Kurtwood Smith

  • Birth Name: Kurtwood Larson Smith
  • Birth Place: New Lisbon, Wisconsin, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Was senior class president in high school.
  • Taught acting at Canada College in Redwood City, CA.
  • Made his feature-film debut as a security guard in Roadie (1980).
  • Best-known for his role of Red Forman in That '70s Show.
  • Holds an honorary position on the board for People Assisting the Homeless (PATH).


  • George Smith — Father
  • Joan Pirkle — Wife
  • Laurel Smith — Daughter
  • Cecilia Souza — Ex-wife
  • Mabel Anette Larson Lund — Mother
  • Shannon Smith — Son


  • San Jose State College, San Jose, California, United States (BA, 1966); Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States (MFA, 1969)

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