Charles Martin Smith

Born Oct 30, 1953
Age 62
Hometown the United States

Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. He is known for his roles in American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf, Starman, and The Untouchables.

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1953 Birth Born on October 30, 1953.


1973 19 Years Old Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, Man of La Mancha. After a few years of working in film and television, he landed the role of Terry "The Toad" Fields in George Lucas's 1973 film American Graffiti, a role he would reprise in the film's 1979 sequel, More American Graffiti.


1974 20 Years Old In 1974 he starred with Ron Howard again in The Spikes Gang, filmed in Spain, along with Lee Marvin and Gary Grimes; and in 1978 he earned a starring role in Cotton Candy, directed by Ron Howard.
1975 21 Years Old Around 1975 or 1976, Smith auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker for the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars. … Read More
1979 25 Years Old In 1979 Smith was cast alongside Barney Martin as the lead in Norman Lear's last TV series concept, McGurk: A Dog's Life, which never progressed beyond the pilot. … Read More


1993 39 Years Old …  In 1993, Charles Martin Smith directed and at the same time acted in Fifty/Fifty. … Read More


2003 49 Years Old 1 More Event
He directed numerous episodes of the respected Canadian television series DaVinci's Inquest, and wrote and executive produced The Clinic, a 2 hour movie about a veterinarian clinic for Animal Planet in 2003.


2007 53 Years Old In 2007, Smith wrote and directed the British/Canadian co-production Stone of Destiny for Mob Films, and Infinity Features, starring Charlie Cox, Robert Carlyle and Kate Mara. … Read More
2009 55 Years Old More recently he has appeared in mini-series such as P.T. Barnum, Kingdom Hospital and The Triangle as well as the feature film Lucky You directed by Curtis Hanson. In 2009 he played a featured role, Sheriff Golightly, on Fringe's second episode.
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