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Kurtwood Larson Smith was born on the 3rd July 1943, in New Lisbon, Wisconsin USA. He is a film and television actor, who is probably best known for appearing in roles such as Clarence Boddicker in the film “RoboCop” (1987), as Red Forman in the TV series “That ‘70s Show” (1998-2006), and playing James Gordon in the TV series “Beware The Batman” (2013-2014). His acting career has been active since 1978.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kurtwood Smith is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Smith’s net worth is currently as high as $10 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor.

Kurtwood Smith Net Worth $10 Million

Kurtwood Smith spent his childhood in the San Fernando Valley; the son of Mabel Annette Lund and George Smith. He attended Canoga Park High School, from which he matriculated in 1961. Later, he enrolled at San Jose State College, where he graduated with a BA degree in 1965, and then he graduated with a MFA degree in 1969 from Stanford University.

His career really began in the late 1970s, firstly on stage, but he then managed to transfer his talents to screen. Some of his famous theater performances include roles in such productions as “Billy Budd”, “Green Grow The Lilacs”, and “Idiot`s Delight”, among others. These were a good basis to his net worth.
He made his screen debut in a minor role in the film “Roadie” (1980), and since then he has featured in more than 140 film and TV titles, which represent the main source of his net worth.

Through the 1980s he featured in several films and TV series, but most popular roles he had were in the film “RoboCop” (1987), as Clarence Boddicker, as Mr. Sue in the TV series “The New Adventures of Beans Baxter” (1987), then as Griggs in “Rambo III” (1988) with Sylvester Stallone, and Mr. Perry in Peter Weir`s film “Dead Poets Society” (1989) with Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke, which increased his net worth by a large margin.
In the 1990s, Kurtwood’s career reached a whole new level, as he began to appear in high profile films and TV series; he began with a role in “The Crush” (1993), and continued with appearances in the films “Citizen Ruth” (1996) with Laura Dern and Swoosie Kurtz, “Prefontaine” (1997) with Jared Leto and R. Lee Emery, and in 1998 he was selected for the role of Red Forman in the TV series “That 70`s Show” (1998-2006), which largely increased his net worth, but also boosted his popularity further.

He started the 2000s with brief roles in TV series, until 2001 when he was selected for the role of Agent James Benet in the TV series “The Zeta Project” (2001-2002). After the “That 70`s Show” ended, Kutwood featured in the TV series “Medium” (2006-2009), and in 2008 he appeared in the film “Play Or Be Played”. To speak further of Kurtwood`s accomplishments, in 2009 he appeared as Senator Blaine Mayer in the TV series “24”, and the following year in the film “Hitched”. His next big role was in the TV series “Resurrection” (2014-2015), and most recently he ws cast in another TV series, entitled “Agent Carter” (2016).

