)

Jarrett (Actor)

Chain of Evidence (Movie)

Fowler (Actor)

The Bait (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most eccentric characters to ever wind up in Hollywood, tough guy actor Timothy Carey rarely had more than bit roles, yet over the course of his career, he crossed paths with an astonishing number of iconic artistic figures. At 6'4", Carey was cast for his imposing presence, and in uncredited early roles, he roughed up both Marlon Brando and James Dean. Two of his most substantial roles came in the early works of Stanley Kubrick, playing a man who shoots a race horse in Kubrick's 1956 heist drama, "The Killing", and playing a soldier unfairly singled out for execution in Kubrick's '57 anti-war film, "Paths of Glory". He cavorted with Frankie and Annette in two of the '60s "Beach Party" sequels and also appeared in The Monkees' big screen vehicle, "Head". Carey appeared in Elvis Presley's last film as an actor, '69's "Change of Habit". Carey's likeness was amongst the faces gracing the cover artwork of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP, but George Harrison stood in front of his image in the final shot. In the '70s, Carey's most substantial work was in two films by independent director John Cassavetes: '71's "Minnie and Moskowitz" and '76's "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie". Carey died of a stroke in '94, leaving behind only one starring role: as the rocker-turned-preacher in his self-directed '62 satire, "The World's Greatest Sinner", featuring a soundtrack by fellow iconoclast Frank Zappa.

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