Apr. 19th, 1946
Grappenhall, Cheshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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 Theatre where he created the role of Dr. 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). 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, Curry toured the US and Europe with his own band and released four albums on 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. He lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Frank.
- A close friend of 'Carly Simon' (qv) and sang backing vocals on her 1979 album "Spy".
- Already an accomplished singer, he performed a cover of the theme song to Disney's "Davey Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier".
- Has earned three Tony Award nominations, the first in 1981 as Best Actor (Play) for portraying the title character 'Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' (qv) in "Amadeus" - the second in 1993 as Best Actor (Musical) for "My Favorite Year" - and the third in 2005 for Best Actor (Musical) for his role of King Arthur in "Spamalot".
- Was working on an album project with 'Lou Adler' (qv) in 1976. However only four songs were completed. The best is a cover of 'The Supremes' (qv)' "Baby Love." Also recorded three albums for A&M Records. "Ready My Lips" (1978), "Fearless" (1979), and "Simplicity" (1981). Though only one charting song, "I Do the Rock," both it at "Paradise Garage" [from "Fearless"] have become cult hits, having two music videos made for MTV which were often played before showings of _The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)_ (qv). His best album is often praised "Fearless," and his best songs are "Birds of a Feather," "Alan," "Sloe Gin," "I Do the Rock," "S.O.S.," "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire," "Paradise Garage," "No Love on the Street," "Something Short of Paradise," "Working on My Tan," "Simplicity," "On a Roll," "Take Me I'm Yours," "Out of Pawn," and "I Put a Spell on You.".
- Personally paid for his cousin, Keighley Twocker frontman Michael Loftus to have cosmetic surgery
- Was on the 1980 Clash album "Sandinista!" On track 18, "The Sound of the Sinners", he spoke as a priest mid-song.
- Was 'Tim Burton (I)' (qv)'s second choice for the role of the Joker on _Batman (1989)_ (qv). He did go on to playing a crazed "clown" in 'Stephen King (I)' (qv)'s _It (1990) (TV)_ (qv).
- Not only was he 'Tim Burton (I)' (qv)'s second choice for the role of The Joker, he was the producers' first choice for the role in the animated television series, until 'Mark Hamill (I)' (qv) was cast. Tom Hulce succeeded him in the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus.