19 April 1946, Cheshire, England, UK
The son of a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain, James, and his wife Patricia, a school secretary, Tim Curry studied Drama and English at Cambridge and at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors. His first professional success was in the London production of HAIR, followed by more work in the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Glasgow Civic Repertory Company, and the Royal Court Theater where he created the role of Frank N. Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. He recreated the role in the Los Angeles and Broadway productions and starred in the screen version entitled THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Mr. Curry continued his career on the New York and London stages with starring roles in TRAVESTIES, AMADEUS, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE RIVALS, LOVE FOR LOVE, DALLIANCE, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, THE ART OF SUCCESS, and My Favorite Year (1982). He also starred in the US tour of ME AND MY GIRL. He has received two Tony award nominations for best actor and won the Royal Variety Club Award as "Stage Actor of the Year." A composer and a singer, Mr. Curry toured the US and Europe with his own band and released four albums for A&M records. In addition to an active
movie and television career, Tim Curry is a sought-after actor for CD-ROM productions. His distinctive voice can be heard on more than a dozen audio books, and in countless animated television series and videos. Mr. Curry currently lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Frank.
Recorded the following books on tape: "Cry to Heaven" and Taltos by Anne Rice; "Jewels" by Danielle Steele; "The Old Contemptibles", "The Man with a Load of Mischief", "The Old Silent", "The Anodyne Necklace", "The Dirty Duck", "The Old Fox Deceiv'd", "The Horse You Came In On", and "Rainbow's End" by Martha Grimes; "Home Alone 2" by Todd Strasser; "The Jolly Postman" (with Andrea Martin) by Janet and Allen Ahlberg; "Night Over Water" and "A Dangerous Fortune" by Ken Follett; and the short stories "Crouch End" and "The Doctor's Case" from Stephen King's "Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volumes 1 and 2."
Provides voices for the CD-Rom games "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers" (Gabriel Knight), "Wing Commander III" (Melek), "Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster" (Doctor Frankenstein), "Toonstruck, " and "Muppet Treasure Island" (Long John Silver).
Baby Love/Just 14; Ode Records; 1976; ODE-66117-5 (single from unreleased album)
Read My Lips; A&M Records; 1978; A&M SP4717 (record)/CS3186 (cassette)
Fearless; A&M Records; 1979; A&M SP4773 (record)/CS4773
Simpliticy; A&M Records; 1981; A&M SP4830 (record)/CS4830
The Best of Tim Curry; A&M Records; 1989; A&M CS5269 (cassette)/ LD5269 (CD)
"Kinda Shy" Lewis Furey (Lewis Furey); A&M Records; 1975; A&M SP4522 (backing vocals)
"Pure Sin" Spy (Carly Simon); Electra/Asylum Records; 1979; 5E-506 (backing vocals)
"Vengeance" Spy (Carly Simon); Electra/Asylum Records; 1979;
"The Trial" The Wall: Live in Berlin (Roger Waters); Mercury; 1990; 846611-2
"Easy Street" Annie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; CBS, Inc. 1982; JS 38000 (record)/JST 38000 (cassette)/CK 38000 (CD)
Annie: Original Children's Soundtrack and Story; CBS, Inc.; 1982; CK 38168
"Toxic Love" FernGully...The Last Rainforest: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; MCA Records; 1992; MCJD-10567 (CD)/MCAC-10567
My Favorite Year: Original Cast Recording; RCA Victor; 1993; 09026-61617-2
"I Got Me a Red/There Ought to be a Law" Little Tramp; Warner Music UK Ltd.; 1992; 4509-91387-2 (studio recording)
"Don't Make Me Laugh" The Pebble and the Penguin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc./Invicom Limited; 1995; Rhino R2-71996
Rocky Horror Show: Original London Cast; 1973
Rocky Horror Show: Original Roxy Cast; 1974
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; 1975
Songs from the Vaults: a collection of Rocky Horror rarities; Ode Records; 1990; R2-71011-B
"Rock Follies of 77: The Band Who Wouldn't Die", as Stevie Streeter (1977)
"51 Golden Globe Awards", as co-host (1994)
"The 67 Oscar Awards", opening song performer (1995)
"The 16 CableACE Awards", presenter (1995)
"The 11 Screen Actors Guild Awards", presenter (1995)
"The Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa" (voice)
"Tom and Jerry Kids" (voice)
"TailSpin", as Klang (voice) two appearances
"Rick Moranis in Gravedale High" (voice)
"Aladdin" (TV series) (voice)
"Mighty Max", as Skull Master (voice)
"Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", as Zimbo (voice) (1994)
"New Thunderbirds, The", (voice)
"Sonic the Hedgehog", (voice)
"Don Coyote" (voice)
"The 11th Screen Actors Guild Awards", presenter (1995)
"Don Coyote" (voice) as [unknown]
"Tom and Jerry Kids" as [unknown] (voice)
"Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, The" as [unknown] (voice)
"Rick Moranis in Gravedale High" as [unknown] (voice)
"Mighty Max" as Skull Master (voice)
"New Thunderbirds, The" as [unknown] (voice)
"I'm not a conventional leading man at all and have no wish to be."
"They couldn't call it ['The Best of Tim Curry' CD] 'Greatest Hits' because there weren't any."
"My specialty roles are Louche, Brio, and Bravura."
"The point about Tim Curry is that he's the exact opposite of how he appears on stage"...Nell Campbell
"[with refernce to climbing volcanos while filming Congo (1995)].. I smoke two packs of Marlboros a day, which doesn't go well with volcanos"
"Any new way to infiltrate myself into your minds."- "The Making of Gabriel Knight", on rapidly evolving computer technology.
"Gabriel Knight is VERY, very cool. And impossibly handsome. So of course, they picked me." -"The Making of Gabriel Knight" Current opinion of RHPS: Finds it annoying, but aprreciates the fans - has mellowed down in the past few years