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Birth information

24 March 1933 Columbia, Missouri, USA

Nickname

Big Bill

How tall is William Smith?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Joanne Cervelli
Michele

Life Story of William Smith

William Smith is probably best known for his portrayal as "Falconetti" in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He first came to the screen as a child actor in films such as Going My Way (1944) and The Song of Bernadette (1943), before entering the service during the Korean War. There, his fluency in five languages landed him in the N.S.A. Security Squadron 6907. While working towards his doctorate, he landed a contract with MGM and never looked back. Over the next thirty years, Smith became one of the kings of B-movie villainy. With a prolific number of roles in westerns, biker, horror, sci-fi, and action pictures, his face-and muscular physique-are familiar to generations of movie fans.

Significant features of William Smith

18 1/4 inch arms

Publications and Magazines about William Smith

William Smith The Poetic Works of William Smith. 2009

What movies did William Smith play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Body Shop (2002) , Hollywood Man (1976) , Prologue to Wounded Knee (1973) ,
Directors Filmography
Nightmares of Nam (1988) ,
Actors Filmography
Island of Witches (2014) Vladislav Titov, Tiger Cage (2012) Katulic, Wanted: Weapons of Fate (2009) , The Boneyard Collection (2008) Bill the First Director, Her Morbid Desires (2008) Bill, the Director, Rapturious (2007) Sheriff, Fall Guy: The John Stewart Story (2007) Man with Machine Gun, Inner Rage (2006) Sam, Voices from the Graves (2006) Lester Jiggs, Hell to...

Birth information

24 March 1933 Columbia, Missouri, USA

Nickname

Big Bill

How tall is William Smith?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Joanne Cervelli
Michele

Life Story of William Smith

William Smith is probably best known for his portrayal as "Falconetti" in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He first came to the screen as a child actor in films such as Going My Way (1944) and The Song of Bernadette (1943), before entering the service during the Korean War. There, his fluency in five languages landed him in the N.S.A. Security Squadron 6907. While working towards his doctorate, he landed a contract with MGM and never looked back. Over the next thirty years, Smith became one of the kings of B-movie villainy. With a prolific number of roles in westerns, biker, horror, sci-fi, and action pictures, his face-and muscular physique-are familiar to generations of movie fans.

Significant features of William Smith

18 1/4 inch arms

Publications and Magazines about William Smith

William Smith The Poetic Works of William Smith. 2009

What movies did William Smith play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Body Shop (2002) , Hollywood Man (1976) , Prologue to Wounded Knee (1973) ,
Directors Filmography
Nightmares of Nam (1988) ,
Actors Filmography
Island of Witches (2014) Vladislav Titov, Tiger Cage (2012) Katulic, Wanted: Weapons of Fate (2009) , The Boneyard Collection (2008) Bill the First Director, Her Morbid Desires (2008) Bill, the Director, Rapturious (2007) Sheriff, Fall Guy: The John Stewart Story (2007) Man with Machine Gun, Inner Rage (2006) Sam, Voices from the Graves (2006) Lester Jiggs, Hell to...

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William Smith in Detektiv Rockford - Anruf genügt (1974)

Appeared in the final episode of Batman (1966), the first episode of The Rockford Files (1974), and although he was in the final season cast, he was not in the final episode of Hawaii Five-O (1968), he received on-screen credit only.

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William Smith in Die Outsider - Rebellen ohne Grund (1983)

Lifetime Achievement Award from Academy of Bodybuilding and Fitness

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William Smith in Die Outsider - Rebellen ohne Grund (1983)

Being a record-holder for reverse-curling his own body weight was a rumor. The correct weight he reverse-curled was 163 lbs.

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Michael Pataki, Roger E. Mosley, and William Smith in Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)

Two-time Arm Wrestling World Champion--200-lb. class, Petaluma, CA.

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Roger E. Mosley and William Smith in Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)

He was the Marlboro Man in the final televised Marlboro commercial.

