Timothy Carey

Highest Rated: 98% The Conversation (1974)
Lowest Rated: 17% D.C. Cab (1983)
Birthday: Mar 11, 1929
Birthplace: Not Available
In films since 1952, character actor Timothy Carey gained a cult following for his uncompromising portrayals of sadistic criminals, drooling lechers, and psycho killers. His definitive screen moment occurred in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1955), in which, as two-bit hoodlum Nikki Arane, he gleefully shot down a race horse. Kubrick used Carey again in Paths of Glory (1957), this time in the sympathetic role of condemned prisoner Private Ferol. Equally impressed by Carey's work was director John Cassavetes, who gave the actor a leading role in Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976). In 1963, Carey spoofed his unsavory screen image in Beach Blanket Bingo, playing leather-jacketed cyclist South Dakota Slim, who expresses his affection for leading lady Linda Evans by strapping her to a buzzsaw. He went on to menace the Monkees in Head (1968), bellowing out incomprehensible imprecations as Davy, Mike, Micky, and Peter cowered in confused terror. One of his juiciest film roles was as a rock-singing evangelist in The World's Greatest Sinner (1962), which he also produced, directed, and wrote. In his later years, Timothy Carey occasionally occupied his time as an acting teacher.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% Echo Park Vinnie 1986
17% D.C. Cab Actor 1983
No Score Yet Fast-Walking Bullet 1982
No Score Yet Speedtrap Loomis 1978
81% The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Flo 1976
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Sid 1975
98% The Conversation Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Outfit Jake Menner 1974
No Score Yet Get to Know Your Rabbit Cop 1972
79% Minnie and Moskowitz Morgan Morgan 1972
29% What's the Matter with Helen? Tramp 1971
No Score Yet Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy Vincent 1970
75% Head Lord High 'n' Low 1968
No Score Yet Waterhole No. 3 Hilb 1967
No Score Yet A Time for Killing Billy Cat 1967
80% Beach Blanket Bingo South Dakota Slim 1965
No Score Yet Bikini Beach South Dakota Slim 1964
40% Rio Conchos Barman 1964
No Score Yet Convicts 4 Nick 1962
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Sinner Screenwriter Producer Director Clarence Hilliard 1962
No Score Yet The Mermaids of Tiburon Milo Sangster 1962
No Score Yet The Second Time Around Bonner 1961
57% One-Eyed Jacks Howard Tetley 1961
No Score Yet The Boy and the Pirates Morgan 1960
95% Paths of Glory Pvt. Ferol 1957
No Score Yet Bayou Ulysses 1957
No Score Yet Chain of Evidence Fowler 1957
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong Lagarto 1956
No Score Yet The Last Wagon Cole Harper 1956
97% The Killing Nikki Arane 1956
No Score Yet Francis in the Haunted House Hugo 1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow Derelict 1955
86% East of Eden Joe 1955
No Score Yet Finger Man Lou Terpe 1955
81% The Wild One Chino Boy 1954
67% Crime Wave Johnny 1954
No Score Yet Alaska Seas Wycoff 1954
No Score Yet White Witch Doctor Jarrett 1953
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Crockett Pace 1952
No Score Yet Hellgate Wyand 1952

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Solkin
  • 1980
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Burt
  • 1977
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Tony
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Bix
  • 1975

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