Stephen Curry (comedian)

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Stephen Curry
Curry in 2016
Born (1976-05-26) 26 May 1976 (age 47)
Melbourne, Australia
EducationMarcellin College
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian
Years active1992–present
Notable workDale Kerrigan in The Castle
Graham Kennedy in The King
Spouse
Naadein Crowe
(m. 2010)
Children2
RelativesAndrew Curry (brother), Bernard Curry (brother)

Stephen Curry (born 26 May 1976) is an Australian comedian and actor who has appeared in many television drama and comedy series, and feature films.

Early life[edit]

Curry was born in Melbourne in 1976. The youngest of five children,[1] he grew up in Deepdene in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Curry was raised Catholic and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School and Marcellin College. Curry gained early drama experience at Track Youth Theatre.

His elder siblings include television and film actors Andrew Curry and Bernard Curry.[2]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

In 2001, Curry had a lead role in the short-lived sitcom Sit Down, Shut Up. Also in 2001, he had a role in the mini-series Changi.

Between 2004 and 2005, Curry had a regular role in the drama series The Secret Life of Us. He also appeared towards the end of the third series of Frontline taking over from Torquil Neilson as the sound recorder.

Curry was a guest on Rove Live on several occasions. He has also appeared on the TV comedy series Thank God You're Here and Spicks and Specks several times, and has once been a guest on Talkin' 'bout Your Generation.

Since 2005, he has appeared in several Toyota Memorable Moments advertisements featuring iconic Australian rules football players of yesteryear Wayne Harmes, James Hird, Peter Daicos, Dermott Brereton, Malcolm Blight, Alex Jesaulenko, Tony Lockett, Francis Bourke, Bruce Doull and Kevin Bartlett and most recently Leigh Matthews with fellow comedian Dave Lawson, doing deliberately over-the-top reenactments of well-known moments of historic matches.

In 2007, Curry portrayed Graham Kennedy in The King, a telemovie examining Kennedy's life. The role required Curry to lose 14 kilograms.[3] Also in 2007, Stephen appeared in The Librarians on a recurring basis as a tour guide.

In 2008, Curry hosted the 50th AFI Awards for the Nine Network.

In 2009, Curry had a role in the mini-series False Witness, a role in 30 Seconds and a guest role in Wilfred.

Curry in 2010

In 2011, Curry played Sam Pickles in the Australian drama Cloudstreet, which is based on the novel of the same name by Tim Winton.

In 2012, Curry guest-starred in an episode of the Australian lawyer-drama Rake as Alex Alford. His character was accused of cutting off the "membrum virīle" (penis) of his neighbour. From 2012 to 2013, He was part of the rotating cast of the Acclaimed Australian Drama series Redfern Now as policeman Ryan Hobbs.

During 2013 and 2014, Curry starred in the ABC drama series The Time Of Our Lives.

In 2021, Curry will appear in a Paramount+ Australia original series, Spreadsheet.[4]

In 2024, Curry was named to appear in Stan comedy drama Population 11.[5]

Film[edit]

Curry started out in small roles in film, including The Castle and The Wog Boy. He then went to have leading roles in film, such as The Nugget, Take Away and Thunderstruck. In 2007, he was in the Australian film Rogue and The King (2007 film), and also appeared in one of the finalist films, Pig Latin for the 2007 Sony Tropfest.

In 2011, he made The Cup, a biopic where he plays jockey Damien Oliver in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

In 2012, he appeared as a reporter, in Cliffy, an Australian film based on the efforts of a marathon running 61-year-old potato farmer from Victoria, Cliff Young.

Curry starred in the 2013 Comedy film Save Your Legs! as Abbotsford Anglers Cricket Club President Edward "Teddy" Brown.

Theatre[edit]

Throughout 2010, Curry toured with Shaun Micallef on his Peter Cook/Dudley Moore tribute Good Evening.

Personal life[edit]

Curry and girlfriend of ten years Naadein Crowe married in a small ceremony in Bali in October 2010.[6] After the wedding he and his wife performed a cultural ceremony in cooking Anjing Bakar with water spinach and jackfruit curry[citation needed].

