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Born in Columbia, Missouri, on March 24, 1933, William Smith has had an amazing career as an actor. Born during the depths of the Depression, Smith's family relocated to sunny California, where Smith started out as a child actor in the 1940s. After a stint in the military, followed by college and graduate school, William Smith returned to acting. By the late 1950s, he was taking small roles in such films as High School Confidential! (1958; with Mamie Van Doren).

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LEFT: Mid 1970s photo of William Smith. CENTER and RIGHT: In addition to acting, Smith is also an avid bodybuilder as is witnessed by these photos from a 1961 issue of Strength and Health. Smith also appeared in other muscle mags in the 1960s and was photographed by such famous photographers as Russ Warner

After several years of toiling in Hollywood, Smith's big break came when he was cast as Texas Ranger Joe Riley in the TV western series Laredo along with Peter Brown, Philip Carey, and Neville Brand. Biker films, however, proved to be the vehicle that made Smith a star, starting with the film Run, Angel, Run (1969; with Valerie Starrett). Smith followed up this successful formula in The Losers (1970; with Adam Roarke), C.C. and Company (1970; with Joe Namath and Ann-Margret), Angels Die Hard (1970; with Tom Baker and Beach Dickerson), Chrome and Hot Leather (1971; with Peter Brown and Marvin Gaye), and the tongue-in-cheek Hollywood Man (1976; with Don Stroud).

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Laredo (1965-1967 NBC TV series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From Smith's 1965-1967 TV series Laredo

Three Guns for Texas (1968)

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LEFT: From Three Guns for Texas, a theatrical release that was the result of editing three Laredo first-season episodes together: Yahoo, The Jinx, and No Bugles, One Drum. RIGHT: With Martin Milner, Peter Brown, and Neville Brand

Run, Angel, Run (1969) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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In Run, Angel, Run, Smith is a biker who quits his gang and sells an expose about them to a national magazine

C.C. and Company (1970) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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As the bad biker Moon in C.C. and Company

Chrome and Hot Leather (1971) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the American International release Chrome and Hot Leather

Hammer (1972) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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LEFT: Smith as Brenner in the blacksploitation actioner Hammer. RIGHT: With star Fred Williamson

Black Samson (1974)

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Smith as Johnny Nappa in the Warner Bros. blacksploitation actioner Black Samson

Scorchy (1976)

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As drug smuggler Carl Henrich in Scorchy

Fast Company (1979) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From Fast Company

Seven (1979)

Barbara Leigh, William Smith, and Susan Kiger

Original release poster with "Vampirella" Barbara Leigh and Susan Kiger in the actioner Seven. Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans will recognize Susan Kiger from Angels Revenge, in which Kiger portrayed Michelle Wilson

Any Which Way You Can (1980) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Clint Eastwood and William Smith

Bare-knuckle fighting with Clint Eastwood in the Warner Bros. comedy Any Which Way You Can, the sequel to Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

william smith today

From the 1960s to today, Smith has enjoyed a highly active career in films and television. He has done more than 200 episodes of television shows, making guest appearances on Batman (Smith appears as the villain Adonis in the final episode of the show), The Virginian, Daniel Boone, The Mod Squad, Mission: Impossible, Hunter, and Nash Bridges, just to name a few. You can even find him on Facebook. Be sure to visit Smith's official site in the William Smith Links section below.

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TELEVISION
Best Of Laredo: Season One [DVD](1965) DVD
Fifteen episodes from the first season--including "Rendezvous at Arillo," "Yahoo," "Three's Company," "The Calico," and "A Medal for Reese"--are featured in a three-disc set. 12 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **15 episodes on 3 discs. 12 hrs.**
Best Of Laredo: Season One, Part 2 [DVD](1965) DVD
Fifteen episodes from the first season--including "Above the Law," "Meanwhile, Back at the Reservation," "The Treasure of San Diablo," "Miracle at Massacre Mission," and "A Taste of Money"--are featured in a three-disc set. 12 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **15 episodes on 3 discs. 12 1/3 hrs.**
Best Of Laredo: Season Two, Part 1 [DVD](1966) DVD
Thirteen episodes from the second season are featured in a three-disc set. 10 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **13 episodes on 3 discs. 10 1/2 hrs.**
Best Of Laredo: Season Two, Part 2 [DVD](1966) DVD
Thirteen episodes from the second season are featured in a three-disc set. 10 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **13 episodes on 3 discs. 10 3/4 hrs.**
Laredo: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD
56 episodes on 12 discs. 45 1/3 hrs.
Hawaii Five-O: The Twelfth And Final Season [DVD](1979) DVD
All 19 episodes from season 12--including "A Lion in the Streets," "Sign of the Ram," "A Shallow Grave," "School for Assassins," and "Woe to Wo Fat"--are featured in a five-disc set. 16 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); music video; TV spot. **19 episodes on 5 discs. 16 1/2 hrs.**

