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Tim Curry

Highest Rated:   90% Kinsey (2004)
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Birthplace:   Grappenhall, Cheshire, England, UK
For several years, the name of British actor Tim Curry was known only to the privileged few who'd seen his performance as transvestite mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter in the stage and screen versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. By one of those wondrous quirks of fate, the 1975 Rocky Horror film was resuscitated from its disappointing initial run and became the archetypal "midnight movie," and for nearly two decades its faithful fans have lined up in front of theaters in bizarre costumes and makeup, toting toilet paper and toast (suitable for throwing at the screen). Unlike these fans, Curry was not content to relive his past triumphs, but moved on to such prestige assignments as the role of Mozart in the Broadway production of Amadeus and the part of William Shakespeare in a TV movie biography. A polished farceur, Curry was seen at his best in comedy film roles, notably the repressed music teacher in Oscar (1991) and the supercilious concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). But audiences must have their villains, and Curry has aimed to please in such insidious roles as Cardinal Richelieu in 1993's Three Musketeers (possibly the most lascivious Richelieu ever -- so much so that Milady De Winter pulls out a knife and threatens to "change his religion.") Curry's heart remained in the theater, and for an unfortunately short period in the early '90s he excelled in the Peter O'Toole role in a musical stage version of the 1982 film My Favorite Year. He has also contributed his vocal talents to such animated cartoon series as Peter Pan and the Pirates, winning an Emmy for his con brio portrayal of Captain Hook. Curry's reputation preceded him when he was hired to give voice to a nasty character on Hanna-Barbera's Paddington Bear cartoon series in 1988; appropriately, even the character's name was Mr. Curry.In 1990 Curry played one of pop culture's scariest clowns when he took the part of Pennywise in a small-screen adaptation of It, and a few years later he was the fiendish Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers. He continued to work steadily in projects as diverse as Congo, Muppet Treasure Island, McHale's Navy, and Addams Family Reunion where he took over the part of Gomez Adams after the passing of Raul Julia. He became well-known to a whole new generation of fans doing voices for The Wild Thornberrys, Rugrats, and Jimmy Neutron at the beginning of the 2000s. He was eventually cast as Mr. Salamone, the forever put-upon hotel employee who is subjected to the whims of little Eloise in a series of made-for-TV movies based on the enduringly popular children's books. In 2010 he appeared in John Landis' comedy Burke & Hare.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
28% The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
  • Criminologist Narrator
2016
No Score Yet Axel: The Biggest Little Hero
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Ribbit
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Gingerclown
  • Gingerclown
2013
20% Saving Santa
  • Neville Baddington
2013
No Score Yet Action Pack: Clue Quote-along
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Back To The Sea
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Outback
  • Blacktooth
2012
No Score Yet Strange Frame: Love & Sax
  • Actor
2012
33% Burke and Hare
  • Doctor Monroe
2011
No Score Yet Barbie and the Three Musketeers
  • Phillipe
2009
No Score Yet Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Ladies or Gentlemen
  • Actor
2009
22% Alice
  • Dodo
2008
24% The Secret of Moonacre
  • Coeur de Noir/Sir William de Noir
2008
19% Fly Me to the Moon
  • Yegor
2008
No Score Yet The Chosen One
  • Lucifer
2008
No Score Yet The Colour of Magic
  • Trymon
2008
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
  • Goblin King
2008
No Score Yet Mythic Journeys
  • Actor
2008
0% Christmas in Wonderland
  • McLoosh
2007
No Score Yet Hair: Let the Sunshine In
  • Actor
2007
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • Prince
2006
No Score Yet Queer Duck: The Movie
  • Peccary
2006
No Score Yet Sesame Street - A Sesame Street Christmas Carol
  • Actor
2006
31% Valiant
  • Von Talon
2005
20% Bailey's Billion$ (Bailey's Billions)
  • Caspar Pennington
2005
90% Kinsey
  • Thurman Rice
2004
41% Rugrats Go Wild
