Tom Smothers Biography (1937-)

Full name, Thomas B. Smothers III; born February 2, 1937, in New York, NY; son of Thomas B. (an army officer) and Ruth (a homemaker) Smothers; brother ofDick Smothers (an actor, comedian, and singer); married Marcy Carriker (a television producer and casting director), September 9, 1990; two previous marriages; children: (first marriage) Tom, Jr.; (third marriage) Bo, Riley Rose. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Office: Knave Productions, 6442 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Suite 107B, North Hollywood, CA 91606-1137. E-mail: SMOBRO1@aol.com.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, singer, producer
Birth Details
February 2, 1937
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular, The Steve Allen Show, ABC, 1961
  • (With Dick Smothers) The Smothers Brothers Show, CBS, 1965-1966
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour, CBS, 1967-1969
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers SummerShow, ABC, 1970
  • Hot Dog, 1970
  • Tom Smothers' Organic Prime Time Space Ride, syndicated, 1971
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers Show, NBC, 1975
  • Bones Howard, Fitz and Bones, NBC, 1981
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour, CBS, 1988-1989
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour, E! Entertainment Television, 1993
  • Himself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1998
  • Movies
  • Tweedle-Dum, Alice through the Looking Glass, 1966
  • Bones Howard, Terror at Alcatraz, 1982
  • Home Is Where the Hart Is (also known as NBC Friday Night Mystery), NBC, 1994
  • Specials
  • (With Dick Smothers) Performer, The Return of the Smothers Brothers, NBC, 1970
  • Voice, The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians, 1970
  • Swing Out, Sweet Land, 1970
  • (With Dick Smothers) Performer, The Farewell Appearance of the Smothers Brothers, HBO, 1976
  • (With Dick Smothers) Performer, The Smothers Brothers Show (two specials), NBC, 1980
  • The Secret World of the Very Young, 1984
  • And If I'm Elected ... , 1984
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Great Standups (also known as The Great Standups: Sixty Years of Laughter), 1984
  • (With Dick Smothers) Performer, Evening at the Pops, PBS, 1988
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special, CBS, 1988
  • Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend, ABC, 1988
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedySpecial, CBS, 1988
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Comedy Hour 20thReunion Show, CBS, 1988
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour ... Dangerous Comedy Liaisons, CBS, 1989
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour ... Ghosts, Governments and Other Scary Things, CBS, 1989
  • Himself, What's Alan Watching? (also known as Outrageous),CBS, 1989
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour ... Lonesome Doves and Lonely Guys, CBS, 1989
  • (With Dick Smothers) Host and performer, The Smothers Brothers ComedyHour ... The Fun 'n' Games, CBS, 1989
  • Fifty Years of Television: A Golden Celebration (also known as 50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration), CBS, 1989
  • Spy Magazine Presents How to be Famous (also known as Spy TV: How to Be Famous), NBC, 1990
  • Laurel and Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys, The Disney Channel, 1992
  • Hats Off to Minnie Pearl: America Honors Minnie Pearl, TNN, 1992
  • Narrator, Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom, HBO, 1992
  • This Was America ... 1968, The Disney Channel, 1993
  • More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1993
  • In Censors We Trust, E! Entertainment Television, 1993
  • Voice of dog, Timmy's Special Delivery (animated), The Family Channel, 1994
  • 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Golden Anniversary, HBO, 1997
  • CBS: The First 50 Years, CBS, 1998
  • Segment presenter, The '70s: The Decade That Changed Television, ABC, 2000
  • Also appeared as narrator, Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom, HBO and PBS; with Dick Smothers, cohosted Ed Sullivan's Fiftieth Anniversary, and appeared in The Julie Andrews Special, The Kingston Trio and Friends, Saturday Night Special, and A Tribute to Harry Chapin.
  • Episodic
  • The Judy Garland Show, CBS, 1963
  • "Who Killed the Richest Man in the World?," Burke's Law, 1964
  • The Andy Williams Show, 1966, 1969
  • Playboy After Dark, 1968
  • Cohost, The Music Scene, ABC, 1969
  • Martin Fallow, "Captain's Triangle/Boomerang/Out of This World," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980
  • "King Arthur in Mr. Roarke's Court/Shadow Games," Fantasy Island,ABC, 1982
  • "His Girls Friday/A Wife for Wilfred/The Girl Who Stood Still," Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Elevator musician, "Solid Gold," Benson, ABC, 1985
