William Smith was an American actor born March 24th, 1933, in Columbia, Missouri. He was best known for his roles in Rich Man, Poor Man, where he took on the role of Falconetti.
He was well-known for his tough-guy roles. He took on the role of boxer Jack Wilson in the movie “Any Which Way You Can” and several other iconic roles. The actor died on July 5h, 2023.
William Smith was 6.2 feet (188 cm) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg). He had brown hair and hazel colored eyes.
Family and relationships
William Smith was born in 1933 in Missouri to parents William E and Emilly Smith. He was married to Michelle Smith, and they had one child in this marriage. Later on, they divorced, and the actor married Joanne Cervelli in 1989 and had one more child.
Before he launched his acting career, William Smith served in United States Air Force. He got his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. Later on, he got his master’s degree in Russian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
William had the humble start of his career when he was only 8 years of age. His first role was in the movie The Ghost Of Frankenstein. During his young career, he was a stuntman and actor.
He appeared in various films and TV shows, among which most notable are Eye of the tiger, Red Dawn, and The Mean Season. During the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, he appeared in many horror movies. On the big screen, he accompanied many Hollywood stars such as Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neville Brand, Peter Brown, and many more.
William Smith had a successful movie career that lasted over 70 years. His last film appearance was in the comedy “Irresistible,” starring Steve Carell. Before William died, his net worth was estimated between 5 and 7 million dollars.