Kurtwood Smith

Actor, Acting teacher
Supporting actor Kurtwood Smith initially gained recognition as cold-blooded killer Clarence Boddicker in the sci-fi action movie "RoboCop" (1988), although it was for his portrayals of gruff, no-nonsense fathers - most ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1943 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (84)

Resurrection 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Entry Level 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Body of Proof 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

The CEO (Voice)

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

Geoffrey Shurlock (Actor)

Regular Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Wedding Band 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1997 - 1999, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

Orin Helgesson (Actor)

Chaos 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1999, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2005 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Neighbors From Hell 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

24 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Worst Week 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Tim 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Scrambled 2006 (Movie)

Benno (Actor)

Squirrel Boy 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

That '70s Show 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Malcolm in the Middle 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trespassing 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Teddy Bear's Picnic 2002 (Movie)

Secretary of Transportation William Easler (Actor)

That '70s Show Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Zeta Project 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

UC: Undercover 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Lonely Place 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alien Voices: A Halloween Trilogy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

Doctor Crumble (Actor)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Otis Hefter (Actor)

Eek!Stravaganza 1992 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Prefontaine 1997 (Movie)

Curtis Cunningham (Actor)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Stump Sisson (Actor)

Broken Arrow 1996 (Movie)

Secretary of Defense Baird (Actor)

Citizen Ruth 1996 (Movie)

Norm Stoney (Actor)

Last of the Dogmen 1995 (Movie)

Sheriff Deegan (Actor)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

Earl Stone (Actor)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

General Cooper (Actor)

Big Wave Dave's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Boxing Helena 1993 (Movie)

Dr Alan Harrison (Actor)

Fortress 1993 (Movie)

Poe (Actor)

The Crush 1993 (Movie)

Cliff Forrester (Actor)

Shadows and Fog 1992 (Movie)

Vogel's Follower (Actor)

The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Company Business 1991 (Movie)

Elliot Jaffe (Actor)

Oscar 1991 (Movie)

Lieutenant Toomey (Actor)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

Federation President (Actor)

12:01 Pm 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Homesick 1990 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Russ Crane (Actor)

Dead Poets Society 1989 (Movie)

Mr Perry (Actor)

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

Professor Flournoy (Actor)

True Believer 1989 (Movie)

District Attorney Robert Reynard (Actor)

Rambo III 1988 (Movie)

Griggs (Actor)

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Robocop 1987 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

Powers Play 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Midnight Hour 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Flashpoint 1984 (Movie)

Carson (Actor)

The Delos Adventure 1984 (Movie)

Arthur McNeil (Actor)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

Choreographer (Actor)

The Renegades 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

Security Guard (Actor)

A Bright Shining Lie (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Messages (TV Show)

Actor

International Airport (TV Show)

Actor

Missing Pieces (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Safety Patrol (TV Show)

Actor

Shelter (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Gift (TV Show)

Actor

The Nightmare Years (TV Show)

Actor

The Renegades (TV Show)

Actor

While Justice Sleeps (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Supporting actor Kurtwood Smith initially gained recognition as cold-blooded killer Clarence Boddicker in the sci-fi action movie "RoboCop" (1988), although it was for his portrayals of gruff, no-nonsense fathers - most notably "Red" Foreman on "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006) - that Smith would be best known for. After earning acclaim on the theater stages of California for a number of years, Smith gradually began to break into film and television with minor roles in features such as "Zoot Suit" (1981) and "Staying Alive" (1983), as well as the miniseries "North & South: Book II" (ABC, 1986). Audiences sat up and took notice, however, with his deliciously evil turn as the sociopathic Boddicker in "RoboCop" - a role that provided Smith with some of the best lines of dialogue in the movie. He convincingly played stern patriarchs in the films "Dead Poets Society" (1989) and "To Die For" (1995), effectively laying the groundwork for the other major role of his career. Smith struck just the right balance as the hard-as-nails dad with the heart-of-gold on the period sitcom "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006), opposite young rising stars Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. Post "'70s Show" Smith worked steadily in efforts like the comedy feature "Cedar Rapids" (2011), remaining one of the more sought after, dexterous character actors in the industry.

Relationships

Laurel Garner Actor

Daughter

Mabel Lund

Mother

Joan Pirkle Actor

Wife
Married Nov. 5, 1988

George Smith

Father

Shannon Smith

Son

Cecilia Souza

Wife
Married June 26, 1964 Divorced 1974

EDUCATION

San Jose State College

San Jose , California 1966

Stanford University

Stanford , California 1969

Milestones

2012

Cast in biographical drama "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins

2009

Cast as Senator Blaine Mayer on Fox action drama "24"

2006

Landed recurring guest role on "Medium" (NBC, CBS)

1999

Played a psychiatrist in "Girl, Interrupted"

1998

Cast as Red Forman on the popular Fox sitcom "That '70s Show"

1995

Portrayed Nicole Kidman's father in "To Die For"

1993

Cast as regular on "Big Wave Dave's" (CBS)

1989

Played the anal retentive father to Robert Sean Leonard in "Dead Poets Society"

1988

Had key villainous role in "Robocop"

1987

Played the diabolical Mr. Sue on "The New Adventures of Bean Baxter" (Fox)

1986

Made miniseries debut in "North and South: Book II" (ABC)

1983

Appeared as skeptical police captain on ABC series "The Renegades"

1981

TV-movie debut, "Murder in Texas" (NBC)

1980

Made screen debut as a security guard in "Roadie"

1968

Taught acting at Canada College in Redwood, CA

Was a company member of the California Actors Theatre in Los Gatos, CA

Performed leading roles with California Shakespeare Festival (including "Hamlet" and "The Taming of the Shrew")

Raised in the San Fernando Valley

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