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Curry, Tim 1946–

CURRY, Tim 1946

PERSONAL

Born April 19, 1946, in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England; son of James (a naval chaplain) and Patricia (a school secretary) Curry. Education: Attended Cambridge University; University of Birmingham, degree in drama and English (with combined honors). Avocational Interests: Gardening.

Addresses: Agent Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager Joan Hyler, Hyler Management, 25 Sea Colony Dr., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Career: Actor and singer. Voice artist for film, television, audiobooks, and video games; appeared in advertisements, including commercials for American Express; voice of S.I.R. for the "Alien Encounter" attraction at Walt Disney World, 1995; voice for "The Seeing Ear Theater" segment on the SciFi Channel's website; reader for "The Great Writers Series," Los Angeles; appears on merchandise from films. Toured the United States and Europe with his own band. Also worked in retail.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1981, for Amadeus; Royal Variety Club Award, stage actor of the year, 1982, for The Pirates of Penzance; Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding performer in a children's series, 1991, for Peter Pan and the Pirates; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor, 1993, for My Favorite Year; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama, 1994, for "Death of Some Salesman," Tales from the Crypt; PC Entertainment and Computer Game Review magazine awards, best actor in a game, 1995; Annie Award nomination, International Animated Film Society, outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a male performer in an animated feature production, 1998, for Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas; Grammy Award nomination, best spoken word album for children, 2002, for A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Dr. Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1975.

Robert Graves, The Shout, Films Inc., 1978.

Johnny LaGuardia, Times Square, Associated, 1980.

Rooster Hannigan, Annie, Columbia, 1982.

Jeremy Hancock, The Ploughman's Lunch, Samuel Goldwyn, 1984.

Wadsworth, Clue (also known as Clue: The Movie ), Paramount, 1985.

Lord of Darkness (also known as Satan or the devil), Legend, Universal, 1985, released as Legend: The Ultimate Edition, 2002.

Reverend Ray Porter, Pass the Ammo, New Century, 1988.

Voices of the serpent, "Creation," and Judas, "The Easter Story," The Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible (animated), 1988.

Dr. Petrov, The Hunt for Red October, Paramount, 1990.

Dr. Thornton Poole, Oscar, Buena Vista, 1991.

Boyd Pinter, Passed Away, Buena Vista, 1992.

Mr. Hector (hotel concierge), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (also known as Home Alone II ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Voice of Hexxus, FernGully: The Last Rainforest (animated; also known as FernGully 1 ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Cardinal Richelieu, The Three Musketeers, Buena Vista, 1993.

Mr. Jigsaw, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as Loaded Weapon 1 ), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Farley Claymore, The Shadow (also known as Shadow and the Curse of Khan ), Universal, 1994.

Herkermer Homolka, Congo, Paramount, 1995.

Voice of Drake, The Pebble and the Penguin (animated), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1995.

Cupid's caseworker, Lover's Knot, Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1996.

Long John Silver, Muppet Treasure Island, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1996.

Voice of Lazlo Gigahurtz, Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (animated), 1996.

Major Vladikov, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1997.

Voice of Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol (animated), 1997.

Voice of Forte, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (animated; also known as Beauty and the Beast 2 ), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

Gomez Addams, Addams' Family Reunion, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Voice of Rex Pester, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998.

Captain Jezebel Jack, Pirates of the Plain, Promark Entertainment Group, 1999.

Felix, Four Dogs Playing Poker, MDP Worldwide, 1999.

Officer Lightoller, The Titanic Chronicles, 1999.

Himself, Get Bruce!, Miramax, 1999.

Voice, Robots of Mars, Midland Productions, 1999.

Voices of the skull and the evil gate, Bartok the Magnifi-cent, Twentieth CenturyFox Home Entertainment, 1999.

Damian Kemp, Sorted, A Plus Entertainment, 2000.

Roger Corwin, Charlie's Angels (also known as 3 Engel fuer Charlie ), Columbia, 2000.

Voice of sumo singer, Rugrats in Paris: The MovieRugrats II (animated; also known as Rugrats in Paris: The Movie and Rugrats in ParisDer Film ), Paramount, 2000.

Matthew Hope, Ritual (also known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Revelation and Tales from the Crypt Presents: Voodoo ), Miramax/Dimension Films/RKO Radio Pictures, 2001.

