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Timothy Carey

Highest Rated:   98% The Conversation (1974)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% Echo Park
  • Vinnie
1986
No Score Yet D.C. Cab
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Fast-Walking
  • Bullet
1982
No Score Yet Speedtrap
  • Loomis
1978
77% 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
83% Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Morgan Morgan
1972
33% 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 Mermaids of Tiburon
  • Milo Sangster
1962
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Sinner
  • Screenwriter
  • Clarence Hilliard
  • Producer
  • Director
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
94% 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
88% East of Eden
  • Joe
1955
No Score Yet Finger Man
  • Lou Terpe
1955
80% The Wild One
  • Chino Boy
1954
67% Crime Wave
  • Johnny
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Solkin
  • 1980

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