Tim Choate

About Tim Choate

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: October 11, 1954
Birth Place:  Dallas, Texas, United States
Died On: September 24, 2004(2004-09-24) (aged 49)\nLos Angeles, California
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Resurrection Slope Lot 2417, Space 1
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1979-2004

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Tim Choate was bornon October 11, 1954 in  Dallas, Texas, United States, is Actor. Dallas-born Tim Choate considered himself better qualified as a theatrical performer than as a screen actor. The University of Texas graduate had indeed a solid background in stagecraft, having performed on Broadway (including 3oo performances in the Pulitzer prize-winning 'Crimes of the Heart') and the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, where he starred in 'The Philanthropist'. He also appeared alongside Stacy Keach in Peter Sellars's 1986 New York production of Robert E. Sherwood's 'Idiot's Delight', as a French communist (according to the New York magazine reviewer, sporting an impenetrable 'nouvelle' accent!).On screen, Tim had a long association with Merchant/Ivory films, making his debut in The Europeans (1979). However, it was in a TV production, where he was to have a singularly popular impact. In an interview, he explained, that he felt comfortable in heavy make-up and using diverse accents, citing actors Paul Muni and Robert De Niro as among his role models. He added, that, by becoming chameleon-like, it became easier to 'take risks' with his performances. Thus he developed the character of Zathras in Babylon 5 (1994), a pivotal recurring role (with full prosthetic make-up) which did much to illuminate the complex story arc of the series between seasons one and three. According to Choate, he 'channelled' the accent of Zathras within minutes of the audition while waiting in a parking lot. Zathras was also played with a wonderful sense of impromptu humour which endeared this character to audiences worldwide. Sadly, Tim Choate died aged just 49 as a result of a motorcycle accident while on his way to rehearsals for the play 'Macbeth' at the Globe Playhouse.
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Biography/Timeline

1979

His film appearances included several Merchant Ivory productions including The Europeans (1979), Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) and Jefferson in Paris (1995); Times Square (1980), Ghost Story (1981), Blow Out (1981), Def-Con 4 (1985), the Oscar-winning short Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1987), Soapdish (1991), Immaculate Conception (1992), Live Nude Girls (1995), and Pearl Harbor (2001).

1989

On television, he played Zathras on Babylon 5 and had a recurring role on Newhart, as well as appearing in several TV movies, notably Blind Witness (1989) and Child in the Night (1990), and guesting on shows including The Practice, Diagnosis: Murder and The Bold and the Beautiful.

2004

He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, California in 2004, aged 49. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.