Cotter Smith Biography (1949-)

Full name, Joseph Cotter Smith; born May 29, 1949, in Washington, DC; son ofJohn Lewis, Jr. (a federal judge) and Madeline (maiden name, Cotter) Smith; married Christane Egloff (divorced, 1980); married Mel Harris (an actress anddirector); children: (second marriage) Madeline Michael. Addresses: Contact: Talent Group, Inc., 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Agent: 15332 Antioch St., Suite 800, Pacific Palsades, CA 90272.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
May 29, 1949
Washington, District of Columbia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Deputy D.A. Eugene "Gene" Rogan, Equal Justice, ABC, 1990
  • Andrew Rawson, Courthouse, CBS, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Frank, Mistral's Daughter (also known as L'amour en heritage), CBS, 1984
  • Movies
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983
  • Lieutenant Hugo, The Rape of Richard Beck (also known as The Broken Badge and Violated), ABC, 1985
  • Ned Holcomb, A Bunny's Tale, ABC, 1985
  • Joe, The Last Prostitute, Lifetime, 1991
  • Midnight's Child, Lifetime, 1992
  • Ed Maxwell, A Message from Holly, CBS, 1992
  • Steve Voorhies, Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story, ABC,1993
  • Officer Rob Arnold, With Hostile Intent (also known as Two Cops: The Long Beach Sexual Harassment Case and With Hostile Intent: Sisters in Black and Blue), CBS, 1993
  • Mike Caldwell, A Place to Be Loved (also known as Shattered Family), CBS, 1993
  • Lonnie, Armed and Innocent, CBS, 1994
  • Adam, Remember Me (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's RememberMe), CBS, 1995
  • Robert, Bridge of Time, ABC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Rowe, St. Elsewhere, 1982
  • Deputy D.A. Eugene "Gene" Rogan, Equal Justice, ABC, 1990
  • Episodic
  • St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1983
  • The Mississippi, CBS, 1983
  • Chad Webster, "State of the Union," The Master, NBC, 1984
  • Moonlighting, ABC, 1985
  • Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985
  • The Insiders, ABC, 1985
  • Our Family Honor, ABC, 1985
  • Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985
  • Robert Rhine, "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1986
  • Mitchell Chaplin, "To See the Invisible Man," The Twilight Zone, 1986
  • Tony Henderson, "Testing, Testing 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4," L.A. Law,NBC, 1993
  • Tony Henderson, "Bourbon Cowboy," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Tony Henderson, "Hackett or Pack It," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994
  • Dr. Bob Marinak, "Full Moon," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Adam Quill, "Why Spy?," Spy Game, ABC, 1997
  • "Luther's Temptation," Orleans, CBS, 1997
  • Eric Martin, "Ritual," Law & Order, NBC, 1997
  • Judge Benjamin Fee, "The Tip," Oz, HBO, 1998
  • Stan Garcos, "Judgement," Vengeance Unlimited, ABC, 1999
  • Specials
  • Michael Halsey, D.C. Cop, CBS, 1986
  • Film Appearances
  • Trucker, Nickel Mountain, Ziv, 1985
  • Mac Odell, Lady Beware, Scotti Brothers, 1987
  • Detective Sam Talliaferro, Cameron's Closet, SVS, 1989
  • Gilliam, K-9, Universal, 1989
  • Case Montgomery, Invader (also known as Lifeform), Live Entertainment, 1996
  • Silas, Run the Wild Fields, Hallmark Entertainment, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • James, The Collection, Woods Hole Theatre Festival, Woods Hole, MA, 1974
  • Morris, The Blood Knot, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Understudy for the role of Avery Graham, Particular Friendships, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Lieutenant Byrd, A Soldier's Play, Negro Ensemble Company, TheatreFour, New York City, 1981, then Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, LosAngeles, 1982
  • Jack, The Death of a Miner, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME,then American Place Theatre, New York City, both 1982
  • Victor/Tony, The Last Carnival, Trinidad, West Indies, 1982
  • Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles, 1984
  • Borderline, Los Angeles, CA, 1985
  • Pale, Burn This, Circle Repertory Company, Theatre 890, New York City, 1986
  • Pinder, El Salvador, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1987
  • Charles, "Borderline," and psychiatrist, "Keepin' an Eye on Looie," bothin Borderlines, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1988
  • Bobby Brax, Walking the Dead, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1991
  • Andrew, Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Michael, Empty Hearts, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1993
  • The Vagabond, The Tavern, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1993
  • Canon Throbbing, Habeas Corpus, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1994
  • Trigorin, The Seagull, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1994
  • Jerry, Raft of the Medusa, Incline Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 1994
  • Edward, Someone Who'll Watch over Me, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1994
  • Clov, Endgame, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1995
  • Lenny, The Homecoming, Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 1995
  • Timber Tucker, An American Daughter, Cort Theatre, New York City,1997
  • Art, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 2000, then Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 2001
  • Also appeared in A Soldier's Play, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh,Scotland, and Charles Theatre, Boston, MA; El Salvador, Circle Repertory Company, New York City; and Mad Forest, Matrix Theatre.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, May 14, 1990, p. 71

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