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Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1944
SpouseRebecca Tighe, Mary Lou Seaman
FactFather of Jennifer Tighe.

Kevin Tighe is an American actor best known for his role as Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series Lost. He has also appeared in such films as The Rock, Con Air and Titanic.

Tighe was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of a set designer and a costume designer. He has two sisters, Kerry and Tara. Tighe attended Loyola Marymount University, where he studied acting.

Tighe’s first major role was in the film The Rock, in which he played a Navy SEAL. He has also appeared in such films as Con Air, Titanic and The Italian Job. Tighe has also guest-starred on such television shows as Miami Vice, The A-Team and Magnum, P.I..

In 2004, Tighe began appearing as Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series Lost. He has appeared in a total of 44 episodes of the series.

Tighe’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. He has been married twice and has three children.

General Info

Full NameKevin Tighe
Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1944
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Southern California


SpouseRebecca Tighe, Mary Lou Seaman
ChildrenJennifer Tighe


AwardsGenie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
MoviesRoad House, K-9, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Another 48 Hrs., Newsies, Matewan, School Ties, City of Hope, Eight Men Out, Geronimo: An American Legend, Race the Sun, Today You Die, Scorpion Spring, Men of War, I Am I, Jade, I Love a Man in Uniform, Mumford, Winchell, Narcoti...
TV ShowsEmergency!, Rose Red, Murder One, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act, Emergency +4

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1[on his professional on- and off-screen chemistry with Julie London and Bobby Troup, who played both Dixie 'Dix' McCall, RN & Dr. Joe Early, M.D., respectively]: Working with Julie and Bobby. Never a dull moment. Great wrap parties. The opportunity of working with such a wonderful cast and crew!
2[on the deaths of Bobby Troup and Julie London]: They were very special to the cast and crew and they became good friends and that it hurt deeply when Bobby and Julie died. Their friendship could never be replaced.
3[Who admitted he had a serious problem with his celebrity status prior to his days on Emergency! (1972)]: I didn't know how to deal with it. I couldn't small talk. I would go to parties and my glasses would fog. I was truly miserable. I am a character actor. I am not a celebrity.
4We were supposed to do it in New York, but something happened. So I went to Europe. I worked at Cambridge for a while. I ran out of money.
5[If he was embarrassed over his role on Emergency! (1972) opposite Julie London, Bobby Troup and Randolph Mantooth, who would later be his best friend, who in turn played Johnny Gage]: No, I feel a great deal of pride that I was able to be a paramedic. Randolph and I have stayed good friends. I was the best man at his wedding. I didn't want to scurry away from it. But it was something I did in my 20s. It didn't require a lot of acting. It didn't require a lot of great dialogue ... I don't list it in the program because it doesn't really link with what I am doing now.
6I grew up in downtown L.A. on West 7th Street near Lafayette Park. When I was 5 we moved to Pasadena. My father was a bit actor. He got me going when I was about 9 or 10 - I auditioned for something at the Pasadena Playhouse and I started playing juvenile leads.


1He was awarded the 2010 Back Stage Garland Award for Performance in a Play for "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Had a very close relationship with Julie London on Emergency! (1972).
3Lifelong friend of John Ritter.
4In 1995, he, along with former Emergency! (1972) co-stars, Randolph Mantooth and Bobby Troup, all visited Julie London in the hospital, when she suffered a stroke.
5Through his ex-Emergency! (1972) series' leads, Julie London and Bobby Troup, Tighe had the honor/privilege of meeting some popular jazz musicians.
6He alongside Randolph Mantooth had attended the memorial of his ex-Emergency! (1972) co-star, Bobby Troup, at Moonlight Tango Cafe in Encino, California, on 28 February 1999, to honor his life.
7Best friend of Randolph Mantooth.
8Best known by the public for his role as Paramedic Roy DeSoto on Emergency! (1972).
9Like his ex-Emergency! (1972) co-star, Robert Fuller, Tighe also spent time in the US Army.
10Acting protégé of Julie London.
11He is the godfather of Kate Mulgrew's sons.
12He was best man at the 2002 wedding of his old friend, actor Randolph Mantooth, to Kristen Connors.
13Father of Jennifer Tighe.




