Top 10 Best Tim Curry Performances

Top 10ListTim CurryActorPerformancesbest performancesiconicactingfunnyhilariousamazingawesomeRocky Horror Picture ShowDr. Frank-N-FurterItPennywiseClueLegendCriminal MindsBilly FlynnThe Prince of DarknessHexxusFern Gully: The Last RainforestHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkThe Three MusketeersMuppet Treasure IslandAnnieScary Movie 2The Grand WizardHerkermer HomolkaWatchMojo

Top 10 Tim Curry Performances // Subscribe:    // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW!

This iconic actor is well remembered for his dramatic and dangerous roles, as well as being highly regarded among 90s children for appearing in some of their favorite movies. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 most memorable performances of Tim Curry. But what will take the top spot? Pennywise in It, Wadsworth from Clue, or Dr. Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Watch to find out!

00:47 #10. Daniel ‘Rooster’ Hannigan in “Annie” (1982)
01:35 #9. Long John Silver in “Muppet Treasure Island” (1996)
02:22 #8. Cardinal Richelieu in “The Three Musketeers” (1993)
03:11 #7. Mr. Hector in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992)
03:50 #6. Hexxus in “FernGully: The Last Rainforest” (1992)
04:59 #5. Billy Flynn [aka ‘The Prince of Darkness’] in “Criminal Minds” (2005-)
05:52 #4. Darkness in “Legend” (1985)
07:01 #3, #2, #1 ????

Big thanks to Miroljub Milisavljevic for suggesting this idea, and to see how WatchMojo users voted, check out the suggest page here:

Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY:

WatchMojo's Social Media Pages 

Get WatchMojo merchandise at

WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
Watch some of the movies that Tim Curry has performed in!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I feel so sorry for him when I learned that both of his parents died when he was young. It must be very hard for him to go through that life. But I really do admire his great performances. Its too bad I wasn't able to get to know about him sooner.
Karma Queen
"Before we unveal our top pick"... Psh, we already knew what the top pick was. <3
Carys Davies
I did not know that was him in Criminal Minds, I feel so stupid not recognising him
Chiaretta KK
3 Clue
2 It
1 The ROcky Horror Picture Show
il vostro podio :)
Chiaretta KK
#TimCurryCrew <3
Catsepticeye 9001
So Tim Curry was the toxic mother fucker who ruined that movie
You gotta love him in Clue tho,which is the only reason I came here
Mr. Mister
You forgot Dr. Thornton Poole (Oscar), Jigsaw (National Lampoons Loaded Weapon).
Always confuse him with the late Raul Julia (RIP), though I heard he was deemed to creepy when he auditioned for the role of Judge Doom, anyways get well soon Sir Tim.
Have a PIZZAH, complements from The Plaza Hotel (Home Alone 2) 😂😂😂😂
Jose Gonzalez
Carlos Arias
I always thought that The Mentalist needed to hire Tim Curry to do Red John's surprise character. The ratings would have raised up to the clouds, I'm sure.
Nicolas Diaz
Beware the dandelo
That is some serious butchering of the name Richelieu you got there WatchMojo.
Nigel Thornberry not even being an honorable mention is a sin.
I'M SHOUTING, I'M SHOUTING, I'M SHOUT-! Comment if you get this reference
Nate W
Eh... my favorite Tim Curry voice role is Rendon Howe in Dragon Age: Origins. He was a really conniving villain and it's one of my favorite video games
George Whitney
His best performance was Wadsworth in Clue
Charles Haney
He was also Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars the Clone Wars from season 3 on
Justin Nunez
Yassss!!! I LOVE!!!! LOVE!!!! The Rocky Horror picture show
Big Fat Al
I would have though Tim Curry's role in The Hunt For Red October would have come ahead of some these.
EA Mixtures
Guys... I'll tell you one thing...

