Kenneth Tigar

Kenneth Tigar
Born (1942-09-24) September 24, 1942
Chelsea, Massachusetts
Occupation Actor, translator
Years active 1975present

Kenneth Tigar (born September 24, 1942) is an American actor and translator.

Life and career

Tigar was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and raised in the Boston area.[1] He received his BA and Ph.D. in German literature from Harvard University. As an undergraduate, he was active in theater as both an actor and a director. He spent a year at the University of Göttingen and performed in Vienna and other European cities. He speaks fluent German and has translated a number of German plays into English.

He starred as Captain Jensen in L.A. Heat and has appeared in numerous television series such as The West Wing, Boardwalk Empire, Barney Miller, Night Court, Highway To Heaven and Fringe, as well as in motion pictures such as The Avengers, where he speaks with a German accent.


Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Happy Hooker Steve Screen debut
1978 The Gypsy Warriors Capt. Schullman
1981 Gangster Wars Thomas E. Dewey
1985 Just One of the Guys Mr. Raymaker
Creator Pavlo
1987 Jake's M.O. Sol Godlman
1988 18 Again! Professor Swivet
Phantasm II Father Meyers
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Becker (bomb squad leader)
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Becker (bomb squad leader)
1996 Primal Fear Weil
Cadillac Ranch Clown (as Ken Tigar)
Riot Harry Johansen
1997 Little Bigfoot Largo
The Underground Tim Scully
Conspiracy Theory Lawyer
A Thousand Acres Doctor
Hollywood Safari Sheriff Todd
2005 Time of Fear Coroner
2012 The Avengers Old German Man

Television works

Year Production Role Notes
1976 The Adams Chronicles Secretary TV miniseries, 1 episode
19761981 Barney Miller Danner 5 different characters (including Jesus Christ) in 6 episodes
1977 Man from Atlantis Dr. Miller Simon 3 episodes
The Waltons Clem Beal
1978 Charlie's Angels Danner
1980 The Babysitter Tom Montgomery TV movie
1983 Knight Rider Dr. Kempler
Missing Pieces Alan Rosenus TV movie
Special Bulletin Dr. Abraham Sczrsma TV movie
Thursday's Child Bill Richardson TV movie
19831984 Hart to Hart Baldwin / Harold Ashby 2 episodes
19831985 Cheers Dr. Lowell Greenspon / Fred 2 episodes
19831986 Hill Street Blues Randolph Scripps 2 episodes
1984 Fatal Vision Pathologist TV movie
1985 Simon & Simon Larry Trowbridge 2 episodes
Night Court Mr. Slotkin 1 episode - "The Hostage"
1986 Magnum, P.I. Milton Collins
19861993 L.A. Law Clarence O'Malley
1987 The Betty Ford Story Dr. Lukash TV movie
Dallas Dr. Gordon 4 episodes
Night Court Gus Melman 1 episode - "Her Honor, Part 4"
Highway To Heaven Mr. Meyers 1 episode - "Normal People"
19871989 Growing Pains Sid Sidlevich 6 episodes
19881989 Dynasty Fritz Heath 5 episodes
1992 Quantum Leap Ben Steiner
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dr. Samuel Platt 1 episode - Pilot
1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mr. Warren
1996 Murder, She Wrote Dave Pittman
1997 Star Trek: Voyager Dammar
19971999 L.A. Heat Captain Jensen
1998 ER Dr. Keinholz 2 episodes
1998 Route 9 Bank Manager TV movie
1999 The X-Files Dr. Plant 1 episode - "S.R. 819"
1999 The West Wing Dr. Keinholz Congressman Gladman
20082009 Fringe Johan Lennox speaking German
2010 Boardwalk Empire Dentist
2011 Nurse Jackie Dentist
2012 Elementary Philip Armistead[2]
20132014 House of Cards Walter Doyle[3] 2 episodes
20132014 Alpha House Senator Paul Mower[4] 4 episodes


  1. "Veteran character actor Kenneth Tigar at Geva". YouTube. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. "Déjà Vu All Over Again". 14 March 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2016 via IMDb.
  3. "Chapter 7". 1 February 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2016 via IMDb.
  4. "Alpha House". 19 April 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2016 via IMDb.

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