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William Smith in Piranha (1972)

Smith enlisted in the Air Force in 1951, aged 18. Eventual fluency in Russian, German, French and Serbo-Croatian led to his recruitment by the NSA. During the Korean War, he was flying on secret missions over the Russian SFSR and other Eastern bloc countries He held CIA and NSA security clearances and intended to enter a classified position with the U.S. government, but while he was working on his doctorate studies he landed an acting contract with MGM. After his military tour, he continued the education he began while in the service, studying at Syracuse University, the University of Munich, the Sorbonne in Paris, and finally at UCLA where he graduated cum laude with a Master's degree and worked toward a Doctorate. He had intended to enter a classified government position but while working on his doctorate studies he landed an acting contract with MGM.

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Bruce Campbell and William Smith in Maniac Cop (1988)

Competed as a downhill skier in AAU events at Mammoth Mountain

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William Smith in Maniac Cop (1988)

Competed in motocross events with Steve McQueen and doubled as one of the track riders in C.C. & Company (1970).

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Richard Roundtree and William Smith in Maniac Cop (1988)

Had a 31-1 record as an amateur boxer

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John Saxon and William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Held the Air Force Light-Heavyweight Weightlifting Championship

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Don Francks and William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Performed over 5,100 continuous sit-ups over a five-hour period.

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Claudia Jennings and William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Played semi-pro football for the Wiesbaden Flyers in Germany

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Claudia Jennings and William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Won a Muscle Beach contest by performing 35 inverted handstand dips

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William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Honorary member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures.

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William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Direct descendant of Western figures Kit Carson and Daniel Boone.

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William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Bruce Lee personally offered Smith the co-lead in Enter the Dragon (1973), but another film went over schedule and John Saxon stepped into the role.

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William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Filmed an eight-minute test pilot portraying Caine for the TV series Kung Fu (1972), wearing prosthetic eyepieces to make him appear Chinese. The network wanted Smith for the role, but producer Jerry Thorpe ultimately deemed him too muscular and menacing.

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William Smith in 10.000 PS - Vollgasrausch im Grenzbereich (1979)

Studied kung fu for eight years with Jimmy Woo and kenpo karate master Ed Parker.

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William Smith in The Hunter (1988)

Stunt doubled for former Tarzan Lex Barker while living in France.

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William Smith in The Hunter (1988)

Turned down the role of Tarzan at MGM.

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William Smith in Der Tiger (1986)

Training partner of first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott.

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William Smith in Der Tiger (1986)

Fought California wildfires in the early 1950s

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Seymour Cassel and William Smith in Der Tiger (1986)

Worked as a lifeguard on the French Riviera

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Eugene Cornelius, Paul Koslo, Adam Roarke, Houston Savage, and William Smith in Verdammt, etc.

Child actor in both "A" and "B" movies of the 1940s. He stated in a horror magazine that during breaks on the set of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), star Lon Chaney Jr., treated all of the children on the set to ice cream.

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Paul Koslo and William Smith in Verdammt, verkommen, verloren - The Losers (1970)

Threw the discus 151 feet at a time when the top AAU distance was 150.6 feet.

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William Smith in Run, Angel, Run! (1969)

Won the Light-Heavyweight German-Austrian Boxing Championship while in the service.

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William Smith in Run, Angel, Run! (1969)

In 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), he plays a village boy.

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Eugene Cornelius, Lee de Broux, William Smith, and Valerie Starrett in Run, Angel, etc.

His favorite writer is Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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William Smith in Die Rocker von der Boston Street (1970)

Recipient of the 2008 Silver Spur Award.

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Sondra Currie and William Smith in Sadomona - Insel der teuflischen Frauen (1974)

Recipient of the 2005 Southern California Motion Picture Council Award.

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Yvonne Craig, Charlie Picerni, and William Smith in Batman (1966)

Inducted into the Venice Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Hall of Fame 2010.

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Neville Brand, Peter Brown, Ida Lupino, Doug McClure, etc.

His parents were William E. Smith (1891-1973) and Emily (nee Richards) Smith (1895-1976). He and his elder sister (by two years), Emily, were named for their parents William was born on his mother's 38th birthday.

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Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and William Smith in Rumble Fish (1983)

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William Smith and Valerie Starrett in Run, Angel, Run! (1969)

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Neville Brand, Peter Brown, Philip Carey, and William Smith in Laredo (1965)

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