Mostly Credited As: Tim Curry
Birth Name: Timothy James Curry
Date Of Birth: April 19, 1946 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
The son of a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain, James, and his wife Patricia, a school secretary, Tim Curry studied Drama and English at Cambridge and at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors. His first professional success was in the London production of 'Hair', followed by more work in the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Glasgow Civic Repertory Company, and the Royal Court Theater where he created the role of Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Show'. He recreated the role in the Los Angeles and Broadway productions and starred in the screen version entitled The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Mr. Curry continued his career on the New York and London stages with starring roles in 'Travesties', 'Amadeus', 'The Pirates Of Penzance', 'The Rivals', 'Love For Love', 'Dalliance', 'The Threepenny Opera', 'The Art Of Success', and 'My Favorite Year'. He also starred in the US tour of 'Me And My Girl'. He has received two Tony award nominations for best actor and won the Royal Variety Club Award as "Stage Actor of the Year".
A composer and a singer, Mr. Curry toured the US and Europe with his own band and released four albums for A&M records. In addition to an active movie and television career, he is a sought-after actor for CD-ROM productions. His distinctive voice can be heard on more than a dozen audio books, and in countless animated television series and videos. Mr. Curry currently lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Frank.
Trivia In 1994, Tim was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for: Tales from the Crypt (1989).
In 1996, Tim was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for: Congo (1995
In 1998, Tim was nominated for the Annie for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production for: Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997).
Tim personally paid for his cousin, Keighley Twocker frontman Michael Loftus to have cosmetic surgery.
Tim is currently playing King Arthur, the lead role, in the play Spamalot, playing on Broadway in New York City (2005).
Tim Curry: (on his role in The Making of Gabriel Knight) Gabriel Knight is VERY, very cool, and impossibly handsome. So of course, they picked me.
Tim Curry: It's so comforting to know that there are so many people in this world sicker than I am.
Tim Curry: [in reference to climbing volcanos while filming Congo (1995)] I smoke two packs of Marlboros a day, which doesn't go well with volcanos.
Tim Curry: My specialty roles are Louche, Brio, and Bravura.
Tim Curry: (on his album release The Best of Tim Curry ) They couldn't call it Greatest Hits because there weren't any.
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