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Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith Mostly Credited As: Kurtwood Smith
Birth Name: Kurtwood Larson Smith
Date Of Birth: July 03, 1943 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)


Kurtwood was born in Wisconsin and raised in Northern California. He studied drama at the College of San Mateo and San Jose State, later earning a drama fellowship for Stanford's M.F.A. program. He worked steadily at the California Actors Theatre in Los Gatos during the 1970s, and moved to Los Angeles in '79 in order to tackle film and television roles. He promptly found success being cast in several television episodes as well as feature films.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Joan. Kurtwood played Red Forman on That '70s Show that ended May 18th 2006.


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Resurrection (2014) (2014)As: Henry Langston
Beware The Batman (2013)As: Lt. James Gordon -- [Voice]
Chaos (2011)As: H.J. Higgins
The Life and Times of Tim (2008)As: The Boss -- [Voice]
Worst Week (2008)As: Dick Clayton
Squirrel Boy (2006)As: Mr. Johnson -- [Voice]
Battle Force: Andromeda (2002)As: Kronos -- [Voice]
The Zeta Project (2001)As: Agent James Bennett -- [Voice]
That '70s Show (1998)As: Red Forman
Big Wave Dave's (1993)As: Jack Lord
Eek! the Cat (1992)As: General Galapagos (1993-1997)
North and South (US) (1985)As: Col. Hram Berdan (Book 2)
Renegades (1983)As: Capt. Scanlon
Episode Cast Credits 

Body Of Proof (2011) 
  Daddy Issues 03x13: (May/28/2013) As Earl Brown 

Wedding Band (2012) 
  I Don't Wanna Grow Up 01x07: (Dec/22/2012) As Hank Henderson 

Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011) 
  Beware My Power (2) 01x02: (Nov/11/2011) Voiced  Shyir Rev 
  Beware My Power (1) 01x01: (Nov/11/2011) Voiced  Shyir Rev 

Love Bites (2011) 
  How To... 01x02: (Jun/09/2011) As Ed 

Childrens Hospital (US) (2010) 
  Hot Enough for You? 02x08: (Oct/10/2010) As Ben Hayflick 
  Frankfurters. Allman Brothers. Death. Frankfurters. 02x07: (Oct/03/2010) As Ben Hayflick 

Neighbors From Hell (2010) 
  Fantastic 15 01x10: (Jul/26/2010) Voiced  Don Killbride 
  Attila the Rascal 01x09: (Jul/19/2010) Voiced  Don Killbride 
  Wolf Power 01x08: (Jul/19/2010) Voiced  Don Killbride 
  Robert the Insult Weight Loss Robot 01x07: (Jul/12/2010) Voiced  Don Killbride 

Medium (2005) 
  A Necessary Evil 05x07: (Mar/23/2009) As Edward Cooper, [Special Guest Stars]
  Partners in Crime 04x12: (Apr/14/2008) As Edward Cooper, [Special Guest Stars]
  Profiles in Terror 03x06: (Dec/13/2006) As Edward Cooper, [Special Guest Stars]

24 (2001) 
  Day 7: 9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. 07x14: (Mar/16/2009) As Senator Blaine Mayer, [Special Guest Stars]
  Day 7: 8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. 07x13: (Mar/09/2009) As Senator Blaine Mayer, [Special Guest Stars]
  Day 7: 7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. 07x12: (Mar/02/2009) As Senator Blaine Mayer, [Special Guest Stars]
  Day 7: 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. 07x11: (Mar/02/2009) As Senator Blaine Mayer, [Special Guest Stars]

Thank God You're Here (US) (2007) 
  Paul Rodriguez, Kurtwood Smith, Ana Gasteyer, Nicole Sullivan 01x06: (May/09/2007) As Himself 

