Bio"Kurtwood" is his real first name. According to an interview with Smith on Caroline Rhea's syndicated television show (4/8/), his mother was a fan of a country singer named Kurt (or Curt) in the early '40s. However, she thought "Kurt Smith" was too short a name, so she added "wood" -- "she just tacked it on to the end," said Smith. He noted that he's likely the only Kurtwood. He attended Santa Clara University in California, and went on to earn an acting fellowship from Stanford.
Kurtwood was actually born in Wisconsin. He has been married to Cecilia Souza (1964-1974) and has two daughters with her, one of which is Laurel Garner, who also happened to appear on the show. Currently he is married to Joan Pirkle (1988-present).
- Smith frequently plays characters who have personalities akin to Red's; that is, they are well-meaning but stubbornly misguided.
|1999||Girl Interrupted||Dr. Crumble|
|1998||Deep Impact||Otis Hefter|
|1996||A Time to Kill||Stump Sisson|
|1996||Broken Arrow||Secretary of Defense Baird|
|1996||Citizen Ruth||Norm Stoney|
|1995||Last of the Dogmen||Sheriff Deegan|
|1995||To Die For||Earl Stone|
|1991||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||Federation President|
|1989||Heart Of Dixie||Professor Flournoy|
|1989||Dead Poets Society||Mr. Perry|
|1989||True Believer||Robert Reynard|
|1987||RoboCop||Clarence J. Boddicker||Villain|
- That '70s Show
- The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
- Squirrel Boy
- Robot Chicken
- Malcolm in the Middle
- 3rd Rock From the Sun
- Star Trek: Voyager
- The A-Team
- The Nightmare Years
- Gary and Mike
- The Zeta Project
- Justice League
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