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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I haven't had a drink in, oh, five years now," Tierney said in his clipped, tough-guy voice during a 1987 interview. "I finally wised up. I'd say it was about time. Heck, I threw away about seven careers through drink.
When he guest-starred on Seinfeld
(1989) in "The Jacket" episode as Elaine's father, he scared the cast so badly that they never had him back on. He stole a butcher knife from Jerry's TV kitchen and hid it under his jacket. When Seinfeld undauntedly confronted him about it (much to the dismay of the entire cast), Tierney pretended that he was going to use the knife as a gag in reference to the ...
B-movie leading man whose two-fisted, tough-guy image on screen in the 1940s and '50s rivaled that of his off-screen personal life.