Professor Oldman, Scary Movie 2 (also known as Scarier Movie ), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.

Father Antoine, The Scoundrel's Wife, Miracle Entertainment, 2002.

Narrator, I, Crocodile (animated), 2002.

Voices of Nigel Thornberry and Colonel Radcliff Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (animated), Paramount, 2002.

Voice of Nigel Thornberry, Rugrats Go Wild! (animated), Paramount, 2003.

Caspar Pennington, Bailey's Billion$ (also known as Bailey ), Odeon Films, 2004.

Dr. Thurman Rice, Kinsey, Fox Searchlight, 2004.

Voice of Lucifer, The Chosen One (animated), Vision-box Pictures, 2004.

Voice, Valiant (animated), Buena Vista, 2004.

Film Work; Additional Voices:

The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989.

Television Appearances; Series:

William Shakespeare (title role), Will Shakespeare (also known as Life of Shakespeare and William Shakespeare: His Life and Times ), Associated Television, 1978.

Winston Newquay, a recurring role, Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Voices of Mr. Tutner and Coach Cadaver, Gravedale High (animated; also known as Rick Moranis in Gravedale High ), NBC, 19901991.

Voice of Captain James T. Hook, Peter Pan and the Pirates (animated; also known as Fox's Peter Pan and the Pirates ), Fox, 19901992.

Voice of MAL (some sources cite HAL), Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet ), TBS, 19901993.

Voices of Konk and others, The Pirates of Dark Water (animated; also known as Dark Water ), ABC, 19911992.

Voice of Sir Gawain, The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated; also known as Prince Valiant ), The Family Channel, 19911992.

Voice of Sharkster, Fish Police (animated), CBS, 1992.

Voice of Skullmaster, Mighty Max (animated), syndicated, 19931994.

Gaal, Earth 2, NBC, 19941995.

Voice of Kilokahn, SuperHuman Samurai SyberSquad (live action and puppets; also known as PowerBoy, SSSS, and Superhuman Samurai ), syndicated, 19941995.

Voice of George Herbert Walker, a recurring role, Duck-man (animated), USA Network, between 1994 and 1997.

Voice of Dr. Anton Sevarius, Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 19941996, later known as Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (animated), ABC, 19961997.

Voice of Zimbo, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (animated), Nickelodeon, 19941997.

Voice of Pretorius, The Mask (animated), CBS and syndicated, 19951997.

Voice of Dragaunus, The Mighty Ducks (animated; also known as Disney's Mighty Ducks and Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series ), ABC, 19961997.

Voice of Lazlo Gigahurtz, Bruno the Kid (animated), 19961997.

Voices of Moltoc and Gustav Goose, Quack Pack (animated), syndicated, 19961997.

Voice of Professor J. H. "Trader" Slick, Jumanji (animated), UPN and syndicated, 19961998.

Simon Ferguson, Over the Top, ABC, 1997.

Voice of the sorcerer, The Net, USA Network, 1998.

Voices of Prince Lotor and King Alfar, Voltron: The Third Dimension (animated), syndicated, 19982000.

Voice of Nigel Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998. King Renard, Xyber 9: New Dawn (animated), Fox, 1999.

Martin Crisp, a recurring role, Rude Awakening, Show-time, 19992000.

Mr. Giles French, Family Affair, The WB, 20022003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Eugene, Napoleon and Love, Thames Television, 1974.

Robert "Bob" Gray and Pennywise the dancing clown (also known as It), Stephen King's "It " (also known as It ), ABC, 1990.

Voice of Oscar Wilde, The Wild West, syndicated, 1993.

Simon Doonan, Titanic, CBS, 1996.

Poet Man, Lexx: The Dark Zone (also known as Lexx: The Dark Zone Movies, Lexx: I Worship His Shadow, Tales from a Parallel Universe: I Worship His Shadow, and Tales from a Parallel Universe: Super Nova ), The Movie Channel, 1997.

Theodosius, Attila (also known as Attila the Hun ), USA Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bill Sikes, Oliver Twist, CBS, 1982.

Larry Gormley, Blue Money, London Weekend Television, 1984.

Eden Rothwell, Esquire, Ligmalion (musical; also known as Ligmalion: A Musical for the 80s ), 1985.

The grand wizard, The Worst Witch, Central Independent Television, 1986.

