Tim McIntire

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).

Tim McIntire
Timothy John McIntire

July 19, 1944
DiedApril 15, 1986(1986-04-15) (aged 41)
Los Angeles, California, US
Resting placeTobacco Valley Cemetery in Eureka, Montana
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1963–1984
Parent(s)John McIntire
Jeanette Nolan


McIntire co-starred as Dickie, the son-in-law in the 1968 pilot Justice for All, which eventually (1971) was picked up as the series All In The Family, with Rob Reiner as the son-in-law.

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. Other television roles include appearances in the western The Legend of Jesse James 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.[1] 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.

He appeared with his father in the 1966 episode "The Cave-In" of the series The F.B.I..

McIntire's struggles with alcohol and other drug problems, contributed to his death[citation needed] at the age of 41 from congestive heart failure in Los Angeles.


Year Title Role Notes
1965 Shenandoah Henry Anderson
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
1980 Brubaker Huey Rauch
1982 Fast-Walking Wasco
1983 Sacred Ground Matt Colter


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