Tom Smothers

  • Birth Name: Thomas Bolyn Smothers III
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Comedian
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  • Father graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and died as a Japanese POW in 1945.
  • Played guitar on John Lennon's single "Give Peace a Chance."
  • Filed a breach-of-contract suit against CBS over the wrongful termination of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1969 and won.
  • The 2002 documentary Smothered chronicled the battle with CBS censors during the production of their groundbreaking 1967-69 TV program The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
  • Received a commemorative Emmy in 2008 to honor his work as a writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968. 
  • Is considered an expert with the yo-yo.
  • Owns the Remick Ridge Vineyards in Sonoma County, California.


  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee


  • Sherry Smothers — Sister
  • Riley Rose Smothers — Daughter
  • Thomas Bolyn Smothers Jr. — Father
  • Bolyn Thomas Smothers — Son
  • Ruth Smothers — Mother
  • Marcy Carriker — Wife
  • Rochelle Robley — Ex-wife
  • Dick Smothers — Brother
  • Stephanie Shorr — Ex-wife
  • Thomas Bolyn Smothers IV — Son


  • Attended San Jose State College (now San Jose State University), San Jose, California, United States

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