Kurtwood Smith Biography (1943?-)

Full name, Kurtwood Larson Smith; born July 3, 1943 (some sources cite 1942),in New Lisbon, WI; son of George Smith and Mabel Annette (maiden name, Larson) Lund; married Cecilia Souza, June 10, 1964 (divorced, 1974); married JoanPirkle (an actress), November 5, 1988; children: (first marriage) Shannon, Laurel. Addresses: Agent: Progressive Artists Agency, 400 South BeverlyDr., Suite 216, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4424.; Publicist: Charlene Lee, JonasPublic Relations, 240 26th St., Suite 3, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
July 3, 1943?
New Lisbon, Wisconsin, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Captain Frank Scanlon (some sources cite Captain Sheridan), The Renegades, ABC, 1983
  • Mr. Sue (leader of U.G.L.I.), The New Adventures of Beans Baxter,Fox, 1987-1988
  • Voices of dinosaur military commander/General Galapagos, Eek! The Cat (animated; also known as Eek! and the Terrible Thunderlizards andEek!stravaganza), Fox, 1992-1997
  • Jack Lord, Big Wave Dave's, CBS, 1993
  • Voice of Robert Sullivan, Spawn (animated; also known as Todd McFarlane's Spawn), HBO, 1997-1999
  • Red Forman, That '70s Show, Fox, 1998-
  • Voice of Agent James Bennett, The Zeta Project (animated), The WB,2001-2002
  • Himself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003
  • Voice of Kronos, Battle Force: Andromeda (animated; also known asGalaxy Force), beginning 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Gus Kalb, Murder in Texas, NBC, 1981
  • Colonel Hiram Berdan, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986
  • Dr. Josef Goebbels, The Nightmare Years, TNT, 1989
  • Voice, 500 Nations, CBS, 1995
  • Clarence J. Boddicker, RoboCop: Prime Directives (also known as RoboCop 4), City TV, 2001
  • Movies
  • Edward Sincoff, Missing Pieces, CBS, 1983
  • Captain Warren Jensen, The Midnight Hour (also known as In theMidnight Hour), ABC, 1985
  • Gilbert, International Airport, ABC, 1985
  • Lieutenant Burton, Deadly Messages, ABC, 1985
  • Jake Richards, The Christmas Gift, CBS, 1986
  • Doorways, 1993
  • Leonard Rosenglass, While Justice Sleeps (also known as For theLove of My Daughter), NBC, 1994
  • General William Westmoreland, A Bright Shining Lie, HBO, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Principal Trump, Safety Patrol! (also known as Disney's Safety Patrol), ABC, 1998
  • Tom Cantrell, Shelter, HBO, 1998
  • Specials
  • Myron Castleman, 12:01 PM, Showtime, 1990
  • The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, Fox, 1992
  • Alien Voices: A Halloween Trilogy, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • Himself, That '70s Show Special, Fox, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Man in laundromat, Soap, ABC, 1980
  • Agent Merl Wilson, "The Orange Grove," Riptide, NBC, 1984
  • Bill Spradley, "Revenge in the Sky," Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984
  • John Carson, "The Battle of Bel Air," The A-Team, NBC, 1984
  • Bo Carter, "The Ping Pong Caper," Stir Crazy, CBS, 1985
  • Jonathan, The Insiders, ABC, 1985
  • "Hail to the Chef," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985
  • Chet, "Dick the Kid," Newhart, CBS, 1986
  • Sergeant Edward Fiddler, "Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues," Stingray, NBC, 1986
  • Phil, Melba, CBS, 1986
  • Spencer Phillips, "Low and Away" (also known as "Running on Ice"), 21Jump Street, Fox, 1987
  • Paul, "Save the Planet," It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime andFox, 1988
  • "Teddy Gets a Better Offer," The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 1990
  • Barry Jenkins, "Be My Valentine," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993
  • Agent Bill Patterson, "Grotesque," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • Thrax, "Things Past," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1996
  • Annorax, "Year of Hell: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: Voyager (alsoknown as Voyager), UPN, 1997
  • "The Head Trip Syndrome," Men in Black (animated), The WB, 1997
  • "The Psychic Link Syndrome," Men in Black (animated), The WB, 1997
  • Jacob Solomon, "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It), NBC, 1999
  • Voice of Agent James Bennett, "Zeta," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman Beyond: Zeta), The WB, 2000, pilot for The Zeta Project (animated), The WB
  • Voice of Mr. Reason, "The One with Mr. Reason," Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's Pepper Ann), ABC and syndicated, 2000
  • Voice of Agent James Bennett, "Countdown," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2001
  • Voice of Officer Dick, "Crisscross," Gary & Mike (animated), UPN, 2001
  • Voice of Officer Dick, "Dawn of the New Millennium," Gary & Mike (animated), UPN, 2001
  • Voice of Officer Dick, "Phish Phry," Gary & Mike (animated), UPN, 2001
  • Voice of Officer Dick, "Road Rage," Gary & Mike (animated), UPN, 2001