Kurtwood`s net worth has also increased thanks to his voice-over work, as he lent his voice to characters from such animated TV series and films as “Beware the Batman” (2013-2014), “Regular Show” (2012-2016), and “Neighbors from Hell” (2010), among others.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Kurtwood Smith has been married to Joan Pirkle since 1988; the couple’s current residence is in Glendale, California. Previously, he was marriedto Cecilia Souza (1964 to 1974), with whom he has two children – one of them is Laurel Garner, who is also an actress.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 3, 1943
Birth place: New Lisbon, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height:6' 1" (1.85 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack
Education:Stanford University, Canoga Park High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cecilia Souza, Joan Pirkle
Children:Laurel Garner, Shannon Smith
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Joan Pirkle, the second wife of actor Kurtwood Smith appeared opposite him in 1987's RoboCop (1987) as the secretary he hits on before trying to arrest Ronny Cox's character Dick Jones.
2Currently lives in Glendale, California.
3Has one granddaughter, named Abby.
4Is a huge fan of video games.
5In the 20th Anniversary DVD release of RoboCop (1987), he claimed that the scene where he was taken into the precinct was the first scene he had done, and proposed the spitting of blood and swearing to give the scene more punch.
6Originally auditioned for the role of Dick Jones in RoboCop (1987), and when he found out he had been cast, he thought that was the role he had gotten. He later found out that he would be playing Clarence Boddicker.
7Despite being known for playing villains and generally unlikable characters, he is known to co-stars and crew members as an extremely nice and friendly man who is nothing like the characters he plays.
8His mother named him "Kurtwood" because she felt there already too many people named Kurt.
9Received his Master's degree in Fine Arts from Stanford University in Stanford, California (1969).
10Received his Bachelor's degree in Theatre from San Jose State College in San Jose, California (1965).
11Attended and graduated from Canoga Park High School in Canoga Park, California (1961).
12Has played the father of Eric Forman on That '70s Show (1998) and played the father of a patient treated by Dr. Eric Foreman on House M.D. (2004).
13Has appeared in RoboCop (1987) alongside fellow Star Trek veterans Peter Weller, Ronny Cox and Miguel Ferrer.
14Kurtwood's daughter, Laurel Garner, is also an actress.
15Parents are George Smith and Mabel Annette Lund.
16Won the role of Red Foreman on That '70s Show (1998) when the original choice, Chuck Norris, was unavailable because of his commitment to filming Walker, Texas Ranger (1993). Set near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was the only cast member to actually be from the state. Wisconsin is a Native American term for "land of red stone".
17Tends to play well-meaning but stubbornly misguided characters, like Mr. Perry in Dead Poets Society (1989) and the Captain-Nemo-like alien Annorax on Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
18Currently doing voice-over work for the Chicago White Sox in a series of radio ads.
19Presented actress Barbara Bain with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" Award on "The Big Spin" show on December 18, 2004.
20His son, Shannon Smith, who goes by the stage name Dr. Sauce, hosted a radio show at Stanford University in the mid-to-late 1990s and played guitar in a band called The Vulcaneers.
21"Kurtwood" is his real first name. According to an interview with Smith on Caroline Rhea's syndicated television show (April 8, 2003), his mother was a huge fan of a country singer named Kurt (or Curt) in the early 1940s. However, she thought "Kurt Smith" was too short a name, so she added "wood" -- "she just tacked it on to the end", said Smith. He noted that he is likely the only Kurtwood.
22Attended and graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
23Has played three different characters in the Star Trek universe: the Federation President in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Thrax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), and Annorax on Star Trek: Voyager (1995).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Often plays menacing, sinister villains
2Often plays leaders and authority figures
3Bald head and bold blue eyes
4Deep authoritative voice


Quotes

#Quote
1I love playing villains. When you're a bad guy, you get to do many real nasty things. It's a lot of fun.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortRegular Show: The Movie (2015)· J.G. Quintel
· William Salyers
· Sam Marin
· Mark Hamill
· Minty Lewis
· Roger Craig Smith
· Ali Hillis
· Fred Tatasciore
· Jason Mantzoukas
2016BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortRegular Show: The Movie (2015)· J.G. Quintel
· William Salyers
· Sam Marin
· Mark Hamill
· Minty Lewis
· Roger Craig Smith
· Ali Hillis
· Fred Tatasciore
· Jason Mantzoukas
2006Independent Spirit AwardGarden State Film Festival