FILM
Atlantis, The Lost Continent [DVD](1960) DVD
A Saturday matinee favorite, this special effects-filled George Pal production is about a Greek fisherman who rescues a princess and is taken by submarine to the kingdom of Atlantis. There, men are transformed into animals and death rays are developed to take over the world! Anthony Hall, Joyce Taylor, Edward Platt, and Frank De Kova star. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Mail Order Bride [DVD](1964) DVD
Buddy Ebsen stars in this comedic western as an aging cowboy who becomes a mentor to a dead pal's hellraising son (Keir Dullea). Ebsen takes it upon himself to try and tame the young man by fixing him up with a pretty widow and mother (Lois Nettleton) in the hopes it will teach Dullea some responsibility and help him grow up. With Warren Oates, Barbara Luna, Denver Pyle. 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Run Angel Run [DVD](1969) DVD
Savage cycle saga about a biker named Angel (natch!) who quits his after selling an expose about them to a national magazine. Angel and his girl take the money and try to start a new life on a remote sheep ranch, but his ex-buddies hunt him down for some hard-riding revenge. William Smith, Valerie Starrett, William Bonner, and Eugene Cornelius as Space star. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.
The Over-The Hill Gang (1969)/The Over-The-Hill Gang Rides Again [DVD](1970) DVD
First, the comic western "The Over-the-Hill Gang" stars Pat O'Brien as a Texas Ranger who enlists three of his old pals to help the residents of a small town run by a corrupt mayor, a drunk and a quick-shooting sheriff. Walter Brennan, Andy Devine, Edgar Buchanan, Ricky Nelson, Chill Wills, and Gypsy Rose Lee star. Then, "The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again" when aged cowpokes Brennan, Buchanan, Devine, and Wills return to help their former pardner Fred Astaire get off the bottle and back behind the badge as the new sheriff of Waco. 147 min. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Biker Collection, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
First, a sleepy little town awakens to the sound of chrome-plated terror when a vicious motorcycle gang rides in and takes over. Tom Baker, Connie Nelson, and William Smith star in the hard-hitting biker thriller "Angels Die Hard" (1970). Next, the rare biker bonanza "Black Angels" (1970) features the Choppers, an African-American gang that's constantly at war with Satan's Serpents, the all-white biker outfit terrorizing the town. Des Roberts, Linda Jackson, and James Young-El star. AKA: "Black Bikers from Hell." 169 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
The Losers(1970) DVD
When a government official gets kidnapped by the Viet Cong, who ya gonna call? The Hell's Angels! To rescue the presidential advisor, the C.I.A. recruits a team of bad-to-the-bone hog jockeys, led by the fearsome Link (William Smith), to ride deep into Cambodia and get the job done. Bernie Hamilton, Adam Roarke, and Houston Savage also star. AKA: "Nam's Angels." 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; photo gallery; radio spots; theatrical trailers.
C.C. And Company [DVD](1970) DVD
Gridiron legend Joe Namath traded one helmet for another in this savage cycle drama, playing a biker gang leader who must fight rival member William Smith for control of the gang and for lovely hanger-on Ann-Margret. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Mafia & Mob Movies [DVD] DVD
Two recent law school graduates land positions in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and work to bring down a citywide crime syndicate. James Olson, David Canary, Richard Castellano, William Shatner, and Gilbert Roland star in the gripping crime drama "Incident on a Dark Street" (1973). Next, sexy Yvette Mimieux stars as a "Hit Lady" (1974) who uses her body as well as her mind to get the job done. Clu Gulager, Joseph Campanella also star. Four-disc set also includes "Port of New York," "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery," "C.C. and Company," "Angels Hard as They Come," "Evel Knievel" (1971), "Family Enforcer," "The Squeeze" (1980), "High Risk" (1981), "Mob War," and "Mob Story." 18 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English.
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)/Chrome And Hot Leather [DVD](1971) DVD
When her old boyfriend--and former motorcycle gang leader--marries a strait-laced girl from the suburbs, tough-as-nails biker chick Diane McBain tracks the couple down in order to exact bloody revenge in "The Mini-Skirt Mob." Jeremy Slate, Sherry Jackson, Patricia McCormack, and Harry Dean Stanton co-star. And, cycles and Vietnam often crossed in the '60s and '70s, as in "Chrome and Hot Leather," a well-made action saga of an ex-Green Beret who teams up with his Army buddies to get revenge on the biker gang who raped and killed his fiancee. William Smith, Michael Hayes, Tony Young, and singer Marvin Gaye star; look for Cheryl Ladd. 178 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
Deadly Trackers (1973)/Man In The Wilderness [DVD](1971) DVD
First, sheriff Richard Harris lets nothing stand in the way of his bloody vengeance when his family is brutally murdered by a bank robbery gang. The violent Western thriller "Deadly Trackers" also stars Neville Brand, Rod Taylor. Next, Harris plays a member of an exploration party who is mauled by a grizzly bear and seeks revenge against the expedition's leader, who left him to die. Set in the Northwest of the 1820s, "Man in the Wilderness" offers rugged wilderness adventure; John Huston and Peggy the Bear also star. 3 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (1971)/The Thing With Two Heads [DVD](1972) DVD
