Known For Acting
Known Credits 40
Day of Death 1968-01-11 (74 years old)
Place of Birth Attleboro, Massachusetts, U.S.
Also Known As
- Howard I. Smith
- Howard Irving Smith
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Howard Irving Smith (August 12, 1893 in – January 10, 1968) was an American character actor with a 50-year career in vaudeville, theater, radio, films and television. In 1938 he performed in Orson Welles's short-lived stage production and once-lost film, Too Much Johnson, and in the celebrated radio production, "The War of the Worlds". He portrayed Charley in the original Broadway production of Death of a Salesman and recreated the role in the 1951 film version. On television Smith portrayed the gruff Harvey Griffin in the situation comedy, Hazel.