Lane Smith

Highest Rated: 100% Blue Collar (1978)
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

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
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
50% Rooster Cogburn Leroy 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Steve Shaw 1998
53% 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
85% 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
96% 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
65% 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
60% 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
44% 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
No Score Yet Man on a Swing Ronan 1974
80% The Last American Hero Rick Penny 1973
No Score Yet Maidstone Actor 1970

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Frank Radford
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge Finkle
  • 2001
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Thornton Powers
  • 1999
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Emmett Seaborn
  • 1998
57% Legacy
1998-1999
Asa
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Dr. Broussard
  • 1998
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Perry White
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
73% Good Sports
1991
R.J. Rappaport
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Chief Underwood
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1989
  • 1986
71% V
1984-1985
Nathan Bates
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Willett Donnegan
  • 1979
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Regan
  • 1975
29% Good & Evil
1991
Harlan Shell
No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes
1986
Warden Brannigan
No Score Yet Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (inactive)

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