Stephen Curry (comedian)

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Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry (8460157443).jpg
Born (1976-05-26) 26 May 1976 (age 42)
OccupationActor · Comedian
Years active1992–present
Notable work
Dale Kerrigan in The Castle
Graham Kennedy in The King
Spouse(s)
Naadein Crowe (m. 2010)
Children2
RelativesAndrew Curry, Bernard Curry

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 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 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 has been 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.

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.[4]

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.

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 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 2012 film Save Your Legs! (Released 2013) as Abbotsford Anglers Cricket Club President Edward "Teddy" Brown.

Theatre[edit]

Throughout 2010, Curry toured with Shaun Micallef on their Peter Cook/Dudley Moore tribute Good Evening, a show that was very well received by critics and public alike.

Personal life[edit]

Curry and partner of ten years Naadein Crowe married in a small ceremony in Bali on October 2010.[5] After the wedding he and his wife performed a cultural ceremony in cooking Anjing Bakar with water spinach and jackfruit curry.

Curry is an Ambassador for Save the Children Australia.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Castle Dale Kerrigan
2000 Cut Rick Stephens
2000 The Wog Boy Nathan
2002 The Nugget Wookie
2003 Take Away Trev Spackneys
2003 The Night We Called It a Day Ferret
2004 Self Serve Attendant Short film
2004 Thunderstruck Ben
2007 Pig Latin John Short film, 2007 Sony Tropfest finalist
2007 Rogue Simon
2011 The Cup Damien Oliver
2012 Christmas Clay Graham
2012 Save Your Legs! Edward "Teddy" Brown
2016 Hounds of Love John

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Late for School Tim Hickey 13 episodes
1995 Silver Strand Kozlinsky TV movie
1993 Snowy Ginger
1993–1998 Neighbours Greg Bartlett/Ted Long 5 episodes
1995 The Man from Snowy River Harry Jarvis 1 episode "The Hostage"
1995–1998 Blue Heelers Eddie Dodds 3 episodes
1997 Frontline Trev 6 episodes
1997 Raw FM Ming 1 episode "Desperately Seeking Su Lin"
1997 Eric Various characters, Writer 9 episodes
1998 Good Guys, Bad Guys Michael MacEvoy 1 episode, "Car Wars"
1998 Medivac Damian "Rhino" Ryan 1 episode, "Duty of Care"
1998 The Day of the Roses Rescuer TV Movie
1997–1998 State Coroner Steve Capelli/Vin Parry 2 episodes
1998 Small Tales & True Maggots/Rory 2 episodes
1999 Queen Cat, Carmel & St Jude Luke 2 episodes
1999 The Mick Molloy Show Various characters 6 episodes
2000 Sit Down, Shut Up Stuart Mill 13 episodes
2001 Changi Eddie 6 episodes
2002 Flipside Various characters, Writer 8 episodes
2002 Marshall Law Glen 1 episode, "Domestic Bliss"
2003 McLeod's Daughters Clayton Murdoch 1 episode, "The Road Home"
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Allen TV Mini-series - 2 episodes
2004–2005 The Secret Life of Us Stuart "Stu" Woodcock 20 episodes
2007 The Librarians Life Coach 2 episodes
2007 The King Graham Kennedy TV Movie
2007 Stupid Stupid Man Chris 1 episode, "Appearances are Everything"
2008 The Informant Simon Ford TV Movie
2009 False Witness Det. Sgt. Neil Trent TV Movie
2009 :30 Seconds McBaney 6 episodes
2010 Wilfred Cockatoo
2011 Some Say Love Various Characters
2011 Cloudstreet Sam Pickles TV Mini-Series
2012 Redfern Now Ryan Hobbs 2 episodes
2012 Rake Alex Alford 1 episode, "R vs Alford"
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder David Wertz 1 episode
2013 Cliffy Griffin TV movie
2013 It's a Date Jason 1 episode
2013 The Time of Our Lives Herb
2014 Timothy Timothy Garrett TV short
2014 Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell The Young Olivia Newton-John/Kerry Packer 2 episodes
2014 Fat Tony & Co. Detective Sergeant Jim Coghlan
2015 Hiding John Pinder 8 episodes
2015 Open Slather Various characters Main cast, Writer (8 episodes)
2017 Phrankurtville William Sharp
2017 True Story with Hamish & Andy Joycey
2018 Pine Gap Jacob Kitto TV Mini Series

Accolades[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 Australian Film Institute Best Actor in a Television Drama The King Won [6]
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 [8]
2017 AACTA Awards Best Lead Actor Hounds of Love Nominated [9]
2018 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actor Hounds of Love Won [10]

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. ^ Walker, Jeffrey (11 October 2012). "R vs Alford". IMDb. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ Aussie actor Stephen Curry on cloud nine
  6. ^ "Stephen Curry - Awards". www.imdb.com.
  7. ^ "2008 Logie Awards". Australiantelevision.net.
  8. ^ "Stephen Curry - Awards". www.imdb.com.
  9. ^ "AFI | AACTA | Winners & Nominees". www.aacta.org.
  10. ^ "Stephen Curry - Awards". www.imdb.com.

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