Mad scientist Bruce Dern grafts the head of a homicidal maniac onto the shoulders of a simple-minded handyman. The result: "The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant." Pat Priest ("The Munsters"), Casey Kasem and John Bloom also star. Next, Ray Milland plays a bigoted scientist dying of cancer who tries to cheat death by having his noggin placed alongside another person's, creating "The Thing with Two Heads." Imagine Milland's surprise when he winds up next to wrongly convicted murderer Rosey Grier! Roger Perry, Don Marshall, Chelsea Brown also star. 179 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailers.
Grave Of The Vampire [DVD](1972) DVD
Blood-curdling fright flick about a woman who's raped by a vampire and has a baby who drinks Mom's blood out of his bottle. When he gets older, he attempts to find his father, an ages-old bloodsucker who now teaches a college course on ancient legends. Michael Pataki, William Smith and Kitty Vallacher star. AKA: "Seed of Terror." 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; theatrical trailers; scene access.
Truck Turner (1974)/Hammer [DVD](1972) DVD
Isaac Hayes stars as two-fisted bounty hunter "Truck Turner," tracking down bail jumpers in the inner city. When his latest quarry is murdered, a contract is taken out on his life, and the hunter becomes the hunted! Explosive urban actioner, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, also stars Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols; look for cameos by the great Dick Miller and "Our Gang" alumnus Stymie Beard. And, "Hammer" is a hard-hitting actioner starring Fred Williamson as a professional boxer who must put his career, and his life, on the line when his Mafia backers threaten the woman he loves. Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, D'Urville Martin co-star. 185 min. total. Widescreen/Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Piranha, Piranha [DVD](1972) DVD
Wildlife photographer Ahna Capri's trip to the Venezuelan jungle becomes a desperate fight for survival when her guide turns out to be a vicious hunter who leads Capri and her party into the wilderness, only to pick them off one by one. Action-packed nod to "The Most Dangerous Game" also stars William Smith, Peter Brown, Tom Simcox. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Sleazy Sci-Fi Of The 1970s [DVD] DVD
A mad scientist's experiments in creating the perfect woman and then bringing her to life with sex add up to twisted chills and erotic thrills in the bizarre "Dr. Dildo's Secret" (1974), featuring a bright young cast. Also includes "Invasion of the Bee Girls" and "2069: A Sex Odyssey." 4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Last American Hero [DVD](1973) DVD
Inspired by a Tom Wolfe article about raceway great Junior Johnson, this powerful drama stars Jeff Bridges as a young backwoods moonshiner/stock car racer. Deciding to put his hoodlum ways behind him, he devotes his energy to racing and soon encounters the harsh realities of success and corporate sponsorship. Valerie Perrine, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey co-star. AKA: "Hard Driver." 94 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer.
Boss [DVD](1975) DVD
Fred Williamson wrote and stars in this blaxploitation western about an embittered bounty hunter who becomes sheriff of a frightened frontier town. After pinning on the star, Williamson clashes with the local crooks and the white townsfolk while tracking down a notorious outlaw fugitive. D'Urville Martin, William Smith, Barbara Leigh, R.G. Armstrong, and Don "Red" Barry also star. AKA: "Boss Nigger." 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; featurette; interview; theatrical trailer.
Battle Beneath The Earth (1967)/The Ultimate Warrior [DVD](1975) DVD
First, in "Battle Beneath the Earth," an insane Chinese general constructs an elaborate series of tunnels underneath America containing nuclear weapons that would be used to destroy the country. But when the Navy learns of the plan, military forces rush to avert catastrophe. Kerwin Mathews, Vivienne Ventura, Robert Ayres star. AKA: "Battle Beneath the Sea." Then, set in a post-apocalyptic New York City, "The Ultimate Warrior" follows a heroic mercenary as he struggles to save the town's population from the demented plans of a savage warlord. Yul Brenner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles star. AKA: "The Barony," "The Last Warrior." 185 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish.
Hollywood Man [DVD](1976) DVD
A dashing leading man attempts to make his own movie with financial support from the mob. Will he be able to pull it off before it's too late? Indie filmmakers...don't try this at home! William Smith, Jennifer Billingsley, and Mary Woronov star. 90 min. Soundtrack: English.
Twilight's Last Gleaming [Blu-ray](1977)
This expert political suspense yarn stars Burt Lancaster as a renegade Air Force officer who breaks military prison and stages the takeover of an ICBM silo. His terms: either documents detailing U.S. war crimes in Vietnam get released...or missiles start raining on Moscow. Richard Widmark, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Winfield co-star under Robert Aldrich's direction. 144 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" documentary.
Twilight's Last Gleaming [DVD](1977) DVD
This expert political suspense yarn stars Burt Lancaster as a renegade Air Force officer who breaks military prison and stages the takeover of an ICBM silo. His terms: either documents detailing U.S. war crimes in Vietnam get released...or missiles start raining on Moscow. Richard Widmark, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Winfield co-star under Robert Aldrich's direction. 144 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" documentary.
Fast Company [Blu-ray](1979)
