Most of my roles, I’ve tried to make them diversified. In trying to make them diversified, I didn’t get along with certain directors. Unfortunately I hold the all time record, I’m not proud of it but it’s a fact. I was asked to leave the set five times in a row. I guess I didn’t read that book How to Make Friends and Influence People [sic]. But it was a lot of fun. I’m the scourge of Hollywood. I remember an agent said to me, and it’s the truth, when he mentioned my name to some casting director, the casting director just fell across the director’s lap and fainted, he was so shocked by the fact that he mentioned Timothy Carey, you know. But I’ve been getting along with people now. I’ve been, you know, just sitting in my dressing room getting ready for the scene. As I told one of the assistant directors on my last picture, he gave me a very small dressing room, and I said, “You don’t know my history as an actor, do you?” And right away I got a better dressing room.
– Promotional radio interview for Head with Dick Strout for The Hollywood Report, 1968