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, Comedy Central, 1991
  • (As Tommy Smothers) Spunky the Rabbit, "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape," Dream On, HBO, 1993
  • Interviewee, "Abbott and Costello Meet Biography," Biography, Artsand Entertainment, 1996
  • Himself, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Attica, "Oh, How They Danced: Parts 1 & 2," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1998
  • Dad, "Norm vs. Freud," The Norm Show, ABC, 2001
  • Dad, "Norm vs. Dad," The Norm Show, ABC, 2001
  • Also appeared as William, "Proxy," Tales of the Unexpected, NBC; in Hotel, ABC; with Tom Smothers, also appeared in Barbara Mandrelland the Mandrell Sisters, NBC; The Bill Cosby Show, NBC; The Carol Burnett Show, CBS; The Charles Grodin Show, CNBC; Crook andChase, syndicated and TNN; The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC; The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS; Dolly, syndicated and ABC; The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS; Fox after Breakfast, Fox; The GarryMoore Show, CBS; The Jack Paar Tonight Show, NBC; The Jack Benny Program, CBS and NBC; The Joan Rivers Show, syndicated; LarryKing Live, CNN; Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC; Late Nightwith David Letterman, NBC; Later, NBC; Laugh-In (also known as Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In), NBC; Live with Regis and KathieLee, syndicated; Newton's Apple, PBS; Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC; The Sonny and Cher Show, CBS; Super Dave, Fox; The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC; The Tonight Show with JayLeno, NBC; What's It All About, World?; The Uncle Floyd Show; Sin City Spectacular, ABC.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1988
  • The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1993
  • The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame (also known as The 2nd Annual Comedy Hall of Fame), NBC, 1994
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special, CBS, 1988
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour ... Ghosts, Governments and Other Scary Things, CBS, 1989
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour ... Lonesome Doves and Lonely Guys, CBS, 1989
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour ... Dangerous Comedy Liaisons, CBS, 1989
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour ... The Fun 'n' Games, CBS, 1989
  • Film Appearances
  • Donald Beeman, Get to Know Your Rabbit, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Ted E. Bear, The Bear Who Slept through Christmas, 1972
  • Voice of singer, "Helping," Free to Be ... You & Me, 1974
  • Donald Luckman, The Silver Bears, Columbia, 1978
  • Reverend Spike, Serial, Paramount, 1978
  • (As Tommy Smothers) Himself, The Kids Are Alright, 1979
  • Alfredo, A Pleasure Doing Business, 1979
  • Timothy Westerby, There Goes the Bride, Vanguard, 1980
  • Sergeant Reginald Cooper, Pandemonium (also known as Thursday the 12th), United Artists, 1982
  • Himself, Shake, 1987
  • Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card, 1988
  • Randolph Van Sloan, Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Fever!), Orion, 1989
  • The Vegas Connection, 1999
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Another Fine Mess, Fine Films, 1973
  • Stage Appearances
  • I Love My Wife, Broadway production, 1978-1979
  • Major Tours
  • Play It Again, Sam, U.S. cities, 1976-1978
  • Stage Work
  • Producer, Hair, Los Angeles, 1969
  • RECORDINGS
  • Comedy Albums; with Dick Smothers
  • The Songs and Comedy of the Smothers Brothers at the Purple Onion,1961
  • The Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers, 1962
  • The Smothers Brothers Think Ethnic, 1963
  • Curb Your Tongue, Knave, 1963
  • It Must Have Been Something I Said, 1964
  • Tour de Farce: American History and Other Related Subjects, 1964
  • Aesop's Fables the Smothers Brothers Way, 1965
  • Mom Always Liked You Best, 1965
  • The Smothers Play It Straight, 1966
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 1968
  • Golden Hits of the Smothers Brothers, Vol. 2, 1969
  • The Best of the Smothers Brothers/Sibling Revelry, 1988
  • Comedy Albums
  • Dick's Solo Album: Saturday Night at the World, 1967
  • Videos
  • (With Dick Smothers) Smothers Brothers Show You How to Gamble and Win (also known as Odds Are!-The Smothers Brothers Show You How to Gambleand Win), 1985
  • (With Dick Smothers) The Smothers Brothers Yo-Yo Man Instructional Video, 1989

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 31, 1995, p. 74
    • McCall's, May, 1989, p. 103
    • People Weekly, February 8, 1988, pp. 46-48; August 5, 1996, pp. 63-65
    • Rolling Stone, February 11, 1988, p. 40
    • TV Guide, November 19, 1988, pp. 32-34
    Electronic
    • Dick and Tom Smothers Web Site, http://www.smothersbrothers.com, March 13, 2002

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