Voice of jackinthebox, The Steadfast Tin Soldier (animated), 1992.

Dr. Kao, Doom Runners, Showtime, 1997.

Voice of Lord Dragaunus, Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First FaceOff (animated), 1997.

Edward Whatsett St. John, Jackie's Back! (also known as Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva ), Lifetime, 1999.

Voice of Ben Ravencroft, ScoobyDoo and the Witch's Ghost (animated), The Cartoon Network, 1999.

Voice of Captain Fitzgerald, Lion of Oz (animated; also known as Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage and Le lion d'Oz ), The Disney Channel, 2000.

Harley Dune, Wolf Girl (also known as Blood Moon ), USA Network, 2001.

Voice of the Mouse King, Barbie in "The Nutcracker " (animated), CBS, 2001.

Voice of Nigel Thornberry, The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (animated; also known as The Origin of Donnie ), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Madman, The Duchess of Malfi (also known as Stage 2: The Duchess of Malfi ), BBC, 1972.

Glen, Schmoedipus (also known as Play for Today: Schmoedipus ), BBC, 1974.

Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat, 1975.

Jumping Bean Bag (also known as Play for Today: Jumping Bean Bag ), BBC, 1976.

Rooster Hannigan, Lights, Camera, Annie!, 1982.

Narrator, "The Marzipan Pig," HBO Storybook Musicals (animated), HBO, 1990.

Prosecutor, The Wall: Live in Berlin (also known as The Wall: Berlin 90 ), 1990.

Voice of Finagle, DaisyHead Mayzie (animated; also known as Dr. Seuss' DaisyHead Mayzie ), TNT, 1995.

Voice of Nostro, The Story of Santa Claus (animated), CBS, 1996.

The Muppets Take to the High Seas: The Making of Muppet Treasure Island, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Voice, The First Snow of Winter, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Himself, Attila: The Making of an Epic MiniSeries, USA Network, 2001.

Himself, I Love Muppets, BBC, 2002.

Voices of Professor Finbarr Calamitous and others, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (animated), Nickel-odeon, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Cohost, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994.

(And in archive footage) Performer, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1995.

Presenter, The 16th Annual CableAce Awards, 1995.

Presenter, The 2001 Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cashier, "Now You See It, Now You Don't: Part 1," Ace of Wands, ITV, 1970.

Stevie Streeter, "The Band Who Wouldn't Die," Rock Follies of '77 (also known as Rock Follies ), Thames Television, 1977.

Guest, Musikladen, Radio Bremen (West Germany [now Germany]), 1979.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL ), NBC, 1981.

Cockles, BBC, 1984.

Guest, The Will Shriner Show, 1988.

Ian Miles, "Rock on the Block," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1989.

Voice of Ablard "Abel" Hassan de Chirico Flint, "Abel's Island," Long Ago and Far Away (animated), PBS, 1989.

Voice of Prince Charles, "Europe in 30 Minutes," Tiny Toon Adventures (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Voice of Ronald Chump, "Monster Tails," Wake, Rattle and Roll (animated; also known as Fender Bender 500 and Monster Tails ), syndicated, 1990.

Voice of Thadeos E. Klang, "For Whom the Bell Klangs: Parts 1 & 2," Tale Spin (animated; also known as TaleSpin ), syndicated, 1990.

Voice of chief elder, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Voice of the devil, "Life in the Faust Lane," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Voice of fox jacket, "Slave to Fashion," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Voice of Henri, "Getting to Know You," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Voice of Jean Claude, "Georgie Must Die," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Voice of pterodactyl, "The Leader of the Pack," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Voice of Taurus Bulba, "Darkly Dawns the Duck: Parts 1&2," Darkwing Duck (animated), syndicated, 1991.

Voice of Taurus Bulba, "The Steerminator," Darkwing Duck (animated), syndicated, 1991.

Voice of Winston, "Earl's Big Jackpot," Dinosaurs (puppet series), ABC, 1991.

Narrator, "It's a Wonderful Nine Lives," Eek! the Cat (animated; also known as Eek! and the Terrible Thunderlizards and Eek!stravaganza ), Fox, 1992.

Voice of evil manta, "The Evil Manta," Disney's The Little Mermaid (animated; also known as The Little Mermaid ), CBS, 1992.

