The son of a Methodist chaplain studied Drama and English at Cambridge and Birmingham. He completed both courses successfully.
His first success came in 1968 in Curry musical Hair, where he met Richard O'Brien. This commitment was followed by employment at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Glasgow Civic Repertory Company and the Royal Court Theatre. In the latter he played the role of Richard O'Brien created by eccentric scientist Doctor Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, with which he became world famous by the film called The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Jim Sharman in 1975 for the first time.
Since then, he has appeared in numerous films, such as 1990 in the film adaptation of Stephen King's It as demonic clown Pennywise. In addition, he also worked as a singer and composer and has published four albums; his two singles I Do the Rock and Paradise Garage from the album Fearless could place in 1979 in the American charts.
Curry's incisive voice is very popular with producers of animated films, audio books and computer games.
2004 Curry played a guest role in the American detective series Monk, 2005, he resigned on Broadway in the musical Spamalot, based on Monty Python film The Holy Grail, as King Arthur on. From October 2006 to January 2007, he played this role at the Palace Theatre in London's West End.
In 2008, Curry took over the role of Soviet Premiers Cherdenko for the real movie scenes in the computer game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
2009 Curry said the Emperor Doviculus, the arch-enemy of the main character Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black ) in the video game Brütal Legend. For the RPG Dragon Age: Origins ( 2009), he was also active as a voice actor.
In June 2012 and in May 2013 the actor suffered strokes, of which he is slowly recovering. Curry lives in Los Angeles.