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Kevin Tighe is a Actor American born on 13 august 1944 at Los Angeles (USA)

Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe
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Birth name Jon Kevin Fishburn
Nationality USA
Birth 13 august 1944 (79 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Kevin Tighe (born Jon Kevin Fishburn; August 13, 1944) is an American actor who has worked in television, film, and theatre since the late 1960s. He is known for his character, firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, on the 1972-1977 NBC series Emergency!.

Tighe was cast in his first major film as an extra in 1967's The Graduate. After being under contract with Paramount and Universal, Tighe's career took a turn from bit parts and extra work when he was cast as Roy DeSoto on Emergency!. Following Emergency!, Tighe went on to make numerous guest television appearances in shows such as Ellery Queen, Cos, and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. Aside from The Graduate, some of Tighe's film credits include Road House, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Jade. Tighe won a 1994 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in I Love a Man in Uniform. In the 2000s he played Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series, Lost, as well as Giles Corey in the premiere episode of the original WGN America series, Salem.

Tighe has also been seen in a number of stage productions including A Reckoning, Other Desert Cities, Curse of the Starving Class, and A Skull in Connemara.


Tighe was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of an actor, his family ancestry being Czech-Bohemian and Irish. When he was five, Tighe moved with his family from Los Angeles to nearby Pasadena. It was there that he began acting at an early age, auditioning for juvenile leads at the Pasadena Playhouse. Tighe later graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962, and went on to attend Pasadena City College before receiving an undergraduate degree from USC and then an MFA for acting in 1967. After USC, Tighe was drafted into the United States Army. Because of an injury to his finger, he was stationed for two years at Fort Knox rather than being sent to Vietnam.

Since 1985, Tighe has resided in Skagit County, Washington with his wife, artist Rebecca Fletcher.
From there he travels to New York and Los Angeles to do work in theater, film, and television. Tighe has a daughter from his first marriage, Jennifer Tighe, an actress with whom he has appeared in the stage production, A Reckoning.

Best films

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

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Filmography of Kevin Tighe (28 films)