  • Voice of prosecutor, "In Blackest Night: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated), The Cartoon Network, 2001
  • William Murphy, "Of Fathers and Sons," UC: Undercover, NBC, 2001
  • Voice of Mr. Gaiser, "To Mar a Stall," Fillmore! (animated; also known as Disney's Fillmore!), ABC, 2002
  • Himself, The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, The Dream Team with Annabelle and Michael, 2003
  • Principal Block, "Dirty Magazine," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2004
  • Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Captain Frank Scanlon (some sources cite Captain Sheridan), The Renegades, ABC, 1982
  • Major Heckinkamp, Powers Play, CBS, 1986
  • Mr. Hartwell, Max, NBC, 1996
  • Colonel Emmett Riley Anderson, "Ghosts of the Confederacy," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998
  • Black Jaq, ABC, 1998
  • Voice of Agent James Bennett, "Zeta," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman Beyond: Zeta), The WB, 2000, pilot for The Zeta Project (animated), The WB
  • Film Appearances
  • Security guard, Roadie, United Artists, 1980
  • Sergeant Smith, Zoot Suit, Universal, 1981
  • Choreographer, Staying Alive, Paramount, 1983
  • Clarence, Going Berserk, Universal, 1983
  • Carson, Flashpoint, TriStar, 1984
  • Arthur McNeil, The Delos Adventure, American Cinema, 1985
  • Clarence J. Boddicker, RoboCop, Orion, 1987
  • Defense attorney, Two Idiots in Hollywood, 1988
  • Father, Homesick, 1988
  • Robert Griggs, Rambo III, TriStar, 1988
  • District attorney Robert Reynard, True Believer (also known as Fighting Justice), Columbia, 1989
  • Mr. Perry, Dead Poets Society, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Professor Flournoy, Heart of Dixie, Orion, 1989
  • Russ Crane and Lombino, Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Elliot Jaffe, Company Business, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Federation president, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Paramount, 1991
  • Lieutenant Toomey, Oscar, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Vogel's follower, Shadows and Fog, Orion, 1992
  • Cliff Forrester, The Crush (also known as Darian), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Dr. Alan Harrison (some sources cite Palmer), Boxing Helena, OrionClassics, 1993
  • Prison director Poe, Fortress, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Clarence J. Boddicker, RoboCop 3, Orion, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Patterson, Heart and Souls, Universal, 1993
  • Julian Thompson, Dead on Sight, 1994
  • Earl Stone, To Die For, Columbia, 1995
  • General Stanley Cooper, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also knownas Under Siege 2), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Sheriff Deegan, Last of the Dogmen, Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • Norm Stoney, Citizen Ruth (also known as Meet Ruth Stoops),Miramax, 1996
  • Secretary of Defense Baird, Broken Arrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Stump Sisson, A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Curtis Cunningham, Prefontaine, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Otis Hefter, Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998
  • Dr. Crumble, Girl, Interrupted (also known as Durchgeknalltand Durchgeknallt--Girl, interrupted), Columbia, 1999
  • Secretary of Transportation William Easter, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Monarch Home Video, 2002
  • Lonely Place, 2003
  • William Rutherford, Dee Dee Rutherford, Cinemetro Films/Purple Rose Films, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Price, California Actors Theatre, Los Gatos, 1977-1978
  • Farces By Chekhov, California Actors Theatre, 1978-1979
  • Ward Henshaw, Plymouth Rock, California Actors Theatre, 1979
  • Billy Budd, California, c. 1981
  • Green Grow the Lilacs, California, c. 1981
  • The Idiot's Delight, California, c. 1981
  • Familiar Faces/Mixed Feelings, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982-1983
  • Enemy of the People, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, 1983-1984
  • The Debutante Ball, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, 1984-1985
  • Doctor, A Quiet End, 1996
  • Appeared in Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew, both California Shakespeare Festival; The Lucky Spot, Williamstown, MA; and Signature, Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • Video Games
  • Voice for Colossus scene, Freespace 2, Interplay Productions/Volition, 1999
  • Voice of General Dekker, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Interplay Productions, 2001

Further Reference


    • Cult Times, June, 1996, p. 59

    User Contributions:

    Bill Kalenborn
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    May 29, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
    I remember Kurtwood as one of the stars at CAT in the 70's. In particular, he did a fine job as "The Rainmaker", which I see you don't have him credited for.

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