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William Smith (1)

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Sometimes Credited As: Big Bill Smith
Bill Smith

Date Of Birth: March 24, 1933 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Columbia, Missouri
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

William Smith (1)


During the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, William Smith's family moved to California where young Bill started his acting career at age 8 as an uncredited extra. He worked as an extra into his teen years. After graduating high school, Bill enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Korean War where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. After studying at different colleges, Bill graduated cum laude from UCLA and went on to a successful career as a character actor with over 300 television and film appearances. Able to do his own stunts, he appeared in "biker" movies (most notably Run, Angel Run in 1969) and a variety of television shows which included Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files and Batman. In the final season of Hawaii Five-O, he played Det. James "Kimo" Carew.

A long time body builder, he had a 31-1 record as an amateur boxer and once held the Air Force Light-Heavyweight Weightlifting Championship. He had a memorable bare-knuckle fight with Clint Eastwood in the 1980 film Any Which Way You Can. In 1982, he was cast as the father of Conan the Barbarian opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film of the same name.

Bill continues to act in films and television and do voice work.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Wildside (1985)As: Brodie Hollister
Laredo (1965)As: Joe Riley
Zero One (UK) (1962)As: Jimmy Delaney
The Asphalt Jungle (1961)As: Sgt. Danny Keller
Episode Cast Credits 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  War World (2) 01x11: (Mar/03/2002) Voiced  Draaga 
  War World (1) 01x10: (Feb/24/2002) Voiced  Draaga 

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997) 
  Devil's Tattoo, Static Man, The Bloody Hand, Where Have All the Heroes Gone & War Surplus 03x10: (Jul/28/2000) As Wes Tronker 

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) 
  Final Justice 04x07: (Nov/11/1995) As Silas Quint 

Due South (1994) 
  Manhunt 01x03: (Oct/06/1994) As Harold Geiger 

Nightmare Cafe (1992) 
  Aliens Ate My Lunch 01x06: (Apr/03/1992) As Hardware Codger 

The Young Riders (1989) 
  A House Divided 03x01: (Sep/28/1991) As unknown 

Hunter (1984) (1984) 
  Honorable Profession 05x07: (Dec/10/1988) As Sergeant Sal Drasso 
  Think Blue 02x11: (Dec/14/1985) As Neville Sigerson 

Supercarrier (1988) 
  Common Ground 01x04: (Mar/28/1988) As Officer Gregori Galinsky 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Deadline for Murder 03x07: (Nov/16/1986) As Clyde Thorson 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  Shadow Play 01x56: (Apr/04/1986) As Guard 

Airwolf (1984) 
  The Girl Who Fell from the Sky 03x20: (Mar/15/1986) As Steele 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  The Torch 02x21: (Mar/12/1986) As Announcer, [Co-Guest Stars]

The A-Team (1983) 
  The A-Team is Coming, The A-Team is Coming 04x14: (Jan/21/1986) As Dimitri Shasta Kovich 
  Pros and Cons 01x04: (Feb/08/1983) As Jose Tataro 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  Quint Is Out 05x09: (Dec/05/1985) As Jeramiah Quint 
  I Heard It Was Murder 03x03: (Oct/13/1983) As Cady 

T.J. Hooker (1982) 
  Outcall 04x14: (Feb/02/1985) As R.K. 'Blood' Henderson 

Hardcastle & McCormick (1983) 
  There Goes the Neighborhood 02x12: (Jan/07/1985) As Unknown 

The Yellow Rose (1983) 
  The Far Side of Fear 01x22: (May/12/1984) As Jed Fargo 

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) 
  Fearless Dotty 01x19: (Mar/26/1984) As Karlo 