Voice of Jacques La Beef, "A Snake in Cow's Clothing," Wild West C.O.W..

Boys of Moo Mesa (animated), ABC, 1992.

Voice of Leon the bookie's henchman, "Fear of Victory," Batman: The Animated Series, Fox, 1992.

Everyone but the salesman, "Death of Some Salesman," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO, 1993.

Narrator, "It's a Very Merry Eek'smas," Eek! the Cat (animated; also known as Eek! and the Terrible Thunderlizards and Eek!stravaganza ), Fox, 1993.

Roger, "Glengarry, Glen Rosey," Roseanne, ABC, 1993.

Roger, "Promises, Promises," Roseanne, ABC, 1993.

Himself, Later with Bob Costas, NBC, 1993.

Voice of Montague Cain, "Zatanna," Batman: The Animated Series, Fox, 1993.

Voices of Naugus and Sally's father, Sonic the Hedgehog (animated), ABC, 1993.

Voices of Bud, Caliph Kapok, and AmokMumra, "Armored and Dangerous," Aladdin (animated; also known as Disney's Aladdin ), CBS and syndicated, 1994.

Voices of King Acorn and Ixis Naugus, "The Void," Sonic the Hedgehog (animated), ABC, 1994.

Voice of King Acorn and the keeper of the time stones, "Blast to the Past: Parts 1& 2," Sonic the Hedgehog (animated), ABC, 1994.

Voice of Neimo, "Around the World in Eighty Arms," Mighty Max (animated), syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Thrakerzog, "The Tick vs. the Uncommon Cold," The Tick (animated), Fox, 1994.

Voice in redubbed and reedited version, The New Thunderbirds (also known as Turbocharged Thunderbirds ), syndicated, 1994.

Sir Rudolph Haley, "Sewer Gators, Swordplay, Santa from Hell," The Naked Truth, ABC, 1995.

Sir Rudolph Haley, "Sisters in Sex Triangle with Gazillionaire!," The Naked Truth, ABC, 1996.

Voice of King Minos, "Courage," Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS, 1996.

Voice of Queen Blata, "Recipe for Adventure," Quack Pack (animated), syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Regine Poulet, "Forbidden Fruit," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996.

Voice of villainess, "Huey Duck, P.I., " Quack Pack (animated), syndicated, 1996.

"Beauty and the Beast: A Tale of the Crimson Flower," Stories from My Childhood (animated; also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood ), PBS, 1996.

Voice of the bullfrog, "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog," Teen Angel, ABC, 1997.

Voice of Dr. Mystico, "The Island of Dr. Mystico," Freakazoid! (animated), The WB, 1997.

Voice of Khan Chicken, "Where No Duckman Has Gone Before," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Voice of Simon Desmond, "Vuuck, as in Duck," Duck-man (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Voice of future brother, "Futurama," The Brothers Flub (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voice of Maelstrom, "Retribution, Part 1: Unsinkable Carmen Sandiego," Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (animated), Fox, 1998.

Voice of Maelstrom, "Retribution, Part 2: In Memoriam," Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (animated), Fox, 1998.

Voice of Maelstrom, "Retribution, Part 3: Maelstrom's Revenge," Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (animated), Fox, 1998.

Voice of marmoset, "Bad Company," The Wild Thorn-berrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voice of poacher, "Iron Curtain," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Voice of Big Brother, "Brave New Johnny," Johnny Bravo (animated), The Cartoon Network, 1999.

Voice of bodyguard, "The Great Bangaboo," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of crew member, "You Otter Know," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Leichliter, "School Play," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Principal Slicer, "Prickly Is Leaving," Recess (animated; also known as Disney's Recess ), ABC and UPN, 1999.

Voice, Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999.

Himself, "Or Not to Be," Bette, CBS, 2000.

Voice of goose god, "The Hunchback of Nowhere/The Gods Must Be Goosey," Courage the Cowardly Dog (animated), The Cartoon Network, 2000.

Voice of Mutro Botho (some sources cite Mutura Bootha), "Final Cut," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2000.

Voice of the One, "Freefall," Martial Law, CBS, 2000.

Voice of the One, "Scorpio Rising," Martial Law, CBS, 2000.

Voice of the One, "The Thrill Is Gone," Martial Law, CBS, 2000.

