37 Facts About Kevin Tighe


Kevin Tighe was born on Jon Kevin Fishburn; August 13,1944 and is an American actor who has worked in television, film, and theatre since the late 1960s.


Kevin Tighe won a 1994 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in I Love a Man in Uniform.


Kevin Tighe has been seen in a number of stage productions including A Reckoning, Mourning Becomes Electra, Anna Christie, Other Desert Cities, and Curse of the Starving Class.


When he was five, Kevin Tighe moved with his family from Los Angeles to nearby Pasadena, where he began acting at an early age, auditioning for juvenile leads at the Pasadena Playhouse.


Kevin Tighe graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962, and went on to attend Pasadena City College and CSULA where he was a member of Beta Chi fraternity, before receiving a Bachelor's degree from USC and then an MFA for acting in 1967.


Kevin Tighe voiced Roy DeSoto on the animated spin-off Emergency +4.


Kevin Tighe served as a best man at Mantooth's second wedding in 2002.


Kevin Tighe conducted interviews and compiled a brief history of American EMS for the project.


Kevin Tighe appeared on the CBS Library production of "Orphans, Waifs, and Wards" and as Thomas Jefferson in an adaptation of the John Jakes novel The Rebels in 1979.


Kevin Tighe worked in summer stock as part of a company directed by Alfred Christie at the Hampton Playhouse in 1980, and performed in Come Blow Your Horn.


In 1983, Kevin Tighe was cast in Two for the Seesaw at William Putch's Totem Pole Playhouse in Caledonia, Pennsylvania.


Kevin Tighe made his Broadway debut at the Music Box Theatre in the play, Open Admissions; the show closed after two weeks.


Kevin Tighe then acted in Night of the Iguana with McCarter Theatre Company, in Princeton, NJ; Mark Weller's The Ballad of Soapy Smith in 1983 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle; and the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theatre in New York City.


Kevin Tighe wrote and directed Homegirl for the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1986.


Kevin Tighe appeared on episodes of Murder, She Wrote, Tales from the Crypt, Under Suspicion, Chicago Hope, The Single Guy, ER, The Outer Limits.


Besides episodic work, Kevin Tighe appeared in a number of television movies during the 90s, including Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter, the remake of Escape to Witch Mountain, and slain Kansas father and farmer Herb Clutter in the 1996 miniseries adaptation of Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood.


Kevin Tighe continued to work in theater and appeared in three different roles: Hilton Lasker, Swifty, and Lord Kitterson in The End of the Day: An Entertainment at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, in 1989 and 1990.


Kevin Tighe continued to do plays in the 1990s at the Seattle Repertory Theatre including Hedda Gabler in 1992.


Kevin Tighe appeared numerous times on ABC show, Lost, as Anthony Cooper, father of John Locke.


Kevin Tighe's work included episodes of Numb3rs, Leverage, and Lie to Me.


Kevin Tighe has continued to work heavily in film and has appeared in Fast Food High, The Deal, Today You Die, and My Bloody Valentine.


Kevin Tighe portrayed William Gottschalk in three of the Tulse Luper films: The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story, The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp, and A Life in Suitcases.


Kevin Tighe worked in regional and repertory theater, with the bulk of his stage work in Seattle.


Kevin Tighe played Mick Dowd, a gravedigger, in Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara at ACT Theatre in Seattle in 2000.


Kevin Tighe played Brigadier General Ezra Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra and the play was initially performed at the ACT Theatre with Jane Alexander in 2001.


Kevin Tighe worked with his daughter, Jennifer, in A Reckoning at the Magic Theater in San Francisco.


Kevin Tighe played Salter in A Number, exploring the human consequences of cloning.


Kevin Tighe narrated the documentary, The Mountain Runners, examining the mountain marathon runners at Mount Baker in the early 1900s.


Kevin Tighe was interviewed for America on Stage examining the development of new plays funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Kevin Tighe appeared on a documentary that was aired on the PBS program, Independent Lens.


Kevin Tighe played the title role in Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, about the lives of American soldiers who guard a philosophical tiger while on duty in the Iraq War.


Kevin Tighe played the role in both the New York and at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles productions, replacing Robin Williams, He won positive reviews for his performance of the Tiger.


Kevin Tighe won a 2010 Garland Award for best Performance in a Play.


Kevin Tighe played Fredrik in Anatomy of Pain on the Mirror Stage at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle in 2012.


In Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class, Kevin Tighe played Weston in 2013 at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven with Judith Ivey.


Since 1985, Kevin Tighe has resided in Skagit County, Washington with his wife, the artist Rebecca Fletcher.


Kevin Tighe has a daughter from his first marriage, Jennifer Kevin Tighe, an actress with whom he appeared in the stage production of A Reckoning.