Smith began acting, as many do, playing a bit role in a Tv series. For him it was The Odd Couple
Five years later, in 1978, he had two bit parts in
Superdome (a TV movie) as All-Pro Moses Gordine
He played a heavy named Claude in the TV series Good Times (which has the best theme ever of any TV series in our view).
Acadamy is still his calling card, that was in 1984. Also in 1984 was Blue Thunder a TV series which he stalled as Lyman 'Bubba' Kelsey along with Dick Butkus, Dana Carvey and others along with an awesome helicopter that helped them fight crime.
For the rest of Smith's
filmography click here.