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Kevin Tighe

Born: Aug 13, 1944

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Kevin Tighe

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1944
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Kevin Tighe is an American actor who has worked in television, film, and theatre since the late 1960s. He is known for his character, firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, on the 1972-1977 NBC series Emergency!. Tighe was cast in his first major film as an extra in 1967's The Graduate. After being under contract with Paramount and Universal, Tighe's career took a turn from bit parts and extra work when he was cast as Roy DeSoto on Emergency!. Following Emergency!, Tighe went on to make numerous guest television appearances in shows such as Ellery Queen, Cos, and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. Aside from The Graduate, some of Tighe's film credits include Road House, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and Jade. Tighe won a 1994 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in I Love a Man in Uniform. In the 2000s he played Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series, Lost, as well as Giles Corey in the premiere episode of the original WGN America series, Salem. Tighe has also been seen in a number of stage productions including A Reckoning, Other Desert Cities, Curse of the Starving Class, and A Skull in Connemara.


  • Actor
  • Television Director

Also known as

  • Jon Kevin Fishburn
  • John Kevin Fishburn


  • Rebecca Tighe


  • Jennifer Tighe

Awards Won

  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
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