Kent Smith

Actor
A would-be leading man, Kent Smith was a dependable actor who had a distinguished career but never really achieved star status. A venerable theater performer, he made his Broadway debut in 1932 and went on to appear in ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1907 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

Die Sister Die 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Maurie 1972 (Movie)

Dr Walker (Actor)

Pete 'n' Tillie 1972 (Movie)

Father Keating (Actor)

Search 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Stalker 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Death of a Gunfighter 1969 (Movie)

Andrew Oxley (Actor)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Games 1969 (Movie)

Kaverley (Actor)

Assignment to Kill 1968 (Movie)

Mr Eversley (Actor)

The Invaders 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Games 1967 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

A Covenant With Death 1966 (Movie)

Parmalee (Actor)

The Trouble With Angels 1965 (Movie)

Uncle George (Actor)

A Distant Trumpet 1963 (Movie)

Secretary of War (Actor)

The Young Lovers 1963 (Movie)

Dr Shoemaker (Actor)

Youngblood Hawke 1963 (Movie)

Paul Winter Sr (Actor)

The Balcony 1962 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Moon Pilot 1961 (Movie)

Secretary of the Air Force (Actor)

Susan Slade 1961 (Movie)

Dr Fain (Actor)

Strangers When We Meet 1960 (Movie)

Stanley Baxter (Actor)

Imitation General 1958 (Movie)

Brigadier General Charles Lane (Actor)

Party Girl 1958 (Movie)

Prosecutor Jeffrey Stewart (Actor)

The Badlanders 1958 (Movie)

Cyril Lounsberry (Actor)

This Earth Is Mine 1958 (Movie)

Francis Fairon (Actor)

Sayonara 1957 (Movie)

General Webster (Actor)

The Mugger 1957 (Movie)

Peter Graham (Actor)

Comanche 1955 (Movie)

Quanah Parker (Actor)

The Fountainhead 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Voice of the Turtle 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Spiral Staircase 1945 (Movie)

Dr. Parry (Actor)

The Curse of the Cat People 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

Gates Pomfret (Actor)

Cat People 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitler's Children 1942 (Movie)

Professor Nichols (Actor)

Another Part of the Forest (TV Show)

Actor

How Awful About Allan (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Town (Movie)

Hoopendecker (Actor)

Murder or Mercy (TV Show)

Actor

My Foolish Heart (Movie)

Lew Wengler (Actor)

Nora Prentiss (Movie)

Dr. Richard Talbot (Actor)

Paula (TV Show)

Actor

The Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Cat Creature (TV Show)

Actor

The Crooked Hearts (TV Show)

Actor

The Garden Murder Case (Movie)

Woode Swift (Actor)

The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Child (TV Show)

Actor

This Land Is Mine (Movie)

Paul Martin (Actor)

Three Russian Girls (Movie)

John Hill (Actor)

Youth Runs Wild (Movie)

Danny Hauser (Actor)
Director (1)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A would-be leading man, Kent Smith was a dependable actor who had a distinguished career but never really achieved star status. A venerable theater performer, he made his Broadway debut in 1932 and went on to appear in "Saint Joan" and "Antony and Cleopatra" among other productions. His film career began in 1936 with an unmemorable role in "The Garden Murder Case," but it was in the horror film "Cat People" that he first gained notice. The cult favorite from 1942 was directed by Jacques Tourneur and featured Smith as Oliver Reed, a man married to a woman who is part feline. He also starred in the less successful sequel, "The Curse of the Cat People," two years later. Smith would often play the friend of the leading man or an unsuccessful suitor, as he did in 1949's "The Fountainhead," when he was the fiancé of Patricia Neal's character. He appeared alongside many of the era's biggest stars, such as Ethel Barrymore in "The Spiral Staircase" and Susan Hayward in "My Foolish Heart." As he aged Smith became a character actor and increasingly appeared on TV. He had a recurring role on the late-'60s sci-fi series "The Invaders" and played Dr. Robert Morton on over 50 episodes of the primetime soap opera "Peyton Place."

Relationships

Edith Atwater

Wife
second wife, married 1962

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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