Kent Smith

Kent Smith

Highest Rated: 91% Cat People (1942)

Lowest Rated: 50% A Distant Trumpet (1964)

Birthday: Mar 19, 1907

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A would-be leading man, Kent Smith was a dependable actor who had a distinguished career but never really achieved star status. A venerable theater performer, he made his Broadway debut in 1932 and went on to appear in "Saint Joan" and "Antony and Cleopatra" among other productions. His film career began in 1936 with an unmemorable role in "The Garden Murder Case," but it was in the horror film "Cat People" that he first gained notice. The cult favorite from 1942 was directed by Jacques Tourneur and featured Smith as Oliver Reed, a man married to a woman who is part feline. He also starred in the less successful sequel, "The Curse of the Cat People," two years later. Smith would often play the friend of the leading man or an unsuccessful suitor, as he did in 1949's "The Fountainhead," when he was the fiancé of Patricia Neal's character. He appeared alongside many of the era's biggest stars, such as Ethel Barrymore in "The Spiral Staircase" and Susan Hayward in "My Foolish Heart." As he aged Smith became a character actor and increasingly appeared on TV. He had a recurring role on the late-'60s sci-fi series "The Invaders" and played Dr. Robert Morton on over 50 episodes of the primetime soap opera "Peyton Place."

Highest rated movies

Cat People
The Night Stalker
The Curse of the Cat People
The Spiral Staircase
Death of a Gunfighter
Party Girl
The Fountainhead
Pete 'n' Tillie

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% The Disappearance of Flight 412 General Enright (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder or Mercy Judge (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Affair Mr. Patterson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat Creature Frank Lucas (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe Dr. Edward Laurent (Character) - 1972
80% 73% Pete 'n' Tillie Father Keating (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Instinct Warren Packer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Hearts James Simpson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler Robert Dodd (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Child Gus Iverson (Character) - 1971
88% 77% The Night Stalker District Attorney Tom Paine (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 29% How Awful About Allan Raymond (Character) - 1970
83% 50% Death of a Gunfighter Andrew Oxley (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kona Coast Akamai (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Covenant With Death Parmalee (Character) - 1967
57% 50% Games Harry Gordon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 100% Youngblood Hawke Paul Winter Sr. (Character) - 1964
50% 44% A Distant Trumpet Secretary of War (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Lovers Dr. Shoemaker (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 55% Moon Pilot Secretary of the Air Force (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 53% Susan Slade Dr. Fane (Character) - 1961
60% 55% Strangers When We Meet Stanley Baxter (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Earth Is Mine Francis Fairon (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mugger Dr. Pete Graham (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imitation General Brig. Gen. Charles Lane (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 35% The Badlanders Cyril Lounsberry (Character) - 1958
83% 56% Party Girl Jeffrey Stewart (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% Comanche Quanah Parker (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Richard II Bolingbroke (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paula John Rogers (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Side of the Law David Cummins (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 48% My Foolish Heart Lewis H. Wengler (Character) - 1949
83% 74% The Fountainhead Peter Keating (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Design for Death Narrator - 1948
50% 37% Magic Town Hoopendecker (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 67% One for the Book Kenneth Bartlett (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 68% Nora Prentiss Dr. Richard Talbot aka Robert Thompson (Character) - 1947
87% 79% The Spiral Staircase Dr. Parry (Character) - 1946
88% 66% The Curse of the Cat People Oliver Reed (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 14% Youth Runs Wild Danny Coates (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 23% Hitler's Children Professor Nichols (Character) - 1943
71% 81% This Land Is Mine Paul Martin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 50% Forever and a Day Gates Trimble Pomfret (Character),
Director
- 1943
91% 73% Cat People Oliver Reed (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Woode Swift (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Harlan (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Frank Courtwright (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Dr. Robert Morton (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Everett Jason (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962 1964-1965
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Dakota (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dr. Curtis Metcalfe (Guest Star) 1961 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Robert Vincent (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957 1960
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959
90% 88% Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Professor Fritz Bhaer (Character) 1950