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Tom Smith (I) (1892–1976)


While most actors like to play cowboy, Tom Smith was one. He was born to a family of poor German farmers who were originally from Germany. The shiftless Smith eventually made his way to California where he got into the motion picture business. Staring in the 1920s, Smith worked in countless westerns. His prowess with a horse, his long hair, and his... See full bio »

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Rio Rita Texas Ranger
1929
Mlle. Irene the Great Justice of Peace
1931

Filmography

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 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Townsman
- Guns for a Queen (1975) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Farmer
- Like Old Times (1974) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Talbot (1973) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Bohannan (1972) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Promoter (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Kitty Cornered (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1973 Westworld
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Townsman / Miner
- Heritage of Anger (1972) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Dead Wrong (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Tax Collector (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Bank Run (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Last Trophy (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Gang Member / Barfly / Townsman
- With Love, Bullets and Valentines (1970) ... Gang Member (uncredited)
- Big Image... Little Man (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- 50 Days to Moose Jaw (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Barfly (uncredited)
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Cowboy
- Ernie and Zsa Zsa (1968) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Townsman
- Ride the Long Trail (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Settler
- The Fallow Land (1967) ... Settler (uncredited)
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
Townsman
- O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Man at Standoff
- Palms of Glory (1965) ... Man at Standoff (uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race
Barfly (uncredited)
 1965 Cat Ballou
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townsman
- Fighting Sky Pilot (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Light on the Mountain (1954) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Diamond Babe (1953) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Self Made Man (1952) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Townsman
- Incident at Confidence Creek (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Incident at Two Graves (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Tyrees of Capitol Hill (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1961-1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- Suspicion (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Squeeze Play (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Outlaw's Shoes (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Milly's Brother (1962) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Long Goodbye (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- Genesis (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Broken Image (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Out at the Old Ball Park (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Campaign of Billy Banjo (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- A Sense of Justice (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Barfly (uncredited)
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Malachi Hobart Story (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Juror
- Trouble at Sand Springs (1961) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1960 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Townsman
- A Gun for Willie (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- Before Sunup (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Comanche Scalps (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1960 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Miner
- End of the Line (1960) ... Miner (uncredited)
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Townsman
- Tolliver Bender (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Fight Spectator
- Bare Knuckles (1959) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1959 The Miracle
Madrid Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Barfly / Trapper
- Witness No Evil (1959) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Unwilling (1959) ... Trapper (uncredited)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Gunfighter (1959) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- The Beauty and the Sorrow (1959) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Burn the Town Down (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Bitter Lesson (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Medicine Man (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Townsman
- Elfego Baca, Attorney at Law (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 Return to Warbow
Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 Forty Guns
Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Iron Sheriff
Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Big Land
Barfly (uncredited)
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Townsman
- Boom Town Padre (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons!
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Townsman
- Duffy's Man (1956) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 The Rainmaker
Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 Rebel in Town
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Cowboy
- King of the Rodeo (1955) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1955 The Tall Men
Miner (uncredited)
 1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Townsman
- Wyatt Earp Becomes a Marshal (1955) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1954 Arrow in the Dust
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952-1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Townsman
- Steel Trails West (1954) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Grubstake (1954) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Knife of Carlos Valero (1952) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Calamity Jane
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 The Moonlighter
Townsman in Barbershop (uncredited)
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 The Last Posse
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951-1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Murdered Marshal / Townsman
- The Devil's Deputy (1953) ... Murdered Marshal (uncredited)
- Vigilante Story (1951) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1951-1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Henchman / Townsman
- Feud at Friendship City (1952) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- The Golden Peso (1951) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Montana Belle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Wagons West
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Spectator
- Wrestling Story (1952) ... Spectator (uncredited)
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Clay Springs Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Lone Star
Crayden Man (uncredited)
 1952 The Old West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Valley of Fire
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Whistling Hills
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Oklahoma Justice
Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 Cavalry Scout
Barfly (uncredited)
 1951 Don Daredevil Rides Again
Barfly (uncredited)
 1951 Canyon Raiders
Rancher (uncredited)
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Barfly (uncredited)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Card Player
- The Ace of Spades (1951) ... Card Player (uncredited)
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Peacemaker (1950) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Gray Dude (1950) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Return of Jesse James
Clay County Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Desperadoes of the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow
Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Winchester '73
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Cow Town
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Colt .45
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Lawless Code
