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Smith, Kurtwood 1943(?)–

SMITH, Kurtwood 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 Joan Pirkle (an actress), November 5, 1988; children: (first marriage) Shannon, Laurel. Education: San Jose State College, B.A., 1966; Stanford University, M.F.A., 1969; some sources say he attended Santa Clara University or College of San Mateo.

Addresses: Agent Progressive Artists Agency, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 216, Beverly Hills, CA 902124424. Publicist Charlene Lee, Jonas Public Relations, 240 26th St., Suite 3, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Canada College, Redwood City, CA, instructor in theatre arts, 196974; California Actors Theatre, Los Gatos, CA, member of company, 197479.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Stanford Alumni Organization.

Awards, Honors: Three DramaLogue awards, outstanding performance, all c. 1981, for Billy Budd, Green Grow the Lilacs, and The Idiot's Delight.


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, 19871988.

Voices of dinosaur military commander/General Galapagos, Eek! The Cat (animated; also known as Eek! and the Terrible Thunderlizards and Eek-!stravaganza ), Fox, 19921997.

Jack Lord, Big Wave Dave's, CBS, 1993.

Voice of Robert Sullivan, Spawn (animated; also known as Todd McFarlane's Spawn ), HBO, 19971999.

Red Forman, That '70s Show, Fox, 1998.

Voice of Agent James Bennett, The Zeta Project (animated), The WB, 20012002.

Himself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Voice of Kronos, Battle Force: Andromeda (animated; also known as Galaxy Force ), beginning 2003.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Edward Sincoff, Missing Pieces, CBS, 1983.

Captain Warren Jensen, The Midnight Hour (also known as In the Midnight 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 the Love 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.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Myron Castleman, 12:01 PM, Showtime, 1990.

The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special, Fox, 1992.

Alien Voices: A Halloween Trilogy, SciFi Channel, 1998.

Himself, That '70s Show Special, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; 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 ATeam, 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"), 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987.

Paul, "Save the Planet," It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime and Fox, 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 XFiles, 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:Parts1&2," Star Trek: Voyager (also known 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: Under-cover, 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.

Television Appearances; 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, MetroGoldwynMayer/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, Orion Classics, 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 known as 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 CenturyFox, 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 Durchgeknallt and DurchgeknalltGirl, 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, 19771978.

Farces By Chekhov, California Actors Theatre, 19781979.

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, 19821983.

Enemy of the People, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, 19831984.

The Debutante Ball, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, 19841985.

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.



Cult Times, June, 1996, p. 59.

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