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John Smith

Actor John Smith was born Robert Errol Van Orden in Los Angeles. He began his career singing with The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, a group which appeared in two Bing Crosby films, Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). His agent Henry Willson, who also gave Tab Hunter and Rock Hudson their names, changed Van Orden's name to "John Smith". Robert Hofler, author of "The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson", reports that an actress identified as Pocahontas Crowfoot was in the courtroom when the name change was granted. In We're No Angels (1955), Smith had a small role as "Arnaud", the ship's doctor. Aldo Ray, observing the doctor in full dress whites, says "he looks like a glass of milk". John Smith's other film credits include Circus World (1964) and Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972). Smith also appeared in the television westerns Cimarron City (1958) and Laramie (1959).

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Mar 6, 1931 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951-10-05
Latest Project:
Movie GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 3 2020-10-11
Known For
Poster of Police Woman
Poster of Emergency!
Poster of Hondo and the Apaches
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Movie GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 3 Simon Grimm 2020-10-11
Movie In Far Away Land 2019-06-15
Movie MLW Battle Riot Simon Gotch 2018-07-19
Movie WWE Best of Raw & SmackDown Live 2016 Simon Gotch 2017-02-17
Movie WWE Payback 2016 Simon Gotch 2016-05-01
Movie WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Simon Gotch 2016-05-22
Movie WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Simon Gotch 2016-06-19
Movie NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Simon Gotch 2015-08-22
Movie NXT TakeOver: R-Evolution Simon Gotch 2014-12-11
Movie Meteor Narrator 2011-09-09
Movie Super High Me Rogue Cop 2007-10-13
Movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend Lenny 2006-06-20
Movie PWG: Untitled (The Debut Show) Ryan Drago 2003-07-26
Movie ECW Just Another Night J.T. Smith 1996-02-23
Movie ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash J.T. Smith 1996-03-09
Movie ECW CyberSlam 1996 J.T. Smith 1996-02-17
Movie ECW A Matter of Respect J.T. Smith 1996-05-11
Movie ECW Ultimate Jeopardy 1996 J.T. Smith 1996-10-05
Movie ECW When Worlds Collide 1996 J.T. Smith 1996-09-14
Movie ECW Natural Born Killaz J.T. Smith 1996-08-24
Movie ECW Gangsta's Paradise J.T. Smith 1995-09-16
Movie ECW November to Remember 1995 J.T. Smith 1995-11-18
Movie ECW When Worlds Collide J.T. Smith 1994-05-14
Movie ECW November to Remember 1994 J.T. Smith 1994-11-05
Movie ECW Super Summer Sizzler Spectacular "Jazzy" J.T. Smith 1993-06-19
Movie ECW Ultra Clash '93 "Jazzy" J.T. Smith 1993-09-18
Movie TWA Winter Challenge II J.T. Smith 1991-03-02
Movie TWA Summer Sizzler J.T. Smith 1990-06-09
Movie TWA Autumn Armageddon '90 J.T. Smith 1990-09-15
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Movie Justin Morgan Had a Horse Mr. Ames 1972-02-06
Movie Hondo and the Apaches Ed Dow 1967-09-08
Series Hondo Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Waco Joe Gore 1966-09-01
Movie Circus World Steve McCabe 1964-06-25
Movie Island of Lost Women Joe Walker 1959-03-20
Series Laramie Slim Sherman 1959-09-15
Movie Handle with Care Bill Reeves 1958-04-18
Series Cimarron City Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple 1958-09-27
Movie Tomahawk Trail Pvt. Reynolds 1957-02-01
Movie Fury at Showdown Miley Sutton 1957-04-18
Movie The Lawless Eighties William Wesley Van Orsdel 1957-05-31
Movie The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm Brad Johnson 1957-05-10
Movie The Crooked Circle Tommy Kelly 1957-11-11
Movie Quincannon, Frontier Scout Lt. Phil Hostedder 1956-05-01
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie The Bold and the Brave Smith 1956-01-04
Movie Ghost Town Duff Dailey 1956-03-01
Movie Hot Rod Girl Jeff Northrup 1956-07-04
Movie Rebel in Town Wesley Mason 1956-07-30
Movie Friendly Persuasion Caleb Cope 1956-11-25
Movie The Women of Pitcairn Island 1956-12-01
Series Wire Service Unknown 1956-10-04
Movie Wichita Jim 1955-07-03
Movie Seven Angry Men Frederick Brown 1955-03-27
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie We're No Angels Medical Officer Arnaud 1955-07-07
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Frontier Unknown 1955-09-25
Movie Desert Sands Pvt. Rex Tyle 1955-11-18
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The High and the Mighty Milo Buck 1954-07-03
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954-09-28
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05