Rex Smith

Actor, Singer
Blond handsome teen idol turned Broadway regular, singer/actor Rex Smith got his start in the mid-1970s fronting a hard rock band, moving into acting at the end of the decade, most notably in the star-making TV-movie ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1955 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Collier & Company: Hot Pursuit 2006 (Movie)

Uncle Billy (Actor)

Just Cause 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Passion to Kill 1994 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Great American Healthy Kids Quiz 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Solid Gold 1980 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformations 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Ballerina and the Blues 1987 (Movie)

Rick Peterson (Actor)

Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear Penelope and Peter 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

How to Be a Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

The Pirates of Penzance 1983 (Movie)

Frederic (Actor)

Sooner or Later 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas With Flicka (TV Show)

Actor

Street Hawk (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Ballerina and the Blues 1987 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Biography

Blond handsome teen idol turned Broadway regular, singer/actor Rex Smith got his start in the mid-1970s fronting a hard rock band, moving into acting at the end of the decade, most notably in the star-making TV-movie "Sooner or Later" (NBC). A memorable performance in Broadway's "The Pirates of Penzance" in the early 1980s proved him more than just a pretty face, and while superstardom was fleeting, Smith stayed afloat with TV guest spots before having a stage resurgence with a co-starring role in the musical version of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1999).

Relationships

Carol Alt Actor

Companion
Dated 1982 No longer together

Jamie Lee Curtis Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated No longer together

Dorothy Hamill Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated No longer together

Karen Lakey

Companion
Had a one-night stand in 1979 that resulted in son Brandon

Brandon MacDonald

Son
Born c. 1980 mother, Karen Lakey

Savannah Smith Actor

Daughter
Mother, Courtney Smith

Madison Smith

Daughter
Born February 10, 1990 mother, Jamie Smith

Meagan Smith

Daughter
Born August 12, 1987 mother, Jamie Smith

Courtney Smith

Wife
Met in Toronto when Smith was performing in "Sunset Boulevard"

Jamie Smith

Wife

Gatsby Smith

Son
Born in August 1999 mother, Courtney Smith

Valerie Tausch

Companion
Former member of the Joffrey Ballet reportedly lived with prior to marrying Jamie Smith no longer together

EDUCATION

Attended high school in Atlanta, Georgia

Attended elementary school in Greenvale, South Carolina

Milestones

2001

Played the leading role of Fred Grahame in the touring production of "Kiss Me, Kate"

2000

Toured as Frank Butler opposite Marilu Henner in the stage musical "Annie Get Your Gun"

2000

Had a cameo guest role as a pirate on ABC's "Norm"

1998

Replaced Terrence Mann as Chauvelin in the Broadway musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel"

1995

Starred opposite Diahann Carroll in the Canadian stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard"

1994

Acted in the suspenseful Scott Bakula feature vehicle "A Passion to Kill"

1994

Featured in the TV-movie romance "Danielle Steel's 'Once in a Lifetime'" (NBC)

1990

Returned to Broadway, playing Baron Felix von Gaigern in "Grand Hotel"

1990

Had a regular role as businessman Darryl Crawford on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

1989

Acted in the sci-fi thriller, "Transformations"

1989

Co-starred as blind man turned superhero Daredevil in the NBC TV-movie "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk"

1988

Starred in and penned lyrics for the Canadian feature production "Ballerina and the Blues"

1985

Played the eponymous crime fighter in the short-lived ABC series "Street Hawk"

1982

Replaced Andy Gibb as host of the syndicated series "Solid Gold"

1982

Reprised role in the film adaptation of "The Pirates of Penzance"

1981

Starred as Frederic on Broadway in "The Pirates of Penzance"; originated role in Central Park in the summer

1979

Played the musician crush-object of a fourteen-year-old in the TV-movie "Sooner or Later" (NBC)

1975

At age 20, moved to NYC; was subsequently signed by Columbia Records as the hard rock band Rex

Toured with Ted Nugent

Guest starred on the CBS series "Murder, She Wrote" (1986), "Houston Nights" (1987) and "Cagney and Lacey" (1988)

Bonus Trivia

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Smith on finding out in 1997 that he had a teenaged son: "There's a great many things in my life that have been a hot fudge sundae with a cherry on top. This has been like that." - quoted in People Magazine, March 2, 1998

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Smith's first Band was called Tricks, they were the first band to play at The Losers in Tampa, FL, which played up and coming acts.

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