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Kurtwood Smith

Highest Rated:   95% True Believer (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
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Birthplace:   New Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA
Character actor Kurtwood Smith was educated at Stanford University, then worked briefly as a drama teacher before distinguished himself on the San Francisco theatrical circuit. Making his first fleeting film appearance in Roadie, Smith toiled away in quiet, mild-manner roles until finding his niche in oily villainy as the drug lord in Robocop (1987). The actor was at his all-time nastiest as Mr. Perry, the ultra-judgmental father who drives his sensitive son (Robert Sean Leonard) to suicide in Dead Poet's Society (1989). More character roles followed over the next decade until Smith found fame as Red, the comedically tough dad in the sitcom That '70s Show.He continued to work steadily into the next decade tackling parts in film as diverse as the comedy Teddy Bears' Picnic, the drama Girl, Interrupted, and Cedar Rapids, where he played an ethically compromised real estate salesman.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Amityville: The Awakening
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Patriot
  • Actor
2015
67% Turbo
  • Actor
$81.2M 2013
62% Hitchcock
  • Geoffrey Shurlock
$6.1M 2012
86% Cedar Rapids
  • Orrin Helgeson
$6.8M 2011
50% Green Lantern: First Flight
  • Kanjar Ro
2009
No Score Yet Entry Level
  • Nick
2007
No Score Yet Hard Scrambled
  • Benno
2006
No Score Yet The Trouble with Dee Dee
  • William Rutherford
2005
No Score Yet Evil Remains
  • Professor
2004
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Sec. of Transportation William Easter
2002
54% Girl, Interrupted
  • Dr. Crumble
1999
No Score Yet A Bright Shining Lie
  • Westmoreland
1998
48% Deep Impact
  • Otis Hefter
1998
No Score Yet Safety Patrol (Disney's Safety Patrol)
  • Principal Trump
1998
59% Prefontaine
  • Curtis Cunningham
1997
No Score Yet Shelter
  • Tom Cantrell
1997
80% Citizen Ruth
  • Norm Stoney
1996
67% A Time to Kill
  • Stup Sisson
1996
55% Broken Arrow
  • Secretary of Defense Baird
1996
87% To Die For
  • Earl Stone
1995
69% Last of the Dogmen
  • Sheriff Deegan
1995
34% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
  • General Stanley Cooper
1995
No Score Yet While Justice Sleeps
  • Leonard Rosenglass
1994
No Score Yet Dead On Sight
  • Julian Thompson
1994
40% Fortress
  • Prison Director Poe
1993
19% Boxing Helena
  • Alan
1993
55% Heart and Souls
  • Jeffrey Patterson
1993
26% The Crush
  • Cliff Forrester
1993
50% Shadows and Fog
  • Vogel's Follower
1992
84% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
  • Federation President
1991
No Score Yet Company Business
  • Jaffe
1991
13% Oscar
  • Lieutenant Toomey
1991
80% Quick Change
  • Russ Crane/Lombino
1990
No Score Yet Heart of Dixie
  • Professor Flournoy
1989
85% Dead Poets Society
  • Mr. Perry
1989
No Score Yet The Nightmare Years
  • Actor
1989
95% True Believer
  • Robert Reynard
1989
36% Rambo III
  • Griggs
1988
No Score Yet 2 Idiots in Hollywood
  • Defense Attorney
1988
88% RoboCop
  • Clarence J. Boddicker
1987
No Score Yet The Christmas Gift
  • Jake Richards
1986
No Score Yet The Delos Adventure
  • Arthur McNeil
1986
No Score Yet The Midnight Hour
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Deadly Messages
  • Lieutenant Burton
1985
No Score Yet Flashpoint
  • Carson
1984
No Score Yet Going Berserk
  • Clarence
1983
No Score Yet Zoot Suit
  • Sgt. Smith
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Patriot
2015
  • Mr. Claret
  • 2017
  • 2015
88% Marvel's Agent Carter
2015-2016
  • Vernon Masters
  • 2016
81% Maron
2013
  • Actor
  • 2015
56% Resurrection
2014-2015
  • Harold Garland Henry Langston
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Earl Brown
  • 2013
54% Wedding Band
2012-2013
  • Hank
  • 2012
47% CHAOS
2011
  • H.J. Higgins
  • 2011
No Score Yet Love Bites
2011
  • Ed Strathmore
  • 2011
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010-2016
  • Ben Hayflick
  • 2010
No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell
2010
  • Voice
  • 2010
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Blaine Mayer Senator Blaine Mayer Senator Mayer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Agent Edward Cooper
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Obyedkov
  • 2007
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Captain Connors
  • 2007
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Principal Block
  • 2004
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Annorax
  • 1997
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Thrax
  • 1996
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Agt. Bill Patterson
  • 1996
No Score Yet Regular Show
2010
  • Actor

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