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Lane Smith

Highest Rated:   100% Blue Collar (1978)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
56% The Hi-Lo Country
  • Steve Shaw
1998
54% 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
22% The Scout
  • Ron Wilson
1994
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
15% 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
48% 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
68% 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
95% Prince of the City
  • Tug Barnes
1981
No Score Yet Resurrection
  • Don
1980
No Score Yet 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
89% 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
No Score Yet American Short Story
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Between the Lines
  • Roy Walsh
1977
91% Network
  • Robert McDonough
1976
No Score Yet Man on a Swing
  • Ronan
1974
No Score Yet The Last American Hero
  • Rick Penny
1973
No Score Yet Maidstone
  • Actor
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986
No Score Yet Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Actor

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