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Born: October 30, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Van Nuys, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1972:
Made screen debut in "The Culpepper Cattle Company"; billed as Charlie Martin Smith
1973:
Made TV-movie debut in "Go Ask Alice" (ABC)
1973:
Landed voiceover role on the animated "Speed Buggy" (CBS)
1973:
Cast in breakthrough screen role as Terry 'The Toad' Fields in the George Lucas' directed "American Graffiti"
1978:
Earned a starring role in "Cotton Candy," directed by Ron Howard
1978:
Gained notice as one of Buddy Holly's bandmates in "The Buddy Holly Story"
1979:
Reprised role of Terry in the sequel "More American Graffiti"
1981:
Co-starred on TV series "Gabe and Walker"
1983:
Won critical praise for his leading role in "Never Cry Wolf"; also narrated the film
1986:
Made feature directing debut with the campy horror "Trick or Treat"; also co-starred
1987:
Earned good reviews for his work in Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables"
1994:
Played a major role in the controversial HBO film "And the Band Played On"
1995:
Had featured role in the CBS miniseries "Larry McMurtry's 'Streets of Laredo'"
1995:
Directed episodes of the Fox sci-fi TV series "Space: Above and Beyond"
1997:
Directed the initial episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth" that launched the hit TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, UPN)
1997:
Directed the hugely successful feature film "Air Bud"
1999:
Appeared in the A&E mini-series "P.T. Barnum"
2003:
Wrote and directed the Canadian feature film "The Snow Walker"; garnered nine Genie Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director for Smith
2004:
Appeared in "Kingdom Hospital" (ABC), a 13-episode miniseries developed by horror writer Stephen King
2007:
Cast opposite Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore in "Lucky You"
2008:
Produced, directed, and wrote the U.K.-released film "Stone of Destiny"
2011:
Directed Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman in the family drama "Dolphin Tale"

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