Riptide (US) (1984) 
  The Hardcase 01x08: (Feb/28/1984) As Carter Chapman 

Benson (1979) 
  Katie's Cookies 05x09: (Nov/18/1983) As Page 

Knight Rider (1982) (1982) 
  Short Notice 01x22: (May/06/1983) As Harold T. Turner 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Fast Company 06x20: (Mar/20/1983) As Sheriff R.J. Bolt 
  Satan's Angels 04x07: (Dec/14/1980) As Stan 
  E.M.T. 03x17: (Jan/19/1980) As Michael Adams 

Matt Houston (1982) 
  Who Would Kill Ramona? 01x06: (Oct/31/1982) As J.D. Harris 

The Fall Guy (1981) 
  License to Kill (2) 01x11: (Jan/20/1982) As Salem 
  License to Kill (1) 01x10: (Jan/13/1982) As Salem 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Last Cowboy/The Lady and the Monster 05x04: (Oct/31/1981) As Frankenstein 
  The Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance 01x07: (Mar/18/1978) As Wyatt Earp 

B.J. and the Bear (1979) 
  The Fast and the Furious (2) 03x04: (Jan/27/1981) As John Cooley 
  The Fast and the Furious (1) 03x03: (Jan/20/1981) As John Cooley 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  Short Odds 01x20: (Mar/09/1980) As Tugwell 

Vega$ (1978) 
  Demand and Supply 01x17: (Feb/14/1979) As Jack Avery 

Logan's Run (1977) 
  Half Life 01x06: (Oct/31/1977) As Patron / Modok 

Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976) 
  Chapter 2 01x02: (Sep/28/1976) As Anthony Falconetti 
  Chapter 21 01x21: (Mar/08/1977) As Anthony Falconetti 
  Chapter 20 01x20: (Mar/01/1977) As Anthony Falconetti 
  Chapter 18 01x18: (Feb/15/1977) As Anthony Falconetti 

Police Woman (1974) 
  Brainwash 03x07: (Nov/16/1976) As ... 

Bert D'Angelo Superstar (1976) 
  A Concerned Citizen 01x07: (Apr/03/1976) As unknown 

City of Angels (1976) (1976) 
  A Lonely Way to Die 01x05: (Mar/02/1976) As Vic 

The Blue Knight (1975) 
  Mariachi 01x09: (Feb/11/1976) As Loan shark 

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  Hostage 04x17: (Jan/15/1976) As George Harper 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  Breaking Point 03x11: (Dec/12/1975) As Unknown 

Movin' On (1974) 
  Prosperity Number One 02x10: (Nov/18/1975) As Frank Stone 

Bronk (1975) 
  Wheel of Death 01x02: (Sep/28/1975) As Quillery 

S.W.A.T. (1975) 
  Time Bomb 01x08: (Apr/21/1975) As Cowboy 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Hard Labor 20x20: (Feb/24/1975) As Latch 
  Hostage! 18x13: (Dec/11/1972) As Jude Bonner 

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) 
  The Energy Eater 01x10: (Dec/13/1974) As Jim Elkhorn 

Planet of the Apes (1974) 
  The Gladiators 01x02: (Sep/20/1974) As Tolar 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  The Rockford Files (Mar/27/1974) As Jerry Grimes 

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) 
  Survival of the Fittest 01x02: (Jan/25/1974) As Commander Ted Maxwell 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  Commitment 02x15: (Jan/03/1974) As Mickey Sims 

Ironside (1967) 
  Downhill All the Way 07x08: (Nov/08/1973) As Larry 
  Poole's Paradise 03x03: (Oct/02/1969) As Deputy Jack Hoag 

Kung Fu (1972) 
  The Chalice 02x03: (Oct/11/1973) As Capt. Luther Staggers 

Search (1972) 
  The Twenty-Four Carat Hit 01x14: (Jan/24/1973) As Pete Roman 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  Movie 07x08: (Nov/04/1972) As John Brent 
  Encounter 06x07: (Oct/30/1971) As Dekker 
  A Ghost Story 05x21: (Feb/27/1971) As Vincent Sandler, [Co-Guest Stars]

