Lane Smith

Lane Smith
1936 - 2005

Lane Smith  American Actor


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Lane Smith was previously married to Debbie Benedict (2000 - 2005) and Sydnee Balaber (1985 - 1998).

Lane Smith was in a relationship with Mariette Hartley.


American Actor Lane Smith was born Walter Lane Smith Sr. on 26th April, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA and passed away on 13th Jun 2005 Northridge, California, USA aged 69. He is most remembered for The Final Days. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Lane Smith was in an on-screen matchup with Cindy Pickett in Son in Law (1993).

Lane Smith is a member of the following lists: Deaths from motor neuron disease, Male actors from Memphis, Tennessee and 20th-century American male actors.


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Married2 14 years, 11 months 10 years, 8 months 6 years, 5 months
Dating1 - - -
Total3 14 years, 11 months 7 years, 1 month 6 years, 5 months


First Name Lane
Last Name Smith
Full Name at Birth Walter Lane Smith Sr.
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th April, 1936
Birthplace Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died 13th June, 2005
Place of Death Northridge, California, USA
Cause of Death Lou Gehrig`s Disease
Height 6' 0½" (184 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Carnegie Mellon University (two years of Drama, dropped out)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Final Days
Year(s) Active 1966–2005

Walter Lane Smith III, known as Lane Smith (April 29, 1936 – June 13, 2005), was an American actor. Some of his well known roles included portraying collaborator entrepreneur Nathan Bates in the NBC television series V, Mayor Bates in the film Red Dawn, newspaper editor Perry White in the ABC series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Coach Jack Reilly in The Mighty Ducks, district attorney Jim Trotter III in My Cousin Vinny and American President Richard Nixon in The Final Days, for which he received a Golden Globe award nomination.

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Lane Smith69 TaurusActor
Debbie Benedict-
Sydnee Balaber-Spouse
Mariette Hartley77 GeminiActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
RobertsonMaleDebbie Benedict
Robertson McLeanMale24th January, 198731 years oldSydnee Balaber


Well Received the Death of an Artist2012Movie
Out of Order2003FrankTV Show
WW 32001John SullivanTV Movie
The Legend of Bagger Vance2000Grantland RiceMovie
DAG2000Agent BaxterTV Show
The Caprice2000Movie
Bull2000Russell DantlyTV Show
Inherit the Wind1999Reverend Jeremiah BrownTV Movie
Judging Amy1999Mr. RadfordTV Show
Getting Personal1998Dr. MaddieMovie
The Hi-Lo Country1998Steve ShawMovie
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998Ezra GrahmeMovie
From the Earth to the Moon1998Emmett SeabornTV Show
Legacy1998Asa WintersTV Show
Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy1997Senator SilverthorneTV Movie
King of the Hill1997Charlie Fortner, Nate HashawayTV Show
The Practice1997Judge H. FinkelTV Show
The War at Home1996Movie
Clueless1996Dan HafnerTV Show
Dweebs1995Colonel WhitmoreTV Show
The Outer Limits1995Dr. Malcolm BoussardTV Show
The Flight of the Dove1994Stephen HahnMovie
The Scout1994Ron WilsonMovie
Son in Law1993Walter WarnerMovie
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993Perry WhiteTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993Reverend Thornton PowersTV Show
My Cousin Vinny1992Jim Trotter IIIMovie
The Distinguished Gentleman1992Dick DodgeMovie
The Mighty Ducks1992Coach ReillyMovie
Duplicates1992Mr. FrymanTV Movie
False Arrest1991Martin BuseyTV Movie
Good & Evil1991Harlan ShellTV Show
Good Sports1991R.J. RappaportTV Show
Air America1990Senator DavenportMovie
Challenger1990Larry MulloyTV Movie
Blind Vengeance1990Col. BlanchardTV Movie
Night Game1989WittyMovie
Race for Glory1989Joe GiffordMovie
The Final Days1989Richard NixonTV Movie
Jake's Journey1988FatherTV Movie
Killer Instinct1988Dr. ButlerTV Movie
In the Heat of the Night1988Sonny MimsTV Show
Murphy Brown1988Danger DukeTV Show
A Place to Call Home1987SamTV Movie
Native Son1986BrittonMovie
Dress Gray1986Col. KingTV Movie
If Tomorrow Comes1986Warden BranniganTV Show
Kay O'Brien1986Doctor Robert MoffittTV Show
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues1985Captain Max RosenbergTV Movie
Bridge Across Time1985Anson WhitfieldTV Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985Robert WarrenTV Show
Amazing Stories1985Dr. CarusoTV Show
MacGruder and Loud1985RichardTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Prof. Joseph Fitzgerald (segment "Profile in Silver")TV Show
Hollywood Beat1985Wes BiddlesTV Show
Places in the Heart1984Albert DenbyMovie
Purple Hearts1984Cmdr. MarkelMovie
Red Dawn1984Mayor BatesMovie
Something About Amelia1984Officer DealyTV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1984Pol. Chief Miles UnderwoodTV Show
V1984Nathan BatesTV Show
Chiefs1983Hoss SpenceTV Show
Special Bulletin1983Morton SandersTV Movie
The American Snitch1983Chuck MaxwellTV Movie
Frances1982Dr. SymingtonMovie
Prime Suspect1982Tom KeatingTV Movie
Chicago Story1982MillerTV Show
The Member of the Wedding1982Mr. AddamsTV Movie
Thou Shalt Not Kill1982Clarence BlakeTV Movie
Prince of the City1981U.S. Marshal Tug BarnesMovie
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.1981Smilin' JackMovie
Dark Night of the Scarecrow1981Harless HockerTV Movie
Hill Street Blues1981MikeTV Show
Honeysuckle Rose1980Brag--Cotton's ManagerMovie
A Rumor of War1980Sgt. Willliam HolgrenTV Movie
City in Fear1980BrianTV Movie
On the Nickel1980PreacherMovie
The Georgia Peaches1980Randolph DukaneTV Movie
Mark, I Love You1980Don PayerTV Movie
Over the Edge1979SloanMovie
Disaster on the Coastliner1979John CarlsonTV Movie
The Solitary Man1979Jack CollinsTV Movie
Hart to Hart1979Roy HamlinTV Show
Blue Collar1978Clarence HillMovie
Crash1978TV Movie
Dallas1978Prosecutor WardTV Show
On the Yard1978BlakeMovie
A Death in Canaan1978Bob HartmanTV Movie
Having Babies1978KenTV Show
Between the Lines1977Roy WalshMovie
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training1977Officer MackieMovie
The Displaced Person1977Mr. ShortleyTV Movie
Lou Grant1977Dr. LawrenceTV Show
Network1976Robert McDonoughMovie
Quincy M.E.1976Dr. Paul FlynnTV Show
Rooster Cogburn1975LeroyMovie
Valley Forge1975SpadTV Movie
Everybody Rides the Carousel1975Stage 1 (voice)Movie
Man on a Swing1974Ted RonanMovie
The Rockford Files1974CIA Agent Donnegan, WillettTV Show
Cops and Robbers1973PerpetratorMovie
The Last American Hero1973Rick PennyMovie
Kojak1973Clyde ReganTV Show
Unholy Matrimony1966Partygoer (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

wjerryzwjerryzJan 21

Lane is a great actor. I watched a lot of his movies

Sylvia WilliamsFeb 10, 2011

Don't forget he was in Son in Law (1993)

RichardSep 18, 2009

Nathan Bates in V the tv series and Perry White in Lois and Clarke. I liked him.

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