John Smith

Born Mar 6, 1931

John Smith was an American actor remembered in particular for his leading roles in two NBC western television series, Cimarron City and Laramie.

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1931 Birth Born on March 6, 1931.


1950 19 Years Old By 1950, he was working as a messenger for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and in 1952, the studio cast him as James Stewart's brother in Carbine Williams, although the part was uncredited. … Read More


1954 23 Years Old In 1954, Smith appeared as the newlywed Milo Buck, opposite Karen Sharpe as Nell Buck, in the Academy Award-winning airplane disaster film, The High and the Mighty, starring and produced by John Wayne.
1955 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1955, Smith played the part of James Earp, older brother of Wyatt Earp in the film Wichita, starring Joel McCrea and Vera Miles. … Read More
In 1956, Smith had a small role as Caleb Cope in the film Friendly Persuasion, starring Gary Cooper.
1957 26 Years Old In 1957, Smith starred with Fay Spain as a young prizefighter, Tommy Kelly, in the film, The Crooked Circle. … Read More
In 1958, Smith appeared in the episode "The Irwin Brown Story" of the United States Navy television drama Men of Annapolis.
1959 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, he appeared as Irving Randall in the episode of "A Night with the Boys" of CBS's Alfred Hitchcock Presents. … Read More


1964 33 Years Old In 1964, John Wayne asked director Henry Hathaway to cast Smith in the role of Steve McCabe in Wayne's film Circus World. … Read More
1966 35 Years Old In 1966, Smith guest-starred as Noble Vestry in the short-lived 1966 ABC comedy/western series The Rounders, starring Chill Wills. … Read More
1967 36 Years Old In 1967, Smith was cast as Ed Dow in three episodes of ABC's short-lived Hondo western series, starring Ralph Taeger. … Read More
1968 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968 and 1970, he appeared in two episode of NBC's The Virginian, starring James Drury and Doug McClure. … Read More


1971 40 Years Old In 1971, he appeared as Dr. Carl Isenburg in the horror film, Blood Legacy.
1972 41 Years Old In 1972, he guest-starred on NBC's police drama Adam-12. … Read More
1974 43 Years Old His last television appearances came in 1974 and 1975, when he portrayed different physicians in two episodes of ABC's medical-drama Marcus Welby, M.D., starring Robert Young.
1975 44 Years Old And in 1975, he appeared on Angie Dickinson's NBC drama, Police Woman.


1995 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith died on January 25, 1995 at the age of sixty-three of cirrhosis of the liver and heart problems. … Read More
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