Kevin Tighe

Biography: Kevin Fishburn was born John Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles, and has become quite the character actor over the years, in both film and television. He began acting at age 10, initially attending Pasadena City College, he later went to obtain a Masters Degree in Theater, then taught drama at USC. His first film appearance was a bit role in The Graduate, and after he served in the US Army. After the Army, he went to the UK trying to obtain work at various theater companies he was approached by producer Jack Webb and acquired his services for the "Emergency!" (1972-1979). He gained moderate TV stardom as paramedic Roy DeSoto and the series lasted a financially lucrative five years. He returned to acting study in order to refresh his skills during the slow "post-Emergency" period and managed to work with such notables as Stella Adler. His perseverance paid off with a steady stream of grey-haired character roles starting in the 80s -- predominantly in rugged fare. Although he madeKevin Fishburn was born John Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles, and has become quite the character actor over the years, in both film and television. He began acting at age 10, initially attending Pasadena City College, he later went to obtain a Masters Degree in Theater, then taught drama at USC. His first film appearance was a bit role in The Graduate, and after he served in the US Army. After the Army, he went to the UK trying to obtain work at various theater companies he was approached by producer Jack Webb and acquired his services for the "Emergency!" (1972-1979). He gained moderate TV stardom as paramedic Roy DeSoto and the series lasted a financially lucrative five years. He returned to acting study in order to refresh his skills during the slow "post-Emergency" period and managed to work with such notables as Stella Adler. His perseverance paid off with a steady stream of grey-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 appeared in such high-profile movies as Matewan (1987), Eight Men Out (1988), Road House (1989), Another 48 Hrs. (1990), City of Hope (1991), Newsies (1992), What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) , Jade (1995) and Mumford (1999). On TV he has had a number of prime support rules over the years, more recently he appeared in, ER (1997), Freaks and Geeks (1999), The West Wing (2001), Lost (2005) and an episode of Everwood, titled, "Episode 20" which topped The Futon Critics 50 Best Episodes of 2003 list. He won the Canadian "Genie" Award for his supporting role in I Love a Man in Uniform (1993). He has one child, Jennifer Tighe, is also an actress. Expand

Kevin Tighe's Scores

Average career score: 92
Highest Metascore: 99 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 86 Lost: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Lost: Season 6 Feb 2, 2010 Anthony Cooper 8.4
tbd Lost: Season 3 Oct 4, 2006 Anthony Cooper 8.9
tbd Lost: Season 2 Sep 21, 2005 Anthony Cooper 9.1
86 Lost: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 Anthony Cooper 9.2
tbd Rose Red Jan 27, 2002 Victor "Vic" Kandinsky 6.6
99 Murder One: Season 1 Sep 19, 1995 Davey Blalock (Episodes 1-5) / Dave Blalock 6.6
tbd Emergency!: Season 7 Jan 7, 1978 Firefighter Roy DeSoto tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 6 Sep 25, 1976 Firefighter Roy DeSoto / Writer / Director tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 5 Sep 13, 1975 Firefighter Roy DeSoto / Director tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 4 Sep 14, 1974 Firefighter Roy DeSoto / Director tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 3 Sep 22, 1973 Firefighter Roy DeSoto / Director tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 2 Sep 16, 1972 Firefighter Roy DeSoto tbd
tbd Emergency!: Season 1 Jan 22, 1972 Firefighter Roy DeSoto 10