Kurtwood Larson Smith was born on the 3rd July 1943, in New Lisbon, Wisconsin USA. He is a film and television actor, who is probably best known for appearing in roles such as Clarence Boddicker in the film “RoboCop” (1987), as Red Forman in the TV series “That ‘70s Show” (1998-2006), and playing James Gordon in the TV series “Beware The Batman” (2013-2014). His acting career has been active since 1978.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kurtwood Smith is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Smith’s net worth is currently as high as $10 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor.
Kurtwood Smith Net Worth $10 Million
Kurtwood Smith spent his childhood in the San Fernando Valley; the son of Mabel Annette Lund and George Smith. He attended Canoga Park High School, from which he matriculated in 1961. Later, he enrolled at San Jose State College, where he graduated with a BA degree in 1965, and then he graduated with a MFA degree in 1969 from Stanford University.
His career really began in the late 1970s, firstly on stage, but he then managed to transfer his talents to screen. Some of his famous theater performances include roles in such productions as “Billy Budd”, “Green Grow The Lilacs”, and “Idiot`s Delight”, among others. These were a good basis to his net worth.
He made his screen debut in a minor role in the film “Roadie” (1980), and since then he has featured in more than 140 film and TV titles, which represent the main source of his net worth.
Through the 1980s he featured in several films and TV series, but most popular roles he had were in the film “RoboCop” (1987), as Clarence Boddicker, as Mr. Sue in the TV series “The New Adventures of Beans Baxter” (1987), then as Griggs in “Rambo III” (1988) with Sylvester Stallone, and Mr. Perry in Peter Weir`s film “Dead Poets Society” (1989) with Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke, which increased his net worth by a large margin.
In the 1990s, Kurtwood’s career reached a whole new level, as he began to appear in high profile films and TV series; he began with a role in “The Crush” (1993), and continued with appearances in the films “Citizen Ruth” (1996) with Laura Dern and Swoosie Kurtz, “Prefontaine” (1997) with Jared Leto and R. Lee Emery, and in 1998 he was selected for the role of Red Forman in the TV series “That 70`s Show” (1998-2006), which largely increased his net worth, but also boosted his popularity further.
He started the 2000s with brief roles in TV series, until 2001 when he was selected for the role of Agent James Benet in the TV series “The Zeta Project” (2001-2002). After the “That 70`s Show” ended, Kutwood featured in the TV series “Medium” (2006-2009), and in 2008 he appeared in the film “Play Or Be Played”. To speak further of Kurtwood`s accomplishments, in 2009 he appeared as Senator Blaine Mayer in the TV series “24”, and the following year in the film “Hitched”. His next big role was in the TV series “Resurrection” (2014-2015), and most recently he ws cast in another TV series, entitled “Agent Carter” (2016).
Kurtwood`s net worth has also increased thanks to his voice-over work, as he lent his voice to characters from such animated TV series and films as “Beware the Batman” (2013-2014), “Regular Show” (2012-2016), and “Neighbors from Hell” (2010), among others.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Kurtwood Smith has been married to Joan Pirkle since 1988; the couple’s current residence is in Glendale, California. Previously, he was marriedto Cecilia Souza (1964 to 1974), with whom he has two children – one of them is Laurel Garner, who is also an actress.
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