Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

actor, director, stunts

Kevin Tighe was born on Aug 13, 1944 in USA. Kevin Tighe's big-screen debut came with The Graduate directed by Mike Nichols in 1967, strarring Carter - Showering Fraternity Brother (uncredited). Kevin Tighe is known for Complications directed by Matt Nix, Jessica Szohr stars as Gretchen Polk and Beth Riesgraf as Samantha Ellison. Kevin Tighe has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Kevin Tighe achieved is Genie Awards. The upcoming new movie Kevin Tighe plays is Scorpion Spring which will be released on Jul 18, 2021.

This beefy, genial-looking character actor was born Jon Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles. Performing as a child from age 10, Tighe initially attended Pasadena City College. He later obtained a Master's Degree in Theater, then taught drama at USC. Living Bohemian-style out of a suitcase after he decided to pursue acting professionally, he was in the United Kingdom trying to obtain work at various prestigious theater companies when producer Jack Webb acquired his services for the Emergency! (1972) medical series alongside Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup and Randolph Mantooth.Tighe gained TV stardom as paramedic Roy DeSoto and the series lasted six years. Along with that came a spin-off animated series and some follow-up TV-movies. He returned to acting study in order to refresh his skills during the slow "post-Emergency" period and managed to work with such inspiring notables as Stella Adler. His perseverance paid off with a steady stream of gray-haired character roles starting in the 80s -- predominantly in rugged fare. Although he made his Broadway debut with "Open Admissions" in 1984, the show folded after only a couple of weeks. On film, however, Kevin did quite well by appearing in such high-profile movies as Matewan (1987), where he first played a "bad guy," Les coulisses de l'exploit (1988), Road House (1989), 48 heures de plus (1990), City of Hope (1991), Les news boys (1992), Gilbert Grape (1993), Jade (1995) and Mumford (1999).On TV he has had a number of prime support rules over the years playing everything from Thomas Jefferson and William Randolph Hearst to the Kansas patriarch who was senselessly slaughtered along with his family by the "In Cold Blood" killers. Known for his serious-minded roles, Kevin has tackled a number of generals, attorneys, governors, doctors, coaches, even psychics during his long career. He won the Canadian "Genie" Award for his supporting role in I Love a Man in Uniform (1993).Into the millennium, Kevin appeared in the independent films the comedy Fast Food High (2003), the historical drama The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp (2003), the mystery thriller The Deal (2005), the period drama A Life in Suitcases (2005), the horror opus Meurtres à la Saint-Valentin (2009) and the period drama I Am I (2013). On TV, he guested in such series as "The West Wing," "Strange World," "The Wonderful World of Disney," "Everwood," "The 4400" and "Numb3rs."Married to second wife Rebecca Ann Fletcher, Kevin's only child, actress Jennifer Tighe, is from his brief marriage to first wife Mary Lou Seaman.

  • Birthday

    Aug 13, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also known


Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

Genie Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner - Genie
I Love a Man in Uniform (1993)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows