Timothy attempted to sneak into the Marines when he was 15.
Timothy's feature film debut was in 1951's The Big Carnival.
Timothy was cast in Spartacus, but his scenes were never filmed.
Timothy met his wife in Germany while filming Paths of Glory.
Timothy was stabbed with a pen by Marlon Brando, after he was frustrating him on the set of One-Eyed Jacks.
Timothy wrote, produced, directed, and starred in The World's Greatest Sinner. He financed the movie by himself, and also filmed the majority of the movie in his own house.
Timothy gave Frank Zappa his big break, after Zappa begged begged to be on the soundtrack of The World's Greatest Sinner.
Timothy fired a gun into the roof of the Los Angeles Theatre at the premiere of The World's Greatest Sinner, a riot ensued afterwards.
Timothy's second film Tweet's Ladies of Pasadena began shooting in 1968, but was never finished beyond a rough 90-minute work print.
Timothy invited director/actor John Cassavetes over to his house, then promptly made him put on padded suit, and turned his trained attack dog on him.
Timothy is the father of editor Romeo Carey.
Timothy was offered parts in both The Godfather, and The Godfather: Part II by director Francis Ford Coppola, but he turned them down as he was working on his own projects.
Timothy was cast in the film The Conversation, but he walked off set during filming.
Timothy was going to be used in Apocalypse Now, but director Francis Ford Coppola didn't know how to use him in the film.
Timothy taught acting towards the end of his life.
Timothy auditioned for the role of "Joe Cabot" in Reservoir Dogs, but Quentin Tarantino didn't think he was right for the part.
Timothy kept editing The World's Greatest Sinner up until 1992.
Timothy died on May 11th, 1994 due to his fourth stroke in less than six years.
[On prepping the cast of The Insect Trainer]
Timothy Carey: First I'd take a big fart in front of them. That's always a big help. I always thought if you really want to be a good actor, you've got to be able to fart in public. That, to me, is the most important. If you are so inhibited that you can't fart, I don't mean around your friends, I mean just a fart, out loud somewhere. I don't mean the 'silent creeper', everybody does that. I mean fart out loud! Just that you can do it and not be afraid of it. Humility is very important.
[On Paths of Glory]
Timothy Carey: Let me tell you an interesting story about Paths of Glory. In the execution scene there was no dialogue but I started to speak, so Kubruck said, 'Bring in the sound!' I kept saying, 'I don't want to die, I don't want to die', so Kubruck comes up to me and says, 'Tim, you better make this good, Kirk [Douglas] doesn't like it', but of course they used it.