Early in his career, horror maven David Cronenberg directed this auto racing drama about a veteran driver (William Smith) who runs afoul of a crooked executive (John Saxon) with the oil company sponsoring him and winds up having to battle for his job and his life. Claudia Jennings, Cedric Smith also star. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; interviews; theatrical trailer.
Fast Company [DVD](1979) DVD
Early in his career, horror maven David Cronenberg directed this auto racing drama about a veteran driver (William Smith) who runs afoul of a crooked executive (John Saxon) with the oil company sponsoring him and winds up having to battle for his job and his life. Claudia Jennings, Cedric Smith also star. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; audio commentary by Cronenberg; interviews; biography; photo gallery; poster gallery; theatrical trailer.
Fast Company (Special Edition) [DVD](1979) DVD
Early in his career, horror maven David Cronenberg directed this auto racing drama about a veteran driver (William Smith) who runs afoul of a crooked executive (John Saxon) with the oil company sponsoring him and winds up having to battle for his job and his life. Claudia Jennings, Cedric Smith also star. Special edition includes Cronenberg's first two features: "Stereo" (1969), in which a group of young people take part in a bizarre mental telepathy experiment, and "Crimes of the Future" (1970), set in a world where contaminated cosmetics have wiped out most of the female population. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; audio commentary by Cronenberg; interviews; biography; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
The Frisco Kid [DVD](1979) DVD
Gene Wilder is a Polish rabbi, picked to lead a congregation in 1850s San Francisco, who gets off the boat in Philadelphia. What follows is a hilarious cross-country trek where he meets up with and befriends outlaw Harrison Ford. 119 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)/Any Which Way You Can (1980) [Blu-ray]
Includes "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can."
Any Which Way You Can [DVD](1980) DVD
Continuing where he left off in "Every Which Way But Loose," his most successful film up to that time, Clint Eastwood, as bare-knuckle brawler Philo Beddoe, finds his dreams of settling down with country singer girlfriend Sondra Locke and pet orangutan Clyde evaporate after she is kidnapped by the mob, who want Philo to fight one last time against his arch-rival. Co-stars Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; scene access; production notes; theatrical trailer.
Conan The Barbarian (Collector's Edition) [DVD](1982) DVD
Sword-and-sorcery fantasy, based on the adventures of Robert E. Howard's pulp novel warrior, ushered in a wave of imitators and launched the career of star Arnold Schwarzenegger. After enduring the murder of his parents and his enslavement by evil leader Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), Conan sets out on a mission of vengeance. Co-stars Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman; directed by John Milius. Extended version; 129 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French; audio commentary by Schwarzenegger, Milius; featurette; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers.
Conan The Barbarian [Blu-ray](1982)
Sword-and-sorcery fantasy, based on the adventures of Robert E. Howard's pulp novel warrior, ushered in a wave of imitators and launched the career of star Arnold Schwarzenegger. After enduring the murder of his parents and his enslavement by evil cult leader Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), Conan sets out on a mission of vengeance. Co-stars Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman, Mako; directed by John Milius. 129 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; deleted scenes; "making of" documentary; audio commentaryby Milius, Schwarzenegger; featurettes.
Conan: The Complete Quest [DVD] DVD
Robert E. Howard's pulp novel warrior comes to life in a pair of sword and sorcery epics. In "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), the titular Sumerian hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sets out to avenge the murder of his parents at the hands of evil cult leader Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones). With Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman, Mako; directed by John Milius. Then, "Conan the Destroyer" (1984) finds the Hyborian Age swordsman battling all manner of beasts and brawlers while on a quest for a mystical gem. Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Olivia d'Abo, and Mako co-star. 233 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers.
Rumble Fish [DVD](1983) DVD
Matt Dillon is an alienated Midwest youth whose life changes when the motorcycle-riding older brother (Mickey Rourke) he idolizes returns home. Strikingly filmed in black and white, Francis Ford Coppola's powerful adaptation of the S.E. Hinton novel features a supporting cast that includes Dennis Hopper, Diane Lane, Vincent Spano, Nicolas Cage, and Larry Fishburne. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary by Coppola; deleted scenes; "making of" documentary; music video.
The Outsiders: The Complete Novel [DVD](1983) DVD
Set in 1960s Oklahoma, Francis Ford Coppola's exciting adaptation of S.E. Hinton's classic tale chronicles a bitter gang war between the working-class "greasers" and the upscale "socs." When a violent encounter results in the death of a rival gang member, greasers C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio must go on the run from the law, forcing them to grow up before their time. The supporting cast features a host of future stars, including Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, and Tom Cruise. Extended edition; 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurettes; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.
