Timothy John McIntire
July 19, 1944
|Died||April 15, 1986 (aged 41)|
Los Angeles, California, US
|Resting place||Tobacco Valley Cemetery in Eureka, Montana|
Timothy John McIntire (July 19, 1944 – April 15, 1986) was an American character actor, probably best known for his starring roles as Alan Freed in the film American Hot Wax (1978) and as singer George Jones in the television movie Stand by Your Man (1981).
McIntire's film roles include appearances in Shenandoah (1965), The Thousand Plane Raid (1969), The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975), The Gumball Rally (1976), The Choirboys (1977), Brubaker (1980), Fast-Walking (1982) and Sacred Ground (1983).
McIntire appeared in a 1965 episode of the television series Death Valley Days, which featured true stories of the old American West. In the episode "The Lawless Have Laws", McIntire plays Lorenz Oatman, fictional younger brother of historical figure Olive Oatman, trying to find his sister, who had been kidnapped and sold years earlier. He also appeared in six episodes of Kung Fu, four of them as the long-lost brother of Kwai Chang Caine. Other television roles include appearances in the western The Legend of Jesse James, the 1966 episode "Gauntlet of Fire" of the series 12 O'Clock High and the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and Rich Man, Poor Man Book II.
McIntire composed music for the soundtracks of films, including Jeremiah Johnson (1972) and A Boy and His Dog (1975), for which he provided the voice of the dog, played by Tiger. He provided the devil's voice for the demon baby on Soap (1979). He performed many voice-overs for television and radio commercials.
McIntire, along with six studio musicians, formed the band Funzone, which released one self-titled 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 of the television westerns Wagon Train and The Virginian and Jeanette Nolan, who made more than 300 television appearances and was nominated for four Emmy Awards. He had a younger sister named Holly. McIntire appeared four times with both his parents on television, first on the 1966 episode "Ill Wind" of the series The Fugitive, then the 1968 episode "Old Charlie" of the series Bonanza, followed by the 1968 episodes "Death Wagon" and "Nora" of The Virginian.
McIntire's struggles with alcohol and other drug problems contributed to his death at the age of 41 from congestive heart failure in Los Angeles.
|1966||Follow Me, Boys!||Corporal||uncredited|
|1969||The Thousand Plane Raid||Lt. Quimby|
|1969||The Sterile Cuckoo||Charlie Schumacher|
|1975||A Boy and His Dog||Blood||voice|
|1975||Aloha, Bobby and Rose||Buford|
|1976||The Gumball Rally||Steve 'Smitty' Smith - Ferrari Team|
|1977||The Choirboys||Roscoe Rules|
|1978||American Hot Wax||Alan Freed|
|1983||Sacred Ground||Matt Colter|