Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith

113 Fans
Jul. 3rd, 1943
Born in
New Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA
6' 1

Kurtwood Smith's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Resurrection TV Show
That '70s Show TV Show
That '70s Show
Chaos TV Show
Worst Week TV Show
Worst Week
Neighbours From Hell TV Show
Neighbours From Hell
The Zeta Project TV Show
The Zeta Project
Shorty McShorts' Shorts TV Show
Shorty McShorts' Shorts
Big Wave Dave's TV Show
Big Wave Dave's
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter TV Show
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Turbo
2012 - Hitchcock
2011 - Cedar Rapids
2005 - The Trouble with Dee Dee
2004 - Trespassing
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1998 - Deep Impact
1997 - Prefontaine
1996 - Citizen Ruth
1996 - Broken Arrow
1996 - A Time to Kill
1995 - To Die For
1995 - Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
1993 - Boxing Helena
1993 - Heart and Souls
1993 - RoboCop 3
1993 - The Crush
1991 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1991 - Company Business
1991 - Oscar
1990 - Quick Change
1990 - 12:01 PM
1990 - Quick Change
1989 - Dead Poets Society
1989 - True Believer
1988 - Rambo III
1987 - RoboCop
1987 - The Delos Adventure
1984 - Flashpoint
1983 - Staying Alive
1983 - Going Berserk
1980 - Roadie

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Lieutenant James Gordon (Voiced)
Mr. Johnson (Voiced)
Leslie Claret
Angry Old Raisin (Voiced)
Senator Blaine Mayer
Vernon Masters
Gene (Voiced)
Dinosaur Military Commander (Voiced)
Clarence Boddicker
F.B.I. Agent Edward Cooper
[Complete List]


Kurtwood Larson Smith (born July 3, 1943) is an American television and film actor. He is known for playing Clarence Boddicker in RoboCop and Red Forman in That '70s Show, and for his appearances in the genre of science fiction (Star Trek, The X-Files). He also starred in the seventh season of 24.

Born in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the son of Mabel Annette Lund (née Larson) and George Smith, whom Mabel Lund married after Kurtwood Smith's biological father died serving in World War II. Smith's mother was a fan of a country singer named Kurt (or Curt) in the early 1940s. However, she thought "Kurt Smith" was too short a name, so she added "wood" ("she just tacked it on to the end," he said). Smith has said that he is likely the only Kurtwood. Smith grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Canoga Park High School of Canoga Park, California in 1961; he was class president in his senior year. Smith graduated from San Jose State College in 1965 with a B.A. and Stanford University in 1969 with an M.F.A.

He is set to play Harold Garland in ABC's Resurrection.

  • Tends to play well meaning but stubbornly misguided characters, like "Mr. Perry" on _Dead Poets Society (1989)_ (qv) and the Captain-Nemo-like alien "Annorax" on _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv).
  • Was considered for the role of Al Bundy on _"Married with Children" (1987)_ (qv).
  • Played the father of Eric Forman on that 70s show and played the father of a patient treated by doctor Eric Forman on House M.D.
  • Played two heavies named Clarence. "Going Berserk" (1983) and "RoboCop" (1987).
  • Has played three different characters in Star Trek
  • Presented actress 'Barbara Bain' (qv) with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" Award on "The Big Spin" show on December 18, 2004.
  • Curently doing voice work for the Chicago White Sox in a series of Radio Ads
  • Won the role of "Red Foreman" on _"That '70s Show" (1998)_ (qv) when the original choice, 'Chuck Norris' (qv), was unavailable due to his commitment to filming _"Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993)_ (qv). Set near Milwaukee, WI, he was the only cast member to actually be from the state. Wisconsin is a Native American term for "land of red stone".

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