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Roy Thinnes

Highest Rated:   75% A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Lowest Rated:   29% Airport 1975 (1974)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Green Girl
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Charley One-Eye
  • Actor
2013
64% Broken English
  • Peter Andrews
$0.9M 2007
75% 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 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Curtis Johansen
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Sheridan Beckworth
  • 2001
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • 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

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