Red Dawn [Blu-ray](1984)
Exciting action hit set against a Communist invasion of the United States. With Russian forces taking over the country, our only hope rests with a small band of plucky Midwestern high school students who must become daring freedom fighters to defend their nation. Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson, and Ron O'Neal star. 114 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1, French DTS stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes; theatrical trailer.
Red Dawn (Collector's Edition) [DVD](1984) DVD
Exciting action hit set against a Communist invasion of the United States. With Russian forces taking over the country, our only hope rests with a small band of plucky Midwestern high school students who must become daring freedom fighters to defend their nation. Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson, and Ron O'Neal star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; "making of" documentary; featurettes; more. Two-disc set.
Def-Con 4 (1985)/Hell Comes To Frogtown (1988) [DVD] DVD
Set in a post-nuclear holocaust Earth, the harrowing sci-fi saga "Def-Con 4" follows three astronauts who return from space to find a chaotic world of deformed savages and ruthless marauders. Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch, and Tim Choate star. Then, "Hell Comes to Frogtown" in the form of Sam Hell (Roddy Piper). He's roaming the radioactive wasteland in search of fertile women to impregnate, thus keeping humanity going, but the frog mutants who rule don't take kindly to his mission. Sandahl Bergman, Rory Calhoun, William Smith co-star. 174 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Memorial Valley Massacre [DVD](1988) DVD
Old-timers recall the evil that roams Memorial Valley, an ax-wielding killer with the strength of a wild bear and the cunning of a Ranger Smith. When a greedy developer opens the park despite the scary tales, campers are treated to a holiday bloodletting that none will soon forget. Cameron Mitchell, Lesa Lee, William Smith star. Soundtrack: English.
Deadly Breed [DVD](1988) DVD
A white supremacist group has begun sending its own "police force" on the city streets to get rid of "undesirables," but when they murder the wife of a parole officer opposed to their philosophies he straps on the hardware to teach them a deadly lesson in brotherhood. Timely thriller stars William Smith, Addison Randall. 83 min.
Merchants Of Death [DVD](1988) DVD
A strange hospital lets patients check in, but never out, and one man uncovers a blood-chilling black market in body parts. Will he be a hero, or the next victim? Suspenseful shocker from director/co-writer/star Ross Hagen also features P.J. Soles, Russ Tamblyn and Clint Howard. AKA: "B.O.R.N." 92 min. Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; featurettes; theatrical trailers; more.
Emperor Of The Bronx [DVD](1988) DVD
Ambitious hustler Tony (Alex D'Andrea) gets in over his head when he accidentally steals from an important New York mob boss. After his best friend is murdered and he is run out of town, Tony sets up a West Coast operation and plots his eventual return and hostile takeover. Raymond Martino, Adrian Drake, William Smith also star. 104 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Maniac Cop [Blu-ray](1988)
Someone dressed as a policeman is cleaning up the mean streets of New York in the most brutal ways imaginable. A cop suspected in the killings must clear his name by finding the real murderer--an ex-officer who's come back from the dead! Suspenseful shocker from director William Lustig ("Maniac") and writer Larry Cohen ("It's Alive") stars Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, and Robert Z'Dar. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 6.1 Master Audio, DTS HD Surround Master Audio; audio commentary by Campbell, Cohen, others; bonus footage; interviews; photo gallery; featurette; theatrical trailer; TV spots.
Maniac Cop (Special Edition) [DVD](1988) DVD
Someone dressed as a policeman is cleaning up the mean streets of New York in the most brutal ways imaginable. A cop suspected in the killings must clear his name by finding the real murderer--an ex-officer who's come back from the dead! Suspenseful shocker from director William Lustig ("Maniac") and writer Larry Cohen ("It's Alive") stars Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, and Robert Z'Dar. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, DTS 6.1; audio commentary by Campbell, Cohen, others; bonus footage; featurette; theatrical trailer; TV spots.
East L.A. Warriors [DVD](1989) DVD
East L.A., one of the country's toughest areas, where gangs roam and kill regularly, needs someone who can act as a "warrior" and maintain order. One candidate is an ex-neighborhood punk who returns to seek vengeance. Tony Bravo, Kamar Reyes, William Smith, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs star. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Spirit Of The Eagle [DVD](1989) DVD
A picturesque family adventure with "Grizzly Adams" star Dan Haggerty as a frontiersman who enlists the help of a majestic eagle to find his kidnapped son. Bill Smith and Jeri Arredondo also star. 93 min.
American Me [DVD](1992) DVD
An exciting, ultra-realistic account of the rise and fall of the Hispanic leader of an East L.A. gang. Edward James Olmos directs and stars as Santana, the tough crime kingpin who starts his gang while a young man serving a term in Folsom Prison, and who uses his power to control the barrio upon his release. With William Forsythe, Pepe Serna, and Evelina Fernandez. 126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; documentary.
Cybernator (1992)/The Digital Prophet [DVD](1998) DVD
