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Paul L. Smith

Paul L. Smith (born February 5, 1939) is an American character actor. Burly, bearded, and imposing, he has appeared in films and occasionally on TV since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison warden in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980) and the Beast Rabban in David Lynch's Dune (1984). He is sometimes credited as Paul Smith or Paul Lawrence Smith

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Feb 5, 1939 In Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hawaii Five-O 1968-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie D.R.E.A.M. Team 1999-09-25
Known For
Poster of Maverick
Poster of Red Sonja
Poster of Popeye
Poster of Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus
Movie D.R.E.A.M. Team Vladimir Corzon (as Paul Smith) 1999-09-25
Movie Maverick The Archduke 1994-05-20
Movie Desert Kickboxer Santos 1992-11-14
Movie Eye of the Widow Elko 1991-10-17
Movie Crossing the Line Joe Kapinski 1990-08-08
Movie Caged Fury Head Guard 1990-08-15
Movie Sonny Boy Slue 1990-10-26
Movie Ochlim Lokshim Unknown 1989-01-01
Movie Nipagesh Basafari Unknown 1989-01-01
Movie The Hired Gun Wounded Man 1989-01-01
Movie Ten Little Indians Elmo Rodgers 1989-11-29
Movie Outlaw Force Inspector Wainright 1988-01-01
Movie Death Chase Steele 1988-03-12
Movie Gor Serbus 1987-05-08
Movie Haunted Honeymoon Dr. Paul Abbot 1986-07-25
Movie Red Sonja Falkon 1985-04-09
Movie Crimewave Faron Crush 1985-04-12
Movie The Protector Mr. Booar (uncredited) 1985-07-11
Movie Sno-Line Duval 1985-09-13
Movie Jungle Warriors Cesar Santiago 1984-05-11
Movie Dune The Beast Rabban 1984-12-14
Movie Operation Shtreimel Unknown 1984-06-06
Movie Pieces Willard 1982-08-23
Movie The Salamander The Surgeon 1981-01-01
Series Masada Gideon 1981-04-05
Movie Popeye Bluto 1980-12-12
Movie The In-Laws Mo 1979-06-15
Movie Disaster on the Coastliner Jim Waterman/Victor Prescott 1979-10-29
Movie Going in Style Radio Announcer 1979-12-07
Movie Midnight Express Hamidou 1978-08-31
Movie Return of the Tiger Paul the Westerner 1977-06-10
Series CHiPs Announcer 1977-09-15
Movie 21 Hours at Munich Unknown 1976-11-07
Movie The Diamond Peddlers Toby 1976-01-29
Movie They Call Me Shmil Shmiel 1975-06-06
Movie Carambola's Philosophy: In the Right Pocket Len 1975-01-01
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Movie We Are No Angels Raphael McDonald 1975-09-25
Movie Simone e Matteo: un gioco da ragazzi Butch 1975-07-20
Movie Conspiracy of Terror Pound Supervisor 1975-12-29
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Carambola Len 1974-09-13
Movie Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus Peter 1973-03-31
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Movie Nahtche and the General Unknown 1972-06-06
Movie Fishke Bemilu'im שמיל 1971-01-01
Movie Madron Gabe Price (uncredited) 1970-12-01
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Doris Day Show Unknown 1968-09-24