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Cast in a Television SeriesRick and Morty (2013)· Justin Roiland
· Sarah Chalke
· Chris Parnell
· Spencer Grammer
· Christina Hendricks
· Patton Oswalt
· Keith David
· Werner Herzog
· Stephen Colbert
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a New Comedy SeriesThat '70s Show (1998)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dan Vs.2012TV SeriesMechanic Mike
Hitchcock2012Geoffrey Shurlock
Men in a Box2012ShortDr. Skinner
Green Lantern: The Animated Series2011TV SeriesShyir Rev
Chaos2011TV SeriesH.J. Higgins
Love Bites2011TV SeriesEd Strathmore
Cedar Rapids2011Orin Helgesson
Billion Dollar Freshmen2011TV MovieGeneral Newcombe
All American Tooles2010ShortDr. Vermillion
Hitched2010TV Movie
Team Spitz2010TV MoviePrincipal Charles Kersey
Childrens Hospital2010TV SeriesBen Hayflick
Neighbors from Hell2010TV SeriesDon Killbride Killbride
All in the Bunker2009ShortAdolf Hitler
Titan Maximum2009TV SeriesMercury General
Green Lantern: First Flight2009VideoKanjar Ro (voice)
Worst Week2008-2009TV SeriesDick Clayton
242009TV SeriesSenator Blaine Mayer
Medium2006-2009TV SeriesF.B.I. Agent Edward Cooper
Play or Be Played2008TV MovieGene Whitacre
Supreme Courtships2007TV MovieJustice Henry Greenberg
Squirrel Boy2006-2007TV SeriesMr. Johnson Bob Johnson Mister J ...
Insatiable2007TV Series
Entry Level2007Nick
Robocop: Villains of Old Detroit2007Video shortClarence J. Boddicker
Shorty McShorts' Shorts2007TV SeriesTruant Officer Fabian
House M.D.2007TV SeriesDr. Obyedkov
Psych2007TV SeriesBrett Connors
Codename: Kids Next Door2006TV Series
Handy Manny2006TV SeriesMr. Noodlander
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2004-2006TV SeriesGrim's Dad
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialReginald "Red" Forman
Hard Scrambled2006Benno
Grand Union2006TV MovieAl McBride
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!2005TV SeriesCiracus
The Trouble with Dee Dee2005William Rutherford
Peace2005ShortHoward
Lonely Place2004Short
Evil Remains2004Dr. Theodore Rosen
Malcolm in the Middle2004TV SeriesPrincipal Block
Battle Force: Andromeda2003TV SeriesKronos (2003) (voice, rumored)
Fillmore!2002TV SeriesMr. Gaiser
The Zeta Project2001-2002TV SeriesAgent James Bennet
Teddy Bears' Picnic2002Sec. of Transportation William Easter
Justice League2001TV SeriesProsecutor
UC: Undercover2001TV SeriesWilliam Murphy
Batman Beyond2001TV SeriesAgent Bennett
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel2001Video GameGeneral Dekker (voice)
Gary & Mike2001TV SeriesOfficer Dick (voice)
Freespace 21999Video GameColossus Scene Voiceover (voice)
Girl, Interrupted1999Dr. Crumble
Spawn1999TV SeriesRobert Sullivan
3rd Rock from the Sun1999TV SeriesJacob
Black Jaq1998TV Movie
A Bright Shining Lie1998TV MovieGeneral Westmoreland
Deep Impact1998Otis Hefter
Safety Patrol1998TV MovieThe Principal (uncredited)
Shelter1998Tom Cantrell
The Magnificent Seven1998TV SeriesCol. Emmett Anderson
Men in Black: The Series1997TV SeriesAgent H / Forbis
Star Trek: Voyager1997TV SeriesAnnorax
Prefontaine1997Curtis Cunningham
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1996TV SeriesThrax
Eek! the Cat1993-1996TV SeriesDinosaur Military Commander
A Time to Kill1996Stump Sisson
Broken Arrow1996Secretary of Defense Baird
The X-Files1996TV SeriesAgent Bill Patterson
Citizen Ruth1996Norm Stoney
Last of the Dogmen1995Sheriff Deegan
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory1995General Stanley Cooper
To Die For1995Earl Stone
500 Nations1995TV Mini-Series
While Justice Sleeps1994TV MovieLeonard Rosenglass
Dead on Sight1994Julian Thompson
Doorways1993TV Movie
Big Wave Dave's1993TV SeriesJack Lord
Heart and Souls1993Patterson (uncredited)
The Crush1993Cliff Forrester
Picket Fences1993TV SeriesBarry Jenkins
Boxing Helena1993Dr. Alan Harrison
Fortress1992Prison Director Poe
Shadows and Fog1991Vogel's Follower
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Federation President
Company Business1991Elliot Jaffe
Oscar1991Lieutenant Toomey
12:01 PM1990ShortMyron Castleman
Quick Change1990Russ Crane / Lombino
The Famous Teddy Z1990TV Series
