|Born||Timothy John McIntire
July 19, 1944
Los Angeles, California
|Died||April 15, 1986
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death
|Congestive heart failure|
Tim McIntire (July 19, 1944 – April 15, 1986) was an American character actor, probably most famous for his portrayal of disc jockey Alan Freed in the film American Hot Wax (1978). He portrayed country music singer George Jones in the 1981 television movie Stand By Your Man, which was based on the best-selling autobiography by country music singer Tammy Wynette.
He co-starred in the 1968 pilot Justice For All (which later became All In The Family) as Dickie. After it became a series with Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, the part of the son-in-law was renamed Mike and played by Rob Reiner.
McIntire starred in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975), The Gumball Rally (1976), The Choirboys (1977), Brubaker (1980), Fast-Walking (1982) with James Woods and Sacred Ground (1983).
He had a role in Shenandoah (1965) as one of James Stewart's sons. He appeared in two episodes of the NBC education drama, Mr. Novak. He guest starred in Christopher Jones's ABC western The Legend of Jesse James and in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man.
McIntire composed music for the soundtracks of such films as Jeremiah Johnson (1972) and A Boy and His Dog (1975), for which he also provided the voice of the titular dog, played by Tiger. He provided the devil's voice for the demon baby on Soap (1979). McIntire also did many voice-overs for television and radio commercials in Los Angeles.
McIntire, along with six studio musicians, formed the band Funzone, which released one eponymous album in 1977. McIntire is credited with lead vocal, guitar, and fiddle on the album. When the record label behind the band collapsed, so did the band, and McIntire focused his musical energies on soundtracks.
McIntire was the son of actors John McIntire (1907–1991) of the television westerns Wagon Train and The Virginian fame and Jeanette Nolan (1911–1998), who made more than three hundred television appearances, co-starred with Earl Holliman in Hotel de Paree, and was nominated for four Emmy Awards.
Tim McIntire, John McIntire, and Jeanette Nolan appeared together in ABC's The Fugitive, in the episode "Ill Wind," which aired on March 8, 1966. According to the Internet Movie Data Base, this was the only episode of the series in which three members of the same family appeared as guest stars. His character sings and plays guitar extensively throughout the episode. He also appeared anew with his father that same year in the episode "The Cave-In" (1966) of the long-running ABC series The F.B.I., even singing and playing guitar again in a similar role.
McIntire long struggled with alcohol and drug problems, which (combined with his heavy build) contributed to his death at the age of forty-one from congestive heart failure in Los Angeles, California.