Timothy Leary

An accomplished clinical psychologist, convict, mystic and writer, Timothy Leary also dabbled in stand-up comedy and acting during his colorful life. Dismissed from his teaching position at Harvard in the early 1960s ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1920

Filmography

Actor (36)

Children of the Revolution 2014 (Movie)

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Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Ram Dass: Fierce Grace 2002 (Movie)

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Conceiving Ada 1999 (Movie)

Sims (Actor)

The Source 1999 (Movie)

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Virtue 1999 (Movie)

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Anarchy TV 1997 (Movie)

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Timothy Leary's Dead 1997 (Movie)

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Synthetic Pleasures 1996 (Movie)

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CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

In This Corner... Boxing's Historic Battles 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Timothy Leary's Last Trip 1995 (Movie)

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Cultivating Charlie 1994 (Movie)

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Declarations: Essays on American Ideals 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg 1994 (Movie)

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 1993 (Movie)

Mr Jones (Actor)

The Sounds of Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Blossom 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Roadside Prophets 1992 (Movie)

Salvadore (Actor)

Night Visions 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Ted & Venus 1991 (Movie)

Poetic Judge (Actor)

Fatal Skies 1989 (Movie)

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Growing Up in America 1989 (Movie)

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Improv Tonight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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On Ice 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rude Awakening 1989 (Movie)

Diner at Ronnie's (Actor)

Shocker 1989 (Movie)

TV Evangelist (Actor)

The Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Medium Rare 1988 (Movie)

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Sgt. Pepper: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Beat Generation - An American Dream 1986 (Movie)

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Return Engagement 1983 (Movie)

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Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams 1981 (Movie)

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Diaries, Notes and Sketches 1968 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

An accomplished clinical psychologist, convict, mystic and writer, Timothy Leary also dabbled in stand-up comedy and acting during his colorful life. Dismissed from his teaching position at Harvard in the early 1960s after some high-profile experiments involving the then-legal hallucinogenic LSD, Leary coined his famous phrase "turn on, tune in and drop out." His outspoken embrace of the drug culture resulted in numerous arrests and a high media profile that included appearances in a number of experimental films at the height of the hippie era (including the little-seen Honeymoon, directed by and starring John Lennon and Yoko Ono), as well as a strange 1969 miniseries for German television called Romeo und Julia 70, which starred Frank Sinatra's daughter Tina as half of the Shakespearean couple and included cameos by Leary, Ray Charles, and Hugh Hefner, among many others. As the 1960s waned, Leary often appeared in documentaries about the era, as well as narrative films ranging from the Cheech and Chong comedy Nice Dreams to the Wes Craven horror flick Shocker. Leary also occasionally appeared in small cameo roles on popular television series including the romantic comedy Moonlighting and the sophisticated 1990s hit Frasier. Perhaps his largest film role came in the 1997 artificial intelligence fantasy Conceiving Ada, in which he plays opposite Tilda Swinton and Karen Black as a mysterious guru figure named Sims.

Relationships

Winona Ryder Actor

Godchild
Born Oct. 29, 1971 to Michael and Cindy Horowitz

Uma Thurman Actor

Godchild

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