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Timothy Carey is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 11 march 1929 at New York City (USA)

Timothy Carey

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Birth name Timothy Agoglia Carey
Nationality USA
Birth 11 march 1929 at New York City (USA)
Death 11 may 1994 (at 65 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Timothy Agoglia Carey (March 11, 1929 – May 11, 1994) was an American film and television character actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Carey was best known for portraying manic or violent characters who are driven to extremes.

One of his best remembered early roles was in the Stanley Kubrick film The Killing (1956), in which he portrayed a gunman hired to shoot a horse during a race, as a diversion from a racetrack robbery underway. Because of the impression Carey made in this small part, Kubrick cast him in the World War I drama Paths of Glory (1957), as one of three soldiers accused of cowardice. During the filming of Paths Of Glory, Carey was apparently disruptive, trying to draw more attention to his character during the filming. A scene where Carey and the other actors were brought a duck dinner as their final meal before execution took 57 takes due to his behavior. The final straw occurred when he faked his own kidnapping for personal publicity, causing Kubrick and Producer James B. Harris to fire him. Because of this, they were unable to show the three condemned soldiers during the battle scene, and a double was used during the scene when a priest was hearing his character's confession. The scene was filmed with the double's back to the camera.

The 1957 film Bayou (retitled Poor White Trash) featured one of Carey's few leading roles, as a Cajun shopkeeper named Ulysses.

Carey wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the 1962 feature The World's Greatest Sinner, which was scored by Frank Zappa. Although it did not have wide commercial release, the film achieved cult status through repeated screenings at the "midnight movies" in Los Angeles in the 1960s. This movie established Carey as an important figure in independent film. He had roles in East of Eden, The Wild One, One-Eyed Jacks, The Boy and the Pirates, Beach Blanket Bingo. and in the John Cassavetes-directed films Minnie and Moskowitz and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. He played a minor role as the Angel of Death in the comedy film D.C. Cab, and appeared in the Monkees vehicle Head. His final appearance was in the 1986 movie Echo Park. Carey also did a select amount of acting on TV from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Carey's face (from the movie The Killing) is positioned behind George Harrison on the cover of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Although Carey's image is not seen on the commercially released version of the cover, it can be seen on outtake photos from the Sgt. Pepper session.

According to director Quentin Tarantino, Carey auditioned for his film Reservoir Dogs, for the role of Joe Cabot. Although Carey did not get the role, the screenplay of the film was dedicated to him, among others.

He died of a stroke in 1994 at the age of 65 in Los Angeles, and was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.


Timothy Carey né dans l'arrondissement de Brooklyn à New York. Au cinéma, il contribue à cinquante films américains (dont des westerns), entre 1951 et 1990. Il apparaît à l'écran pour la première fois dans Au-delà du Missouri (avec Clark Gable) de William A. Wellman — un petit rôle non crédité, comme parfois par la suite — et pour la dernière fois dans un court métrage de Romeo Carey (son fils, né en 1966). Parmi ses films notables, citons L'Ultime Razzia de Stanley Kubrick (1956, avec Sterling Hayden et Coleen Gray), L'Or des pistoleros de William A. Graham (1967, avec James Coburn et Carroll O'Connor), ou encore Meurtre d'un bookmaker chinois de John Cassavetes (1976, avec Ben Gazzara et Seymour Cassel).

En outre, expérience rare, il est producteur, réalisateur et scénariste (en plus d'interprète) d'un film sorti en 1962, The World's Greatest Sinner .

À la télévision, Timothy Carey joue dans trente-cinq séries de 1952 à 1986, dont Gunsmoke (deux épisodes, en 1958 et 1966), Columbo (trois épisodes, en 1971 et 1976) et Baretta (quatre épisodes, de 1975 à 1978). Il tourne également deux téléfilms, diffusés respectivement en 1973 et 1980.

