Timothy Carey

Timothy Carey

Highest Rated: 95% The Killing (1956)

Lowest Rated: 61% One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1929

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

One of the most eccentric characters to ever wind up in Hollywood, tough guy actor Timothy Carey rarely had more than bit roles, yet over the course of his career, he crossed paths with an astonishing number of iconic artistic figures. At 6'4," Carey was cast for his imposing presence, and in uncredited early roles, he roughed up both Marlon Brando and James Dean. Two of his most substantial roles came in the early works of Stanley Kubrick, playing a man who shoots a race horse in Kubrick's 1956 heist drama, "The Killing," and playing a soldier unfairly singled out for execution in Kubrick's '57 anti-war film, "Paths of Glory." He cavorted with Frankie and Annette in two of the '60s "Beach Party" sequels and also appeared in The Monkees' big screen vehicle, "Head." Carey appeared in Elvis Presley's last film as an actor, '69's "Change of Habit." Carey's likeness was amongst the faces gracing the cover artwork of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP, but George Harrison stood in front of his image in the final shot. In the '70s, Carey's most substantial work was in two films by independent director John Cassavetes: '71's "Minnie and Moskowitz" and '76's "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie." Carey died of a stroke in '94, leaving behind only one starring role: as the rocker-turned-preacher in his self-directed '62 satire, "The World's Greatest Sinner," featuring a soundtrack by fellow iconoclast Frank Zappa.

Highest rated movies

Paths of Glory The Killing
Echo Park
East of Eden
Minnie and Moskowitz
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Head
Beach Blanket Bingo

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 39% Echo Park Vinnie (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speedtrap Loomis (Character) - 1978
79% 83% The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Flo (Gangster) (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bait Big Mike (Character) - 1972
80% 85% Minnie and Moskowitz Morgan Morgan (Character) - 1971
75% 71% Head Lord High 'n Low (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% A Time for Killing Billy Cat (Character) - 1967
73% 52% Beach Blanket Bingo South Dakota Slim (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 60% The World's Greatest Sinner Clarence Hilliard (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mermaids of Tiburon Milo Sangster (Character) - 1962
61% 72% One-Eyed Jacks Howard Tetley (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 83% The Second Time Around Bonner (Character) - 1961
95% 95% Paths of Glory Pvt. Maurice Ferol (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 71% The Last Wagon Cole Harper (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis in the Haunted House Hugo (Character) - 1956
95% 92% The Killing Nikki Arcane (as Tim Carey) (Character) - 1956
85% 90% East of Eden Joe (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
67% 72% Crime Wave Johnny Haslett (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Jarrett (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest American Hero Cameron (Guest Star) 1981-1982
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Tony (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Moose Rasmussen (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Tiller Evans (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Johnny (Character) 1953