Curry is an Ambassador for Save the Children Australia.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Silver Strand Kozlinsky TV movie
1997 The Castle Dale Kerrigan Feature film
1998 The Day of the Roses Rescuer TV movie
2000 Cut Rick Stephens Feature film
The Wog Boy Nathan Feature film
2002 The Nugget Wookie Feature film
2003 Take Away Trev Spackneys Feature film
The Night We Called It a Day Ferret Feature film
2004 Self Serve Attendant Short film
Thunderstruck Ben Feature film
2007 Pig Latin John Short film,
2007 Sony Tropfest finalist
Rogue Simon Feature film
The King Graham Kennedy TV movie
2008 The Informant Simon Ford TV movie
2009 False Witness Det. Sgt. Neil Trent TV movie
2011 The Cup Damien Oliver Feature film
2012 Christmas Clay Graham
Save Your Legs! Edward "Teddy" Brown Feature film
2013 Cliffy Griffin TV movie
2014 Timothy Timothy Garrett TV short film
2016 Hounds of Love John Feature film
2020 June Again Devon Feature film
2022 Hatchback Vince Short film
Thor: Love and Thunder King Yakan Feature film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Late for School Tim Hickey TV series, 13 episodes
1993 Snowy Ginger TV series
1993–98 Neighbours Greg Bartlett/Ted Long TV series, 5 episodes
1995 The Man from Snowy River Harry Jarvis TV series, 1 episode: "The Hostage"
1995–98 Blue Heelers Eddie Dodds TV series, 3 episodes
1997 Frontline Trev TV series, 6 episodes
Raw FM Ming TV series, 1 episode: "Desperately Seeking Su Lin"
Eric Various characters TV series, 9 episodes
Also writer
1998 Good Guys, Bad Guys Michael MacEvoy TV series, 1 episode: "Car Wars"
Medivac Damian "Rhino" Ryan TV series. 1 episode: "Duty of Care"
1997–98 State Coroner Steve Capelli/Vin Parry TV series. 2 episodes
1998 Small Tales & True Maggots/Rory TV series, 2 episodes
1999 Queen Cat, Carmel & St Jude Luke TV miniseries, 2 episodes
The Mick Molloy Show Various characters TV series, 6 episodes
2000 Sit Down, Shut Up Stuart Mill TV series, 13 episodes
2001 Changi Eddie TV miniseries, 6 episodes
2002 Flipside Various characters TV series, 8 episodes
Also writer
Marshall Law Glen TV series, 1 episode: "Domestic Bliss"
2003 McLeod's Daughters Clayton Murdoch TV series, 1 episode: "The Road Home"
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Allen TV miniseries, 2 episodes
2004–05 The Secret Life of Us Stuart "Stu" Woodcock TV series, 20 episodes
2007 The Librarians Life Coach TV series, 2 episodes
Stupid Stupid Man Chris TV series, 1 episode: "Appearances are Everything"
2009 :30 Seconds McBaney TV series, 6 episodes
2010 Wilfred Cockatoo TV series
2011 Some Say Love Various Characters
Cloudstreet Sam Pickles TV miniseries
2012 Redfern Now Ryan Hobbs TV series, 2 episodes
Rake Alex Alford TV series, 1 episode: "R vs Alford"
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder David Wertz TV series, 1 episode
It's a Date Jason TV series, 1 episode
The Time of Our Lives Herb TV series
2014 Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell The Young Olivia Newton-John/Kerry Packer TV series, 2 episodes
Fat Tony & Co. Detective Sergeant Jim Coghlan TV miniseries
2015 Hiding John Pinder TV series, 8 episodes
Open Slather Various characters TV series, 8 episodes
Also writer
2017 Phrankurtville William Sharp
True Story with Hamish & Andy Joycey TV series
2018 Pine Gap Jacob Kitto TV miniseries
2019 Mr. Black Peter Black TV series
Play School Himself TV series
2021 Spreadsheet Matt TV series
2022 Summer Love Jonah TV series, episode: "Jules and Tom & Jonah and Steph"
2023 Ten Pound Poms JJ Walker TV series
Blow Up Co-host TV series
Bay of Fires Francis Pike TV series
2024 Population 11 Noel Pinkus TV series

Accolades[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Television Drama The King Won
2008 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Actor in a Series The King Won [7]
2008 ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male The King Won
2017 AACTA Awards Best Lead Actor Hounds of Love Nominated [8]
2018 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor Hounds of Love Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy birthday today to Australian comedian and actor Stephen Curry (1976-)". Shepparton News. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ Wigney, James (9 October 2011). "Stephen Curry's king of the Cup". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ Curry indifferent to Kennedy controversy Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine The West Australian 11 May 2007
  4. ^ Molk, Steve (11 July 2021). "Spreadsheet commissioned as first Aussie production for Paramount+". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ Keast, Jackie (30 January 2024). "Ben Feldman leads Stan and Lionsgate's 'Population 11'". IF Magazine. Retrieved 31 January 2024.
  6. ^ Aussie actor Stephen Curry on cloud nine
  7. ^ "2008 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net.
  8. ^ "AFI | AACTA | Winners & Nominees". www.aacta.org.

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