Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1893-08-12

Day of Death 1968-01-11

Place of Birth Attleboro, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1987 Dolly (22 episodes)
1965 Green Acres (2 episodes)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 The Brass Bottle as Senator Grindle
1963 The Dakotas (1 episode)
1962 Bon Voyage! as Judge Henderson
1961 Hazel (4 episodes)
1960 Harrigan and Son (1 episode)
1960 Peter Loves Mary (6 episodes)
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1960 Murder, Inc. as Albert Anastasia
1959 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes) as Misrell
1959 Face of Fire as Sheriff Nolan
1959 New York Confidential (1 episode)
1958 Wind Across the Everglades as George Leggett
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1958 No Time for Sergeants as Maj. Gen. Eugene Bush
1958 I Bury the Living as George Kraft
1957 Don't Go Near the Water as Admiral Junius Boatwright
1957 A Face in the Crowd as J.B. Jeffries
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1954 First Love (215 episodes)
1953 The Caddy as Golf Official
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Death of a Salesman as Charley
1950 Cry Murder as Sen. Alden
1949 Lights Out (2 episodes)
1948 Studio One (2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1948 The Street with No Name as Ralph Demory
1948 State of the Union as Sam I. Parrish
1948 Call Northside 777 as K.L. Palmer
1946 Her Kind of Man as Bill Fellows
1938 Too Much Johnson as Joseph Johnson

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