Bill Smitrovich


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Connecticut-born actor Bill Smitrovich (on May 16, 1947) started his acting career rather late. A Masters degree holder from Smith College and a former acting teacher at the University of Massachusetts, the hefty actor earned his big break in an understudy role in the world premiere of Arthur Miller's "The American Clock" at the Spoleto Festival, a production that went to Broadway. Other stage parts have included "Food from Trash," "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "Far East" and "Frankie & Johnny at the Claire de Lune." Bill was a founding member of the No Theatre Company, now in association with the Wooster Group, whose members included Willem Dafoe and the late Spalding Gray. Bill made his 1978 New York debut in the company's production of "The Elephant Man."In the early 1980s he started tackling film and TV roles, often playing good cops and assorted villainous types. He made his film debut in a small role in A Little Sex (1982) and went on to play a prime part in the TV-movie pilot of Miami Vice (1984). A co-starring detective part on the series Crime Story (1986) led to more visibility. He finally became a household face (if not quite a name) as former construction worker-turned-restaurateur Drew Thatcher, the father of three on the critically acclaimed dramatic series Life Goes On (1989). Co-starring with Patti LuPone (of "Evita" fame), they played parents to a son born with Down Syndrome (portrayed by Chris Burke). The much-admired family-oriented show, which went on to deal with other topical themes such as AIDS, lasted four seasons.Since then Bill has involved himself in raising public consciousness and sensitivity of Down Syndrome. He has hosted the annual "Life Goes On Celebrity Golf Classic" for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. Following this TV success, Bill co-starred on the A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001) with Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin, had a recurring chief prosecutor role on The Practice (1997) and played a lieutenant in the Fox hit series Millennium (1996). His many film roles include Key Exchange (1985), Renegades (1989), The Trigger Effect (1996) with Dermot Mulroney, Independence Day (1996) with Will Smith, a strong role as a public defender in Rob Reiner's Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Air Force One (1997) and, more recently, as a general in Kevin Costner's Cuban Missile Crisis drama Thirteen Days (2000). He also played Alexander Haig in the TV-movie biopic on Ronald Reagan starring James Brolin and Judy Davis.Married to Shaw Purnell and the father of two, he has played a number of high-ranking officials, both good or corrupt, over the years. Most of Bill's recent work into the millennium has been on the small screen with guest appearances on such popular shows as "Nash Bridges," "NYPD Blue," "24," "Numb3rs," "Law and Order," "Criminal Minds," "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Boston Legal," "Castle," "Californication," "Two and a Half Men" and "Grey's Anatomy," with regular/recurring roles on such series as The Practice (1997), Without a Trace (2002), The Event (2010), The Last Ship (2014) Dynasty (2017). Occasional big screen supports include Thirteen Days (2000), Iron Man (2008), The Rum Diary (2011),Eagle Eye (2008), Ted (2012) and its sequel Ted 2 (2015), November Man (2014), Bitch (2017) and Valley of Bones (2017) - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh /

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Bill Smitrovich’s flixes, followed by Hoopla compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Bill Smitrovich on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1983 to 2014. See the full graphs of the number of Bill Smitrovich movies released per year from 1994 till 2014.

Top Genres

Bill Smitrovich works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 41% of Bill Smitrovich movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Bill Smitrovich worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Bill Smitrovich has worked on is 6.5.

6.5 / 10

Bill Smitrovich's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Crime Story (1986)

The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

8.3/1060 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

The Event (2010)

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

7/1043 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

TV movie based on the the story of the kid who divorced his parents. Gregory has lived a rough life. His father abuses him and his two brothers. The boys are placed with the mother. Gregory...

6.4/1089 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.

6.2/10108 min

Available in 14 platform(s).

A retired hit-man can't pass up one last high-priced contract. In his final job, he is directed to kill the beautiful and intriguing librarian Sarah, but his violent ways begin to fail him as he falls for this totally unsuspecting mark.

6.1/1093 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

The story of a widow (in West Virginia) who takes in a drifter who she believes killed her husband. She begins to fall for him but cannot be sure if she should trust him.

5.6/10100 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

A veterinarian, unhappy in her life and in her marriage to a minister, treats a dog whose condition is so bad it may have to be euthanized. It turns out that the animal belongs to an old ...

4.7/1090 min

Available in 1 platform(s).