Roy Thinnes

Highest Rated: 74% A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Lowest Rated: 29% Airport 1975 (1974)
Birthday: Apr 6, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
During his formative years, Roy Thinnes had wanted to become a doctor or football player--or, if one wants to believe his early press releases, both. Having made his professional acting debut as a teen-aged firebug in a 1957 pilot for the never-sold TV series Chicago 212, Thinnes spent several lean years "between engagements," working as a hotel clerk, vitamin salesman and copy boy to Chicago Sun Times columnist Irv Kupcinet. His first regular TV work was as Phil Brewer on the daytime soap opera General Hospital; during this period, the young actor became the television equivalent of a matinee idol, sparking a barrage of protest mail when he briefly left GH in pursuit of other acting jobs. Aggressively campaigning for the starring role of Ben Quick on the 1965 weekly-TV version of the 1958 film Long Hot Summer, Thinnes won the part, as well as a whole new crop of adoring female fans. While Summer was unsuccessful, Thinnes enjoyed a longer run as David Vincent on the Fugitive-like sci-fi series The Invaders (1967-68). Though he'd occasionally show up in such theatrical features as Hindenburg (1975), Airport 75 (1975) and Blue Bayou (1990), Thinnes would remain essentially a TV star for the rest of his career. Among Roy Thinnes' post-Invaders TV-series roles was Dr. James Whitman on The Psychiatrist (1971), Capt (and later Major) Holms on From Here to Eternity (1979-80), Nick Hogan on Falcon Crest (who, in 1983, married Victoria Gioberti [Jamie Rose] in a highly-rated ceremony) and the dual role of Roger Collins and Reverend Trask in the 1991 prime-time revival of Dark Shadows.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Green Girl Actor 2014
No Score Yet Charley One-Eye Actor 2013
64% Broken English Peter Andrews $0.9M 2007
74% A Beautiful Mind Governor 2001
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal' John Cabot 1996
No Score Yet The Invaders Actor 1995
No Score Yet Lady Against the Odds P.L. Storrs 1992
No Score Yet Stormy Weathers Andrew Chase 1992
No Score Yet An Inconvenient Woman Actor 1991
No Score Yet Dark Holiday Actor 1989
No Score Yet Rush Week Dean Grail 1988
No Score Yet Sizzle Actor 1981
No Score Yet Code Name: Diamond Head Actor 1977
40% The Hindenburg Vogel 1975
29% Airport 1975 Copilot 1974
No Score Yet Charley-One-Eye The Indian 1973
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes Actor 1973
No Score Yet Satan's School for Girls Dr. Joseph Clampett 1973
No Score Yet Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Colonel Glenn Ross 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Curtis Johansen
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Sheridan Beckworth
  • 2001
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Jeremiah Smith
  • 2001
  • 1996
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Deputy Atty. General Victor Panatti Wentworth Kushner Victor Panetti Mr. Kushner DA Alfred Wentworth
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1990
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Sen. Guy Hammond
  • 1996
No Score Yet Dark Shadows
1991
Roger Collins/Rev. Trask
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Sheriff Lt. Ted Misko J.K. Davern
  • 1991
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Howard Sellers
  • 1986
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1979
Croft
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Carl
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ab Singleton
  • 1963

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