Lane Smith

1936 - 2005

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Walter Lane Smith III (April 29, 1936 – June 13, 2005) was an American actor. His well-known roles included newspaper editor Perry White in the ABC series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, collaborator entrepreneur Nathan Bates in the NBC television series V, Mayor Bates in the film Red Dawn, Coach Jack Reilly in The Mighty Ducks, district attorney Jim Trotter III in My Cousin Vinny and U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lane Smith has received more than 1,332,858 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Lane Smith is the 3,616th most popular actor (down from 3,479th in 2019), the 5,712th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,496th in 2019) and the 1,773rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 59.62

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  • 20

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  • 2.24

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  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Lane Smith ranks 3,616 out of 10,030Before him are Scott Caan, Carina Lau, Mari Törőcsik, Mark Rydell, William S. Hart, and Betty Compson. After him are Won Bin, Jean Vilar, Jamey Sheridan, Sergi López, Mildred Davis, and Jeremy Wade.

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Among people born in 1936, Lane Smith ranks 306Before him are Chavarat Charnvirakul, Manuel Alegre, Michał Heller, Frankétienne, Tomáš Pospíchal, and Marin Sorescu. After him are Norman Manea, Trevor Taylor, Jack Lousma, Charlie Daniels, Vladimir Bagirov, and Héctor Núñez. Among people deceased in 2005, Lane Smith ranks 189Before him are John Vernon, Martin Lings, Pierre Daninos, Johnny Haynes, Thadée Cisowski, and Devan Nair. After him are Elisabeth Domitien, Zurab Zhvania, Ivan Kolev, Netti Witziers-Timmer, Eugénio de Andrade, and Maurice Lafont.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lane Smith ranks 5,712 out of 15,968Before him are William S. Hart (1864), Betty Compson (1897), T. C. Boyle (1948), William Eggleston (1939), Jay Gould (1836), and Shawn Crahan (1969). After him are Donald Fagen (1948), Glenn Davis (1934), Jamey Sheridan (1951), Bill O'Reilly (1949), Gram Parsons (1946), and Mildred Davis (1901).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lane Smith ranks 1,773Before him are Arthur Freed (1894), Victor Buono (1938), Scott Caan (1976), Mark Rydell (1929), William S. Hart (1864), and Betty Compson (1897). After him are Jamey Sheridan (1951), Mildred Davis (1901), Adriana Caselotti (1916), Will Yun Lee (1971), Jaimie Alexander (1984), and Michael Beck (1949).

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