Usually with

Al Ruban
Al Ruban
(2 films)
Joe Turkel
Joe Turkel
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Timothy Carey (49 films)

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Echo Park
Echo Park (1985)
, 1h28
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Cheech Marin, Heinrich Schweiger, Cassandra Peterson
Roles Vinnie
Rating58% 2.9004552.9004552.9004552.9004552.900455
May, a single mom, wants to become an actress. Her next-door neighbor August, a bodybuilder, wants to become a worthy successor to his hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger. They live in a district of Los Angeles known as Echo Park, not far from Dodger Stadium, and dream of a better life.
D.C. Cab
D.C. Cab (1983)
, 1h40
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Adam Baldwin, Max Gail, Mr. T, Gary Busey, Charlie Barnett, Gloria Gifford
Roles Angel of Death
Rating54% 2.749492.749492.749492.749492.74949
Naive but good natured young man Albert Hockenberry (Baldwin) arrives in Washington, D.C. with plans to work for his late father's army buddy Harold (Gail), owner of the run-down District of Columbia Cab company. Aware of the sorry state of his business and from the growing competition from the popular Emerald Cab Company, Harold wants to clean it up but doesn't have the financial means to do so. Complicating matters is the motley group of cab drivers that he has working for him. They all see driving as a dead end job while they wait for better lives, until Albert inspires them to work as a team.
Fast-Walking, 1h55
Directed by James B. Harris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors James Woods, Tim McIntire, Kay Lenz, Robert Hooks, K Callan, M. Emmet Walsh
Roles Bullet
Rating63% 3.193783.193783.193783.193783.19378
Frank Miniver, aka Fast-Walking, is a corrupt but lovable Oregon state prison guard. Not the most obliging or honest of public servants, he smokes and peddles marijuana and compliments his meager salary by running prostitutes for Mexican laborers out of his cousin Evie's convenience store.
Speedtrap (1977)

Directed by Earl Bellamy
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Joe Don Baker, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel, Morgan Woodward, Robert Loggia, Timothy Carey
Roles Loomis
Rating54% 2.7152752.7152752.7152752.7152752.715275
After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in private investigator Pete Novick (Joe Don Baker) to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend of Novick's who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can. After a long and convoluted investigation with false leads, psychics and the mafia, Novick at last unravels the identity of the thief.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 2h15
Directed by John Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Haji, Morgan Woodward, Al Ruban
Roles Flo
Rating72% 3.647653.647653.647653.647653.64765
The film, set in California, opens with Cosmo Vittelli (Ben Gazzara) making the final payment on a longstanding gambling debt to a sleazy loanshark (played by the film's producer Al Ruban). To celebrate his long-anticipated freedom, burlesque club owner Vittelli has an expensive night out with his three favorite dancers ("Margo", "Rachael" and "Sherry"). The evening culminates in a poker game in which Vittelli loses $23,000, returning him to the debtor's position he had just left. Using the debt as leverage, his mob creditors coerce him into agreeing to perform a "hit" on a rival. Vittelli is led to believe that his target is a small-time criminal of minor consequence, the Chinese bookie of the film's title; but in fact, he is the boss of the Chinese mafia, "the heaviest cat on the West Coast." Vittelli manages to kill the man and several of his bodyguards, but is severely wounded before escaping.
The Outfit
The Outfit (1975)
, 1h43
Directed by John Flynn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, L'Outfit de Chicago, Gangster films
Actors Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan, Timothy Carey, Sheree North
Roles Menner
Rating69% 3.497213.497213.497213.497213.49721
Two hitmen drive to Eddie Macklin's house to assassinate him as he builds a brick wall in his backyard. Meanwhile, Eddie's brother Earl (Robert Duvall) is released from prison in Illinois after a 27-month term for carrying a concealed weapon. His girlfriend Bett (Karen Black) picks him up and takes him to a motel. She informs Earl of his brother's execution by the Outfit. Earl deduces that the motel stay is a setup, and when one of the hitmen who killed his brother bursts into the room, Earl ambushes him and tortures him for information.
Peeper (1975)
, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Themes Children's films
Actors Michael Caine, Timothy Carey, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn, Michael Constantine, Thayer David
Roles Sid
Rating56% 2.802872.802872.802872.802872.80287
1947 à Hollywood. Lou Anglich échappe à une filature en frappant son poursuivant avec sa valise. Lorsque Leslie C. Tucker, un détective privé anglais, revient à son bureau, il trouve Anglich, qui le charge de retrouver a fille Anna, placée dans un orphelinat 29 ans auparavant. Anglich dit à Tucker qu'il a beaucoup d'argent et qu'il veut le donner à sa fille avant que ses "associés" le retrouvent et le tuent...
Get to Know Your Rabbit, 1h31
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors John Astin, Katharine Ross, Orson Welles, Susanne Zenor, Allen Garfield, M. Emmet Walsh
Roles Policeman (uncredited)
Rating52% 2.6060552.6060552.6060552.6060552.606055
Corporate executive Donald Beeman, fed up with the rat race, impulsively quits his job and takes to the road as a traveling tap dancing magician under the tutelage of Mr. Delasandro. His former boss Mr. Turnbull, determined to convince him to return to his nine-to-five existence, chases after him as he performs his routine in seedy nightclubs and honky tonks, but instead the two create Tap Dancing Magicians, a course for pressured businessmen. When their little venture becomes one of the most successful corporations in the world, Donald ironically finds himself feeling the same way he did when he originally quit his job.
What's the Matter with Helen?, 1h41
Directed by Curtis Harrington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Musical, Crime, Romance
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Agnes Moorehead, Harry Dean Stanton, Peggy Rea
Roles The Tramp
Rating62% 3.14573.14573.14573.14573.1457
Leonard Hill and Wesley Bruckner are seen being loaded into a paddywagon to face life sentences in prison for the Iowa murder of Ellie Banner. Their mothers, Helen Hill (Shelley Winters) and Adelle Bruckner (Debbie Reynolds) fight a crowd to their car.
Minnie and Moskowitz, 1h54
Directed by John Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Timothy Carey, Val Avery, Katherine Cassavetes, Judith Anna Roberts
Roles Morgan Morgan
Rating71% 3.5946253.5946253.5946253.5946253.594625
Following a break-up, Minnie Moore, a museum curator, becomes disillusioned by love and meaningful relationships. But after a seemingly chance encounter, she meets Seymour Moskowitz, a parking-lot attendant. After this event, Moskowitz falls in love with Minnie, trying desperately to get her to love him back.
Change of Habit, 1h33
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Virginia Vincent, Edward Asnere, Barbara McNair, Timothy Carey
Roles Ajax Market Manager (uncredited)
Rating59% 2.9988852.9988852.9988852.9988852.998885
Dr. John Carpenter is a physician in a ghetto clinic who falls for a co-worker, Michelle Gallagher, unaware that she is a nun.
Head (1968)
, 1h26
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Musical films, Political films
Actors Victor Mature, Peter Tork, Teri Garr, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith
Roles Lord High 'n Low
Rating63% 3.197963.197963.197963.197963.19796
Head begins at the dedication of a bridge. A politician is supposed to give a speech but there is a barrage of feedback from the microphone. Suddenly the Monkees (further) interrupt the ceremony by running through the assembled officials to sound of horns and sirens. The rest of the film has no overriding plot but consists of a series of vignettes highlighting the unpleasant aspects of being public figures. There is a conflict and a resolution, but the film is essentially plotless; as the opening song related: "We hope you like our story/Although there isn't one/That is to say, there's many/That way, there is more fun!" Rather, it is a seemingly stream of consciousness stringing-together of musical numbers, satires of various film genres, elements of psychedelia, and references to topical issues such as the Vietnam War. The distorted consciousness and psychedelia elements resemble an LSD trip.. Recurring images include a black box in which the group are trapped, a desert location, and a gigantic Victor Mature.
Waterhole #3, 1h31
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Claude Akins, Margaret Blye, Timothy Carey, Bruce Dern
Roles Hilb
Rating60% 3.0496453.0496453.0496453.0496453.049645
A shipment of gold bullion is stolen by three men in Arizona and buried near Waterhole No. 3. One of them is killed by Lewton Cole, who discovers a map to the buried treasure scrawled on a $20 bill.