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Putter Smith

A jazz bassist turned into actor, Putter Smith got his breakthrough role as the henchman Mr. Kidd in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) after producer Harry Saltzman spot him on a Thelonious Monk concert. Him and Bruce Glover as Mr. Wint give a lot of trouble to his victims and to James Bond as well. The role made him a recognizable face in the 1970's ... See full bio »

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Known For

Citizen Soldier Composer
In the Mood Minister


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 1987 In the Mood
 1983-1984 Bay City Blues (TV Series)
- Rocky IV-Eyes (1984) ... Groundskeeper (uncredited)
- I Never Swung with My Father (1983) ... Groundskeeper
 1984 Love Thy Neighbor (TV Movie)
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever
Mr. Kidd
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 1990 Citizen Soldier (Video)
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 2013 Live from Studio 16 (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Self
 2000 Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' (Video documentary short)
Self / Mr. Kidd
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 2015 Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet (TV Movie documentary)
Mr. Kidd
 2006 Diamonds Are Forever: Deleted Scenes (Video documentary short)
 2006 The Exotic Locations of 'Diamonds Are Forever' (Video documentary short)
Mr. Kidd
 1992 30 Years of James Bond (TV Movie documentary)
Mr. Kidd (uncredited)
 1989 MTV Movie Special: Licence to Kill (TV Special documentary)
Mr. Kidd (uncredited)

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6' 2" (1.88 m)


Smith, Carson (sibling)

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Author of the book "Improvising Handbook For Double Bass". Occasionally available. See more »

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