William Smith

Born Mar 24, 1933

William Smith is an American actor who has appeared in almost 300 feature films and television productions. Smith began his acting career at the age of 8 in 1942. The physically imposing 6'2" actor is a lifelong bodybuilder and has the distinction of being the final Marlboro Man before the cigarette ads were discontinued on TV.… Read More

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1933 Birth Born on March 24, 1933.
1942 9 Years Old Born in Columbia, Missouri, Smith began his acting career at the age of eight in 1942; he entered films as a child actor in such films as The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Song of Bernadette and Meet Me in St. Louis. … Read More


1958 25 Years Old Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Russian Studies from UCLA. He taught Russian at UCLA before abandoning his Ph.D. studies for a MGM contract and stunt doubling for the former Tarzan Lex Barker in the 1958 French film The Strange Awakening. … Read More
1961 28 Years Old He was a regular on the 1961 ABC television series The Asphalt Jungle, portraying police Sergeant Danny Keller. … Read More


1967 34 Years Old In 1967, Smith guest starred as Jude Bonner on Wayne Maunder's short-lived ABC military-western Custer.
1969 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith was cast as John Richard Parker, brother of Cynthia Ann Parker, both taken hostage in Texas by the Comanche, in the 1969 episode "The Understanding" of the syndicated television series Death Valley Days, which was hosted by Robert Taylor. … Read More
1972 39 Years Old On Gunsmoke, Smith appears in a 1972 episode, "Hostage!"; his character beats and rapes Amanda Blake's character Miss Kitty Russell and shoots her twice in the back. … Read More


1974 41 Years Old Smith also made guest appearances in the 1974 pilot for The Rockford Files, "Backlash of the Hunter", I Dream of Jeannie, and two appearances - as different characters - in episodes of The A-Team (the first season's "Pros and Cons", and season four's "The A-Team Is Coming, The A-Team Is Coming").
1976 43 Years Old In the 1976 television miniseries, Rich Man, Poor Man, he portrayed Anthony Falconetti, nemesis of the Jordache family, and reprised the role in the sequel Rich Man, Poor Man Book II. … Read More
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He also appeared in the 1979 miniseries The Rebels as John Waverly, and in an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard as Jason Steele, a bounty hunter hired by Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane to frame the Duke Boys into jail.
1982 49 Years Old According to Thomas "Duke" Miller, a TV/movie/celebrity expert, Smith also had a role as a biker gang leader in an episode of the 1982-1986 TV show Knight Rider. … Read More


1983 50 Years Old He also appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders as a store clerk and in Rumble Fish as a police officer, both in 1983.
1985 52 Years Old In 1985 Smith beat out some tough competition (including Sam Elliott) in the much sought after starring role of Brodie Hollister in Disney’s critically acclaimed mini-series "Wildside", created by writer-producer Tom Greene. … Read More
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