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Charles Martin Smith

Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas' 1973 film, American Graffiti (1973). The sequel, ... See full bio »

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Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale Director
The Untouchables
The Untouchables Agent Oscar Wallace
American Graffiti
Never Cry Wolf
Never Cry Wolf Farley Mowat / Tyler


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 2015 Motive (TV Series)
Rick Wyatt
 2014 Dolphin Tale 2
George Hatton
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Roy Kessler
 2009 Fringe (TV Series)
Sheriff Golightly
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
Glenn Leary
 2007 Lucky You
Roy Durucher
 2007 Drive (TV Series)
Mr. Bright
 2007 Still Small Voices
Burton Hayes (as Charles Martin-Smith)
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sheriff Bartley
 2005-2006 Da Vinci's City Hall (TV Series)
Joe Friedland / Mike Franklin
 2005 The Triangle (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Jay
 2005 Left Behind III: World at War
Vice President John Mallory
 2005 Icon (TV Movie)
 2004 The Last Casino (TV Movie)
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Earl Swinton
 2002 Touching Wild Horses
Charles Thurston
 2002 Dead Heat
 2002 Roughing It (TV Movie)
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mayor Horn
 2000-2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Mr. Chilton
 2000 Here's to Life!
 1999 The Apartment Complex (TV Movie)
Gary Glumley
 1999 P.T. Barnum (TV Movie)
 1999 The Woody Woodpecker Show (TV Series)
 1998 Hoods
Gun Dealer (uncredited)
 1998 Deep Impact
Dr. Marcus Wolf (uncredited)
 1998 Blackout Effect (TV Movie)
Henry Drake
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Roland W. Marks
 1996 Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland (Video Game)
Renfield (voice)
 1996 Wedding Bell Blues
Oliver Napier
 1996 The Beast (TV Series)
Schuyler Graves
 1996 The Final Cut
Capt. Weldon Mamet
 1995 Brothers' Destiny (TV Movie)
 1995 Take Out the Beast (TV Short)
The biorobot
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Ned Brookshire / Neil Brookshire
 1995 Perfect Alibi
Franklin Dupard
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Osbourne
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Spencer Deighton
 1994 Speechless
 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Roger Brewster (Satan)
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Sheriff Wilcox
 1994 I Love Trouble
Rick Medwick
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dale Hardy
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Lyman Pike
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
 1993 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey
 1993 Partners (TV Short)
'Grave Squad' Lawyer
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Harold Jaffe
 1992 Fifty/Fifty
Martin Sprue
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
Hotel Clerk
 1992 Deep Cover
 1990 The Hot Spot
Lon Gulick
 1986-1989 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Hugh Fortnum / Douglas Rogers
 1989 The Experts
Mr. Smith
 1987 The Untouchables
Agent Oscar Wallace
 1986 Trick or Treat
Mr. Wimbley
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Dennis Barrows (segment "The Beacon")
 1984 Starman
Mark Shermin
 1983 Never Cry Wolf
Farley Mowat / Tyler
 1981 Gabe and Walker (TV Movie)
Gabe Peterson
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
 1979 More American Graffiti
Terry the Toad
 1979 A Dog's Life (TV Movie)
 1978 Cotton Candy (TV Movie)
George Smalley
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story
Ray Bob
 1977 The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse
Barney (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Dudley (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1976 No Deposit, No Return
Longnecker (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
Alan Boone (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Rod Jernigan
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Bobby Lewis
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Tod (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Russell Jamison
 1973 Chase (TV Series)
Little Bits
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Julius (segment "Love and the Time Machine")
 1973 American Graffiti
Terry (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Bowdre (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie)
Jim (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Paul Harris (Harpo)
 1972 Fuzz
Baby (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Tim Slater (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1971 Monty Nash (TV Series)
 1971 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
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Charles Martin-Smith | C.M. Smith | Charlie Martin Smith


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[on 'Dolphin Tale'] A lot of this is far-fetched kid fantasy. But I wanted to bring an element of magic to it, and let us enter this kids' world where things were a little scary and magical at the same time. I think people talk down to kids too much. I think kids' movies can be great and carry the (weight) and (pathos) of an adult drama. They tend to get short shrift, but the kids are smarter ... See more »


Nephew of Paul J. Smith and Hank Smith. See more »

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