Timothy Carey
Timothy Agoglia Carey was an American
United States
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 film and television actor.

Carey wrote, produced, directed and starred in the 1962 feature The World's Greatest Sinner
The World's Greatest Sinner
The World's Greatest Sinner is a 1962 underground film written, directed and starring the character actor Timothy Carey. The self-financed film tells the story of an average man, Clarence Hilliard , who quits his day job as an insurance salesman and forms a rock band...

 which was scored by Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed...

. 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.

As an actor, Carey appeared in the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory
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, and in the John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
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-directed films Minnie and Moskowitz
Minnie and Moskowitz
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 and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
For the 1974 film of the same name see Dynamite BrothersThe Killing of a Chinese Bookie is a 1976 gangster film directed and written by John Cassavetes and starring Ben Gazzara....


He had roles in East of Eden, The Wild One
The Wild One
The Wild One is a 1953 outlaw biker film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer. It is famed for Marlon Brando's iconic portrayal of the gang leader Johnny Strabler.-Basis:...

, One-Eyed Jacks
One-Eyed Jacks
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, The Boy and the Pirates
The Boy and the Pirates
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 and Beach Blanket Bingo
Beach Blanket Bingo
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. He played a minor role as the Angel of Death
Death (personification)
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 in the comedy film D.C. Cab
D.C. Cab
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, and appeared in the Monkees
The Monkees
The Monkees are an American pop rock group. Assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork,...

 vehicle Head
Head (film)
Head is a 1968 psychedelic comedy-adventure major motion picture, starring TV group The Monkees , and distributed by Columbia Pictures...

. His final appearance was in the 1986 movie Echo Park
Echo Park (film)
Echo Park is a 1986 comedy-drama film, set in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The plot follows several aspiring actors, musicians and models.-Cast:...

. Carey also did a select amount of acting on TV from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Carey's image appears behind George Harrison
George Harrison
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other...

 on the cover of the Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Unfortunately, his cutout is obscured by Harrison. Outtake photos from the "Pepper" session show his full face from the movie "The Killing".

Timothy Carey died from a stroke in 1994, aged 65.

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