Voice of Slagar the Cruel (Chickenhound), Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall (animated; also known as Brian Jacques' Mattimeo: A Rale of Redwall ), Teletoon, 2000.

Voice of Leichliter, "Eugene, Eugene!," Hey Arnold (animated), Nickelodeon, c. 2000.

Voice of Jared, "Crisscross," Gary & Mike (animated), UPN, 2001.

Voice of Spooky, "The Tale of the Telltale Taffy," Teacher's Pet (animated), ABC, 2001.

Voice of first worm, "XV" (also known as "Jack Tales"), Samurai Jack (animated), The Cartoon Network, 2002.

Voice of Nick O'Teen, "Where There's Smoke," Ozzy & Drix (animated), The WB, 2002.

Voice of Scarlet Fever, "Home with Hector," Ozzy & Drix (animated), The WB, 2002.

Voice of Strepfinger, "StrepFinger," Ozzy & Drix (animated), The WB, 2002.

Voice of dastardly dentist, "Appointment with the Dentist," Teamo Supremo (animated; also known as Disney's Teamo Supremo ), ABC and Toon Disney, c. 2002.

Voice of laser pirate, "Capitol Offense," Teamo Supremo (animated; also known as Disney's Teamo Supremo ), ABC and Toon Disney, c. 2002.

Voice of laser pirate, "Pyrites and Pirates," Teamo Supremo (animated; also known as Disney's Teamo Supremo ), ABC and Toon Disney, c. 2002.

Voice of Jacko Lantern, "Pumpkin Love" (also known as "Halloween Special"), ChalkZone (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of Percival, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Professor Finbarr Calamitous, "Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion," The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of Professor Finbarr Calamitous, "Professor Calamitous, I Presume," The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2003, 2004.

Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, "Mr. Monk Goes to Jail," Monk, USA Network, 2004.

Marion Finster, "I Do," Will & Grace, NBC, 2004.

Marion Finster, "Oh, No, You Diin't," Will & Grace, NBC, 2004.

Voice of Professor Finbarr Calamitous, "The Great Egg Heist/The Feud," The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Appeared as the voice of Lord Foul, Gormenghast (also known as Titus Groan ), BBC; as the voice of Dr. Lingo, "Whammy Meets Robo Whammy," The Adventures of Whammy; as the voices of Bowletta, Bowser, Giga Bowser, and rookie for episodes of The New Adventures of the Super Mario Bros. (animated); as the voice of Grand Admiral Thrawn, Star Wars: The Next Generation (animated); and as the voice of Nicky Nicknacker, "Einy Meany Out You Go!," The Woody Woodpecker Show (animated). Also contributor to episodes of Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs ), Fox and The WB, and Later in LA.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Christopher Nizzle, Big Deals, ABC, 1991.

Madness Reigns, The WB, 1998.

Appeared in the unaired pilot The Unbelievables.

Television Appearances; Other:

Verite 1973, 1973.

Disc jockey, City Sugar, [Scotland], 1977.

Voice of King Leopold, Adventures on the Lake The Great Lake of India; voices of Dr. PsychoHeart and Josef Stalin, A Big Histeria Crossover Party 3: The Summer Party; voice of Oliver Bogeyman, People under the Stairs; voice of Sandman, Pool World; voices of Belial, Brainiac, and Dan Hagen, Secret Crisis on Infinite Worlds. Appeared in The Misanthrope, The Policeman and the Cook, and Videostars.

Television Work; Additional Voices; Animated Series:

Fantastic Max, syndicated, 19881990.

Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (also known as The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda ), syndicated, 19901991.

Tom & Jerry Kids Show, Fox, 19901993.

Tale Spin (also known as TaleSpin ), syndicated, 19901994.

Capitol Critters, ABC, 1992.

Droopy Master Detective, Fox, 19931994.

Sonic the Hedgehog, ABC, 19931995.

Television Producer:

Over the Top (series), ABC, 1997.

Madness Reigns (pilot), The WB, 1998.

Pet Star (series), Animal Planet, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Woof, Hair (musical), London production, 1968.

Peter, Lie Down, I Think I Love You, Strand Theatre, London, 1970.

The Maids, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1970.

Bassianus, Titus Andronicus, Round House Theatre, London, 1971.

