Charles Martin Smith

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Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "Toad" Fields in George Lucas' 1973 film, American Graffiti (1973). The sequel, More ... See full bio »

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Dolphin Tale Director
The Untouchables Oscar Wallace
Never Cry Wolf Farley Mowat / Tyler


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 2015 Motive (TV Series)
Rick Wyatt
- Frampton Comes Alive (2015) ... Rick Wyatt
 2014 Dolphin Tale 2
George Hatton
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Roy Kessler
- Not Even Close... Encounters (2010) ... Roy Kessler
 2009 Fringe (TV Series)
Sheriff Golightly
- Night of Desirable Objects (2009) ... Sheriff Golightly
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
Glenn Leary
- The Beantown Bailout Job (2009) ... Glenn Leary
 2007 Lucky You
Roy Durucher
 2007 Drive (TV Series)
Mr. Bright
- No Turning Back (2007) ... Mr. Bright
- Let the Games Begin (2007) ... Mr. Bright (voice)
- Partners (2007) ... Mr. Bright
- The Starting Line (2007) ... Mr. Bright
 2007 Still Small Voices
Burton Hayes (as Charles Martin-Smith)
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sheriff Bartley
- Infiltrated (2006) ... Sheriff Bartley
 2005-2006 Da Vinci's City Hall (TV Series)
Joe Friedland / Mike Franklin
- The Dogs in Sympathy with the Cats (2006) ... Mike Franklin
- Bumped from the Ball (2006) ... Mike Franklin
- A Few Good Bites Before They Slap Me Down (2006) ... Mike Franklin
- When the Horsemen Come Looking (2006) ... Joe Friedland
- Gotta Press the Flesh (2006) ... Joe Friedland
 2005 The Triangle (TV Mini Series)
Captain Jay
- Episode 3 (2005) ... Captain Jay
- Episode 2 (2005) ... Captain Jay
- Episode 1 (2005) ... Captain Jay
 2005 Left Behind III: World at War
Vice President John Mallory
 2005 Icon (TV Movie)
 2004 The Last Casino (TV Movie)
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Earl Swinton
- Thy Kingdom Come (2004) ... Earl Swinton
 2002 Touching Wild Horses
Charles Thurston
 2002 Dead Heat
 2002 Roughing It (TV Movie)
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Mayor Horn
- Nine One One (2001) ... Mayor Horn
 2000-2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Mr. Chilton
- The Gay Divorcee (2001) ... Mr. Chilton
- Going Home (2000) ... Mr. Chilton
 2000 Here's to Life!
 1999 The Apartment Complex (TV Movie)
Gary Glumley
 1999 P.T. Barnum (TV Movie)
 1999 The New Woody Woodpecker Show (TV Series short)
- Pinheads/The Chilly Show/Silent Treatment (1999) ... Marty (voice)
 1998 Hoods
Gun Dealer (uncredited)
 1998 Deep Impact
Dr. Marcus Wolf
 1998 Blackout Effect (TV Movie)
Henry Drake
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Roland W. Marks
 1996 Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland (Video Game)
 1996 Wedding Bell Blues
Oliver Napier
 1996 The Beast (TV Mini Series)
Schuyler Graves
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Schuyler Graves
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Schuyler Graves
 1995 Take Out the Beast (TV Movie)
The biorobot
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini Series)
Ned Brookshire / Neil Brookshire
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Ned Brookshire
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Ned Brookshire
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Neil Brookshire
 1995 The Final Cut
Capt. Weldon Mamet
 1995 Brothers' Destiny (TV Movie)
 1995 Perfect Alibi
Franklin Dupard
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Osbourne
- F. Emasculata (1995) ... Dr. Osbourne
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Spencer Deighton
- Blood Brothers (1995) ... Spencer Deighton
 1994 Speechless
Mike Kratz
 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Roger Brewster (Satan)
- The Robe (1994) ... Roger Brewster (Satan)
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Sheriff Wilcox
 1994 I Love Trouble
Rick Medwick
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dale Hardy
- Dead Issue (1994) ... Dale Hardy
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Lyman Pike
- Blue Christmas (1993) ... Lyman Pike
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Half-Way Horrible (1993) ... Colin
 1993 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey
