Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

Highest Rated: 94% Matewan (1987)

Lowest Rated: 14% Jade (1995)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1944

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

For a brief time, Kevin Tighe was a television star, thanks to the popular action drama "Emergency!" (ABC, 1971-77), but he earned greater fame and respect as a character actor in features and on television shows like "Matewan" (1986), "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993) and "Lost" (ABC, 2005-2010). After "Emergency" was cancelled, he reinvested himself in his craft, and emerged in the mid-1980s to play physically imposing heavies whose true threat lay in their words. Tighe's bad men unspooled dark promises of danger and disaster in his measured tones, often delivered with a malevolent half-smile. Though "Emergency" would remain a nostalgic favorite to generations of children who came of age in the 1970s, the sheer quality of Tighe's subsequent work far outshone his early TV fame, making him one of the most respected character actors in the business.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
30% 56% I Am I Gene (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mountain Runners Narrator - 2012
61% 44% My Bloody Valentine Mayor Ben Foley (Character) $51.5M 2009
No Score Yet 44% Today You Die Max Stevens (Character) - 2005
21% 17% The Deal John Cortland (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 79% The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 1: The Moab Story Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 60% Rose Red Victor Kandinsky (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 35% The Sight Jake (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darwin Conspiracy Allan Hollingsworth (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wetonkawa Flash Unknown (Character) - 1999
57% 66% Mumford Mr. Crisp (Character) $4.6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Met on the Vineyard Joe (Character) - 1999
83% 67% Winchell William Randolph Hearst (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Descendant Allan Hollingsworth (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 18% In Cold Blood Unknown (Character) - 1996
22% 41% Race the Sun Jack Fryman (Character) $1.7M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scorpion Spring California County Sheriff Rawley Gill (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 66% Escape to Witch Mountain Sheriff Bronson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 60% The Avenging Angel Benjamin Rigby (Character) - 1995
14% 27% Jade Dist. Atty. Arnold Clifford (Character) $9.2M 1995
No Score Yet 44% Men of War Colonel Merrick (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Cross Brian Cody (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust Bill Carroll (Character) - 1994
48% 50% Geronimo: An American Legend Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles (Character) $18.4M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Off Dead D.A. John Byron (Character) - 1993
60% 64% I Love a Man in Uniform Frank (Character) $4.3K 1993
90% 89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Ken Carver (Character) $7.8M 1993
39% 88% Newsies Snyder (Character) $2.7M 1992
60% 68% School Ties Coach McDevitt (Character) $12.5M 1992
80% 31% Bright Angel The Man (Character) $17.4K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter Steven Elliott (Character) - 1990
21% 35% Another 48 HRS. Blake Wilson (Character) $78.1M 1990
37% 66% Road House Tilghman (Character) $27.4M 1989
22% 44% K-9 Lyman (Character) $38.9M 1989
86% 79% Eight Men Out Joseph 'Sport' Sullivan (Character) $4.3M 1988
94% 93% Matewan Hickey (Character) $23.9K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency: The Convention Paramedic Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing...? Paramedic Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency: Survival on Charter No. 220 Fireman Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Most Deadly Passage Fireman Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency: The Steel Inferno Paramedic Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency! Paramedic Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Narcotics: Pit of Despair John Scott (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Julian Cooper (Guest Star) 2016 2007
61% 85% Complications Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
82% 76% Salem Giles Corey (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 91% Lost Anthony Cooper (Guest Star) 2010 2005-2007
100% No Score Yet Trauma Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
92% 85% Leverage Ian Blackpoole (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
93% 95% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's Rose Red Unknown (Character) 2002
75% 94% The West Wing Gov. Jack Buckland (Guest Star) 2001
100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Mr. Andopolis (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
77% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Henry Janeway (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Cold Blood Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Character) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency! Roy DeSoto (Character) 1972-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970

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