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Kevin Tighe Net Worth

Kevin Tighe net worth is

$2.5 Million

Kevin Tighe Wiki Biography

Born as Jon Kevin Fishburn on 13th August 1944 in Los Angeles, California USA, he is a stage and screen actor, perhaps still best known to the world for portraying Paramedic Roy DeSoto in the TV series “Emergency” (1972-1979), Ken Carver in the film “What`s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993), and Blake Wilson in “Another 48 Hrs” (1990). His career started in 1967.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kevin Tighe is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kevin`s net worth is as high as $2.5 million, earned through his career in the entertainment industry, during which he has made over 80 film and TV appearances. Also, he has worked in theater in such productions as “Curse of the Starving Class”, “Other Desert Cities”, “A Skull in Connemara”, and “A Reckoning”, among many others, which also improved his wealth.

Kevin Tighe Net Worth $2.5 Million

Tighe grew up in nearby Pasadena, after his family moved there when he turned five. His father was an actor, and soon he followed in his footsteps, auditioning for roles of children in the Pasadena Playhouse, but then focused more on education, attending Pasadena High School and later Pasadena City College. After matriculation he enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with an undergraduate degree and then master in fine arts. He subsequently spent two years in United States Army, stationed at Fort Knox.

His first role went uncredited – he was the student in Mike Nichols` “The Graduate” (1967), with Dustin Hoffman. Before the end of the `60s, Kevin featured in “Narcotics: Pit of Despair” (1967), and “Yours, Mine and Ours” (1968). In 1972 his luck smiled upon him as he was selected for the role of Paramedic Roy DeSoto in the TV series “Emergency”, which lasted until 1979, with s spin-off series also filmed entitled “Emergency +4” which aired between 1973-1974; Kevin appeared in 23 episodes in the same role. He was quite dedicated to the show, as he went on paramedic classes, among other activities that helped him to improve his acting as one of the emergency staff.

The show made him extremely popular, and certainly increased his net worth by a large margin.

After the show ended, he focused more on theater, but returned to the screen in 1987 with the role of Hickey in “Matewan”. Until the end of the `80s he featured in “Eight Men Out” (1988), starring John Cusack and Clifton Games, while in 1989 he had a supporting role next to Jim Belushi and Mel Harris in “K-9”. The same year he appeared in “Road House”, featuring Patrick Swayze and Kelly Lynch in lead roles.
From 1990 until 1995, Kevin made around 20 film appearances, some of the most notable ones included “City of Hope” (1991), “Face of a Stranger” (1991), “Newsies” (1992) with Christian Bale and Robert Duvall, “A Man in Uniform” (1993), “What`s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993) starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis, and “The Avenging Angel” (1995). He then made a few brief television appearances, but returned to the big screen in 1998 with the film “Wicnhell”, and continued with roles in “The Darwin Conspiracy” (1999), and “Mumford” (1999). His net worth grew steadily.

Kevin began the `90s with a role in the horror thriller “The Sight” next to Andrew McCarthy, and continued with roles in “Nancy Drew” (2002) and “A Life in Suitcases” (2005). In 2009 he had a role in Patrick Lussier`s “My Bloody Valentine” (2009), while four years later he had a supporting role in “I Am I”, with Simon Helberg and Jason Ritter. Most recently he appeared in five episodes of the TV series “Complications” (2015), and he is also working on the film “Spirit Water”, but the film is yet to receive a release date.

Regarding his personal life, Kevin has been married to Rebecca Ann Fletcher since 1995. Previously, he was married to Mary Lou Seaman from 1968 until 1971; the couple had a daughter, actress Jennifer Tighe.

Full Name Kevin Tighe
Net Worth $2.5 Million
Date Of Birth August 13, 1944
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height 1.85 m
Profession Actor
Education Pasadena High School, Pasadena City College, University of Southern California, United States Army
Nationality American
Spouse Rebecca Tighe (m. 1995), Mary Lou Seaman (m. 1968–1971)
Children Jennifer Tighe
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001798/
Allmusic http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kevin-tighe-mn0001752087
Awards Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies “Emergency” (1972-1979), “What`s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993), “Another 48 Hrs” (1990), “City of Hope” (1991), “Face of a Stranger” (1991), “Newsies” (1992), “A Man in Uniform” (1993), “What`s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993), “The Avenging Angel” (1995)
TV Shows Emergency!, Rose Red, Murder One, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act, Emergency +4
# Quote
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.
4 We 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.
6 I 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.
# Fact
1 He 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.
2 Had a very close relationship with Julie London on Emergency! (1972).
3 Lifelong friend of John Ritter.
4 In 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.
5 Through his ex-Emergency! (1972) series’ leads, Julie London and Bobby Troup, Tighe had the honor/privilege of meeting some popular jazz musicians.
6 He 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.
7 Best friend of Randolph Mantooth.
8 Best known by the public for his role as Paramedic Roy DeSoto on Emergency! (1972).
9 Like his ex-Emergency! (1972) co-star, Robert Fuller, Tighe also spent time in the US Army.
10 Acting protégé of Julie London.
11 He is the godfather of Kate Mulgrew‘s sons.
12 He was best man at the 2002 wedding of his old friend, actor Randolph Mantooth, to Kristen Connors.
13 Father of Jennifer Tighe.