  • Nigel Thornberry
2003
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf
  • Actor
2003
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie
  • Nigel Thornberry
2002
89% The Cat Returns
  • The Cat King
2002
No Score Yet The Scoundrel's Wife (The Home Front)
  • Father Antoine
2002
15% Scary Movie 2
  • The Professor
2001
No Score Yet Attila
  • Theodosius, Leader of Constantinople
2001
No Score Yet Voodoo Asesino
  • Matthew Hope
2001
No Score Yet Redwall - The Movie
  • Actor
2000
75% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie
  • Sumo Singer
2000
68% Charlie's Angels
  • Roger Corwin
2000
No Score Yet Sorted
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Four Dogs Playing Poker
  • Felix
2000
No Score Yet Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage
  • Captain Fitzgerald
2000
No Score Yet Pirates of the Plain
  • Jezebel Jack
1999
No Score Yet Jackie's Back
  • Edward Whatsett St. John
1999
No Score Yet Bartok the Magnificent
  • The Skull
1999
No Score Yet First Snow of Winter
  • Voley
1999
71% Get Bruce
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Addams Family Reunion
  • Gomez
1999
No Score Yet Stories From My Childhood #4
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
  • Ben Ravencroft
1999
No Score Yet Wind in the Willows
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Titanic Chronicles
  • Actor
1999
59% The Rugrats Movie
  • Rex Pester
1998
No Score Yet The Story of Santa Claus
  • Nostros
1998
No Score Yet The Easter Storykeepers
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Doom Runners
  • Dr. Kao
1997
0% Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas
  • Forte/Organ
1997
3% McHale's Navy
  • Major Vladikov
1997
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Ebenezer Scrooge
1997
No Score Yet Easter Story Keepers
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Titanic
  • Simon Doonan
1996
70% Muppet Treasure Island
  • Long John Silver
1996
No Score Yet Lover's Knot
  • Cupid's Caseworker
1996
No Score Yet Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories From My Childhood - Beauty and the Beast: A Tale of the Crimson Flower
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie
  • Actor
1996
23% Congo
  • Herkermer Homolka
1995
11% The Pebble and the Penguin
  • Drake
1995
35% The Shadow
  • Farley Claymore
1994
No Score Yet Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad - A Skorn in Their Side
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Daisy-Head Mayzie
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad - The Glitch That Stole Christmas
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad - To Servo and Protect
  • Actor
1994
31% The Three Musketeers
  • Cardinal Richelieu
1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Jigsaw
1993
No Score Yet Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible: The Creation
  • Actor
1993
24% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Concierge
1992
71% FernGully - The Last Rainforest
  • Hexxus
1992
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Actor
1992
11% Passed Away
  • Boyd
1992
13% Oscar
  • Dr. Poole
1991
62% Stephen King's It
  • Pennywise
1990
86% The Hunt for Red October
  • Dr. Petrov
1990
No Score Yet Roger Waters - The Wall Live in Berlin
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Best of Dr. Seuss
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Pass The Ammo
  • Rev. Ray Porter
1988
No Score Yet Scholastic Critics' Choice Collection
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Worst Witch
  • The Grand Wizard
1986
62% Clue
  • Wadsworth
1985
48% Legend
  • Darkness
1985
No Score Yet The Ploughman's Lunch
  • Jeremy Hancock
1984
No Score Yet Blue Money
  • Larry Gormley
1984
52% Annie
  • Rooster
1982
No Score Yet Oliver Twist
  • Bill Sikes
1982
57% Times Square
  • Johnny LaGuardia
1980
No Score Yet The Shout
  • Robert
1979
No Score Yet Will Shakespeare
  • Actor
1978
80% The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Dr. Frank N Furter
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Alice
2009
  • Dodo
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Nigel St. Nigel
Monk
2002-2009
  • Dale `The Whale' Biederbeck
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Lord Boynton
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Billy Flynn
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Marion Finster
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
Samurai Jack
2004
  • Voice

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