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Riders in the Sky
Barfly (uncredited)
 1949 Fighting Man of the Plains
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Old-Timer
- The Legion of Old Timers (1949) ... Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1949 Canadian Pacific
Railroad Worker (uncredited)
 1949 El Paso
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Trail of the Mounties
Trapper (uncredited)
 1947 Under Colorado Skies
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Prairie Express
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Wyoming
Nester (uncredited)
 1947 Rustlers of Devil's Canyon
Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 Cheyenne
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Yankee Fakir
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Michigan Kid
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Code of the West
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Last Frontier Uprising
Horse Bidder (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 Song of the Sierras
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 Heldorado
Parade Spectator (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 In Old Sacramento
Tom - Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1946 The El Paso Kid
Man at Meeting (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 Frontier Gal
Barfly (uncredited)
 1945 Lonesome Trail
Blaine (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Gambler (uncredited)
 1945 Oregon Trail
Barfly (uncredited)
 1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande
Barfly (uncredited)
 1945 Lone Texas Ranger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Gentle Annie
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Cheyenne Wildcat
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Trigger Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 The Last Horseman
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Valley of Vengeance
Settler (uncredited)
 1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 Mojave Firebrand
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Klondike Kate
Miner (uncredited)
 1943 False Colors
Poncho Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Trail of Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Black Market Rustlers
Rancher (uncredited)
 1943 Black Hills Express
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Fury
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Wolves of the Range
Bank Customer (uncredited)
 1943 The Desperadoes
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Daredevils of the West
Townsman (Ch. 12) (uncredited)
 1943 King of the Cowboys
Parade Spectator (uncredited)
 1943 Carson City Cyclone
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Dead Man's Gulch
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Vengeance of the West
Murietta Rider (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Boot Hill Bandits
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Rolling Down the Great Divide
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Down Rio Grande Way
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Barfly (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid's Round-Up
Voter (uncredited)
 1941 Arizona Cyclone
Barfly (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1941 Sunset in Wyoming
Rancher (uncredited)
 1941 Pirates on Horseback
Gambler (uncredited)
 1941 Sheriff of Tombstone
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Pals of the Pecos
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Pioneers
Settler (uncredited)
 1941 White Eagle
Trapper (Chs. 2 & 4) (uncredited)
 1940 Law and Order
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Melody Ranch
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 The Trail Blazers
Worker / Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Young Bill Hickok
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Wrangler (uncredited)
 1940 Oklahoma Renegades
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 One Crowded Night
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Gun Code
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Carson City Kid
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Wagons Westward
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Dark Command
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1939 The Cisco Kid and the Lady
Man Watching Dance (uncredited)
 1939 Days of Jesse James
Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
 1939 Saga of Death Valley
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier
Settler (uncredited)
 1939 The Arizona Kid
Volunteer with Roy's Group (uncredited)
 1939 Outpost of the Mounties
Trapper (uncredited)
 1939 The Fighting Renegade
El Puma Rider from Argentina (uncredited)
 1939 Range War
Railroad Worker (uncredited)
 1939 Colorado Sunset
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 The Oregon Trail
Settler (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Caliente
Settler (uncredited)
 1939 Trouble in Sundown
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Southward Ho!
Rancher (uncredited)
 1939 Rough Riders' Round-up
Border Patrolman (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Simpkins (uncredited)
 1938 Shine on Harvest Moon
Rancher (uncredited)
 1938 California Frontier
Barfly / Brawler (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Garrett's Deputy (uncredited)
 1938 Painted Desert
Miner (uncredited)
 1938 Songs and Bullets
Rancher (uncredited)
 1938 Cassidy of Bar 20
Man at Trial (uncredited)
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 Arizona Gunfighter
Outlaw (uncredited)
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1
Motorcycle Rider (uncredited)
 1937 Heroes of the Alamo
Spy / Alamo Defender (uncredited)
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
Rodeo Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
 1937 The Painted Stallion
Boat Passenger (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1937 Come on, Cowboys
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1937 Bar-Z Bad Men
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936 Trailin' West
Gambler (uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Mineral Springs Deputy (uncredited)
 1936 Aces and Eights
Spectator (uncredited)
 1936 Treachery Rides the Range
Fake Soldier (uncredited)
 1936 Lightnin' Bill Carson
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936 Drift Fence
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1935 The Singing Vagabond
Singing Vagabond (uncredited)
 1935 Gallant Defender
Cattleman (uncredited)
 1935 Melody Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Autry's Cowhand (uncredited)
 1935 The Man from Guntown
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 The Outlaw Deputy
Barfly (uncredited)
 1935 The Silver Bullet
Townsman with Walrus Mustache (uncredited)
 1935 The Pecos Kid
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 The Prescott Kid
Barfly (uncredited)
 1933 Gun Justice
Barfly (uncredited)
 1933 Strange Case of Hennessy (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1933 The Fighting Parson
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1933 The Lone Avenger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Phantom Thunderbolt
Barfly (uncredited)
 1933 Buzzin' Around (Short)
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1933 Terror Trail
Barfly / Townsman (uncredited)
 1932 The Cowboy Counsellor
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1932 Come on Danger!
Stanton Rider (uncredited)
 1932 Heroes of the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1932 Law and Order
Townsman (uncredited)
 1932 The Rainbow Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill
Townsman [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1931 Mlle. Irene the Great (Short)
Justice of Peace
 1931 Two Fisted Justice
Wagon Train Scout (uncredited)
 1931 Law of the Rio Grande
Wolf Hardy Gang Member (uncredited)
 1931 Wild Horse
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)
 1931 The Two Gun Man
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1931 God's Country and the Man
Barfly (uncredited)
 1931 Riders of the North
For Trapper at McGuires (uncredited)
 1931 Clearing the Range
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1930 The Big Trail
Pioneer (uncredited)
 1930 Beyond the Law
Rancher (uncredited)
 1930 The Fighting Legion
Barfly (uncredited)
 1930 Under a Texas Moon
Man on Balcony (uncredited)
 1929 The Long, Long Trail
Race Bettor (uncredited)
 1929 Rio Rita
Texas Ranger (as Thomas C. Smith)
 1929 The Smiling Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1928 In Old Arizona
Guard (uncredited)
 1924 The Iron Horse
Cowhand (uncredited)
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