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Kent Smith (I) (1907–1985)

He was one of Hollywood's more interesting curiosities. Kent Smith, by most standards, had the makings of a topflight 40s and 50s film star -- handsome; virile; personable; highly dedicated; equipped with a rich stage background; no slouch in the talent department. For some reason all these fine qualities did not add up and stardom would remain ... See full bio »

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 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Chief Justice Brown
- I Do, I Do (1977) ... Chief Justice Brown
 1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington
Senator Joe Foley
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- Afternoon Waltz (1976)
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Jacklyn
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
George Weatherly
- Time to Kill (1974) ... George Weatherly
 1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412 (TV Movie)
Gen. Enright
 1974 Murder or Mercy (TV Movie)
Judge
 1973 The Cat Creature (TV Movie)
Frank Lucas
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Harlan
- The Runaways (1973) ... Harlan
 1973 The Affair (TV Movie)
Mr. Patterson
 1973 Cops and Robbers
Bit part (uncredited)
 1973 Maurie
Dr. Walker (uncredited)
 1972-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Doctor / Bennett (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
- Whisper (1973) ... Doctor
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... Bennett (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
 1973 Lost Horizon
Bill Fergunson
 1972 Die Sister, Die!
Dr. Thorne
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Warren Packer
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Warren Packer
 1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
Father Keating
 1972 The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Movie)
Robert Dodd
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Keats
- Charlie Gave Me Your Number (1972) ... Keats
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
James Simpson
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Prescott
- The Deadly Little Errand (1972) ... Prescott
 1967-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Commodore Coldwell / Wendell Price / US Attorney Leonard Vanatter
- The Impersonator (1970) ... Commodore Coldwell
- Conspiracy of Silence (1969) ... Wendell Price
- Blood Verdict (1967) ... US Attorney Leonard Vanatter
 1972 Probe (TV Movie)
Dr. Edward Laurent
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie)
D.A. Paine
 1971 The Last Child (TV Movie)
Gus Iverson
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Frank Courtwright / Frank Courthouse
- From Here to Maternity (1970) ... Frank Courtwright
- Son of the Bride (1970) ... Frank Courthouse
 1970 How Awful About Allan (TV Movie)
Raymond
 1970 The Games
Kaverley
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Andrew Oxley
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Mr. Eversley
 1968 Kona Coast
Akamai
 1967 The Money Jungle
Paul Kimmel
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Governor Winston E. Brubaker
- The Night of the Legion of Death (1967) ... Governor Winston E. Brubaker
 1967 Games
Harry Gordon
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
General Hugh Scott
- Fort West Point (1967) ... General Hugh Scott
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Senator William Townsend
- The Confession (1967) ... Senator William Townsend
 1967 A Covenant with Death
Parmalee
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Everett Jason
- The Desperate Silence (1967) ... Everett Jason
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Macy
- The Jingle Bells Affair (1966) ... Mr. Macy
 1966 The Trouble with Angels
Uncle George
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
James Winthrop
- Always Say Goodbye (1966) ... James Winthrop
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Dr. Sherman
- The Caller (1965) ... Dr. Sherman
 1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Benner / Dr. Sam Adamson / Jerry O'Hara
- Thou Still Unravished Bride (1965) ... Mr. Benner
- Body in the Barn (1964) ... Dr. Sam Adamson
- I Saw the Whole Thing (1962) ... Jerry O'Hara
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Charles Evans Hughes
- Charles Evans Hughes (1965) ... Charles Evans Hughes
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Clifton Cavanaugh
- Granny's Romance (1965) ... Clifton Cavanaugh
 1965 Insight (TV Series)
Archbishop
- Thunder in Munich (1965) ... Archbishop
 1964 The Young Lovers
Dr. Shoemaker
 1964 Youngblood Hawke
Paul Winter Sr.
 1964 A Distant Trumpet
Secretary of War
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Grymes / William Carroll / General Nelson Miles / ...
- The Pirate and the Patriot (1964) ... Grymes
- The Testing of Sam Houston (1964) ... William Carroll
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Walter Farnham
- To Love Is to Live (1964) ... Walter Farnham
 1959-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Colonel Greer / Capt. Loomis
- Incident at Hourglass (1964) ... Colonel Greer
- Incident of the Haunted Hills (1959) ... Capt. Loomis
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Aabel / Dr. Bloch
- The Children of Spider County (1964) ... Aabel
- It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (1963) ... Dr. Bloch
 1963-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dakota / Clay Bealton
- The Glory and the Mud (1964) ... Dakota
- Two of a Kind (1963) ... Clay Bealton
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Dr. Ferguson
- Inquest Into a Bleeding Heart (1963) ... Dr. Ferguson
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Eli Halstead
- The Charlie Argos Story (1963) ... Eli Halstead
 1963 The Balcony
General
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Bishop Cagle
- Blessed Are the Meek (1963) ... Bishop Cagle
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
John 'Jack' Edgecomb
- The Judas Goat (1963) ... John 'Jack' Edgecomb
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Curtis Grafton Metcalfe / Dr. Arthur Younger
- The Case of the Prankish Professor (1963) ... Dr. Curtis Grafton Metcalfe
- The Case of the Meddling Medium (1961) ... Dr. Arthur Younger
 1957-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Avery Coombs / John Sutter / Louis Strome
- Darwin's Man (1962) ... Avery Coombs
- Shadow of a Man (1961) ... John Sutter
