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      Kevin Tighe

      Kevin Tighe

      Highest Rated: 94% Matewan (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 16% 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.

      Highest rated movies

      Matewan
      What's Eating Gilbert Grape Eight Men Out
      Winchell
      Bright Angel
      My Bloody Valentine
      I Love a Man in Uniform
      School Ties

      Photos

      Common Law, Michael Ealy (L), Kevin Tighe (R), 'In Laws Vs. Outlaws', Season 1, Ep. #10, 07/27/2012, ©USA Common Law, Michael Ealy (L), Kevin Tighe (R), 'In Laws Vs. Outlaws', Season 1, Ep. #10, 07/27/2012, ©USA Common Law, Kevin Tighe, 'In Laws Vs. Outlaws', Season 1, Ep. #10, 07/27/2012, ©USA Common Law, Kevin Tighe (L), Warren Kole (R), 'In Laws Vs. Outlaws', Season 1, Ep. #10, 07/27/2012, ©USA

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      30% 56% I Am I Gene (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mountain Runners Narrator - 2012
      62% 45% My Bloody Valentine Mayor Ben Foley (Character) $51.5M 2009
      No Score Yet 45% Today You Die Max Stevens (Character) - 2005
      21% 18% The Deal John Cortland (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 80% The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 1: The Moab Story Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 68% Rose Red Victor Kandinsky (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 35% The Sight Jake (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We Met on the Vineyard Joe (Character) - 1999
      58% 65% Mumford Mr. Crisp (Character) $4.6M 1999
      No Score Yet 53% The Darwin Conspiracy Allan Hollingsworth (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wetonkawa Flash Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Descendant Allan Hollingsworth (Character) - 1998
      83% 71% Winchell William Randolph Hearst (Character) - 1998
      22% 41% Race the Sun Jack Fryman (Character) $1.7M 1996
      No Score Yet 18% In Cold Blood Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 65% Escape to Witch Mountain Sheriff Bronson (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 60% The Avenging Angel Benjamin Rigby (Character) - 1995
      16% 43% Jade Dist. Atty. Arnold Clifford (Character) $9.2M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scorpion Spring California County Sheriff Rawley Gill (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 44% Men of War Colonel Merrick (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust Bill Carroll (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Cross Brian Cody (Character) - 1994
      50% 51% Geronimo: An American Legend Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles (Character) $18.4M 1993
      90% 89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Ken Carver (Character) $7.8M 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
      39% 88% Newsies Snyder (Character) $2.7M 1992
      60% 68% School Ties Coach McDevitt (Character) $12.5M 1992
      19% 35% Another 48 HRS. Blake Wilson (Character) $78.1M 1990
      80% 27% Bright Angel The Man (Character) $17.4K 1990
      No Score Yet 50% Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter Steven Elliott (Character) - 1990
      41% 67% Road House Tilghman (Character) $27.4M 1989
      30% 44% K-9 Lyman (Character) $38.9M 1989
      87% 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 Most Deadly Passage Fireman Roy DeSoto (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency: Survival on Charter No. 220 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% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Julian Cooper (Guest Star) 2007 2016
      61% 85% Complications Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      82% 78% Salem Giles Corey (Guest Star) 2014
      86% 90% Lost Anthony Cooper (Guest Star) 2005-2007 2010
      25% 80% Trauma Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Fletcher Bellwood (Guest Star) 2009
      92% 88% Leverage Ian Blackpoole (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      93% No Score Yet Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      42% 58% Stephen King's Rose Red Unknown (Character) 2002
      81% 95% 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
      76% 78% Star Trek: Voyager Henry Janeway (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits General (Character) 1998
      75% 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% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Lt. Moynihan (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 Root (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