House (2004) 
  Half-Wit 03x15: (Mar/06/2007) As Dr. Obyedkov 

Psych (2006) 
  Forget Me Not 01x09: (Jan/19/2007) As Captain Connors 

That '70s Show (1998) 
  That '70s Show: The Final Goodbye (May/11/2006) As Himself 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Gold Dust Gasoline 01x03: (Mar/06/2005) Voiced  Red 
  Nutcracker Sweet 01x02: (Feb/27/2005) Voiced  Various Characters 

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2001) 
  House Of Pain/Mandy Bites A Dog/A Grim Prophecy 03x04: (Jul/02/2004) Voiced  Grim's Dad 

Malcolm in the Middle (2000) 
  Dirty Magazine 05x09: (Jan/11/2004) As Principal Block 

ChalkZone (2002) 
  The Heist / Battle of the Hands / Chocolate Brunch / Oh My My 02x05: (Jul/11/2003) As Himself 

Fillmore! (2002) 
  To Mar a Stall 01x01: (Sep/14/2002) Voiced  Mr. Galser 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  In Blackest Night (2) 01x05: (Nov/26/2001) Voiced  Prosecutor 
  In Blackest Night (1) 01x04: (Nov/19/2001) Voiced  Prosecutor 

UC: Undercover (2001) 
  Of Fathers and Sons 01x03: (Oct/14/2001) As William Murphy 

Gary and Mike (2001) 
  Crisscross 01x13: (Apr/13/2001) Voiced  Officer Dick 

Batman Beyond (1999) 
  Countdown 03x12: (Apr/07/2001) Voiced  Agent Bennett 

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons 04x11: (Jan/12/1999) As Jacob 

The Magnificent Seven (1998) 
  The Ghosts of the Confederacy 01x01: (Jan/03/1998) As Col. Emmett Riley Anderson 

Star Trek: Voyager (1995) 
  Year of Hell, Part II 04x09: (Nov/12/1997) As Annorax, [Special Guest Stars]
  Year of Hell, Part I 04x08: (Nov/05/1997) As Annorax, [Special Guest Stars]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) 
  Things Past 05x08: (Nov/18/1996) As Thrax, [Special Guest Stars]

The X-Files (1993) 
  Grotesque 03x14: (Feb/02/1996) As Agent Bill Patterson 

Picket Fences (1992) 
  Be My Valentine 01x17: (Feb/12/1993) As Barry Jennings 

The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (1987) 
  A Nightmare on Beans' Street 01x13: (Oct/31/1987) As Mr. Sue 
  Beans Goes to Camp 01x12: (Oct/17/1987) As Mr. Sue 
  Beans' Unpleasant Introduction to Modern Science 01x11: (Oct/10/1987) As Mr. Sue 
  Beans Finds His Dad But... (2) 01x10: (Oct/03/1987) As Mr. Sue 

21 Jump Street (1987) 
  Low and Away 01x11: (Jun/14/1987) As Spencer Phillips 

Newhart (1982) 
  Dick the Kid 05x03: (Oct/13/1986) As Chet 

Riptide (US) (1984) 
  The Orange Grove 02x02: (Oct/16/1984) As Agent Merl Wilson 

Blue Thunder (1984) 
  Revenge in the Sky 01x04: (Jan/27/1984) As Bill Spradley 

The A-Team (1983) 
  The Battle of Bel-Air 02x15: (Jan/10/1984) As Carson 

Lou Grant (1977) 
  Rape 04x09: (Jan/12/1981) As DeGaetano 
Trivia

Has played three different characters in Star Trek

Attended Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California

Smith's mother was a fan of a country singer named Kurt (or Curt) in the early '40s. However, she thought "Kurt Smith" was too short a name, so she added "wood".

His son, 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.

Presented actress Barbara Bain with the California Lottery's "Hero in Education" Award on "The Big Spin" show on December 18, 2004.

Appeared in the movie "Dead Poets Society"

Kurtwood's new role comes this year in July when he voices a character in the new series Squerrel Boy on Cartoon Network.

Smith won three Drama-Logue Awards for his performances in "Billy Budd," "Idiot's Delight," and "Green Grow the Lilacs."

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