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Ron Clinton Smith

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ronald Clinton Smith, was born on March 19, 1951, to Harry Raymond Smith, a former football player at Georgia Tech and P-51 fighter pilot in WW II and Korea, who died when Ron was fifteen, and Theresa Vina Gooch, a model and homemaker. Encouraged to sing at an early age, he studied voice in church and high school ... See full bio »

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 2020 Just Mercy (post-production)
Woodrow Ikner
 2019 Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (TV Series)
Reverend Isaac Winslow
- These Old Bones (2019) ... Reverend Isaac Winslow
 2019 American Soul (TV Series)
Leland Mills
- Continuous Revolution in Progress (2019) ... Leland Mills
 2018 The Bobby Brown Story (TV Series)
Police Sergeant Hayes
- Part One (2018) ... Police Sergeant Hayes
 2018 Boy Erased
Cameron's Father
 2017 Logan Lucky
Crew Chief
 2012-2017 Nashville (TV Series)
Nashville PD Detective Dunigan / Officer Dunigan
- Stand Beside Me (2017) ... Nashville PD Detective Dunigan (as Ron Smith)
- You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) (2012) ... Officer Dunigan
 2016 Hidden Figures
White Cop
 2013-2014 Rectify (TV Series)
Correctional Officer Johnson / Senior Corrections Officer
- Running with the Bull (2014) ... Senior Corrections Officer
- Sexual Peeling (2013) ... Correctional Officer Johnson (uncredited)
- Always There (2013) ... Correctional Officer Johnson
 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Sheriff Tate
- The Long Bright Dark (2014) ... Sheriff Tate
 2013 Devil's Knot
Police Sergeant
 2012 Mulberry (Short)
Harlen Norman
 2012 Parental Guidance
Umpire Clark
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series)
Jefferson Guard Maguire
- Part Two (2012) ... Jefferson Guard Maguire
- Part One (2012) ... Jefferson Guard Maguire
 2012 Lawless
 2012 Hornet's Nest (TV Movie)
Officer Ludlow
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Deputy #1
 2011 Game of Your Life (TV Movie)
 2011 Level Up (TV Movie)
Coach Hawkins
 2011 The Lost Valentine (TV Movie)
Western Union Delivery Man
 2010 Life as We Know It
 2010/I Lottery Ticket
Officer Ark (uncredited)
 2009 The Joneses
Policeman (as R. Clinton Smith)
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Richie Sagansky
- Do Over (2009) ... Richie Sagansky
 2008 Front of the Class (TV Movie)
Patrolman (uncredited)
 2008 The Family That Preys
Construction Foreman
 2008 Army Wives (TV Series)
- Would You Know My Name (2008) ... Clerk (uncredited)
 2008 Leatherheads
 2008/IV Asylum
Ivy's Father
 2007 The Mist
Mr. Mackey
 2007 Who's Your Caddy?
Police Captain
 2006 Blotter (TV Series)
Gary 'The Breeze' Essex
 2006 We Are Marshall
Jim McNally
 2006 Broken Bridges
 2005-2006 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
- Return of the Future (2006) ... Otis (uncredited)
- Lifetime Piling Up (2005) ... Otis
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
 2004 Meet the Browns (Video)
Burly Man
 2004 Delivery Boy Chronicles
Redneck Trucker
 2004 No Witness
Jacoby Garnett
 2003 A Conspiracy
Uniform Cop
 2003/I Fate
Sgt. White
 2002 Nowhere Road
 2002 The Kudzu Christmas (Video)
Julius (EMT)
 2002 Juwanna Mann
Airport Security (uncredited)
 2002 The Rosa Parks Story (TV Movie)
Mr. Lester
 2001 Good Neighbor
 2000 Unshackled
 2000 The In Crowd
Desk Guard
 1999 Wayward Son
 1999 Chill Factor
 1996-1997 Savannah (TV Series)
- I Don't (1997) ... Dave
- Where There's a Will... (1997) ... Dave
- The Gal to Marry Dear Old Dad (1997) ... Dave
- True Love Never Dies (1996) ... Dave
- The Battle of Midway (1996) ... Dave
 1996 Eddie
Locker Room Reporter
 1995 Tom and Huck
Flatboatman (uncredited)
 1994 The War
Ambulance Attendant
 1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Worker #2
- Time's Long Shadow (1994) ... Worker #2 (as Ronald Clinton Smith)
 1993 The Firm
Cotton Truck Driver #1 (uncredited)
 1992 Stay the Night (TV Movie)
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Arresting Cop
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Book. "Creature Storms". Xlibris. ISBN 978-1-4691-5032-1 See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Clinton Smith | Ronald Clinton Smith | Ron Smith


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His father was a P-51 Fighter pilot during WW II and the Korean War, and played center at Georgia Tech under Coach Bobby Dodd. See more »

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