Tim McIntire Bio

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Tim McIntire Bio

Post by Tracy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:23 pm

Timothy John McIntire

born July 19th, 1944 in Los Angeles, California.

Tim’s parents were actors John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan, both of whom guest starred on “Bonanza” and have bios here on Bonanza Boomers.

Young Tim began acting while in high school, and he worked in gas stations and men’s stores to finance his early theatrical career.

Handsome looks, a deep, rich voice, and talent kept Tim working in Hollywood in both movies and television.

His career started on early 60’s television shows like “Stoney Burke,” “Mr. Novak,” and “Wagon Train.”

In 1964, Tim guest starred as Mike Crawford in “Bonanza’s Logan's Treasure,” shown here with Dan Duryea as Sam Logan

1965 “Ben Casey: A Man, a Maid, and a Marionette”
Tim in his third appearance on “Ben Casey,” this time starring as Jerry Dawson, shown here with Indus Arthur as Amy Peters

He made his film debut in 1965’s “Shenandoah,” playing Henry opposite James Stewart.

1966 brought Tim back to “Bonanza” in “Old Charlie” where he played George Barker opposite his real life father, John McIntire, starring as Charlie Connors.

In that same episode, Tim also played Billy Barker, shown here with Roy Coffee (Ray Teal) and Hal Baylor as Jack.

Also guest starring in “Old Charlie” was Tim’s real life mother, Jeanette Nolan, shown here in a fight with Billy (Tim).

1966 took Tim to “The Big Valley: The Last Train to the Fair,” starring as Andy Moyers.

1966 – Tim returns to “Bonanza” in “The Dublin Lad,” starring as Jeb Demmer

Also in 1966, Tim starred on “The FBI: The Animal,” as Lambert Hayes, shown here with Charles Bronson as Earl Clayton

In 1967, he made his first of three appearances on “The Virginian” in the episode “Sue Ann,” shown here with Clu Gulager (Emmitt Riker) and Doug McClure (Trampas).

Did you know that Tim’s mother and father starred on “The Virginian” as Clay and Holly Grainger?
Here’s Tim in 1968, “The Virginian: Nora,” as Lt. Tim O'Hara with Anne Baxter as Nora Carlton, Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger, Jeanette Nolan as Holly Grainger, Hugh Beaumont as Major James Carlton, and John McIntire as Clay Grainger.

In 1969, Tim played as raucous, party-hearty college student named Charlie Schumacher in “The Sterile Cuckoo.”

1968 - He starred in one of two pilot episodes for “All in the Family,” along with Kelly Jean Peters, portraying Richard and Gloria. Another pilot episode was shot a year later with different actors in the parts, but neither set of actors were hired when the series premiered in 1971.

In 1972, Tim composed the score and performed music for “Jeremiah Johnson, including his beautifully sung folk ballad which plays during the ending credits.

Tim composed the score for “Kid Blue” in 1973, and in 1975, he wrote the score for “Win, Place or Steal.”

1975 Tim starred as Buford in “Aloha, Bobby and Rose,” shown here with Paul Le Mat as Bobby

In 1975, Tim guest starred on “Kung Fu” as Daniel Caine, shown with David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine

Also in 1975, Tim put that voice of his to work by supplying the sardonic, growly voice of the cruel and cunning canine Blood in the sci-fi cult classic, “A Boy and His Dog.” He also composed the score for the picture, and he sang the ending credits’ theme song.

1976 “Gumball Rally”
Tim stars as illegal cross country car race participant, Steve 'Smitty' Smith.

Tim also composed the score for 1976’s “The Killer Inside Me.”

1977 “The Choirboys”
Charles Durning, Louis Gossett, Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu, Stephen Macht, Tim McIntire, Randy Quaid, Chuck Sacci, Don Stroud, James Woods

1977 - Once again, Tim used his unique voice and talents to supply the voice of the Devil on the television series, “Soap.”

1980 – Tim in “Brubaker” as Huey Rauch

1981 – Tim stars as George Jones alongside Annette O'Toole as Tammy Wynette in “Stand by Your Man.”

1982 “Fast-Walking”
Tim stars as Wasco, a shrewd, top con in the offbeat prison drama.
Also starring is James Woods as Fast-Walking

In 1983, Tim played rugged mountain man, Matt Colter in “Sacred Ground.”

Outside of acting, McIntire did voice-overs for numerous TV commercials and was a prolific studio session musician.

John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan also had a daughter, Tim’s sister, actress Holly McIntire.

Tim McIntire was a versatile, often underrated actor, composer, singer/songwriter, and musician who gave consistently strong, impressive and charismatic performances in television and movies.

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Tim had problems with drug addiction and alcoholism, both of which led to his untimely death from heart failure at the young age of 41 on April 15th, 1986.

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