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J.W. Smith is a producer and actor with more than 40 years of entertainment experience in motion pictures and television. J.W. grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he began his acting career at The Karamu House Community Theater. In the early 1970s, J.W. moved to New York City where he became a student in Uta Hagen's acting class at HB Studio and at ... See full bio »

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Known For

Red Heat
Red Heat Salim
(1988)
The Warriors
The Warriors Turnbull A.C.
(1979)
Johnny Handsome
(1989)
Hoodlum
Hoodlum Calvin
(1997)

Filmography

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 2015 The HooDoo of Sweet Mama Rosa (Short)
Poke Billet
 2012 Little Red Wagon
Mr. Tuchman
 2011 Hood Life
Doc
 2010 Main Street
Bill
 2007 Ezekiel (Short)
Ezekiel
 2005 Souled Out
 2005 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Prefect of Wanganui
- The Prefect of Wanganui (2005) ... Prefect of Wanganui
 2005 Listen Up (TV Series)
Construction Worker #2
- Inky Dinky Don't (2005) ... Construction Worker #2
 2002 Undisputed
Mess Guard
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Stuart
- The Princeless Bride (2002) ... Stuart
 2000 Spanish Judges
Red
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Steve
- X-Cops (2000) ... Steve
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Postman
 1997 House of Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series)
Vincent
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Vincent
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Vincent
 1997 Hoodlum
Calvin
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
Male Inmate
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Sheldon
- The Shawn-Shank Redemption (1995) ... Sheldon
 1994-1995 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Man with Bandaged Head / Walt
- Operation: Deja View (1995) ... Man with Bandaged Head
- Out Alone (1994) ... Walt
 1994 Last Days of Russell (TV Movie)
 1994 Martin (TV Series)
Sheriff
 1994 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Chuck
- Neighborhood Watch (1994) ... Chuck
 1992 Roc (TV Series)
Jack Knife
- Roc Works for Joey (1992) ... Jack Knife
 1992 Deep Cover
Video Dealer (uncredited)
 1992 Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight
Sporty Black
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Peanuts
- Making Dirt Stick (1991) ... Peanuts
 1991 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Larry Sheffo
- Hello, Goodbye (1991) ... Larry Sheffo
 1990 False Identity
Willi
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Eddie Davies
- Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 (1990) ... Eddie Davies
 1990 Downtown
Sgt. Walter Hodo
 1989 Family Matters (TV Series)
Jake
- Stake-Out (1989) ... Jake
 1989 Johnny Handsome
Larry
 1989 L.A. Takedown (TV Movie)
 1989 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Charley Ledbetter
- The Man Who Was Death (1989) ... Charley Ledbetter
 1989 Heartland (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- No Place Like Home (1989) ... Cab Driver
 1989 K-9
Pimp
 1989 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Slick
- The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 2 (1989) ... Slick (as J. W. Smith)
- The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 1 (1989) ... Slick (as J. W. Smith)
 1988 Red Heat
Salim
 1987 Max Headroom (TV Series)
Rik
- Security Systems (1987) ... Rik
- Body Banks (1987) ... Rik
- Rakers (1987) ... Rik
 1987 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Walt Buckner
- Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover (1987) ... Walt Buckner
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
Dealer #1
 1986 Let's Get Harry
Mercenary
 1982-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Citizen / Arthur Baker / Roller
- Suitcase (1986) ... Arthur Baker
- Death by Kiki (1983) ... Roller
- Officer of the Year (1982) ... Citizen
- Domestic Beef (1982) ... Citizen (uncredited)
 1986 Valerie's Family: The Hogans (TV Series)
Referee
- One of the Boys (1986) ... Referee
 1986 Crossroads
Man at Auto Wrecking Yard
 1986 The Children of Times Square (TV Movie)
 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Police Officer
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Nathaniel Carter
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Nathaniel Carter
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Nathaniel Carter
 1984-1985 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Partner / Cabbie
- Fly Away Home (1985) ... Partner
- Yesterday It Rained (1984) ... Cabbie
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series)
Roach
- Once a Hero (1984) ... Roach
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
 1983 D.C. Cab
Black Kidnapper
 1983 Deal of the Century
Will
 1982 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
- That Was No Lady (1982)
 1982 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Front Desk Security Guard
- The Arrival (1982) ... Front Desk Security Guard
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