Tim Curry Biography
Tim Curry is a British actor, singer, and voice actor, best known for his iconic role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Curry is also known for playing some memorable characters such as Pennywise the Clown in It, Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island, and Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers.
He has also lent his voice to animated projects, such as The Wild Thornberrys, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
Tim Curry Age
Curry was born on April 19, 1946, in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. He is 77 years old as of 2023.
He celebrated his 77th birthday in 2023. He started his acting career in the late 1960s, after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in drama and English. He made his professional debut in the original London cast of the musical Hair in 1968.
Tim Curry Wife
Curry has never been married. He has also been very private about his personal life, so there is limited information available about his romantic relationships or personal preferences.
Tim Curry Parents
Curry’s parents were James and Patricia Curry. His father was a Royal Navy chaplain and his mother was a school secretary. His father died from pneumonia when Tim was 12 years old, while his mother died from cancer in 1999.
Tim Curry Sister
Curry had an older sister named Judith, who was a concert pianist and died from a brain tumor in 2001.
Tim Curry Stroke
In 2012, Curry suffered a major stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak for a while. He had to undergo intensive physical and speech therapy to recover from the stroke.
Curry kept his condition private for a long time until he made his first public appearance in 2015 at a Tony Awards party. Since then, he has appeared occasionally at some events and interviews, using a wheelchair and a cane.
Tim Curry Rocky Horror
Curry played the character Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Dr. Frank is a flamboyant and seductive alien scientist who hosts a bizarre party at his castle.
Rocky Horror is a film is based on the musical stage production of The Rocky Horror Show (1973), which Tim also starred in both in London and Los Angeles. Tim reprised his role as Frank-N-Furter in a cameo appearance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016), a TV remake of the film.
Tim Curry Pennywise
Curry portrayed the character Pennywise the Clown, in It (1990), a TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Pennywise is a shape-shifting entity that preys on children’s fears.
Tim has said that he enjoyed playing Pennywise because he liked scaring people and making them laugh at the same time. He has also said that he was inspired by Lon Chaney’s performance as The Phantom of the Opera for his makeup and costume design.
His version of Pennywise has influenced many other horror clowns, such as; Twisty from American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014) and Bill Skarsgård’s interpretation of Pennywise in It (2017) and It Chapter Two (2019).
Tim Curry Criminal Minds
Curry appeared in an episode of the TV series “Criminal Minds” in 2010. The episode is titled “Mosley Lane”. He played the character of Billy Flynn, a convicted child abductor who assists the FBI in their investigation of a recent kidnapping case.
Tim Curry Legend
“Legend” is a 1985 dark fantasy film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tim, Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Billy Barty. In the film, Curry plays the role of Darkness, the Lord of Darkness.
Darkness seeks to create an eternal night by killing the last of the unicorns. Curry’s portrayal of Darkness is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the film. His elaborate makeup and costume and menacing performance brings the character to life in a captivating way.
Tim Curry’s Net Worth
Curry has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of 2023.
Tim Curry Movies and TV Shows
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
- Annie (1982)
- Legend (1985)
- Clue (1985)
- The Hunt for Red October (1990)
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
- FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
- Addams Family Reunion (1998)
- Congo (1995)
- Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
- McHale’s Navy (1997)
- The Three Musketeers (1993)
- Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
- Oscar (1991)
- Kinsey (2004)
- The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
- Scary Movie 2 (2001)
- Charlie’s Angels (2000)
- Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
- Burke and Hare (2010)
- Gingerclown (2013)
- The Shadow (1994)
- The Worst Witch (1986)
- Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
- The Little Mermaid (TV Series, 1992-1994) – Voice of The Evil Manta