- The Long Night (1957) ... Louis Strome
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Charles Dennis
- Inside Track (1962) ... Charles Dennis
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Robert Vincent
- Twice Dead (1962) ... Robert Vincent
 1962 Moon Pilot
Secretary of the Air Force
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Charles Ainslee
- Death Beyond Recall (1962) ... Charles Ainslee
 1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Dana Powell
- Trail of Hatred (1962) ... Dana Powell
 1961-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Crandall / Michael Legrange
- Please Believe Me (1962) ... Crandall
- Man Eater (1961) ... Michael Legrange
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dwight Harkavy
- The Prowler (1961) ... Dwight Harkavy
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Major Jason A. Leeds
- The Appointment (1961) ... Major Jason A. Leeds
 1961 Susan Slade
Dr. Fane
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Mark Fenton
- No Exit (1961) ... Mark Fenton
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
George
- The Margot Adventure (1961) ... George
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Dexter Willis
- The Golden Acres (1961) ... Dexter Willis
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Capt. Vickery
- The Regular (1961) ... Capt. Vickery
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Kenneth Martin
- Shoot the Works (1960) ... Kenneth Martin
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Gorgoyne
- The Night Is Numbered (1960) ... Gorgoyne
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Stanley Baxter
 1957-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jess Foladaire / Prof. Paul Owens
- The Lita Foladaire Story (1960) ... Jess Foladaire
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Prof. Paul Owens
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Francis Fairon
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Gilbert Hughes
- A True Account (1959) ... Gilbert Hughes
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Bill Franklin
- Millionaire Bill Franklin (1959) ... Bill Franklin
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
George Blake
 1958 The Mugger
Dr. Pete Graham
 1958 Party Girl
Jeffrey Stewart
 1958 The Badlanders
Cyril Lounsberry
 1958 Imitation General
Brig. Gen. Charles Lane
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Imposter (1958)
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Cause (1958)
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Jonathan Michael / Dr. Jonathan Michael MD
- The Last Town Car, Part 2 (1958) ... Dr. Jonathan Michael
- The Last Town Car, Part 1 (1958) ... Dr. Jonathan Michael MD
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Howard Meston
- Lover's Lane Killing (1958) ... Howard Meston
 1957 Sayonara
General Webster
 1951-1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Reverend Richel / Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz / Dr. Herman Bundesen / ...
- Crisis on Tangier Island (1957) ... Reverend Richel
- Slow Assassination: Peron vs. La Prensa (1957) ... Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz
- Flare-Up (1956) ... Dr. Herman Bundesen
- SOS from the Andrea Doria (1956) ... Thure Peterson
- The Free Choice (1953)
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Success! (1957)
 1952-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Steven, at 48 / Steve Ferris / David Barlow
- Summer Return (1957) ... Steven, at 48
- Death Do Us Part (1957) ... Steve Ferris
- The Sound of Waves Breaking (1952) ... David Barlow
 1956 Comanche
Quanah Parker
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Alex Bondar
- The Unexplored (1955) ... Professor Alex Bondar
 1955 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Dr. Steele
- Dark Victory (1955) ... Dr. Steele
 1955 Windows (TV Series)
- The Outing (1955)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Doc Stacey
- The Muldoon Matter (1954) ... Doc Stacey
 1954 Crusader Against Cruelty (TV Movie)
Henry Bergh
 1954 King Richard II (TV Movie)
Bolingbroke
 1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
Host (1953-1954)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Sergius Saranoff
- Arms and the Man (1953) ... Sergius Saranoff
 1952 Paula
John Rogers
 1950-1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Jungle (1952)
- The End Game (1950)
 1951 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Lily Pond (1951)
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Claude
- And Adam Begot (1951) ... Claude
 1950-1951 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
Simon / Preacher
- Gianni Schicchi (1951) ... Simon
- Down in the Valley (1950) ... Preacher (as Kenneth Smith)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
Judge Brack
- Hedda Gabler (1950) ... Judge Brack
 1950 This Side of the Law
David Cummins
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Martin Blankford
 1949 My Foolish Heart
Lewis H. Wengler
 1947 The Voice of the Turtle
Kenneth Bartlett
 1947 Magic Town
Hoopendecker
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Danny Coates
 1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation
Capt. Reining - American Working for the Nazis (uncredited)
 1943 Three Cadets (Short)
Captain A. Edwards
 1943 Three Russian Girls
John Hill
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Paul Martin
 1943 Forever and a Day
Gates Trimble Pomfret
 1943 Hitler's Children
Professor Nichols
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
Attorney
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Woode Swift
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Stage Play: How to Get Tough About It. Comedy. Written by Robert Ardrey. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Martin Beck Theatre: 8 Feb 1938- Feb 1938 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: José Ferrer (as "Vergez"), Connie Gilchrist, Hans Hamsa, Fred Howard, George J. Lewis, Katherine Locke (as "Kitty"), Karl Malden (as "Joe"), Ruth ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Kenneth Smith

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Appeared with old "University Players" friend Margaret Sullavan in the play "Sweet Love Remembered", which opened on December 28, 1959. Sullavan died on New Year's Day of a sleeping pill overdose. She was replaced briefly by Arlene Francis but the show closed quickly. See more »

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