Lane Smith

Lane Smith

Highest Rated: 100% Blue Collar (1978)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1936

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Lane Smith attended the Actors Studio during its halcyon days of the late 1950s-early 1960s. Though he didn't go on to stardom like such Studio grads as Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino, Smith found steady work on the New York stage. In over 100 films and television projects from 1974's Man on a String, Smith has regularly invested three-dimensionality into such cardboard characters as prosecutor Jim Trotter III in My Cousin Vinny (1992) and Coach Reilly in The Mighty Ducks (1993). His latter-day stage work has included a healthy run in the original production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Smith's TV roles included smiler-with-a-knife space alien Nathan Bates in V (1984) and Dr. Robert Moffitt in Kay O'Brien (1986). In 1989, Lane received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Richard M. Nixon in the ABC miniseries The Final Days. Fans of ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will recognize Smith for playing the gruff Daily Planet editor Perry White. Lane Smith was married to writer Sydne MacCall.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Out of Order Actor 2003
No Score Yet WW3 John Sullivan 2001
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance Grantland $30.4M 2000
No Score Yet Getting Personal Dr. Maddie 1999
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind Rev. Brown 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Steve Shaw 1998
52% Why Do Fools Fall In Love Ezra Grahme 1998
No Score Yet Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy Silverthorne 1997
60% The War at Home Hal 1996
No Score Yet The Spy Within (The Flight of the Dove) Stephen 1994
21% Son-in-Law Walter Warner 1993
13% The Distinguished Gentleman Dick Dodge 1992
23% The Mighty Ducks Coach Reilly 1992
86% My Cousin Vinny Jim Trotter III 1992
No Score Yet Duplicates Fryman 1992
No Score Yet False Arrest Martin Busey 1991
13% Air America Sen. Davenport 1990
No Score Yet Blind Vengeance Actor 1990
No Score Yet Challenger Larry Mulloy 1990
No Score Yet Night Game Witty 1989
No Score Yet Race For Glory Joe Gifford 1989
No Score Yet The Final Days Richard M. Nixon 1989
40% Prison Warden Eaton Sharpe 1988
80% Weeds Claude 1987
No Score Yet A Place to Call Home Sam 1987
56% Native Son Britton 1986
No Score Yet Dress Gray Colonel King 1986
No Score Yet Bridge Across Time Anson Whitfield 1985
93% Places in the Heart Derby 1984
46% Red Dawn Mayor Bates 1984
No Score Yet Purple Hearts Cmdr. Markel 1984
No Score Yet The American Snitch Chuck Maxwell 1983
No Score Yet Special Bulletin Morton Sanders 1983
66% Frances Dr. Symington 1982
No Score Yet Prime Suspect Tom Keating 1982
50% Dark Night of the Scarecrow Harless 1981
No Score Yet Soggy Bottom U.S.A. Smilin' Jack 1981
91% Prince of the City Tug Barnes 1981
No Score Yet Resurrection Don 1980
50% Honeysuckle Rose Brag 1980
No Score Yet Follow That Car Randolph Dukane 1980
No Score Yet Gideon's Trumpet Turner 1980
No Score Yet On the Nickel Preacher 1980
No Score Yet City in Fear Brian 1980
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner John Carlson 1979
90% Over the Edge Roy Sloane 1979
No Score Yet On the Yard Capt. Blake 1979
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401 Actor 1978
100% Blue Collar Clarence Hill 1978
50% The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training Officer Mackie 1977
92% Between the Lines Roy Walsh 1977
No Score Yet American Short Story Actor 1977
92% Network Robert McDonough 1976
44% Rooster Cogburn Leroy 1975
No Score Yet Man on a Swing Ronan 1974
80% The Last American Hero Rick Penny 1973
No Score Yet Maidstone Actor 1970


No Score Yet Judging Amy
Frank Radford 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
Judge Finkle 2001
No Score Yet King of the Hill
Voice 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
Thornton Powers 1999
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
Emmett Seaborn 1998
57% Legacy
Asa 1998
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
Dr. Broussard 1998
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Perry White 1997
73% Good Sports
R.J. Rappaport 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Chief Underwood 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
71% V
Nathan Bates 1984
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Willett Donnegan 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
Regan 1975
29% Good & Evil
Harlan Shell
No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes
Warden Brannigan
No Score Yet Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (inactive)


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