Lewis Smith was an actor with a strong presence in film throughout his career. Smith started his acting career landing roles in films, such as the horror film "The Final Terror" (1981) with John Friedrich, the drama "Southern Comfort" (1981) with Keith Carradine and "I Ought to Be in Pictures" (1982) with Walter Matthau. He also appeared in "Love Child" (1982) and "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension" (1984). He also appeared in the TV movie "Kentucky Woman" (1982-83). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties and the nineties, appearing in "The Heavenly Kid" (1985) and the Forest Whitaker suspenseful adaptation "Diary of a Hitman" (1992). He also landed roles in the miniseries "North and South" (1985-86) and "North and South: Book II" (1985-86). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Diagnosis Murder" (1993-2001). He also had a part in the TV miniseries "Texas Justice" (1994-95). Most recently, Smith acted in the Jamie Foxx hit western "Django Unchained" (2012).