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My Bloody Valentine, 1h41
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue, Kevin Tighe, Tom Atkins
Roles Ben Foley
Rating54% 2.701222.701222.701222.701222.70122
On the Valentine's Day of 1997, in a small town, a cave-in on the north side of a Hanninger mine trapped six miners. Six days later, rescue teams found five dead miners and the comatose Harry Warden (Richard John Walters), who survived by killing the other miners with a pickaxe, allowing himself to breathe. Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles), the mine owner's son, was blamed for the mine disaster because he forgot to vent the methane lines and caused a cave-in, but also Harry Warden for killing the miners.
The Deal
The Deal (2005)
, 1h47
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Slater, Selma Blair, John Heard, Robert Loggia, Colm Feore, Angie Harmon
Roles John Cortland
Rating50% 2.506692.506692.506692.506692.50669
A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Today You Die, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Treach, Steven Seagal, Kevin Tighe, Sarah G. Buxton, Lesley-Anne Down, Mari Morrow
Roles Max Stevens
Rating42% 2.106342.106342.106342.106342.10634
Harlan Banks (Steven Seagal) is a Robin Hood kind of thief who has always picked his own jobs and tried to pull heists that would leave him room to help out others. The work keeps getting riskier, and the urging of his girlfriend Jada (Mari Morrow), Banks has decided to pull one final job, going in with some men who are planning a $20 million robbery.
Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew (2002)
, 1h27
Directed by James Frawley
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Maggie Lawson, Jill Ritchie, Brett Cullen, Marieh Delfino, Charlie Finn, Brian J. White
Roles Coach Jeffries
Rating58% 2.903892.903892.903892.903892.90389
C'est la première année à l'université de River Heights pour la détective amateur Nancy Drew. Quand une star du football universitaire tombe dans le coma, Nancy commence à enquêter et découvre de nombreux secrets.
The Sight
The Sight (2000)
, 1h26
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Tighe, Amanda Redman, Honor Blackman, Julian Firth, Alexander Armstrong
Roles Jake
Rating57% 2.8982452.8982452.8982452.8982452.898245
Michael Lewis, un jeune architecte Américain est à Londres pour restaurer un vieil hôtel d'époque. Mais il est en proie à des visions, des mauvais rêves qui vont le pousser dans une aventure policière dont il ne pouvait se douter ...
Mumford (1999)
, 1h47
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie
Actors Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, Mary McDonnell, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Roles Mr. Crisp
Rating67% 3.398063.398063.398063.398063.39806
As a relative newcomer to an Oregon town that bears his name, Dr. Mumford (Loren Dean) seems charming and skillful to his neighbors and patients. His unique, frank approach to psychotherapy soon attracts patients away from the two therapists (David Paymer and Jane Adams) already working in the area.
Winchell (1998)
, 1h36
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Stanley Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer, Glenne Headly, Xander Berkeley, Kevin Tighe
Roles William Randolph Hearst
Rating66% 3.3398353.3398353.3398353.3398353.339835
The film follows Walter Winchell from his early days as a tabloid gossip columnist to his rise as he takes on the United State's most powerful propagandist.
Race the Sun, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Halle Berry, James Belushi, Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Anthony Ruivivar, Kevin Tighe
Roles Jack Fryman
Rating54% 2.7003552.7003552.7003552.7003552.700355
A new science teacher, Miss Sandra Beecher, (Halle Berry) at Kona Pali High School in Hawaii pushes a group of students to come up with a science project. With a combination of design vision, mechanical skills, knowledge of batteries, and lightweight drivers, the students design and build a solar-powered car they name "Cockroach." Their team manages to outperform a corporate-sponsored car and win the local Big Island competition by correctly predicting cloudy weather based on the surfing experience of the student captain, Daniel (Casey Affleck). Cloudy weather would make their vehicle's battery capacity a more important factor than its weight.
In Cold Blood (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Anthony Edwards, Eric Roberts, Sam Neill, Kevin Tighe, Leo Rossi, Stella Stevens
Roles Herbert Clutter
Rating60% 3.0395953.0395953.0395953.0395953.039595
At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, a brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrifies the nation. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 28, hears a cellmate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, 31, to join him in going after the stash.
Escape to Witch Mountain, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, Children's films
Actors Robert Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Erik von Detten, Vincent Schiavelli, Brad Dourif, Lynne Moody
Roles Sheriff Bronson
Rating61% 3.0904553.0904553.0904553.0904553.090455
The twins, named Danny and Anna, are found by Zoe Moon (Perrey Reeves), a young waitress. She notices when the children's hands touch, they create a wave of purple energy. However, before she can do anything, the infant children are separated when Bruno the Hermit (Brad Dourif) places Anna on a truck upon Bruno being spotted by Sheriff Bronson (Kevin Tighe).
Jade (1995)
, 1h31
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna, Angie Everhart, Michael Biehn
Roles D.A. Arnold Clifford
Rating53% 2.651382.651382.651382.651382.65138
