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Timothy Carey (1929–1994)

Timothy Carey had one of the most unusual careers of all Hollywood character actors, obtaining full cult status for his portrayals of the doomed, the psychotic and the plain crazy. Carey's career was an "Only in America" type of story, and he retains his status as a Great American Original a decade after his death. As a 22-year-old acting school ... See full bio »

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 1990 The Devil's Gas (Short)
Professor Petrol
 1986 Echo Park
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
Paul McClelland, the Cat Man
- Tracks (1986) ... Paul McClelland, the Cat Man (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Kenny the Knife
- Cold Target (1984) ... Kenny the Knife
- Satan, Cyanide and Murder (1984) ... Kenny the Knife
 1983 D.C. Cab
Angel Of Death (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (TV Movie)
Gynecologist (segment "The Lays of Our Lives")
 1981-1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Blanchard / Cameron
- The Resurrection of Carlini (1982) ... Blanchard
- Fire Man (1981) ... Cameron
 1982 Fast-Walking
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
The Preacher
- Part Three (1981) ... The Preacher (as Timothy Agoglia Carey, credit only)
- Part Two (1981) ... The Preacher (as Timothy Agoglia Carey, credit only)
- Part One (1981) ... The Preacher (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Obituary Bob
- The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street (1980) ... Obituary Bob (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1980 Nightside (TV Movie)
Slowboy (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Kidnap (1980) ... Solkin (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1979 Hard Knocks (as Timothy Agoglia-Carey)
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
- Superstar (1979) ... Anderson
 1978 Fiore (TV Movie)
Fiore Reid
 1975-1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Stelardo / El Greco / Joe Dineen / ...
- The Marker (1978) ... Stelardo (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
- That Sister Ain't No Cousin (1977) ... El Greco
- Set Up City (1975) ... Joe Dineen (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
- He'll Never See Daylight (1975) ... Matty Trifon (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Arabian Group Leader / Burt
- Angels on Ice (1977) ... Arabian Group Leader (as Timothy Agolia Carey)
- The Blue Angels (1977) ... Burt
 1977 Speedtrap
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- The Velvet Jungle (1977) ... Danny
 1976 Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
Vincent (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1971-1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Bert / Tony
- Fade in to Murder (1976) ... Tony (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
- Dead Weight (1971) ... Bert
- Ransom for a Dead Man (1971) ... Bert
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Jay Bonner
- The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep (1976) ... Jay Bonner (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1976 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Flo (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1976 Peeper
Sid (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1975 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Bix Courtney
- Ambush (1975) ... Bix Courtney (as Timothy Agoglia-Carey)
 1974 Toma (TV Series)
 1973 The Outfit
Jake Menner
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Big Mike (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
 1972 Tarzana (Short)
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Policeman (uncredited)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Apt. Manager
- Fifth Man in a String Quartet (1972) ... Apt. Manager
 1971 Minnie and Moskowitz
Morgan Morgan (as Tim Carey)
 1970 Tweet's Ladies of Pasadena
Tweet Twig
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Desert Rat / Jules Forel
- Aquarius Descending (1970) ... Desert Rat
- Fear of High Places (1968) ... Jules Forel
 1968-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Wibberly / Lute Purdy
- Mamma Cooper (1970) ... Wibberly
- The Blackbirder (1968) ... Lute Purdy
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
- Fortune City (1970) ... Art
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Zach Ontro
- Home to Methuselah (1969) ... Zach Ontro
 1969 Change of Habit
Ajax Market Manager (uncredited)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
- The Odds Against Donald Jordan (1969) ... Rasmussen
 1968 Head
Lord High 'n Low
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
- For Members Only (1968) ... Max
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
- Big Jessie (1968) ... Lobo
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Mike O'Neill
- The Red Hand of Michael O'Neill (1968) ... Mike O'Neill
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Deadly Quest Affair (1967) ... Stefan
 1967 Waterhole #3
 1967 A Time for Killing
Billy Cat
 1958-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Charles 'Buster' Rilla / Tiller Evans
- Quaker Girl (1966) ... Charles 'Buster' Rilla
- The Gentleman (1958) ... Tiller Evans
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Preacher Clegg
- Teacher of Outlaws (1966) ... Preacher Clegg
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ed Walker / Carl Hatcher
- Encounter at Boot Hill (1965) ... Ed Walker
- The Book (1965) ... Carl Hatcher
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Andrew Johnson (1965) ... Hartwick
 1964 Rio Conchos
Chico (uncredited)
 1964 Shock Treatment
Hulking Patient (uncredited)
 1962 Convicts 4
 1962 Mermaids of Tiburon
Milo Sangster
 1962 The World's Greatest Sinner
Clarence Hilliard
 1961 The Second Time Around
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Howard Tetley
 1960 The Boy and the Pirates
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- Ain't We Got Fun (1959) ... Loxie (uncredited)
 1959 The Gunfight at Dodge City
Forbes, Regan's Deputy (uncredited)
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Ed 'Bugsy' Kyle
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
- The Town Budget (1958) ... Jonas
 1958 Unwed Mother
 1957 House of Numbers
Frenchy - Arnie's Cell Mate (uncredited)
 1957 Bayou
Ulysses (as Tim Carey)
 1957 Chain of Evidence
Carl Fowler
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Frank Mangus
 1956 Naked Gun
 1956 Flight to Hong Kong
Lagarto (as Tim Carey)
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
- The Great Train Robbery (1956) ... Stark
 1956 The Last Wagon
Cole Harper (uncredited)
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Derelict (uncredited)
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Auctioneer's Helper (uncredited)
 1955 Finger Man
Lou Terpe
 1955 East of Eden
Joe (uncredited)
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Dan Warner
- Grubstake (1954) ... Dan Warner
 1954 Alaska Seas
 1954 Crime Wave
Johnny Haslett (uncredited)
 1953 The Wild One
Chino's Boy #1 (uncredited)
 1953 White Witch Doctor
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Man at boat dock / Prisoner / Tall Gypsy / ...
- The California Bullets (1953) ... Man at boat dock (uncredited)
- Sidewinder (1953) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
- Gypsy Traders (1953) ... Tall Gypsy (uncredited)
- Beware! No Trespassing (1952) ... Henchman Benton
- Secret Mission (1952) ... Tall Henchman
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Crockett Pace (uncredited)
 1952 Hellgate
Wyand (uncredited)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- The Long Shot (1952) ... Frankie (as Tim Carey)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Survey Man (1952) ... (unconfirmed)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Baptiste DuNord (uncredited)
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Construction Worker (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1980s) TV commercial: Hubba Bubba Bubblegum See more »

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Alternate Names:

Timothy Agoglia | Timothy Agoglia-Carey | Timothy Agoglia Carey | Timothy Agolia Carey | Timothy Aoglia Carey | Tim Carey


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Coppola [Francis Ford Coppola] wanted me so much to be in "The Godfather." But the stage wasn't right. I just would have made a lot of money, and when you make a lot of money, it doesn't help an artist because the more money you have, the more trouble you have. Except to make a film, that's different, of course, but Cassavetes [John Cassavetes], it would never affect him ... Coppola didn't have ... See more »


Quentin Tarantino had a page in his script for Reservoir Dogs (1992) where he dedicated the movie to some of his inspirations. Timothy Carey was at the very top. He also auditioned for the role of Joe Cabot, but Tarantino didn't think that he was right for the role. See more »


Often played probably psychotic characters with a volcanic temper See more »

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