Timothy Carey


Actor
Timothy Carey

About

Also Known As
Timothy William Carey, Timothy Agoglia Carey
Birth Place
New York, USA
Born
March 11, 1929
Died
May 11, 1994
Cause of Death
Stroke

Biography

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 substan...

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The World's Greatest Sinner - Movie Poster
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Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Echo Park (1986)
Vinnie
D.C. Cab (1983)
Angel Of Death
Fast-Walking (1982)
Bullet
Nightside (1980)
Slowboy
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Director's Cut) (1978)
Flo
Speedtrap (1977)
Larry Loomis
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Flo
Peeper (1976)
Sid
Chesty Anderson - U.S. Navy (1975)
Vincent
The Outfit (1974)
The Bait (1973)
Big Mike
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
Policeman
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
The tramp
Ransom for a Dead Man (1971)
Bert
Head (1968)
Lord High 'n Low
Waterhole #3 (1967)
Hilb
A Time for Killing (1967)
Billy Cat
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
South Dakota Slim
Rio Conchos (1964)
Barman
Bikini Beach (1964)
South Dakota Slim
The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Clarence Hilliard
The Mermaids of Tiburon (1962)
Milo Sangster
Convicts 4 (1962)
Nick
The Second Time Around (1961)
Bonner
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Howard Tetley
The Boy and the Pirates (1960)
Morgan
Unwed Mother (1958)
Doctor
Revolt in the Big House (1958)
Editor "Bugsy" Kyle
Paths of Glory (1958)
Pvt. Ferol
House of Numbers (1957)
Frenchy
Chain of Evidence (1957)
Carl Fowler
Rumble on the Docks (1956)
Frank Mangus
Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
Hugo
Naked Gun (1956)
Hartman
The Killing (1956)
Nikki Arane
Francis in the Navy (1955)
Auctioneer's helper
Finger Man (1955)
Lou Terpe
East of Eden (1955)
Joe
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Derelict
The Wild One (1954)
Chino boy
Crime Wave (1954)
Johnny Haslett
Alaska Seas (1954)
Wycoff
White Witch Doctor (1953)
Jarrett
Hellgate (1952)
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)
Crockett Pace

Writer (Feature Film)

The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Company

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1981)
Preacher

Life Events

Photo Collections

Head - Stills
Here are a number of stills from Head (1968), directed by Bob Rafelson and starring The Monkees (Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork).
The World's Greatest Sinner - Movie Poster
Here is a non-standard recent poster created to publicize The World's Greatest Sinner (1962), the cult film written and directed by the film's star, Timothy Carey. The film has received only sporadic distribution since its completion.
The World's Greatest Sinner - Distribution Flyer
Here is a recent flyer created to publicize The World's Greatest Sinner (1962), the cult film written and directed by the film's star, Timothy Carey. The film has received only sporadic distribution since its completion.

Videos

Movie Clip

Fast-Walking (1982) - I'm Buying You Out Any encounter between these two notorious characters off camera might have been equally interesting, asTim McIntire as Montana inmate Wasco informs Timothy Carey, in his only scene, as Bullet, that he’s taking over his prison black market operations, in writer-director James B. Harris’ Fast-Walking, 1982, starring James Woods.
East Of Eden (1955) - Is There Anything Nice About Her At All? Anxious Cal (James Dean) charms hired-girl Anne (Lois Smith) into showing him to the office of Kate (Jo Van Fleet), who runs the brothel and also, the audience has surmised, is his long-lost mother, in Northern California, 1917, Elia Kazan directing, from John Steinbeck’s novel, East Of Eden,1955.
Killing, The (1956) - Shooting Horses Out Of Season Director Stanley Kubrick introduces the notorious character actor and occasional filmmaker Timothy Carey (who would co-star in Kubrick’s Paths Of Glory, 1962) as gunman Nikki, interviewed by Sterling Hayden as ex-con Johnny, setting up the racetrack robbery in The Killing, 1956.
Paths Of Glory (1958) - See That Cockroach? Boulanger (Bert Freed) briefs the firing squad, then Ferol, Arnaud and Paris (Timothy Carey, Joseph Turkel, Ralph Meeker), scheduled for execution as examples for comrades who failed to launch a suicidal attack, receive a meal, in Stanley Kubrick’s First World War drama Paths Of Glory, 1958.
Rumble On The Docks (1956) - Money With Blood On It Exposition here, as Brooklyn gangster Brindo (Michael Granger), with goon Mangus (Timothy Carey), visits Smigelski (Edgar Barrier), the disabled printer father of budding hoodlum Jimmy (James Darren) who, along with his mom (Celia Lovsky), can't relate to the old man, in producer Sam Katzman's Rumble On The Docks, 1956.

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