Charles Martin Smith

Charles Martin Smith

actor, director, writer

Charles Martin Smith was born on Oct 30, 1953 in USA. Charles Martin Smith's big-screen debut came with The Culpepper Cattle Co. directed by Dick Richards in 1972, strarring Tim Slater (as Charlie Martin Smith). Charles Martin Smith is known for Drive directed by Greg Yaitanes, Kristin Lehman stars as Corinna Wiles and Emma Stone as Violet Trimble. Charles Martin Smith has got 4 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Charles Martin Smith achieved is Heartland International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Charles Martin Smith plays is A Christmas Gift from Bob which will be released on Nov 06, 2020.

Charles Martin Smith is an American film actor, writer, and director. Born in Van Nuys, California, Smith was discovered by a talent agent while acting in a school play, usually a rare occurrence. After a few years of working in film, he landed the role of Terry "Toad" Fields in George Lucas' 1973 film, American Graffiti (1973). The sequel, American Graffiti, la suite (1979), did not have the success of the original, but he gained notice in The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Un homme parmi les loups (1983) and the successful Starman (1984).Smith's career continued mainly in supporting roles, but he received good reviews for his work in Les incorruptibles (1987). While his career was largely unremarkable in the 1990s after appearing in less successful films, such as Chérie, vote pour moi (1994) and Les complices (1994), Smith turned in a well-regarded performance in the TV miniseries Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo (1995) and a minor role in the big budget Deep Impact (1998). He was also one of the directors of the TV series Space 2063 (1995), as well as the director of the initial episode ("Welcome to the Hellmouth") that launched the hit TV series Buffy contre les vampires (1997). Since the mid-1990s, Smith has increasingly focused on his work behind the camera. He directed the feature film Air Bud - Buddy star des paniers (1997) (Disney), and two TV miniseries for Hallmark Entertainment, Roughing It (2002) and Icône (2005). He also wrote and directed the feature film, Inuit (2003), for Lion's Gate Films, based on a story by Farley Mowat (Un homme parmi les loups (1983)), which marked a return to the Arctic for Smith. He then wrote and directed the feature film Stone of Destiny (2008), for Infinity Features and Odeon Sky, the true story of four young Scottish students who broke into Westminster Abbey in London to take back a sacred Scottish relic. The film stars Charlie Cox, Kate Mara and Robert Carlyle, and was nominated for Best Picture by the Scottish BAFTAS. He now resides in Canada and continues to add to production, directing, acting, and writing credits in a career that has spanned over 35 years.His next film, L'incroyable histoire de Winter le dauphin (2011), for Alcon (The Blind Side (2009)) and Warner Brothers, which he also wrote and directed, stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, and Winter, the dolphin, who plays herself in the film. The movie is scheduled to be released Sept. 23, 2011 by WB.

  • Birthday

    Oct 30, 1953
  • Place of Birth

    Van Nuys, California, USA
  • Also known

    Charles Martin-Smith, Charlie Martin Smith, C.M. Smith

Known For


4 wins & 13 nominations

Heartland International Film Festival
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Winner - Truly Moving Picture Award
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Feature Film
Winner - Best Director
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