Lane Smith

Lane Smith
1936 - 2005

Lane Smith  American Actor


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 Da...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship6 yrs, 5 mths
Average Relationship Length3 yrs, 2 mths
Rumored Relationships1
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
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Male24th January, 198729 years old

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Well Received the Death of an Artist2012 Movie
Out of Order2003 Frank TV Show
WW 32001 John Sullivan TV Movie
The Legend of Bagger Vance2000 Grantland Rice Movie
DAG2000 Agent Baxter TV Show
The Caprice2000 Movie
Bull2000 Russell Dantly Movie
Inherit the Wind1999 Reverend Jeremiah Brown TV Movie
Judging Amy1999 Mr. Radford TV Show
Getting Personal1998 Dr. Maddie Movie
The Hi-Lo Country1998 Steve Shaw Movie
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998 Ezra Grahme Movie
From the Earth to the Moon1998 Emmett Seaborn TV Show
Legacy1998 TV Show
Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy1997 Senator Silverthorne TV Movie
King of the Hill1997 Charlie Fortner TV Show
The Practice1997 Judge H. Finkel TV Show
The War at Home1996 Movie
Clueless1996 Dan Hafner TV Show
Dweebs1995 Colonel Whitmore TV Show
The Outer Limits1995 Dr. Malcolm Boussard TV Show
The Flight of the Dove1994 Stephen Hahn Movie
The Scout1994 Ron Wilson Movie
Son in Law1993 Walter Warner Movie
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993 Perry White TV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993 Reverend Thornton Powers TV Show
My Cousin Vinny1992 Jim Trotter III Movie
The Distinguished Gentleman1992 Dick Dodge Movie
The Mighty Ducks1992 Coach Reilly Movie
Duplicates1992 Mr. Fryman TV Movie
False Arrest1991 Martin Busey TV Movie
Good & Evil1991 Harlan Shell TV Show
Good Sports1991 R.J. Rappaport TV Show
Air America1990 Senator Davenport Movie
Challenger1990 Larry Mulloy TV Movie
Blind Vengeance1990 Col. Blanchard TV Movie
Night Game1989 Witty Movie
Race for Glory1989 Joe Gifford Movie
The Final Days1989 Richard Nixon TV Movie
Prison1988 Sharpe Movie
Killer Instinct1988 Dr. Butler TV Movie
In the Heat of the Night1988 Sonny Mims TV Show
Murphy Brown1988 Danger Duke TV Show
Weeds1987 Claude Movie
A Place to Call Home1987 Sam TV Movie
Native Son1986 Britton Movie
Dress Gray1986 Col. King TV Movie
If Tomorrow Comes1986 Warden Brannigan TV Show
Kay O'Brien1986 Doctor Robert Moffitt TV Show
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues1985 Captain Max Rosenberg TV Movie
Bridge Across Time1985 Anson Whitfield TV Movie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985 Robert Warren TV Show
Amazing Stories1985 Dr. Caruso TV Show
MacGruder and Loud1985 Richard TV Show
The Twilight Zone1985 Prof. Joseph Fitzgerald (segment "Profile in Silver") TV Show
Hollywood Beat1985 Wes Biddles TV Show
Places in the Heart1984 Albert Denby Movie
Purple Hearts1984 Cmdr. Markel Movie
Red Dawn1984 Mayor Bates Movie
Something About Amelia1984 Officer Dealy TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1984 Pol. Chief Miles Underwood TV Show
V1984 Nathan Bates TV Show
Chiefs1983 Hoss Spence TV Show
Special Bulletin1983 Morton Sanders TV Movie
The American Snitch1983 Chuck Maxwell TV Movie
Frances1982 Dr. Symington Movie
Prime Suspect1982 Tom Keating TV Movie
Chicago Story1982 Miller TV Show
The Member of the Wedding1982 Mr. Addams TV Movie
Thou Shalt Not Kill1982 Clarence Blake TV Movie
Prince of the City1981 U.S. Marshal Tug Barnes Movie
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.1981 Smilin' Jack Movie
Dark Night of the Scarecrow1981 Harless Hocker TV Movie
Hill Street Blues1981 Mike TV Show
Honeysuckle Rose1980 Brag--Cotton's Manager Movie
Resurrection1980 Don Movie
A Rumor of War1980 Sgt. Willliam Holgren TV Movie
City in Fear1980 Brian TV Movie
On the Nickel1980 Preacher Movie
The Georgia Peaches1980 Randolph Dukane TV Movie
Mark, I Love You1980 Don Payer TV Movie
Over the Edge1979 Sloan Movie
Disaster on the Coastliner1979 John Carlson TV Movie
The Solitary Man1979 Jack Collins TV Movie
Hart to Hart1979 Roy Hamlin TV Show
Blue Collar1978 Clarence Hill Movie
Crash1978 TV Movie
Dallas1978 Prosecutor Ward TV Show
On the Yard1978 Blake Movie
A Death in Canaan1978 Bob Hartman TV Movie
Having Babies1978 Ken TV Show
Between the Lines1977 Roy Walsh Movie
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training1977 Officer Mackie Movie
The Displaced Person1977 Mr. Shortley TV Movie
Lou Grant1977 Dr. Lawrence TV Show
Network1976 Robert McDonough Movie
Quincy M.E.1976 Dr. Paul Flynn TV Show
Rooster Cogburn1975 Leroy Movie
Valley Forge1975 Spad TV Movie
Everybody Rides the Carousel1975 Stage 1 (voice) Movie
Man on a Swing1974 Ted Ronan Movie
The Rockford Files1974 CIA Agent Donnegan, Willett TV Show
Cops and Robbers1973 Perpetrator Movie
The Last American Hero1973 Rick Penny Movie
Kojak1973 Clyde Regan TV Show
Maidstone1970 Movie
Unholy Matrimony1966 Partygoer (uncredited) Movie
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    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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