Legendary Bodybuilder Actors: William Smith

William Smith is an American actor who has appeared in almost three hundred feature films and television productions.

While serving in the United States Air Force as a Russian Intercept Interrogator with both CIA and NSA security clearances, Bill flew secret ferret missions over the Russian SFSR. He also managed to win both the USAF weightlifting and arm-wrestling championships. After his service, the 6’2” bodybuilder went on to hold a 31-1record as an amateur boxer, win multiple global arm-wrestling competitions, develop exceptionally proficient fighting skills in the martial arts, hone his fluency in five languages and study at Syracuse University, the University of Munich, the Sorbonne in Paris, and finally at UCLA where he graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree.

Often called “the greatest bad-guy character actor of our time”, Bill is probably best known for his portrayal as “Falconetti” in ABC’s Rich Man, Poor Man. But his legions of fans best know the chiseled 200-pound actor as series-regular favorites police Sergeant Danny Keller on The Asphalt Jungle, as Texas Ranger Joe Riley on the NBC western series Laredo and as Detective James “Kimo” Carew on Hawaii Five-O.