Title Year Status Character
Spirit Water announced Harvey Henderson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007-2016 TV Series Gregory Searle / Julian Cooper
Complications 2015 TV Series Gary Ellison
Salem 2014 TV Series Giles Corey
I Am I 2013 Gene
Common Law 2012 TV Series Fred Bendek
Lost 2005-2010 TV Series Anthony Cooper
Trauma 2010 TV Series Capt. Cal Channing
Lie to Me 2009 TV Series Fletcher Bellwood
Leverage 2009 TV Series Ian Blackpoole
My Bloody Valentine 2009 Ben Foley
Numb3rs 2008 TV Series Keith Watts
The 4400 2007 TV Series Senator Lenhoff
A Life in Suitcases 2005 William Gottschalk
Today You Die 2005 Video Max Stevens
The Deal 2005 John Cortland
Hello 2005 Short Donald
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 TV Series Dr. Edwin Lindgard
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp 2003
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story 2003 William Gottschalk
Everwood 2003 TV Series Joe Morris
Fast Food High 2003 Dave Richter
Nancy Drew 2002 TV Movie Coach Jeffries
Strange World 2002 TV Series Jack Cullum
Rose Red 2002 TV Mini-Series Victor Kandinsky
The West Wing 2001 TV Series Gov. Jack Buckland, D-IN
The Sight 2000 TV Movie Jake
Freaks and Geeks 1999-2000 TV Series Mr. Andopolis
Family Law 2000 TV Series
The Big Day 1999 Joe
Mumford 1999 Mr. Crisp
Star Trek: Voyager 1999 TV Series Henry Janeway
The Wetonkawa Flash 1999
The Darwin Conspiracy 1999 TV Movie Allan Hollingsworth
Winchell 1998 TV Movie William Randolph Hearst
The Outer Limits 1998 TV Series General
The 119 1997 TV Movie Battalion Chief Kieran Ryan
ER 1997 TV Series Sgt. Pete Mattimore
In Cold Blood 1996 TV Mini-Series Herbert Clutter
Race the Sun 1996 Jack Fryman
The Single Guy 1996 TV Series Jack Blake
Chicago Hope 1995 TV Series Harry Kincaid
Murder One 1995 TV Series David Blalock
Scorpion Spring 1995 California County Sheriff Rawley Gill
The Ticket 1995 Short Mr. Kessler
Jade 1995 D.A. Arnold Clifford
Escape to Witch Mountain 1995 TV Movie Sheriff Bronson
The Avenging Angel 1995 TV Movie Benjamin Rigby
Under Suspicion 1994 TV Series Bob Phillips
Men of War 1994 Colonel Merrick
Double Cross 1994 Video Brian Cody
Betrayal of Trust 1994 TV Movie Bill Carroll
Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 Ken Carver
Caught in the Act 1993/I TV Movie Police Detective
A Man in Uniform 1993 Frank
Better Off Dead 1993 TV Movie D.A. John Byron
School Ties 1992 Coach McDevitt
Yesterday Today 1992 TV Movie Mike
Newsies 1992 Snyder
Face of a Stranger 1991 TV Movie Richard
City of Hope 1991 O’Brien
Bright Angel 1990 The Man
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter 1990 TV Movie Steven Elliott
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 Blake Wilson
Tales from the Crypt 1990 TV Series Sam Forney
Murder, She Wrote 1990 TV Series Lt. Moynihan
Road House 1989 Tilghman
Lost Angels 1989 Dr. Gaeyl
K-9 1989 Lyman
Eight Men Out 1988 Joseph ‘Sport’ Sullivan
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 TV Series Insp John Fernack
Matewan 1987 Hickey
CBS Library 1981 TV Series
The Love Boat 1980 TV Series Chris
Emergency! 1972-1979 TV Series Paramedic Roy DeSoto
The Rebels 1979 TV Movie Thomas Jefferson
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1978 TV Series Steve
Cos 1976 TV Series Neighbor
Ellery Queen 1976 TV Series Detective Jim Millay
Emergency +4 1973-1974 TV Series Fireman Roy DeSoto
Sierra 1974 TV Series Fireman Roy DeSoto
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974 TV Series Root
Adam-12 1972 TV Series Roy DeSoto
The Immortal 1970 TV Series Steve Adkins
Bonanza 1970 TV Series Krulak
Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 Extra (uncredited)
Narcotics: Pit of Despair 1967 Short John Scott
The Graduate 1967 Showering Student (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
Emergency! 1974-1976 TV Series 4 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Emergency! 1973-1976 TV Series stunts – 4 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Emergency! 1977 TV Series written by – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Memories of Midnight 1991 TV Movie production accountant: USA


Title Year Status Character
I Thought You’d Be Bigger: The Making of ‘Road House’ 2016 Video documentary
Pretty Good for a Blind White Boy: The Music of ‘Road House’ 2016 Video documentary Himself
Remembering Patrick Swayze 2016 Video documentary Himself
Independent Lens 2013 TV Series documentary
America on Stage 2013 Documentary Himself
The Mountain Runners 2012 Documentary Narration (voice)
Good Morning America 1986 TV Series Himself
Battle of the Network Stars 1976 TV Special Himself – NBC Team
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The Rich Little Show 1976 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1975 TV Series Himself – Panelist

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1993 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role I Love a Man in Uniform (1993)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Guest Actor Lost (2004)

Known for movies

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