Roy Thinnes

Roy Thinnes

Highest Rated: 36% The Hindenburg (1975)

Lowest Rated: 25% Airport 1975 (1974)

Birthday: Apr 06, 1938

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Although the 1965-66 TV drama spinoff "The Long, Hot Summer" and 1967-68 science-fiction series "The Invaders" are largely forgotten today, they made an instant star out of leading man Roy Thinnes and led to his marriage with "Invaders" co-star Lynn Loring. Ironically, many decades after playing on the latter show as a man trying to convince fellow townsfolk of the impending arrival of space aliens, Thinnes was cast as extra-terrestrial Jeremiah Smith in the 1990's on "The X-Files." In between, Thinnes enjoyed more than his fair share of TV series regular work, thanks to 1970's "The Psychiatrist," 1980's "From Here to Eternity," and beginning in 1982 the nighttime soap opera "Falcon Crest" as character Nick Hogan, whose 1983 on-air marriage to Vickie Gioberti (Jamie Rose) was a major ratings event. He also was a regular on the 1991-92 NBC drama "Dark Shadows." Ideally, Thinnes would have been able to parlay his success on the small screen into more of a feature-film sideline career, but that never happened. His highest-profile, though fleeting, contemporary appearance in the movies was as the governor in Ron Howard's Oscar-winning 2001 biopic "A Beautiful Mind." He also played Colonel Glenn Ross in the 1969 adventure film "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Terminal John Cabot (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stormy Weathers Andrew Chase (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Inconvenient Woman Sims Lord (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Terror Jimmy (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien High Principal Borden (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Holiday Jimmy (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sizzle Wheeler (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 80% Scruples Hall (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Michael (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Pearl Harbor Major Dana Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Island and Homecoming Major Dana Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Crossroads and Secrets Major Dana Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity: Aftermath and Revenge Major Dana Holmes (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Mod Squad Dan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 0% Code Name: Diamond Head Johnny Paul (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Herb Fleming (Character) - 1977
36% 37% The Hindenburg Martin Vogel (Character) - 1975
25% 37% Airport 1975 Urias (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% The Norliss Tapes David Norliss (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Race Arnold McMillan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Horror at 37,000 Feet Alan O'Neill (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 16% Satan's School for Girls Dr. Joseph Clampett (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 20% Charley One-Eye The Indian (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Death Dr. James Whitman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Bless the Children Dr. James Whitman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Noon Rev. John Keyes (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Psychiatrist Dr. James Whitman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Psychiatrist: God Bless the Children Dr. James Whitman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Man Johnny Brant (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manhunter David Farrow (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 45% Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Colonel Glenn Ross (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Curtis Johansen (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 85% The X-Files Jeremiah Smith (Guest Star) 2001 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1997 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invaders Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
50% No Score Yet Dark Shadows Roger Collins/Rev. Trask (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1987 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Nick Hogan (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Teddy (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Howard Sellers (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity Unknown (Character) 1979
33% 100% Battlestar Galactica Croft (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Psychiatrist Dr. James Whitman (Character) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invaders Unknown (Character) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Carl Crandall (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Dr. Phil Brewer (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Harry (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Jim (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962

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