Guest Actor Blog: KURTWOOD SMITH

Doing An Oak Tree with Tim Crouch was probably one of the most exciting events I have participated in as an actor. It’s a bit like a magical mystery tour through a fun house of emotions. Things are popping up all around both inside and outside you. At first I thought it might be like the actor’s “nightmare” where you find yourself onstage unprepared and unable to connect with what is going on. Instead I found it quite liberating and really a “dream”. I Just kept myself open to Tim’s instruction and guidance, relied on my instincts, and had a wonderful time and a gratifying experience.

Thanks again, so much .. Kurtwood Smith

KURTWOOD SMITH performed in AN OAK TREE at The Odyssey Theatre on Sunday, January 10th, 2010.

Kurtwood Smith most notably portrayed the father role of Red Forman on the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show, which ran from 1998 to 2006. Coincidentally, Smith later guest starred on an episode of the FOX show House which features a character named Eric Foreman. On that 70s Show, Smith’s character’s son’s name was Eric Forman. After That ’70s Show, Smith played Senator Blaine Mayer in the seventh season of the action thriller 24, and portrayed Dick Clayton in the CBS series Worst Week.

Before That ’70s Show his other roles included playing Clarence Boddicker, the villain in Paul Verhoeven’s influential science fiction action movie RoboCop, and Mr. Sue on Fox’s “espionage comedy” The New Adventures of Beans Baxter from 1987-89. He also co-starred as the strict father of Robert Sean Leonard’s Neil in 1989′s Dead Poets Society. He also made a number of appearances in the Star Trek franchise, playing the President of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, a Cardassian named Thrax in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Things Past”, and a Krenim scientist named Annorax in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Year of Hell”.

He also has an extensive voice acting résumé, appearing in computer games such as Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, and FreeSpace 2, and on a number of animated series. He played a recurring role on the claymation series Gary & Mike as the vengeful Officer Dick and voiced the Dinosaur military commander character General Galapagos in the Savage Steve Holland produced Fox animated series Terrible Thunderlizards. He played the voice of Bob Johnson on Squirrel Boy and provided the voice of Kanjar Ro in Green Lantern: First Flight.


One Response to “Guest Actor Blog: KURTWOOD SMITH”

  1. Tom Stanley on January 18th, 2010 4:02 pm

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    Tom Stanley

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