In the year 2010, the government is in chaos and cyborg assassination squads that were trained by the military wage a war against public officials. After a police officer's partner is shot dead in an altercation with the cyborgs, he attempts to find out who is behind the killing. Lonnie Schuyler, William Smith star in "Cybernator." Then, in "The Digital Prophet," a pair of detectives investigates a string of murders whose victims are linked by interest in the Internet. The search for clues leads them into the high-tech world of hackers and to the author of an underground "cyber-comic." Suspenseful sci-fi thriller stars Jeffrey Combs, Blake Bahner, Schnele Wilson. AKA: "Cyberstalker." 170 min.
Leprechaun [DVD](1993) DVD
Forget those breakfast cereal commercials on TV! This little fella is more murderous than mischievous, and when some young people make off with his gold, they'll need more than the "luck of the Irish" to escape the Leprechaun's wrath. Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston and Mark Holton star in a "magically delicious" horror frightfest. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 2.0; Subtitles: French, Spanish; biographies; theatrical trailer.
...And God Spoke [DVD](1994) DVD
Remember those pretentious religious epics from the '50s and '60s? This sly Hollywood spoof follows a director/producer team who switch from sex comedies to a big-budget Biblical drama. Among the obstacles they face are a Noah's Ark that won't fit on the set, a product placement deal with Coca-Cola, and casting choices like Lou Ferrigno as Cain, Eve Plumb as Noah's wife, and Soupy Sales as Moses. Michael Riley, Stephen Rappaport also star. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Uncle Sam [DVD](1997) DVD
The Fourth of July becomes the "Gore-th of Ghoul-Eye" when a Desert Storm chopper pilot, shot down by friendly fire and returned to his hometown, comes back to life as a patriotically-clad killer who vents his murderous wrath on flag burners, tax cheats and other "un-American" types. Offbeat horror tale from writer Larry Cohen and director William Lustig stars Timothy Bottoms, Robert Forster, Isaac Hayes, and David Fralick. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; poster gallery; poster gallery; theatrical trailer.
The Erotic Rites Of Countess Dracula [DVD](2001) DVD
A lust for blood and the ladies permeates this super-sexy shockfest about a gorgeous rock star, turned vampire in the 1960s, who rises in contemporary times with the desire to die. Her aide, Renfield, has another idea: find three gorgeous virgins, seduce them and suck their blood. If all goes well, the bodacious bloodsucker can turn human again. If not, at least she'll get to know first-hand that ghouls just wanna have fun! Brick Randall, Del Howison and William Smith star. 85 min.
Deadly Memories [DVD](2002) DVD
Is the owner of a body shop murdering those responsible for the car accident that put his wife into a coma? The corpses of the teen joy riders are piling up, and local law enforcement seems powerless to stop the massacre. See how one demented vigilante carries out his brand of maverick justice in this shock-filled thriller. Robert Z'Dar, Rachel Robbins star. AKA: "Body Shop." 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
God Has A Rap Sheet [DVD](2002) DVD
Eight New York men of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds are arrested one night and wind up sharing a holding cell with an elderly vagrant who claims to be God. As the self-professed deity attempts to ease the detainees' conflicts, the men begin to wonder if their cellmate could possibly be who he (He?) claims to be. Thought-provoking comedy/drama from ex-Jerky Boy Kamal Ahmed stars John Ford Noonan, Peter Appel, Mohamed Djellouli, and William Smith as the Devil. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo Surround; audio commentary; deleted scenes; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer.
Killer Story [DVD](2004) DVD
Competing against each other to impress a beautiful woman they meet in a bar, two master pulp storytellers attempt to channel the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe to give themselves an edge over their rival. Spinning one creepy yarn after another, the men don't realize their game has horrifying consequences of its own. William Smith, Joe Estevez, and Janet Tracy Keijser star in this suspenseful shocker. AKA: "Grave Tales." 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; theatrical trailers.
Y.M.I. [DVD](2004) DVD
After his wife is raped and murdered, a high school history teacher suffers further tragedy when three of his students kill themselves. Determined to get some answers about why the Goth teens chose to end it all, he sets out to re-create the final night of their lives. Marek Probosz, Cy Carter, William Smith, and Jeff Conaway star. 80 min. Soundtrack: English.
Hell To Pay [DVD](2005) DVD
Two brothers--one a decorated Civil War hero, the other a shady gambler--are divided when they clash over the love of the same woman, leaving one to square off against a band of outlaws alone, in this gritty Western saga. Lee Majors, Stella Stevens, Buck Taylor, Tim Thomerson, James Drury, and Bo Svenson star. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Rapturious [DVD](2007) DVD
One of "The Jerky Boys," Kamal Ahmed wrote, directed and co-stars in this hip-hop-flavored horror tale about an aspiring white rapper named Rapturious who tries to make his musical dreams come true. After he starts taking a mysterious mind-altering drug, he begins to experience hallucinations of murder. But is Rapturious just having visions, or is he actually killing people? With Robert Oppel, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs; executive-produced by Artie Lange. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; featurette; photo gallery.

