Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary

Highest Rated: 83% Roadside Prophets (1992)

Lowest Rated: 27% Shocker (1989)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1920

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

An accomplished clinical psychologist, convict, mystic and writer, Timothy Leary also dabbled in stand-up comedy and acting during his colorful life. Dismissed from his teaching position at Harvard in the early 1960s after some high-profile experiments involving the then-legal hallucinogenic LSD, Leary coined his famous phrase "turn on, tune in and drop out." His outspoken embrace of the drug culture resulted in numerous arrests and a high media profile that included appearances in a number of experimental films at the height of the hippie era (including the little-seen Honeymoon, directed by and starring John Lennon and Yoko Ono), as well as a strange 1969 miniseries for German television called Romeo und Julia 70, which starred Frank Sinatra's daughter Tina as half of the Shakespearean couple and included cameos by Leary, Ray Charles, and Hugh Hefner, among many others. As the 1960s waned, Leary often appeared in documentaries about the era, as well as narrative films ranging from the Cheech and Chong comedy Nice Dreams to the Wes Craven horror flick Shocker. Leary also occasionally appeared in small cameo roles on popular television series including the romantic comedy Moonlighting and the sophisticated 1990s hit Frasier. Perhaps his largest film role came in the 1997 artificial intelligence fantasy Conceiving Ada, in which he plays opposite Tilda Swinton and Karen Black as a mysterious guru figure named Sims.

Highest rated movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry Flynt for President Unknown (Character) - 2021
82% 69% Conceiving Ada Sims (Character) - 1997
71% No Score Yet Timothy Leary's Dead Self $36.5K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Philip (Character) - 1994
77% 71% The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Unknown (Character) $4.5K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Energy! The Movie Unknown (Character) - 1993
83% 63% Roadside Prophets Salvadore (Character) $141.7K 1992
No Score Yet 72% Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Mr. Jones (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ted and Venus Judge William H. Converse (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Skies Buddy (Character) - 1990
27% 31% Shocker TV Evangelist (Character) $15.5M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Up in America Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return Engagement Unknown (Character) - 1983
43% 68% Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Self - 1981


No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1994
93% 95% Frasier Hank (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossom Unknown (Guest Star) 1992


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