Jesse, The Baby Elephant, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1971.

Sexton, Man Is Man, English Stage Company, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1971.

England's Ireland, Round House Theatre, 1972.

Once upon a Time, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1972.

Dr. Frank N. Furter, The Rocky Horror Show (musical), Theatre Upstairs, London, 1973, then Kings Row Theatre, London, beginning 1973, later Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1975, and Los Angeles.

Tristan Tzara, Travestites, Royal Shakespeare Company, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 19751976.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (title role), Amadeus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 19801983.

Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1982.

Bob Acres, The Rivals, Olivier Theatre, London, 1983.

Tattle, Love for Love, National Theatre, London, 1985.

MacHeath, Threepenny Opera, National Theatre, 1986.

Theodore, Dalliance, National Theatre, 1986.

Bill Snibson, Me and My Girl, Broadway production, 1988.

William Hogarth, The Art of Success, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 19891990.

Prosecutor, The Wall (also known as The Wall: Live in Berlin and The Wall: Berlin 90 ), Berlin, Germany, 1990.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, 1991.

Alan Swann, My Favorite Year, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 19921993.

Give the Gaffers Time to Love You, Theatre Upstairs, 1993.

1996 Annual S.T.A.G.E. AIDS Benefit Concert, 1996.

A Christmas Carol, Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, 2001.

Also appeared in Cinderella, Danton's Death, Galileo, Not a Ghost of a Chance, The Sport of My Mad Mother, Time Off?, and The White Devil.

Major Tours:

Bill Snibson, Me and My Girl, U.S. cities, beginning at Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1989.

Toured as Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream (opera).

Radio Appearances:

An American Hero Workshop, National Public Radio, 1979.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Read My Lips, A & M, 1978.

Fearless, A & M, 1979.

Simplicity, A & M, 1981.

The Best of Tim Curry, A & M, 1989.

Albums; Soundtracks; with Others:

Rocky Horror Show: Original London Cast, 1973.

Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast, 1974.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1975.

Annie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, CBS, 1982.

Songs from the Vaults: A Collection of Rocky Horror Rarities, Ode Records, 1990.

The Wall: Live in Berlin, Mercury, 1990.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, MCA Records, 1992.

Little Tramp (concept album; musical never staged), Warner Music, 1992.

My Favorite Year: Original Cast Recording, RCA Victor, 1993.

The Pebble and the Penguin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1995.

1996 Annual S.T.A.G.E. AIDS Benefit Concert, Varese Sarabande, 1997.

Singles:

"Baby Love/Just 14," Ode Records, 1976.

Other singles include "I Do the Rock," which appears on New Wave Dance Hits: Just Can't Get Enough, Vol. 1, Rhino Records, 1994.

Singles; Backup Vocalist:

"Kinda Shy," by Lewis Furey, 1975.

"Pure Sin," by Carly Simon, 1979.

"Vengeance," by Carly Simon, 1979.

Videos:

Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show, 1995.

Getting G'd Up, Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2000.

Video Games:

Voices of Gabriel Knight and Gedde Butler, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Sierra, 1994.

Voice of Melek, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Origin Systems, 1994.

Voice of Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster, Interplay, 1995.

Voices of Big BobOmb and Bowser, Super Mario 64 (also known as Ultra Mario 64 ), Nintendo, 1996.

Voice of Count Nefarious, Toonstruck, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1996.

Voice of Long John Silver, Muppets Treasure Island, Activision, 1996.

Voice of Gabriel Knight, Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, Sierra, 1999.

Voice of Stratos, Sacrifice, Interplay Productions, 2000.

Voice of Decanter, The Day the World Broke, Houghton Mifflin Interactive, 2002.

Voice of Mastermind, ScoobyDoo: Night of 100 Frights, THQ Inc., 2002.

Voice of Bowser, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (also known as Mario and Luigi ), Nintendo, 2003.

Voice of Satan, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 3DO, 2004.

Also voice for pinball games, including Congo, Home Alone 2, and The Shadow.

Audiobooks; Narrator:

"Happy Prince," Look, Listen, and Read Bedtime StoriesSeries: Beauty and the Beast and Other Fairy Tales, 1984.

"Stolen Thunder," Look, Listen, and Read Bedtime StoriesSeries: Beauty and the Beast and Other Fairy Tales, 1985.

