Tim Curry - Details


British-born actor TIM CURRY has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, and is continuing to do so with future roles.

Curry graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Drama and English. He made his professional debut in the West End production of "Hair" in 1968. He went on to appear in a Scottish Opera Company tour of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and in several other productions before landing his infamous role in the highly acclaimed 1973 stage production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as Dr. Frank N. Furter. Curry starred in the musical both in New York and Los Angeles before returning to England to make his film debut in the motion picture adaptation in 1975.

Curry starred in the Broadway production of "My Favorite Year," which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. In 1989, he went on to appear in the national touring company of "Me and My Girl." Other stage appearances include starring in Tom Stoppard’s "Travesties," portraying Mozart in "Amadeus" (for which he received another Tony Award nomination as Best Actor) and in the London revival of "The Pirates of Penzance," for which he won the Variety Club Award as Best Stage Actor. At the Royal National Theatre he appeared in productions of "The Rivals," "Threepenny Opera," "Love for Love" and in "The Art of Success" at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Curry’s American television credits include the title role in Stephen King’s ABC-TV miniseries "IT," a recurring role on the classic TV cop show "Wise Guy" and a three-episode arc on "Earth 2," among others. He was nominated for a Cable Ace Award as Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performances in HBO’s acclaimed "Tales from the Crypt," in which he played an entire family - the father, the mother and the daughter. The role also earned him an Emmy nomination.

A recording artist for A&M Records, Curry has released three albums plus a compilation LP of his works. Curry currently resides in Los Angeles.


  • 19th April 1946 - Birth