I think we can all agree that we love Tim Curry. He is a legend and one of the most talented actors out there. From stage to movies to voice acting, this guy can do it all.
He has been in some of the biggest cult classics, but he’s appeared in some much lesser known roles. I present to you, my Tim Curry fans, some obscure Tim Curry you may have forgotten or didn’t even know about.
We’ll start with the more known roles to the “he was in that too?” roles. This guy is everywhere.
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Many of you may remember Tim Curry and his soup can nipples as Professor in the second installment of the Scary Movie franchise and some of you may not.
Tim Curry graced this movie as Herkermer Homolka and with a name like that how could we forget it?
The Wild Thornberrys (1998-2004)
Shout out to 90’s kids for this one. Curry voiced the quirky Nigel Thornberry. Not only was he a show favorite, but he makes one hell of a meme.
Not horror I know, but this movie always creeped me out as a child. And as an adult too, I’m not too ashamed to admit. Curry played Rooster Hannigan, a ne’er do well just trying to get money out of an orphan. Obviously not a great plan…cockadoodledoo.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
“Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate’s life for me!” Did you miss him as Long John Silver? Well, here ya go!
Addams’ Family Reunion (1998)
Granted, not the best Addams’ Family movie, but it exists and Curry stars as Gomez. Take a look, cara mia.
Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Ghost (1999)
I don’t care how old I am, I love this movie and I want to be a Hex Girl. Curry voiced Ben Ravencroft, the apple of Velma’s eye and a suspicious character.
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
For any child of the 90’s, this movie brings back memories. Curry voiced Hexxus, the oddly sexual pollution…demon thing trapped inside of a tree, only to be let out by dumb humans. If you are confused by my “oddly sexual” comment, here’s the song for you.
Tales from the Crypt (1993)
Bet you didn’t remember he was in the episode called, “Death of Some Salesman.” He played Ma, Pa and Winona Brackett. His make-up in this episode is out of this world good.
Tim Curry appeared in season 2, episode 1 of Psych in an episode called “American Duos.” He played snarky Nigel St. Nigel, the hardass judge on reality singing program that made fun of “American Idol”. This is one of my favorite episodes in the series and he is funny as hell.
Burke and Hare (2010)
Curry showed up in this movie as Dr. Monro. The movie is about two grave robbers who gather bodies for a medical school.
The Worst Witch (1986)
I saved this one for last because it is my personal favorite. It stars Fairuza Balk as small witch (apparently Nancy had to get a head start) that is the worst at the Witches’ Academy. Tim Curry just has a cameo in this movie as the Grand Wizard but it is GLORIOUS. Check it out.
I could listen to this on repeat, all day long.
This list in no way represents everything. Honestly, there’s just too much to name. Tim Curry has voice acted in more cartoons than I can list (examples being Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Phineas and Ferb, and Gargoyles), appeared in cameos, starred in multiple movies and we can’t get enough of him.
If this didn’t sate your Tim Curry appetite, check out these old polaroids from filming Rocky Horror.
(Featured image courtesy of vozwords.blogspot.com)