Night over Water, by Ken Follett, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1991.

The Old Contemptibles, by Martha Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1991.

The Anodyne Necklace, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1992.

Home Alone 2, by Todd Strasser, Harper Audio, 1992.

The Man with a Load of Mischief, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1992.

The Old Fox Deceiv'd, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1992.

The Old Silent, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1992.

The Dirty Duck, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1993.

The Horse You Came In On, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1993.

The Jolly Postman: Or Other People's Letters, by Allen and Janet Ahlberg, Harper Audio, 1993.

The Jolly Postman's Letter Wallet, by Ahlberg and Ahlberg, Caedmon, 1993.

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I, by Gene Quintano, Soundlines Entertainment, 1993.

Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Volumes 1 and 2 (includes The Doctor's Case and Crouch End ), by Stephen King, Penguin Audiobooks, 1994.

Taltos: Lives of the Mayfair Witches, by Anne Rice, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 1994, included in The Anne Rice Collection: Mayfair Witches: Lasher/The Witching Hour/Taltos, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2000.

Cry to Heaven, by Rice, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 1995.

A Dangerous Fortune, by Follett, Bantam BooksAudio, 1995.

Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco, Audio Renaissance, 1995.

The Island of the Day Before, by Eco, Audio Renaissance, 1995.

Rainbow's End, by Grimes, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1995.

Anything Considered, by Peter Mayle, Audio Renaissance, 1996.

"Little Boy Blue," The Silver Lining: A Collection of Poems, 1996.

Belladonna: A Novel of Revenge (also known as Belladonna ), by Karen Moline, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio, 1998.

House Atreides (also known as Dune: House Trilogy, Book 1 ), by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 1999.

House Harkonnen (also known as Dune: House Trilogy, Book 2 ), by Herbert and Anderson, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2000.

Mr. Phillips, by John Lanchester, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2000.

Morgan's Run, by Colleen McCullough, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2000.

House Corrino (also known as Dune: House Trilogy, Book 3 ), by Herbert and Anderson, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2001.

The Music of the Spheres, by Elizabeth Redfern, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001.

Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr, by Garth Nix, Listening Library, 2002.

Sabriel, by Nix, Listening Library, 2002.

Abhorsen, by Nix, Listening Library, 2003.

Jewels, by Danielle Steel, Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2004.

Appeared on other audiobooks.

Audiobooks; Narrator of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Series:

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 1 and The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the First ), by Lemony Snicket, Listening Library, 2001.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2 ), by Snicket, Listening Library, 2001.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 6 ), by Snicket, HarperChildrensAudio, 2003.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #7: The Vile Village (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 7 ), by Snicket, HarperChildrensAudio, 2003.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #8: Hostile Hospital (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 8 ), by Snicket, HarperChildrensAudio, 2003.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 9 ), by Snicket, HarperChildrensAudio, 2003.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: Slippery Slope (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 10 ), by Snicket, HarperChildrensAudio, 2003.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto (also known as A Series of Unfortunate Events, 11 ), by Snicket, HarperChildrensAudio, 2003.

WRITINGS

Film Music:

Songs, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1997.

Lyrics and Music for Albums; with Others:

Fearless, A & M, 1979.

Simplicity, A & M, 1981.

The Best of Tim Curry, A & M, 1989.

Nonfiction:

(Contributor) Roddy McDowall, Double Exposure, Take Four, William Morrow, 1993.

ADAPTATIONS

Many of the animated programs for which Curry provided voices have been shown within such series as Cartoon All Stars, The Cartoon All Star Awards, Cartoon AllStar Smash Stadium, Cartoon AllStars Villains, The Cartoon Characters, The Cartoon Characters Babies, The Cartoon Characters Villains, Flamecube's Campaign, Lost in the Cartoon World, Mickey & Bugs' House of Villains, Mickey's House of Villains, NonStop Villain Toon Jam, Super Smaaaash Stadium, Sonic X, Toon Jam, and Villain Toon Jam.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Contemporary Musicians, Volume 3, Gale, 1990.

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, November 14, 1997, p. 97.

In Style, July, 1998, p. 164.