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filmography

FILM
Her Morbid Desires (2008) with Tippi Hedren, Robert Loggia, and Kevin McCarthy
Rapturious (2007)
Inner Rage (2006) with Joe Estevez
Voices from the Graves (2006) with Joe Estevez and Joe Farina
Hell to Pay (2005) with Lee Majors, Peter Brown, Denny Miller, and Stella Stevens
No Fear (2005) with David Carradine and Joe Estevez
Killer Story (2004) with Joe Estevez
Deadly Memories (2002) with Robert Z'Dar
Jumper (2002) with Joe Estevez
Y.M.I. (2002) with Peter Brown and Jeff Conaway
The Erotic Rites Of Countess Dracula (2001)
The Vampire Hunters Club (2001) with John Agar, Mink Stole, and Mary Woronov
Dangerous Highway (2000) with Robert Z'Dar
Never Look Back (2000)
Plastic Boy and the Jokers (2000)
Vice (2000) with Bo Hopkins
Blood of His Own (1998)
Dogs of Damnation (1998)
Doublecross On Costa's Island (1998) with Franco Columbu and Frank Stallone
No Rest for the Wicked (1998) with Jan-Michael Vincent and Joe Estevez
Warriors of the Apocolypse (1998)
Broken Vessels (1998)
Double Cross (1997)
Ground Zero (1997)
Hollywood Cops (1997) with Robert Z'Dar
Interview with a Zombie (1997)
Deadly Shooter (1997) with Andrew Stevens
Uncle Sam (1997) with P.J. Soles, Issac Hayes, and Bo Hopkins
Deadly Currency (1996) with Robert Z'Dar
Neon Signs (1996) with Carol Lynley
Big Sister 2000 (1995)
Judee Strange (1995)
Raw Energy (1995)
Taken Alive (1995) with Franco Columbu and Frank Stallone
Manosaurus (1994) with Michael Wayne James
Maverick (1994) with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, James Coburn, Geoffrey Lewis, Robert Fuller, and Doug McClure
Hard Time Romance (1993) with Mariska Hargitay
Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993) with Karen Black, Frank Stallone, and Joe Estevez
Road to Revenge (1993)
American Me (1992)
Dark Secrets (1992)
The Feast (1992)
Legend of Skull Canyon (1992)
The Legend of the Rollerblade 7 (1992) with Karen Black, Don Stroud, and Frank Stallone
Maniac Warriors (1992)
Shadow of the Dragon (1992) with Robert Z'Dar
The Third Rail (1992)
Cybernator (1991)
The Final Sanction (1991)
Kiss and Be Killed (1991) with Jimmy Baio
Last of the Warriors (1991)
The Last Riders (1991) with Erik Estrada
Merchant of Evil (1991)
The Roller Blade Seven (1991) with Karen Black, Don Stroud, and Frank Stallone
Terror in Beverly Hills (1991) with Cameron Mitchell and Frank Stallone
Cartel (1990) with Miles O'Keeffe and Don Stroud
Chance (1990)
Forgotten Heroes (1990)
Highway Warrior (1990)
Instant Karma (1990) with Orson Bean and David Cassidy
Action U.S.A. (1989) with Cameron Mitchell and Ross Hagen
Deadly Breed (1989)
East L.A. Warriors (1989)
Evil Altar (1989)
Jungle Assault (1989)
L.A. Vice (1989)
The Last Battle (1989)
Spirit of the Eagle (1989)
B.O.R.N. (1988) with P.J. Soles, Amanda Blake, and Russ Tamblyn
Bulletproof (1988) with Thalmus Rasulala and Gary Busey
Emperor of the Bronx (1988)
The Kill Machine (1988)
Memorial Valley Massacre (1988) with Cameron Mitchell
Platoon Leader (1988)
Maniac Cop (1988) with Richard Roundtree, Robert Z'Dar, and Sheree North
The Badd One (1987)
Commando Squad (1987) with Sid Haig, Mel Welles, and Ross Hagen
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) with Rory Calhoun and Roddy Piper
Hell on the Battleground (1987)
Moon in Scorpio (1987) with John Phillip Law and Britt Eklund
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Empire of Ash II (1985)
Empire of Ash III (1985)
Fever Pitch (1985) with Ryan O'Neal, John Saxon, and Chad Everett
Red Dawn (1984)
Rumble Fish (1983) with Matt Dillon
