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Overview (2)

Born in Queens, New York, USA
Birth NameTimothy Michael Carr

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Queens, New York, but splitting time growing up between Newark, Delaware and Avondale, Pennsylvania, Tim Carr started out doing radio for various stations in the local area.

From radio, he moved on to TV, scoring a very small but recurring role on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" from there, he began doing small parts in several films and TV shows, elevating to leading man status with Lionsgate's "Killer Instinct" and spending the next few years working alongside talent such as Holly Hunter, Jennifer Connelly, Sydney Pollack and Robert DeNiro. Also at this time, he appeared in several commercials which were filmed and have aired all over the world.

On a break from filming a pilot for Fox, Tim put together a short film, he wrote, starred and directed in "The Wrong Fortune Cookie". This film played everywhere from New York to Los Angeles to London to Banglapore, India, and received great reviews and was even applauded by industry film site "Ain't It Cool News". During a screening of "The Wrong Fortune Cookie", Tim was offered a role in a very edgy and quirky film called "13th Grade"

After appearing in Delaware filmmaker JJ Garvine's "13th Grade", Tim was given a role by Sylvester Stallone in his hit film "Rocky Balboa". At the very same time, Tim was nominated for a screen writing award at the "Hypefest" film festival in Hollywood for his screenplay "A Deeper Shade of Soul" and also wrote a pilot that went to 2 major networks called "Life Won't Wait". With years of working with Hollywood legends and experience in television, stage and film, Tim decided to put himself to the test and wrote, directed and played the lead role in the feature film, "Leaf" a bio pic on infamous NFL quarterback, Ryan Leaf.

With "Leaf" doing incredibly well at test screenings all over the country, as well as some solid award buzz surrounding "Leaf", Tim immediately took various roles in films such as "Down With The Boogey," and "Safe" opposite Chris Sarandon and Jason Statham. Adding television writing and various stage roles in New York City, Los Angeles and beyond to his repertoire, Tim continues to be among the hardest working talents around.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stephen C. Thompson (steve@thomcomm.net)

Spouse (1)

Jacci Garton (July 2004 - present)

Trivia (23)

Was up for the part of "Larson" in U-571 (2000).
While filming Killer Instinct (2001) he got a large bruise on his nose during a mishap in the special effects studio. The bruise was covered except in the photo at the end of the film where it can be seen clearly.
His father Michael Carr, a high school principal was an extra in Dead Poets Society (1989). Years later Tim appeared in a Pepsi commercial parody of Dead Poets Society (1989) directed by Kinka Usher.
Was up for the part of James Dean in TNT's James Dean (2001).
Was noticed by casting agents while performing in the play "Assassins" as Lee Harvey Oswald
In a radio interview, told a story about when he worked on All My Children (1970) he would try to make star Susan Lucci laugh every day. He joked that it never worked.
Developed a remake of the James Dean and Natalie Wood serial General Electric Theater: I'm a Fool (1954) with the hope that his 13th Grade (2005) director JJ Garvine would direct.
Interned at a casting agency which led to Tim being a "go for" for NBC's canceled soap Sunset Beach (1997), and feature film Kimberly (1999).
Was college roommates with actor Dave Eveler.
Uses the music of the band The Scatologists in every film. The singer for the Scatologists, Greg Fain even appears in A Deeper Shade of Soul (2006).
Wrote a pilot for a major network called "Life Won't Wait".
Grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia called Avondale.
Attended Avon Grove High School in West Grove Pennsylvania with filmmakers Vince Corkadel, Mike Kazlo and members of the band Dr. Dog.
Has been performing live with Upright Citizens Brigade Theaterin New York City, since 2013.
Was reportedly a ghost writer on a reality show that turned out so poorly that Carr doesn't speak of it by name.
Wrote a screenplay "The Day That Nothing Happened" that was going to be produced and starring a prominent Philadelphia radio personality, Carr and several musicians, and actors that fell apart at the last minute when the film's funding fell through.
Philanthropic activities include "Habitat for Humanity" "SPCA" "Special Olympics" "March of Dimes" and "Ronald McDonald House" and Carr and his wife Jacci Garton are advocates for "No Kid Hungry".
Signed on to Down with the Boogey (2008) after reading 7 pages of the script.
Won the Accolade award twice for Leaf (2008) and Watching the Detectives (2010).
Performs live in a mostly improvised one man show called "Barrel On Broadway".
Enjoyed working with Chris Sarandon on the set of Safe (2012) and joked he often thought about walking around with a notebook and taking notes while watching Sarandon work.
The TV pilot for Watching the Detectives (2010) was inspired by a job he worked in a mall in Delaware.
Directed both Geoffrey Wigdor and Adam Way to Accolade award nominations for "Best Supporting Actor" Leaf (2008) in the Accolade awards.

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