William Stewart
What about Tales From The Crypt Death of some Salesman? Another thing that is creepy about Tim Curry is the fact that his voice was deemed to scary to play The Joker on Batman The Animated Series.
Cami López
Now I have another favourite actor.
Senor Cardgage
When you're Tim Curry, YOU FLOAT TOO!
James Michael Harding
He's the UK's answer to Mark Hamill. Similar vocal ranges, mostly plays bad guys, the similarities are there
Shawn Powell
No love for his DJ character iin the film Times Square?
Miss Alice
God i loved Rocky Horror Picture show because of him. The remake, like most of classical movies, was just horrid. Tim Curry made one hell of a transvestite
Basube Burns
Tim Curry is one of m favorite actors of all time. I adore Pennywise. Despite the fact he is the reason I am afraid of clowns. That just proves how good he is. My fault & my brothers who let me what SK's IT at age 6.
Where is Nigel Thornberry?? WTF
Rodrigo Aramayo
un gran actor sin duda alguna lastima que ahora este en silla de ruedas :(
Pixelz InBlooo
Once I saw Dr. Frank N. Furter, I could never unsee him.
Danica O
Tim Curry is the master of creepy roles. so happy they included his role on Criminal Minds on the list. he was definitely 1 of the creepiest unsubs in the shows history & it is one of my favorite episodes.
Anthony Maccentelli
N-N-NO FORTE?!!!!!!!
I'm old enough to remember watching Clue when I was a kid. It was a very good cast....but Curry absolutely stole the show.
I'd have ranked Long John Silver and Cardinal Richelieu higher on the list.
If Legend didn't win for Best Makeup, then who the hell did??
Oh, and Billy Flynn... shudder
I legit expected Pennywise to be #1, and was pleasantly surprised to find Frank-N-Further there.
Never thought I'd say it, but good list WatchMojo.
Fox Boss
The only problem I saw, was no mention of his main early-mid 90s introduction to kids as Kilokhan from Power Rangers-esque series, Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad. Another role is as the Criminologist from 2017 FOX RHPS TV special.
Princess Of The Night
What? What about his performance in the Tales From The Crypt episode: Death of a Salesman? He played 3 characters at the same time! That was his best performance and should have been number 1!!
Metal Dragon
Don't Dream it, Be it!
what about Scooby doo & the witches ghost
Danielle Musella
I remember hearing him as Forte the pipe organ in "Beauty and the Beast: the Enchanted Christmas".
One that deserves a mention was his role as King Maximilian Acorn in Sonic The Hedgehog (Sonic SatAM), even if it was for only three episodes.
wilderness girls
man tim curry....ABSOLUTELY amazing.
Exodus Taris
But. . . what about. . . what about. . . SPAAAAACE!
Caitlin Langsner
I was going to be so mad if Criminal Minds and (especially) Clue weren't on here! I think both should have been ranked higher though.
Sunny Cooper
No Nigel Thornberry mention?
the it movie kiss me fat boy always make me laught
No Gabriel knight 3???? Shit list
Gomez from the Addams Family?
Related Videos
Thumbnail: Top 10 Kid-Friendly Horror Movies
Thumbnail: The Best Scene from Stephen King's It!
Thumbnail: Old VS New Pennywise - Tim Curry VS Bill Skarsgard Analysis and Costumes of IT 2017
Thumbnail: Top 10 Stephen King Movie Characters
Thumbnail: Top 10 Animated Kids Shows With Surprisingly Sexy Women
Thumbnail: Another Top 10 D*CK MOVES While Playing Video Games
Thumbnail: Top 10 CRAZIEST Sports Brawls Ever
Thumbnail: Top 10 Amazing Overacting Actors
Thumbnail: Top 10 Shocking Viral Videos You Didn't Know Were FAKE
Thumbnail: Top 10 TERRIFYING But REAL Haunted Dolls
Thumbnail: Top 10 Worst Relationships in Anime
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most Incredible Animals with Legit Superpowers
Thumbnail: Top 10 Gordon Ramsay Outbursts
Thumbnail: Top 10 TERRIFYING Giant Movie Monsters
Thumbnail: Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations
Thumbnail: Top 10 Best Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise Moments
Thumbnail: Miguel Montalban @The Water Rats, Sultans of swing PRO SHOT
Thumbnail: Top 10 Slow Motion Deaths in Movies
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most Notorious Criminals of All Time
Thumbnail: Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (REDUX)
Thumbnail: The Stranger Things Cast Go Beyond the Battle | Lip Sync Battle
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most Evil Kids in History
Thumbnail: Top 10 Craziest Magic Tricks Ever Performed
Thumbnail: Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Grim Reaper or Death
Thumbnail: Top 10 Historically Inaccurate Movies
Thumbnail: Top 10 James Franco Performances
Thumbnail: Top 10 Greatest Cult Actors
Thumbnail: Top 10 Best Spider Man Costumes
Thumbnail: 5 Underappreciated Emraan Hashmi Bollywood Performances No One Talks About!
Thumbnail: Top 10 Best Pink Power Rangers
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most HORRIFIC American Horror Story Characters
Thumbnail: Top 10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were on Star Trek TV Shows
Thumbnail: Top 10 Hardest Things To Kill in Movies
Thumbnail: Top 10 Stupidly Overpowered Supervillains
Thumbnail: Top 10 Movies That Mixed Live Action and Animation
Thumbnail: Top 10 F*%KED UP Origins Behind Disney Movies
Thumbnail: Top 10 Deadpool Easter Eggs You May Have Missed
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most Bad-Ass Old Dudes in Movies
Thumbnail: Top 10 Joker Portrayals
Thumbnail: Top 10 Songs that Musicians Shamelessly Name Themselves In
Thumbnail: Top 10 Current Shows that Nerds Love
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most Violent Video Game Characters of All Time
Thumbnail: Top 10 Scary Held at Gunpoint Scenes
Thumbnail: Top 10 80s Songs You Forgot Were Awesome
Thumbnail: Top 10 Reboots and Remakes That Nobody Asked For
Thumbnail: Top 10 Legendary Superhero Quotes
Thumbnail: Top 10 Epic Superhero Introductions
Thumbnail: Top 10 Discontinued Snack Foods
Thumbnail: Top 10 Best Fast and Furious Characters
Thumbnail: Top 10 Most Amazing Grammy Performances of All Time