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Curry, Tim

Tim Curry

Musical stage, screen performer

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Selected discography

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There has never been enough of Tim Curry on-I screen, famed film critic Pauline Kael asserted in the New Yorker. Possibly this is due to the varied nature of his career and talents. Curry is perhaps best known for his role in both the stage and film versions of the musical The Rocky Horror Show, in which he sang the memorable themes Sweet Transvestite and I Can Make You a Man. But he also released rock albums, and starred in many other stage shows, including a stint in the title role of Amadeus. And despite Kaels words, Curry has done much film work, including the fantasy film Legend, and the comedy Pass the Ammo.

Curry grew up in southern England, where his father served as a Methodist chaplain for the British Navy. During his early school years he developed an interest in singing and acting, and he continued to pursue these activities when he attended the University of Birmingham. While in college, Curry sang with a swing band. He made his stage debut, however, in the London, England, production of the musical Hair.

I like risky parts, Curry told a People interviewer, abrasive characters the audience wont necessarily like. Risky is as apt a description as any of Currys most famous screen role, Dr. Frank N. Furter, in the 1975 rock musical cult film Rocky Horror Picture Show. Furter is a kind of transvestite Frankenstein, working on a muscular male monster to service his sexual needs. Not content with this, however, he seduces both units of a young, somewhat nerdish couple stranded by a storm at his spooky mansion. Rocky Horrors soundtrack album also proved a popular favorite and brought Currys voice into the homes of many young music fans.

After Rocky Horror brought him to the public attention, Curry put much effort into making a career for himself as a rock musician. He told People that he turned down a lot of roles to make time to record and tour. His albums include Read My Lips and Fearless, and he scored a hit single with I Do the Rock in 1979. But after 1981 Curry returned his concentration to stage and film. In that year he was cast in the British National Theatre version of the Broadway play about the life of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amadeus. The role was not as far a cry from Frank N. Furter as one might think; playwright Peter Schaffer expanded on historical sources that portrayed Mozart as somewhat immature. In the play, Curry explained to People, I [went] from being an insufferable boor to a truly tragic figure. Schaffer hailed Currys performance as seamless, according to People. The singer/actors other stage credits include the operatic version of playwright William Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Travesties.

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Born c 1947; son of a Methodist chaplain in the British Navy; raised in England. Education: Graduated from University of Birmingham.

Singer, actor; released a few rock albums, 197881. Appeared in stage musicals and plays including Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Amadeus, Travesties, and A Midsummer Nights Dream (opera). Appeared in films including Rocky Horror Picture Show, Legend, Pass the Ammo, Times Square, Annie, and The Ploughmans Lunch. Appeared in the BBC television miniseries, The Life of Shakespeare. Provided voice for the animated film Abels Island .

Addresses: c/o Cameron-Hayward & Company, 3 Lord Napier PL, London W6, England.

As for Currys motion picture career, one of his biggest successes since Rocky Horror was the 1986 film Legend. Though Legend proved a big box office draw, it was not a critical favorite. Nevertheless, Time reviewer Richard Corliss had praise for Currys appearance as the films wicked antagonist: The Lord of Darkness begins to work his evil alchemy. And the film comes to seductive life. When the hero and heroine defeat the Lord of Darkness, Corliss claims, their victory rings hollow, because while the evil lord was trying to lead the heroine astray, the film was a bedtime story peopled with creatures of enticement and desire.

Another musical film featuring Currys talents was 1988s Pass the Ammo. Though not a widely released film, it garnered good reviews, including that of Kael, who wanted to see more of Curry in it: Its too bad that his role diminishes as Pass the Ammo gets underway. Curry portrayed a dishonest television preacheras Kael reported, his curly, dimply smile [is] so elfishly dirty that its as if he were lighted by hellfire. But Curry has also had more serious, and less mischievous roles; he starred as the famous playwright in the British Broadcasting Corporation television biography of William Shakespeare, and provided the main voice for the animated childrens film Abels Island.

Selected discography

(With cast) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (includes Sweet Transvestite and I Can Make You a Man), Ode Records, 1975.

Read My Lips, A & M, 1978.

Fearless (including I Do the Rock), A & M, 1979.

Also recorded another album for A & M, c 1981.

The Best of Tim Curry (compilation: on CD and cassette only)

Sources

New Yorker, April 4, 1988.

People, February 16, 1981; June 20, 1988.

Time, March 24, 1975; May 12, 1986.

Elizabeth Thomas

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