Alias Smith and Jones (1971) 
  What Happened at the XST? 03x06: (Oct/28/1972) As Deputy Orville Larkin 

Columbo (1971) 
  The Greenhouse Jungle 02x02: (Oct/15/1972) As Nichols (Ken Nichols), [Co-Guest Stars]

Bearcats! (1971) 
  The Return of Estaban 01x12: (Dec/23/1971) As Russell 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  Real Loser 04x12: (Nov/30/1971) As Jack Harper 
  We Spy 03x23: (Mar/16/1971) As Smith 
  Never Give the Fuzz an Even Break 02x13: (Dec/23/1969) As First Thug, [Featuring]

Julia (1968) 
  The Gender Trap 03x25: (Mar/16/1971) As Bernie 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  The Contract 18x23: (Apr/07/1970) As Hendry Brown 
  The Dragon of Gold Hill 18x06: (Jan/24/1970) As guest star 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  The Landlords 06x20: (Mar/05/1970) As Amos Martin, [Uncredited]
  Hannah Comes Home 06x12: (Dec/25/1969) As Amos Martin 
  A Very Small Rifle 06x01: (Sep/18/1969) As Amos Martin, [Uncredited]
  Flag of Truce 05x08: (Nov/21/1968) As Chief Campuits 

Here Come the Brides (1968) 
  Wives For Wakando 01x15: (Jan/22/1969) As Kitana 

Lassie (US) (1954) 
  What Price Valor? (2) 15x16: (Jan/19/1969) As Buck Grant 

The Felony Squad (1966) 
  Blind Terror 03x14: (Jan/09/1969) As Sgt. Tim Craig 

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) 
  The Fearless Man 02x11: (Dec/13/1968) As Luther 
  End of the Rope 01x19: (Jan/12/1968) As Leroy 
  The Favor 01x10: (Nov/10/1967) As Spence 

I Dream of Jeannie (1965) 
  Operation: First Couple on the Moon 03x25: (Mar/19/1968) As Turk 

Batman (1966) 
  Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires 03x26: (Mar/14/1968) As Adonis (as Bill Smith) 

Mannix (1967) 
  Eight to Five, Its a Miracle 01x21: (Feb/17/1968) As Salvatore Pucci 

Custer (1967) 
  Death Hunt 01x11: (Nov/22/1967) As Tall Knife 

The Virginian (1962) 
  We've Lost a Train 03x30: (Apr/21/1965) As Ranger Joe Riley 
  Timberland 03x25: (Mar/10/1965) As Paul Rogers 
  Dark Destiny 02x29: (Apr/29/1964) As Bill 
  Rope of Lies 02x25: (Mar/25/1964) As Bill 

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Richard Bloodgood Story 08x10: (Nov/29/1964) As Espada 
  The Bob Stuart Story 08x01: (Sep/20/1964) As Thomas Lance 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  The McGregor Affair 03x07: (Nov/23/1964) As Tommy Lad 

Broadside (1964) 
  Anne Shoots Down the Cupid 01x04: (Oct/11/1964) As Bert Hadley 

Perry Mason (1957) 
  The Case of the Frightened Fisherman 07x20: (Feb/27/1964) As Andy Witcoe (as Bill Smith) 

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  My Enemy, This Town 01x15: (Feb/06/1964) As Deputy Reed 

Combat! (1962) 
  Eyes of the Hunter 02x19: (Jan/21/1964) As German Sgt 
  Anatomy of a Patrol 02x11: (Nov/26/1963) As Richter 

Stoney Burke (1962) 
  Point of Entry 01x21: (Mar/04/1963) As Lt. Cardiff 

Mr. Lucky (1959) 
  The Gladiators 01x20: (Mar/05/1960) As Leland Lamont 
  A Business Measure 01x09: (Dec/19/1959) As Second Crewman (Harry) 

The Oregon Trail (1977) 
  Evan's Vendetta 01x11: (Unaired) As Unknown 
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