Heart of Dixie1989Professor Flournoy
Dead Poets Society1989Mr. Perry
True Believer1989Robert Reynard
The Nightmare Years1989TV Mini-SeriesDr. Josef Goebbels
Homesick1988ShortDad
Two Idiots in Hollywood1988Defense Attorney
Rambo III1988Griggs
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1988TV SeriesPaul Bosgang
The Delos Adventure1987Arthur McNeil
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987TV SeriesMr. Sue
21 Jump Street1987TV SeriesSpencer Phillips
RoboCop1987Clarence J. Boddicker
The Christmas Gift1986TV MovieJake Richards
Newhart1986TV SeriesChet
North and South, Book II1986TV Mini-SeriesCol. Hram Berdan
Stingray1986TV SeriesSgt. Edward Fiddler
It's a Living1985TV SeriesSenior Agent
The Midnight Hour1985TV MovieCaptain Warren Jensen
Stir Crazy1985TV SeriesBo Carter
The Paper Chase1985TV Series
International Airport1985TV MovieGilbert
The Best Times1985TV SeriesSam Ballard
Deadly Messages1985TV MovieLieutenant Burton
Riptide1984TV SeriesAgent Merl Wilson
Flashpoint1984Carson
Blue Thunder1984TV SeriesBill Spradley
The A-Team1984TV SeriesMr. Carson
Going Berserk1983Clarence
Staying Alive1983Choreographer
Missing Pieces1983TV MovieSincoff
The Renegades1983TV SeriesCaptain Scanlon
The Renegades1982TV MovieCaptain Frank Scanlon
Zoot Suit1981Sergeant Smith
Murder in Texas1981TV MovieGus Kalb
Lou Grant1980-1981TV SeriesDeGaetano / DeRopp / Fire Captain
Me and Maxx1980TV SeriesDwayne
Roadie1980Security Guard
Soap1980TV SeriesGuy in Laundromat
Business Ethics2017filmingMagnus Hardcastle
Amityville: The Awakening2016completedDr. Milton
Pig Goat Banana Cricket2016TV SeriesAngry Old Raisin
TripTank2016TV SeriesCoach
Regular Show in Space2012-2016TV SeriesGene / Gene the Vending Machine
Agent Carter2016TV SeriesVernon Masters
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories2015TV SeriesFather Krang
Patriot2015TV SeriesLeslie Claret
Rick and Morty2015TV SeriesGeneral Nathan
Regular Show: The Movie2015TV MovieGene (voice)
Maron2015TV SeriesTier 4
Raise the ToyGantic2015ShortTed Greenley
Resurrection2014-2015TV SeriesHenry Langston
Beware the Batman2013-2014TV SeriesLieutenant James Gordon Commissioner James Gordon Transit Officer
Resurrection: A Second Chance2014TV MovieHenry Langston
Robot and Monster2013TV SeriesMr. Wheelie
Turbo2013Indy CEO (voice)
Body of Proof2013TV SeriesEarl Brown
Wedding Band2012TV SeriesHank Henderson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That '70s Show2002TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Which Is Within2009Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RoboDoc: The Creation of Robocop2017DocumentaryHimself
Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself
Actors Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
This Day Today2012Video shortHimself
Women's Health Experts Speak Out2012ShortHimself
Second City This Week2011TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Make or Break TV2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Thank God You're Here2007TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Dead Poets: A Look Back2006Video documentary shortHimself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special2004TV MovieHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Crowd Member
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Caroline Rhea Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Dream Team with Annabelle and Michael2003TV SeriesHimself
Making the Show: 'That '70s Show'2003TV Movie documentaryReginald 'Red' Forman
Hollywood Squares2002TV SeriesHimself
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special1992TV MovieHimself
Shooting 'RoboCop'1987Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Afghanistan: Land in Crisis2002Video documentary shortRobert Griggs
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary
RoboCop: Prime Directives2001TV Mini-SeriesClarence Boddicker
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV Series
RoboCop1994TV SeriesClarence Boddicker
RoboCop 31993Clarence Boddicker (uncredited)
Rambo III1989/IVideo GameRobert Griggs

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