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Overview (4)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameTimothy John Cox
Nicknames Coxy
Timmy
Coxer
Otis
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (2)

In a career that began when he won the lead role in his eighth grade school musical, something that he auditioned for just to get out of Math class, critically acclaimed character actor Timothy J. Cox has shown no signs of slowing down.

The actor, who has called New York City his home for over 15 years, continues to give lauded performances in numerous stage and film productions, in roles large and small, classical and contemporary.

Born in Philadelphia, Cox began studying acting in high school, performing in numerous plays and musicals. During this time Tim saw two performances on film that inspired him to make acting his life's work, Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses (1962) and Donald Sutherland in Ordinary People (1980). Both performances, especially Lemmon's (one of the actor's many idols) had a profound effect on the young actor. Tim continued his acting studies at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio and appeared in numerous plays, many of them classical works by the likes of Shakespeare, Moliere, Feydeau and Sophocles. After graduating from college in 1999, Cox worked a series of odd jobs back in Wilmington, Delaware, where he did the majority of his growing up, but also found time to appear in a few theatre productions before he made the move to New York City in 2001.

Since then, he has continued his work in the theatre, but has also appeared in over 60 films, with appearances in numerous independent short and feature films, earning positive reviews from numerous critics, as well as the title ''the Johnny Depp of Indie cinema'' from the independent film site Rogue Cinema.

Since 2010, Cox has collaborated on five films with acclaimed writer/director Sean Meehan: Over Coffee (2010), The Beach Comber (2010), You're Not Safe Here (2012), Mallas, MA (2013) and Total Performance (2015).

Highly regarded and respected by colleagues, Timothy J. Cox is an artist devoted to an excellence rarely practiced in these days when instant fame and fortune seem more important than the work itself.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: RAF

Timothy J. Cox was born Timothy John Cox on November 2, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has called New York City his home since 2001. Originally intending to be solely a stage actor, Cox turned his attention to movies full time starting in 2010 and has since appeared in over 60 films. Cox and his wife Jamie welcomed their first child, their son Spencer, in November 2017.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: RAF

Spouse (2)

Jamie Barlow (10 August 2013 - present) ( 1 child)
Karen Kelly (15 June 1996 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Often plays either the kind, reasonable friend of the protagonist, or an unscrupulous authority figure.
The Average Joe. The Everyman.
Plain, everyman looks

Trivia (34)

Decided he wanted to pursue acting as a career after seeing Jack Lemmon in Days of Wine and Roses (1962).
Attended St. Mark's High School in Wilmington, DE from 1991 to 1995. During those years, he appeared on stage with 30 Rock (2006) cast member Keith Powell.
Earned rave reviews for his performances in the plays (''Jack Kerouac-Last Call'', ''A Soldier's Death'', ''Kerouac'' and ''The Cat and the Moon'')of New York playwright, Tom O'Neil.
Has three brothers.
Tries to incorporate glasses into all of his roles.
Is of Irish, Swedish and Polish heritage.
Served as President of his Fraternity, Delta Tau Delta (Epsilon Upsilon Chapter) at Marietta College (1996-97).
Briefly considered becoming a priest.
A fan of professional wrestling, his all time favorite is Ric Flair.
Earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Acting/Theatre Studies from Marietta College (1999).
Favorite movies are: The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), The Big Lebowski (1998),The Sting (1973) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
Appeared in numerous plays at NYC's 13th Street Repertory Theatre Company with actors like Brianna Hansen, Liche Ariza, Nixon Cesar, Greg Vorob, Jason Godbey, Kyle Pierson and John Samuel Jordan.
At parties and holiday celebrations, the young Cox would recite the opening scene to "The Godfather" or entertain with what he now calls horrible impressions of George Burns and John Houseman for the amusement of his family members.
Big fan of murder mysteries / detective stories.
For the film Jack Jimminy: The Story of a Pornstar Extra (2010), Cox shaved his hair on top to make himself look older as Richard, the retired adult film star and father of the title character.
In September 2012, became engaged to his girlfriend of one year, Jamie Barlow.
Has collaborated on five films with acclaimed writer/director Sean Meehan: Over Coffee (2010), The Beachcomber(2010), You're Not Safe Here (2012), Mallas, MA(2013) and Total Performance (2015).
Appearing as Leonato in Queens Shakespeare's revival of the Shakespeare comedy "Much Ado About Nothing". [November 2009]
Getting rave reviews as Duke Senior and Duke Frederick in The Secret Theatre in Queens' revival of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It". [August 2009]
Continues to earn great reviews for the films Socks and Cakes (2010), Over Coffee (2010) and The Watchers (2010). [February 2011]
Earned critical raves in the New York premiere of playwright Martin Blank's black comedy ''Avenue of the Americas''. [February 2011]
Continues to receive rave reviews for his work in the films Simple Mind (2012) and Greg's Guardian Angel (2013). [December 2012]
Appearing as Peter Quince in the critically acclaimed revival of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," with The Secret Theatre in Queens. [December 2009]
From 2001-2004, Cox studied and worked with acting teacher / director Stanley Harrison, who focused on the teachings and methods of Michael Chekhov.
Aside from his acting duties, Cox is also a licensed New York City tour guide.
Cox has been directed by actor Lawrence Lesher in 11 stage productions since 2006.
Cox and his wife Jamie Barlow are expecting their first child, due December 2017.
Cox is a big fan of the film The Room (2003).
Cox's bio incorrectly states that he got married in 1996 and has 2 kids with a ''Karen Kelly''. Mr. Cox has only been married to one woman , Jamie Barlow , since 2013.
Cox earned rave reviews for his performance as Michael in the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre's production of the play ''Rounding Third'' by Richard Dresser, which played during the month of November 2017.
Cox and his wife Jamie welcomed the birth of their first child, a son named Spencer Anderson Cox, on November 17, 2017. Cox's son was named in honor of one of his favorite actors, Spencer Tracy.

Personal Quotes (3)

I'm five feet five and a half. I'm not overly handsome, not good looking enough to set hearts to fluttering. I don't exactly ooze animal magnetism, so of course I'm a character actor.
Character roles are richer, more interesting to play, at least to me. I'll take the role of the Gravedrigger over Hamlet any day. It's where I fit, where I belong.
It helps that I have a supporting actor mentality. I like to come on, do my thing and then get the heck out of there.

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