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Kurtwood Smith is an American film actor who became famous in 80’s.
In 1980, Mr.Smith got his first role on television on Soap.
Best Known For
Kurtwood Smith is known for starring in famous RoboCop in 1987 and in Dead Poets Society in 1989.
Besides, Smith is often associated with the long-run series That '70s Show where he played Topher Grace's father.
For all his long acting career, Kurtwood Smith hasn’t revealed his religious views.
His first wife was Cecilia Souza. They divorced and after long years, in 1988, the actor got married for the second time to Joan Pirkle. Kurtwood Smith is a father of two daughters – Shannon and Laurel born from Souza.
Worth to Know
The actor is sure that acting profession is extremely hard as it has to seem easy. Kurtwood Smith shares that acting is successful only in that case if it looks easy and natural. (Source: Thestar.com.my, 05/12/2014)
When one hears the name Kurtwood Smith, the first association that probably comes on mind is a villain. The reason is that the actor often plays authoritative characters or sinister villains. Though, in real life he is a very nice and friendly man.
Kurtwood is not a pseudonym – it’s a real name. His mom likes one country singer named Kurt, but the woman considered Kurt to be too short name for her son, so she added Wood and generated an original name for a boy.
Laurel Garner, actor’s daughter is also an actress. She decided to follow dad’s path.