Spirit WaterannouncedHarvey Henderson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007-2016TV SeriesGregory Searle / Julian Cooper
Complications2015TV SeriesGary Ellison
Salem2014TV SeriesGiles Corey
I Am I2013Gene
Common Law2012TV SeriesFred Bendek
Lost2005-2010TV SeriesAnthony Cooper
Trauma2010TV SeriesCapt. Cal Channing
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesFletcher Bellwood
Leverage2009TV SeriesIan Blackpoole
My Bloody Valentine2009Ben Foley
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesKeith Watts
The 44002007TV SeriesSenator Lenhoff
A Life in Suitcases2005William Gottschalk
Today You Die2005VideoMax Stevens
The Deal2005John Cortland
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2004TV SeriesDr. Edwin Lindgard
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp2003
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story2003William Gottschalk
Everwood2003TV SeriesJoe Morris
Fast Food High2003Dave Richter
Nancy Drew2002TV MovieCoach Jeffries
Strange World2002TV SeriesJack Cullum
Rose Red2002TV Mini-SeriesVictor Kandinsky
The West Wing2001TV SeriesGov. Jack Buckland, D-IN
The Sight2000TV MovieJake
Freaks and Geeks1999-2000TV SeriesMr. Andopolis
Family Law2000TV Series
The Big Day1999Joe
Mumford1999Mr. Crisp
Star Trek: Voyager1999TV SeriesHenry Janeway
The Wetonkawa Flash1999
The Darwin Conspiracy1999TV MovieAllan Hollingsworth
Winchell1998TV MovieWilliam Randolph Hearst
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesGeneral
The 1191997TV MovieBattalion Chief Kieran Ryan
ER1997TV SeriesSgt. Pete Mattimore
In Cold Blood1996TV Mini-SeriesHerbert Clutter
Race the Sun1996Jack Fryman
The Single Guy1996TV SeriesJack Blake
Chicago Hope1995TV SeriesHarry Kincaid
Murder One1995TV SeriesDavid Blalock
Scorpion Spring1995California County Sheriff Rawley Gill
The Ticket1995ShortMr. Kessler
Jade1995D.A. Arnold Clifford
Escape to Witch Mountain1995TV MovieSheriff Bronson
The Avenging Angel1995TV MovieBenjamin Rigby
Under Suspicion1994TV SeriesBob Phillips
Men of War1994Colonel Merrick
Double Cross1994VideoBrian Cody
Betrayal of Trust1994TV MovieBill Carroll
Geronimo: An American Legend1993Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles
What's Eating Gilbert Grape1993Ken Carver
Caught in the Act1993/ITV MoviePolice Detective
A Man in Uniform1993Frank
Better Off Dead1993TV MovieD.A. John Byron
School Ties1992Coach McDevitt
Yesterday Today1992TV MovieMike
Face of a Stranger1991TV MovieRichard
City of Hope1991O'Brien
Bright Angel1990The Man
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter1990TV MovieSteven Elliott
Another 48 Hrs.1990Blake Wilson
Tales from the Crypt1990TV SeriesSam Forney
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesLt. Moynihan
Road House1989Tilghman
Lost Angels1989Dr. Gaeyl
Eight Men Out1988Joseph 'Sport' Sullivan
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesInsp John Fernack
CBS Library1981TV Series
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesChris
Emergency!1972-1979TV SeriesParamedic Roy DeSoto
The Rebels1979TV MovieThomas Jefferson
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1978TV SeriesSteve
Cos1976TV SeriesNeighbor
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesDetective Jim Millay
Emergency +41973-1974TV SeriesFireman Roy DeSoto
Sierra1974TV SeriesFireman Roy DeSoto
The Six Million Dollar Man1974TV SeriesRoot
Adam-121972TV SeriesRoy DeSoto
The Immortal1970TV SeriesSteve Adkins
Bonanza1970TV SeriesKrulak
Yours, Mine and Ours1968Extra (uncredited)
Narcotics: Pit of Despair1967ShortJohn Scott
The Graduate1967Showering Student (uncredited)


Emergency!1974-1976TV Series 4 episodes


Emergency!1973-1976TV Series stunts - 4 episodes


Emergency!1977TV Series written by - 1 episode


Memories of Midnight1991TV Movie production accountant: USA


I Thought You'd Be Bigger: The Making of 'Road House'2016Video documentary
Pretty Good for a Blind White Boy: The Music of 'Road House'2016Video documentaryHimself
Remembering Patrick Swayze2016Video documentaryHimself
Independent Lens2013TV Series documentary
America on Stage2013DocumentaryHimself
The Mountain Runners2012DocumentaryNarration (voice)
Good Morning America1986TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Little Show1976TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist

Archive Footage

An Unsafe Place: Making 'Men of War'2016Video documentary shortColonel Merrick


Won Awards

1993GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleI Love a Man in Uniform (1993)

Nominated Awards

2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorLost (2004)

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