There are many faces in Hollywood that have been around for so long that many of us can’t even remember. One of them is that of Kurtwood Smith. He is an American actor who has been around since the 1980s and first became famous through works like RoboCop and That ’70s Show. He is a very interesting person, here are some things to know about the actor.
Bio, Age, and Education; Who Is Kurtwood Smith?
The RoboCop actor was born on July 3, 1943, on Kurtwood Larson Smith. He got his name from a country singer named Curt, and his mother was a fan of the musician. However, as she felt that the name Kurt Smith was too short, she decided to use the first name Kurtwood.
He was raised in San Fernando Valley by his parents, George Smith and Mabel Anette Larson Lund. He has no known siblings, and most of his upbringing is still unknown.
For his education, the actor attended Canoga Park High School, from where he transferred to San Jose State University after graduating. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university, he went to Stanford University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree.
His acting career, both on-screen and on stage, would dominate his life for many years to come. While he continued to do various things in the theatre, his first film role came in 1980 when he played the role of a security guard in Roadie. The following year he played in Zoot Suit. By 1990 he had already become a very popular face with movies like Going Berserk, Blue Thunder, RoboCop, for which he would be remembered for many years, Rambo III, and True Believer.
He also had a very fulfilling career with television shows, where he appeared in a variety of productions, including Renegades, 21 Jump Street, The Zeta Project, Worst Week, 24, Neighbors from Hell, Resurrection, and Agent Carter. In addition, Kurtwood Smith is also an accomplished dubbing actor who has appeared in such works as Batman Beyond, Family Guy, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.
Apart from acting, Kurtwood Smith once worked as a teacher at Canada College in Redwood City, where he taught acting, and he also worked at the California Actors Theater. One thing that would dominate his acting career is his many roles in various science fiction movies, although he has acted in many others that have nothing to do with the genre.
Considering that he was born in 1943, it is easy to guess the age of the actor.
His Wife and Relationships
Kurtwood Smith has been married twice. His first marriage was to Cecilia Souza in 1964 when he was just 21 years old. Although they managed to survive the next 9 years, the marriage ended when she had her 10th birthday in 1974. The next time the actor got married was in 1988 when he married the American actress Joan Pirkle who also played in RoboCop. The two have been together ever since.
From his two marriages, Kurtwood has two children, actress Laurel Maree Smith (she is now known as Laurel Garner) and Shannon Smith. While Laural was born to him by Cecilia Souza, Shannon was born to Joan Pirkle.
Kurtwood Smith’s Net Worth
Since he has been around for a very long time and has acted in more than a hundred and twenty productions, including films, television shows, and dubbing, one would naturally expect that the actor has rightly made his contribution and that he will do well with his net worth.
Interestingly and not surprisingly, he is doing very well in this respect, as his net worth is estimated at $10 million. As not to be expected otherwise, his wealth mainly comes from his career as an actor and his theater activities.
Height – How Tall Is He?
The actor, who is already beyond the seventies, has a good height and was very athletic in his youth. Although he hasn’t lost much of his braggadocio yet, the age is recognizable in him. He is 1,85m (6ft 1in) tall. His weight and body measurements are not known.