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Kevin Tighe - Overview

Date of Birth: Aug 13, 1944    
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality: United States
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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.... Read More
Appeared on the NYC stage in "A Skull in Connemara"
Had featured role in "Mumford"
Portrayed William Randolph Hearst in the HBO biopic "Winchell"
Co-starred in the small screen remake of "In Cold Blood" as the patriarch of the murdered family
Returned to series TV as ensemble member of "Murder One" (ABC)
Won a Genie award as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "I Love a Man in Uniform"
Began acting regularly in features with his work in "Matewan"; film was also his first with director John Sayles