What’s Your Favorite Tim Curry Performance?

The magnificent Tim Curry turns 73 today. Since bursting onto the scene in the early 1970s, Curry has enjoyed a successful career on stage, as a would-be pop star, in films and TV shows, as an in-demand voiceover actor. Although he suffered a major stroke in 2012, Curry still works regularly and a fixture on the convention circuit…where fans have the opportunity to tell their idol about how much his roles in projects like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue, and the 1990 TV miniseries version of It impacted their lives. To celebrate Tim Curry’s birthday, and his career in general, we’re asking you to name your favorite performance of his below. And share all of your memories about this true showbiz original in the comments!

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  • http://themidnitedrive-in.blogspot.com Quiggy

    The easy vote is Dr. Frank, but I picked Pennywise in an effort to shake up the voting. I like them both.

  • John

    Tim Curry sends up Tim Curry in the “Island of Dr. Mystico” episode of Freakazoid! in a guest performance that’s topped only by Ricardo Montalban’s in two (count ’em) episodes. And, yes, you’ll just have to find that show on your own…

  • Charles Martin

    I voted for Dr. Frank N. Furter but it really a two way tie for me. He was also fantastic in “Muppet Treasure Island” as Long John Silver.

  • J.p. Van Gordon

    I totally agree with Charles Martin, “Long John” was a close second… There was also a hard to find tv special (I think) about a bunch of hippies who operated a pirate radio station from an airplane… I wish I could find it… Anyone know the name?

  • Peter T

    What about “The Color of Magic” – the dark wizard Trymon? He had a sinister edge. To J.p. – Tim Curry wasn’t in it – but I think the movie with the hippies on the airplane (who were thwarting a cross-dressing presidential candidate) was “Riders On The Storm”.

  • http://themidnitedrive-in.blogspot.com Quiggy

    Hey, I just thought of one I completely forgot about. In a movie called “Pass the Ammo”, Curry played a weasel-y televangelist who becomes a hostage to a bunch of rednecks trying to get their money back. Well worth trying to find.