Kevin Tighe

Biography: Kevin Tighe's, whose given name was Kevin Fishburn, was a psychology major at Cal State when he switched his major to Theatre at USC. Most TV viewers were introduced to Tighe in the role of paramedic Roy DeSoto on the adventure series Emergency!, which ran from 1972 through 1977. After Emergency! folded, Tighe worked on Broadway and in film supporting roles. He was "rediscovered" by filmmaker John Sayles, who cast Tighe in such plum parts as Hickey in Matewan (1987) and gambler Sport Sullivan in Eight Men Out (1988). Specializing in gritty authority roles in the last decade, Kevin Tighe was reunited with his Emergency co-star Randolph Mantooth in the 1991 thriller Spy Games.

Kevin Tighe's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 73 Matewan
Lowest Metascore: 23 Another 48 Hrs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
44 I Am I Jun 13, 2014 Gene / Gene tbd
51 My Bloody Valentine Jan 16, 2009 Ben Foley 7.2
46 The Deal Jun 17, 2005 John Cortland 8.1
62 Mumford Sep 24, 1999 Mr. Crisp 8.3
73 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Mar 4, 1994 Ken Carver 8.2
65 School Ties Sep 18, 1992 Coach McDevitt 7.5
23 Another 48 Hrs. Jun 8, 1990 Blake Wilson 5.0
36 Road House May 19, 1989 Tilghman 6.6
44 K-9 Apr 28, 1989 Lyman tbd
73 Matewan Aug 28, 1987 Hickey tbd