Pisces Mar 11, 1929 Brooklyn Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
Timothy Agoglia Carey was an American film and television actor.
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 has 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.
Carey usually portrayed psychotic, manic, arrogant, obsessed, and/or violent characters, who are driven to extremes.
As an actor, Carey appeared in the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory, and in the John Cassavetes-directed films Minnie and Moskowitz and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. The 1957 film Bayou featured one of Carey's few leading roles, as a Cajun shopkeeper named Ulysses.
He had roles in East of Eden, The Wild One, One-Eyed Jacks, The Boy and the Pirates, and Beach Blanket Bingo. 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.