Roy Thinnes

Although the 1965-66 TV drama spinoff "The Long, Hot Summer" and 1967-68 science-fiction series "The Invaders" are largely forgotten today, they made an instant star out of leading man Roy Thinnes and led to his ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1938

Filmography

Actor (50)

Broken English 2007 (Movie)

Peter Andrews (Actor)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Erika Slezak 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

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A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1985 - 1988, 1995 - 1997, 2001 (Tv Show)

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Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Sopranos 2000 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1985 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1997, 1999 (Tv Show)

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Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1985 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1985 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Robin Cook's Terminal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Invaders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Dark Shadows 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Dark Shadows 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

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1st & Ten: Going For Broke 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Rush Week 1988 (Movie)

Dean Grail (Actor)

Sizzle 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Freedom 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Scruples 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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From Here to Eternity 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Stone 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Secrets 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Airport 1975 1974 (Movie)

Stacy's Co-Pilot (Actor)

Death Race 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Satan's School For Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Hindenburg 1974 (Movie)

Martin Vogel (Actor)

The Horror at 37,000 Feet 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Charley-One-Eye 1971 (Movie)

Indian (Actor)

The Other Man 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Psychiatrist 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Doppelganger 1968 (Movie)

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The Invaders 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

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The Long Hot Summer 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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An Inconvenient Woman (TV Show)

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Black Noon (TV Show)

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Blue Bayou (TV Show)

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Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Show)

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Dark Holiday (TV Show)

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Lady Against the Odds (TV Show)

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Stormy Weathers (TV Show)

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The Manhunter (TV Show)

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The Norliss Tapes (TV Show)

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The Return of Mod Squad (TV Show)

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Biography

Although the 1965-66 TV drama spinoff "The Long, Hot Summer" and 1967-68 science-fiction series "The Invaders" are largely forgotten today, they made an instant star out of leading man Roy Thinnes and led to his marriage with "Invaders" co-star Lynn Loring. Ironically, many decades after playing on the latter show as a man trying to convince fellow townsfolk of the impending arrival of space aliens, Thinnes was cast as extra-terrestrial Jeremiah Smith in the 1990's on "The X-Files." In between, Thinnes enjoyed more than his fair share of TV series regular work, thanks to 1970's "The Psychiatrist," 1980's "From Here to Eternity," and beginning in 1982 the nighttime soap opera "Falcon Crest" as character Nick Hogan, whose 1983 on-air marriage to Vickie Gioberti (Jamie Rose) was a major ratings event. He also was a regular on the 1991-92 NBC drama "Dark Shadows." Ideally, Thinnes would have been able to parlay his success on the small screen into more of a feature-film sideline career, but that never happened. His highest-profile, though fleeting, contemporary appearance in the movies was as the governor in Ron Howard's Oscar-winning 2001 biopic "A Beautiful Mind." He also played Colonel Glenn Ross in the 1969 adventure film "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun."

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