- Attack on New York (1993) ... Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey
 1993 Partners (TV Movie)
'Grave Squad' Lawyer
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Dr. Harold Jaffe
 1992 Fifty/Fifty
Martin Sprue
 1992 Boris and Natasha (TV Movie)
Hotel Clerk
 1992 Deep Cover
 1990 The Hot Spot
Lon Gulick
 1986-1989 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Hugh Fortnum / Douglas Rogers
- Banshee (1986) ... Douglas Rogers
 1989 The Experts
Mr. Smith
 1987 The Untouchables
Oscar Wallace
 1986 Trick or Treat
Mr. Wimbley
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Dennis Barrows (segment "The Beacon")
- The Beacon/One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty (1985) ... Dr. Dennis Barrows (segment "The Beacon")
 1984 Starman
Mark Shermin
 1983 Never Cry Wolf
Farley Mowat / Tyler
 1981 Gabe and Walker (TV Movie)
Gabe Peterson
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
- Love Is a Four-Letter Word (1980) ... Jimmy
 1979 More American Graffiti
Terry the Toad
 1979 A Dog's Life (TV Movie)
 1978 Cotton Candy (TV Movie)
George Smalley
 1978 The Buddy Holly Story
Ray Bob
 1977 The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse
Barney (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt
- The Tenderfoot (1977) ... Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
- Shoes (1976) ... Harold (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Dudley (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1976 No Deposit, No Return
Longnecker (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
Alan Boone (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Rod Jernigan
- Those Who Cannot, Teach (1975) ... Rod Jernigan
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
- A Covenant with Evil (1974) ... Frankie (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Bobby Lewis
- Death at 6 A.M. (1974) ... Bobby Lewis (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Tod (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Russell Jamison
- Blockade (1974) ... Russell Jamison (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1973 Speed Buggy (TV Series)
- Captain Schemo and the Underwater City (1973) ... Voices (voice)
- The Hidden Valley of Amazonia (1973) ... Voices (voice)
- Oils Well That Ends Well (1973) ... Voices (voice)
- Secret Safari (1973) ... Voices (voice)
- Island of the Giant Plants (1973) ... Voices (voice)
 1973 Chase (TV Series)
Little Bits
- Sizzling Stones (1973) ... Little Bits
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Julius (segment "Love and the Time Machine")
- Love and the Blue Plate Special/Love and the Man of the Year/Love and the Time Machine (1973) ... Julius (segment "Love and the Time Machine")
 1973 American Graffiti
Terry (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Bowdre (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie)
Jim (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Paul Harris (Harpo)
- You Don't Know Me, He Said (1972) ... Paul Harris (Harpo) (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1972 Fuzz
Baby (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Tim Slater (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1971 Monty Nash (TV Series)
- The Visitor (1971) ... Bellhop (as Charlie Martin Smith)
 1971 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
- The Wheeler-Dealer (1971) ... Ronnie (as Charlie Martin Smith)
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Alternate Names:

Charles Martin-Smith | C.M. Smith | Charlie Martin Smith


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Ursula Martin  (divorced)  (1 child)


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[on 'Dolphin Tale'] A lot of this is far-fetched kid fantasy. But I wanted to bring an element of magic to it, and let us enter this kids' world where things were a little scary and magical at the same time. I think people talk down to kids too much. I think kids' movies can be great and carry the (weight) and (pathos) of an adult drama. They tend to get short shrift, but the kids are smarter ... See more »


During filming Never Cry Wolf (1983), he fell in love with the Canadian Northwest region and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he has resided since the mid-1980s. See more »

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