San Francisco Assistant District Attorney David Corelli (Caruso) is called to the murder scene of prominent businessman Kyle Medford, found stabbed to death in his home by an antique hatchet. Police detectives Bob Hargrove and Petey Vesko find photographs in Medford's safe of Governor Lew Edwards (Crenna) having sex with a prostitute, later identified as Patrice Jacinto. During questioning, Patrice reveals that she and other women were paid by Medford to have sex with wealthy men at his beach house in Pacifica. She also informs them that the most desired prostitute among the clients was a woman known only as "Jade.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape, 1h58
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Films about school violence
Actors Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Reilly, Darlene Cates
Roles Ken Carver
Rating76% 3.8499353.8499353.8499353.8499353.849935
In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is busy caring for Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), his brother with a developmental disability, as they wait for the many tourists' trailers to pass through town during their "yearly ritual" of camping at a nearby recreational area. His mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates), gave up on life after her husband hanged himself seventeen years earlier. She spends almost all of her time on the couch watching TV. With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own due to her morbid obesity, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower, while his sisters Amy and Ellen do the rest. The relationship between the brothers is of both care and protection, as Gilbert continually enforces the "nobody touches Arnie" policy. A new FoodLand supermarket has opened, threatening the small Lamson's Grocery where Gilbert works. In addition, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman, Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen).
Men of War
Men of War (1994)
, 1h43
Directed by Perry Lang
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Charlotte Lewis, B.D. Wong, Tim Guinee, Anthony Denison, Donald Patrick Harvey II
Roles Colonel Merrick
Rating55% 2.7965152.7965152.7965152.7965152.796515
Nick Gunar, an ex-soldier, is down and out in Chicago in a typically cold winter. When two men offer him a job on a tropical island, he reluctantly agrees and gathers together a group of soldier friends also down on their luck. They arrive in the Far East and come up against the evil Keefer, who was with Nick in Angola. He now owns the local police force and shows Nick and the others who's boss. Afterwards, Nick and his crew go to the island, which they find is occupied by peaceful natives--natives who the mercenaries are supposed to convince to abandon the island. Nick respects them, but there is friction caused by a few mercenaries who want to kill natives to persuade them to leave, or, alternatively, to get them to divulge where a suspected treasure might be. Nick stops them and finds out the "treasure" they are after is guano (which does have value in sufficient quantities). The two men paying the mercenaries intend to strip mine the island to get it, leaving the natives and their homes as casualties. The group divides up, with half wishing to finish the job for which they were paid, and the other half, led by Nick, wishing to protect the islanders. Nick hands the former group their pay and orders them to leave the island as he refuses to kill the natives to do the job.
I Love a Man in Uniform, 1h37
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Tom McCamus, Brigitte Bako, Kevin Tighe, David Hemblen, Henry Czerny, Daniel MacIvor
Roles Frank
Rating66% 3.3440553.3440553.3440553.3440553.344055
The film, a dark psychological drama, stars Tom McCamus as Henry Adler, a bank employee and struggling actor who finally gets his big break, being cast as a police officer in a television series. However, Adler begins to identify too closely with the sense of power and authority that comes with wearing the police uniform, takes to wearing it in public as if he were a real police officer, and gradually loses his grip on reality.
Geronimo: An American Legend, 1h55
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Western
Actors Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon, Pato Hoffmann
Roles Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles
Rating64% 3.2479153.2479153.2479153.2479153.247915
The film follows the events leading up to the capture of Geronimo in 1886. The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a U.S. government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers, and one in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and unnecessary actions by the government, Geronimo and 30 other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, while reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. The plot centers upon Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the U.S. cavalry lieutenant charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader with the assistance of a scout leader Al Sieber (Robert Duvall) and a young graduate Britton Davis (Matt Damon). Gatewood is torn by a grudging respect for Geronimo and his people, and his duty to his country. But then all the white men in the film have respect for Geronimo, even as they are trying to hunt him down and kill him. Brigadier General George Crook (Gene Hackman), charged with overseeing the forced settlement of the Apaches on reservations has nothing but admiration for Geronimo. Geronimo surrenders to Crook but later escapes taking half the reservation with him. Gatewood Sieber Davis and a group of soilders are out to capture Geronimo. Crook later resigns from the army and is later replaced by General Nelson Miles. The next day Gatewood Sieber Davis and apache Chato come across some slaughtered Indians. then they stop at a bar but there are bounty hunters there and they threaten to kill Chato for money which results in a shootout in which Sieber is shot and mortally wounded. Gatewood Davis and Chato carry on to Capture Geronimo. Geronimo makes peace with Gatewood and surrenders along with the other apache to General Miles. Gatewood is transferred to a remote Garrison in North Wyoming while Davis resigns from the army.