Loring Smith was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his career. Smith's earliest roles were in film, including the Bud Abbott musical comedy "Keep 'Em Flying" (1941), "Shadow of the Thin Man" (1941) and the comedic sports movie "Pat and Mike" (1952) with Spencer Tracy. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in the Red Skelton drama "The Clown" (1953), "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki" (1955) with Marjorie Main and the comedic adaptation "Happy Anniversary" (1959) with David Niven. He also appeared in "The Cardinal" (1963) with Tom Tryon. He also appeared in the TV special "Miracle on 34th Street" (1959-1960). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Twilight Zone" (1959-1964). Smith last acted in the dramatic adaptation "Hurry Sundown" (1967) with Michael Caine.