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American actor Kurtwood Smith gained notoriety for his role as dad Red Forman in the popular comedy “That ’70s Show.” The actor is so associated with the part that his Twitter bio refers to him as “Dad from ‘That’ show.” The actor has had a distinguished career overall, having taken home three Drama-Logue Awards, two Behind the Voice Actors Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award from the Garden Street Film Festival under his belt. Smith gained comparable notoriety for his role as Clarence Boddicker in the motion picture “RoboCop.” “Citizen Ruth,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” and “Regular Show: The Movie” are a few of his greatest films. Kurtwood Smith has found even greater success in television appearances than in the film industry. Among his most well-known TV roles are those in “24,” “The Ranch,” “Agent Carter,” and “Patriot.”

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Fame & Career of Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith began his acting career on stage, just like a lot of other actors. In recognition of his exceptional acting in the stage productions of “Billy Budd,” “Idiot’s Delight,” and “Green Grow the Lilacs,” he has won three “Drama-Logue Awards.” He made his feature film debut as a security guard in the 1980 film “Roadie.” In the same year, he also made his television debut in the shows “Me and Maxx” and “Soap.” Throughout his career, he effectively worked on TV shows and motion pictures at the same time by adhering to this schedule.

He kept going to auditions for parts, and during the ensuing few years, he made a name for himself as an actor by appearing in films such as “Flashpoint” (1984) and “Going Berserk” (1983). The industry began to notice him more and more because of his ease in playing both comic and villainous roles in films. He proceeded with his TV career concurrently with “Lou Grant” (1980–1981) and “Renegades” (1983). Kurtwood Smith was subsequently cast in films and television shows, including Deadly Messages and Stir Crazy, as well as The A-Team.

With parts in TV programs like “Stingray” and the 1986 miniseries “North and South,” which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy, Kutwood Smith maintained his successful career. He was cast in the lead role of Clarence Boddicker in the science fiction classic “RoboCop” in 1987. He then went on to star in popular films such as “Rambo III” (1988) and “Dead Poets Society,” which won the Academy Award (1989).

As a result, Smith continued to expand his filmography in the ensuing years, landing parts in films such as “Heart and Souls” (1993), “The Crush” (1993), and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991). Additionally, he appeared in several TV shows as an actor and voice actor, including “The Famous Teddy Z” (1990) and “Eek! The Cat” (1993–1996). With outstanding roles in “The X Files,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Men in Black: The Series,” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” he returned to the sci-fi genre in 1996.

Kurtwood Smith was well-known in Hollywood by 1998. He was cast as Red Forman in the cult favorite sitcom “That ’70s Show” (1998–2006) in 1998. It catapulted him into sitcom fame. Smith appeared in several TV series over the following few years, including “Malcolm in the Middle” (2004), “Everybody Loves Raymond” (2002), and “3rd Rock From the Sun” (1999).

Additionally, he provided the voice of Robot Chicken (2005) and Batman Beyond (2001). Kurtwood Smith concurrently pursued his lucrative career in film, landing parts in several films, including “Broken Arrow” (1996), “Deep Impact” (1998), and “Girl, Interrupted” (1999).

He starred in the critically acclaimed film “Cedar Rapids” in 2011 and then in the film “Hitchcock” (2012). He provided the voice of Gene in the animated film “Regular Show: The Movie” released in 2015. For his portrayal, he took home two awards from the 2016 “Behind the Voice Actors Awards.” In addition, Smith has received praise from critics for his roles in TV series such as “The Ranch” (2017–2018), “Pig Goat Banana Ranch” (2016–present), “Patriot” (2015–present), and “Resurrection” (2014–2015).

Private Life of Kurtwood George

Kurtwood George Smith and Mabel Annette Lund-Larson welcomed Larson Smith into the world on July 3, 1943, in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, USA. Smith completed his B.A. studies at San José State University in 1965 after graduating from California’s “Canoga Park High School” in 1961. He continued his MFA studies at Stanford University in 1969.

Cecilia Souza and Smith were wed from 1964 to 1974. On November 5, 1988, he then wed Joan Prickle, his present wife. Shannon Smith is his son, and Lauren Garber, his daughter, was born on August 30, 1971.

The net worth of Kurtwood Smith

The estimated net worth of Kurtwood Smith is about $1 million.