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Charles Martin Smith ACTOR




CHARLES MARTIN SMITH BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Charles Martin Smith was born on October 30th, 1953 in Van Nuys, California.  His interest in performing began during his schooling years.  He would perform in local productions at school and it was there that a Los Angeles talent scout took notice of him when he appeared in the play, "Man of La Mancha".
 
After high school, he went on to earn a degree in Theater from California State University.  He then began searching for work as an actor and soon was appearing on such television series as, "The Brady Bunch" and "Room 222" in the early 1970's and his break through role came with the 1973 film, "American Graffiti" starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Wolfman Jack, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, Kathleen Quinlan, Kay Lenz and Suzanne Somers, where he portrayed Terry 'The Toad' Fields.
 
Now he was beginning to make a name for himself in Hollywood and soon Smith was appearing in more prominent film roles such as, "The Buddy Holly Story" (1978) starring with Gary Busey and Don Stroud, "Never Cry Wolf" (1983) with Brian Dennehy, "Starman" (1984) also starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen and Richard Jaeckel, "The Untouchables" (1987) starring alongside Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia and Robert De Niro, "Speechless" (1994) starring with Michael Keaton, Bonnie Bedelia, Ernie Hudson and Christopher Reeve and "I Love Trouble" (1994) starring Julia Roberts, Nick Nolte, Robert Loggia, Olympia Dukakis, James Rebhorn and Marsha Mason.
 
In addition to film work, Smith began to be a highly recognized face on television appearing in a variety of series such as, "The Rookies", "Lucas Tanner", "Baretta", "Tales From the Crypt", "Picket Fences", "Northern Exposure", "The Outer Limits" and "Family Law".
 
Along with working as a actor, he has also worked on the other side of the industry as a director.  Smith started in 1986 directing the film, "Trick or Treat" and since then has also worked as a director on other projects such as the film, "Air Bud" (1997) and the television series, "Space: Above and Beyond", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Da Vinci's Inquest" and "Da Vinci's City Hall".  Smith also wrote and directed the film, "The Snow Walker" in 2003 and then, "Stone of Destiny" in 2008, which was nominated for Best Picture and lastly "Dolphin Tale" (2011) starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff.

Most recently, Smith has appeared in the films, "Lucky You" (2007) starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing, Jean Smart, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, "Jack and Jill vs. the World" (2009) Freddie Prinze Jr., Taryn Manning and Robert Forster and the television series, "Fringe" and "Psych".  He was married only once briefly to Ursula Martin and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end.  Smith currently lives in Canada and continues to be involved in the industry as an actor, director and writer.

Filmography


2010         Psych
2009         Fringe
2009         Leverage 
2008         Jack and Jill vs. the World
2007         Lucky You
2007         Drive
2007         Still Small Voices
2006         Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2005-2006     Da Vinci's City Hall
2005         The Triangle 
2005         Left Behind: World at War
2005         Icon 
2004         The Last Casino
2004         Kingdom Hospital
2002         Touching Wild Horses
2002         Roughing It 
2002         Dead Heat
2001         Ally McBeal 
2000-2001     Family Law
2000         Here's to Life!
1999         The Apartment Complex
1999         P.T. Barnum 
1999         The New Woody Woodpecker Show 
1998         Hoods
1998         Deep Impact
1998         Blackout Effect 
1997         Dead Silence 
1996         Wedding Bell Blues
1996         The Beast 
1996         The Final Cut
1996         Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland
1995         Streets of Laredo
1995         Perfect Alibi
1995         The X-Files
1995         The Outer Limits
1995         Take Out the Beast 
1995         Brothers' Destiny
1994         Speechless
1994         Northern Exposure 
1994         Roswell
1994         I Love Trouble
1994         L.A. Law
1993         Picket Fences 
1993         Tales from the Crypt 
1993         The Untouchables
1993         And the Band Played On
1993         Partners
1992         Boris and Natasha
1992         Deep Cover
1992         Fifty/Fifty
1990         The Hot Spot
1986-1989     The Ray Bradbury Theater
1989         The Experts
1987         The Untouchables
1986         Trick or Treat
1985         The Twilight Zone 
1984         Starman
1983         Never Cry Wolf
1980         Herbie Goes Bananas
1980         When the Whistle Blows
1979         More American Graffiti
1979         A Dog's Life 
1978         Cotton Candy 
1978         The Buddy Holly Story
1977         The Hazing
1977         The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 
1976         Baretta 
1976         Law of the Land
1976         No Deposit, No Return
1975         Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
1975         Lucas Tanner 
1974         Petrocelli
1974         The Rookies
1974         The Spikes Gang
1974         The Streets of San Francisco 
1973         Chase 
1973         Love, American Style 
1973         American Graffiti
1973         Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1973         Go Ask Alice 
1972         Room 222 
1972         Fuzz
1972         The Culpepper Cattle Co.
1971         The Brady Bunch 







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