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Kevin Tighe
Born John Kevin Fishburn
13 August 1944 (1944-08-13) (age 65)
Los Angeles, California,  United States
Occupation actor
Spouse(s) Rebecca

Kevin Tighe (born John Kevin Fishburn; August 13, 1944) is an American actor known for his role as Randolph Mantooth's firefighting/paramedic partner Roy DeSoto on the NBC-Universal TV series Emergency!, from 1972 to 1977. He and Mantooth have remained close friends since that time.[1]

Biography

Tighe was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of an actor.[2] His first big screen appearance was a bit role in The Graduate (as a fraternity member, with a few lines of dialogue late in the film) after which he served a stint in the US Army. After his military service, he returned to acting, working under contract for Paramount Pictures, and then auditioned for producer Jack Webb and won a starring role in Emergency!.

Tighe has had many guest appearances in other television series since then, including Adam-12, The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, Star Trek: Voyager, Freaks and Geeks, Law & Order (both :SVU and :CI), The 4400 and The West Wing where he portrayed Governor Jack Buckland, among others. On Lost, he has appeared numerous times (2005-2007) as the villainous Anthony Cooper, father of John Locke.

Tighe has also become a dependable character actor and has appeared in supporting or featured roles in several movies, notably Matewan, Eight Men Out, K-9 (the first of two films with Jim Belushi, the other being Race The Sun), Road House, Another 48 Hours, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, I Love a Man in Uniform (for which he won a Genie Award for best supporting actor in 1994) and a TV-remake of Escape to Witch Mountain, and "Geronimo, An American Legend".

Tighe has lived in Skagit County of Washington state for the last 30 years, with his wife Rebecca. They have one daughter.

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