The Outsiders (1983) with Matt Dillon
Conan the Barbarian (1982) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu
The Cop Killers (1981)
Any Which Way You Can (1980) with Clint Eastwood and Dan Vadis
Wo to Wo Fat (1980)
Lion in the Streets (1979)
Seven (1979) with Susan Kiger
The Frisco Kid (1979) with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford
Fast Company (1979) with John Saxon
Blackjack (1978)
Blood & Guts (1978) with Brian Patrick Clarke
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) with Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning, and Paul Winfield
Hollywood Man (1976) with Don Stroud and Mary Woronov
Scorchy (1976) with Connie Stevens, Cesare Danova, and Joyce Jameson
Dr. Minx (1975) with Edy Williams and Alvy Moore
The Swinging Barmaids (1975) with Dyanne Thorne
The Ultimate Warrior (1975) with Yul Brynner and Max von Sydow
Boss (1975) with Fred Williamson
Another Day at the Races (1974) with MacLean Stevenson, Russ Tamblyn, and Alex Karras
Black Samson (1974) with Rockne Tarkington and Carol Speed
Policewomen (1974)
Grave of the Vampire (1974) with Michael Pataki
The Sex Symbol (1974) with Connie Stevens and Shelley Winters
The Deadly Trackers (1973) with Rod Taylor and Richard Harris
Gentle Savage (1973) with Joe Flynn and Barbara Luna
The Last American Hero (1973) with Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty, and Gary Busey
Sweet Jesus Preacher Man (1973) with Roger E. Mosley and Marla Gibbs
A Taste of Hell (1973) with Vic Diaz
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) with Anitra Ford and Beverly Powers
Hammer (1972) with Fred Williamson, Vonetta McGee, and Bernie Hamilton
Piranha, Piranha! (1972) with Peter Brown and Ahna Capri
The Thing with Two Heads (1972) with Ray Milland and Rosey Grier
Chrome and Hot Leather (1971) with Peter Brown and Marvin Gaye
Runaway, Runaway (1971) with Beach Dickerson
Summertree (1971) with Michael Douglas, Jack Warden, Brenda Vaccaro, and Barbara Bel Geddes
Angels Die Hard (1970) with Dan Haggerty
C.C. and Company (1970) with Joe Namath, Ann-Margret, and Sid Haig
The Losers (1970) with Bernie Hamilton and Adam Roarke
Darker Than Amber (1970) with Rod Taylor and Jane Russell
Backtrack! (1969) with Neville Brand, Peter Brown, Gary Clarke, Rhonda Fleming, Doug McClure, Fernando Lamas, Ida Lupino, and Philip Carey
The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969) with Pat O'Brien, Walter Brennan, Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Gypsy Rose Lee, Andy Devine, Jack Elam, Edward Andrews, Ricky Nelson, and Myron Healey
Run, Angel, Run (1969) with Valerie Starrett and Margaret Markov
The Banditos (1968)
Three Guns for Texas (1968) with Neville Brand, Peter Brown, Martin Milner, and Philip Carey. This film is actually three episodes of Laredo edited together and released theatrically
Mail Order Bride (1964) with Buddy Ebsen and Marie Windsor
Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961) with Edward Platt
The Lawbreakers (1960) with Vera Miles
Girls Town (1959) with Mamie Van Doren and Gloria Talbott
The Mating Game (1959) with Debbie Reynolds
High School Confidential! (1958) with Mamie Van Doren, Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, and Lyle Talbot

TELEVISION SERIES
Hawaii Five-O, 1968-1980 CBS TV series. Smith portrayed James "Kimo" Carew during the final (1979-80) season
Rich Man, Poor Man, 1976 miniseries
Laredo, 1965-1967 TV series. Smith portrayed Joe Riley
The Asphalt Jungle, 1961-1962 TV series. Smith portrayed Sergeant Danny Keller

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