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Cotter Smith

Cotter Smith was born on May 29, 1949 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Joseph Cotter Smith. He is known for his work on X-Men 2 (2003), K-9 (1989) and You Don't Know Jack (2010). He has been married to Heidi Mueller since March 31, 2001. He was previously married to Mel Harris and Christina Egloff. See full bio »
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 2015 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Darren Hahn
- The Necessary Art (2015) ... Darren Hahn
 2015 The Following (TV Series)
- Reunion (2015) ... Nathan
- A Hostile Witness (2015) ... Nathan
 2015 Forever (TV Series)
- Memories of Murder (2015) ... Neville
 2014 House of Cards (TV Series)
- Chapter 16 (2014) ... Drewery
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
NY Police
 2013 Gods Behaving Badly
Mayor of New York
 2013 The Arrangement (TV Movie)
Paul Pruitt
 2013 Burning Blue
Admiral Lynch
 2013 Assistance (TV Movie)
Alan Johnson
 2012 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
- Downward Spiral (2012) ... Mayor
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Denton Weeks
- Bad Code (2012) ... Denton Weeks
- Super (2012) ... Denton Weeks
 2012/IV Harvest (Short)
Newsreporter (voice)
 2012 Damages (TV Series)
Federal Investigator
- But You Don't Do That Anymore (2012) ... Federal Investigator
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Forrest Burke
- Blue Ribbon Panel (2012) ... Forrest Burke
 2012 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Jay Barrett
- Butterfly Effect (2012) ... Jay Barrett
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Adam Wilson
 2010 God in America (TV Series)
Northern Minister and General Assembly Orator
- A Nation Reborn/A New Light (2010) ... Northern Minister and General Assembly Orator (voice)
 2010 Lunatics, Lovers & Poets
Scotty MacGregor
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie)
Dick Thompson
 2009 The Third Heaven (Short)
 2008 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Gerald Lucas
- Heart & Soul (2008) ... Gerald Lucas
 2008 Depth Charge (TV Movie)
Admiral Butler
 2006 The Unit (TV Series)
Bill Lachey
- Bait (2006) ... Bill Lachey
 2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Fr. Sean McGinnis
- All the Sinners, Saints (2006) ... Fr. Sean McGinnis
 2006 Invasion (TV Series)
Deputy Buell
- Round Up (2006) ... Deputy Buell
 2006 NCIS (TV Series)
NCIS Special Agent in Charge Sam Stevens
- Hiatus: Part 1 (2006) ... NCIS Special Agent in Charge Sam Stevens
 2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Governor Stan Preston
- Ties That Bind (2006) ... Governor Stan Preston
 2005 The Sleeper
Dr. Altman
 2004 Alias (TV Series)
Hank Foster
- Resurrection (2004) ... Hank Foster
 2003 Reeseville
John Meyers
 2000 Run the Wild Fields (TV Movie)
Silas Green
 1999 The History of Glamour (Short)
Loren Valentine (voice)
 1999 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Stan Garcos
- Judgment (1999) ... Stan Garcos
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
- Hang Man Down (1998)
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
Judge Benjamin Fee
- The Tip (1998) ... Judge Benjamin Fee
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Eric Martin
- Ritual (1997) ... Eric Martin
 1997 Orleans (TV Series)
 1997 Bridge of Time (TV Movie)
Robert Creighton
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Adam Quill
- Why Spy? (1997) ... Adam Quill
 1996 Invader
Dr. Case Montgomery
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
 1995 Remember Me (TV Movie)
Adam Nichols
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Bob Marinak
- Full Moon (1995) ... Dr. Bob Marinak
 1994 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Peter Jackson
- Sex, Lies and Shining Armor (1994) ... Peter Jackson
 1994 Armed and Innocent (TV Movie)
 1993 With Hostile Intent (TV Movie)
Officer Rob Arnold
 1993 A Place to Be Loved (TV Movie)
Mike Caldwell
 1992 A Message from Holly (TV Movie)
 1992 Midnight's Child (TV Movie)
 1991 The Last Prostitute (TV Movie)
 1989 K-9
 1988 Cameron's Closet
Sam Talliaferro
 1987 Lady Beware
Mac Odell
 1986 D.C. Cops (TV Movie)
Michael Halsey
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Robert Rhine
- One Good Bid Deserves a Murder (1986) ... Robert Rhine
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mitchell Chaplin (segment "To See the Invisible Man")
- The Elevator/To See the Invisible Man/Tooth and Consequences (1986) ... Mitchell Chaplin (segment "To See the Invisible Man")
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Randy Hopke
- Duet for Two Wind Instruments (1985) ... Randy Hopke
 1985 The Rape of Richard Beck (TV Movie)
Lt. Hugo
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Brian Baker
- Read the Mind... See the Movie (1985) ... Brian Baker
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
Ned Holcomb
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Capt. Fuller
- Insubordination (1984) ... Capt. Fuller
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Frank
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Frank
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Frank
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Chad Webster
- State of the Union (1984) ... Chad Webster
 1984 Nickel Mountain
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Robert F. Kennedy
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
Cal Woodley
- Murder at Mt. Parnassus (1983) ... Cal Woodley
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- Little Boil Blue (1982) ... Intern
 1982 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Rowe
- Pilot (1982) ... Dr. Rowe
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He acted in Geoffrey Nauffts' play, "Next Fall", at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Connie Ray, Sean Dugan, Patrick Heusinger, Maddie Corman and Patrick Breen in the cast. Sheryl Kaller was the director. See more »

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