Who is Forrie J. Smith?
Forrie J. Smith is an American actor, stuntman and producer, probably best known to the world as Lloyd Pierce in the TV series “Yellowstone” (2018-2023), in addition to several other notable appearances he’s had so far in his career.
Forrie J. Smith Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Forrie J. Smith was born on 9 March 1959 in Helena, Montana, USA. Forrie hasn’t revealed the names of his parents, but it’s known that his father is a Canadian Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee. Unfortunately, there is no information about his mother, and whether he has siblings or not.
His educational background is also a mystery, but it is believed that he finished a local high school. He became interested in rodeo during his youth, and pursued it into a professional career.
Show Business Career
Forrie made his acting debut in 1987 with a minor role in the television western movie “Desperado”, which starred Alex McArthur, David Warner and Yaphet Kotto, directed by Virgil W. Vogel, about a cowboy trying to deliver cattle to town and get his money. However, things go south for him as he gets involved in a feud between the town boss and his girlfriend’s dad.
Four years later, Forrie made a one-time appearance in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV romantic-western series “The Young Riders”, which shows the adventures of the riders of the Pony Express, starring Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin and Ty Miller.
In 1992, he portrayed Pete in four episodes of the short-lived TV western-comedy series “Lucky Luke”, with Terence Hill, Arsenio ‘Sonny’ Trinidad and Neil Summers in the lead roles.
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The same year, he had a minor role in the horror thriller-comedy film “The Vagrant”, starring Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside and Marshall Bell, directed by Chris Walas.
Next, in 1993 he appeared in the biopic “Tombstone”, about a lawman who wants to retire and live in Tombstone, Arizona, however, his wishes are disrupted by the outlaws he was dealing with his entire career, starring Sam Elliott, Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos.
Forrie continued to appear regularly in westerns throughout the ‘90s; in 1994 in “Gunsmoke: One Man’s Justice”, starring James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, and Amy Stock, directed by Jerry Jameson, about a teenage boy who wants to avenge the murder of his mother, but his effort is brought to a halt by retired Marshal Dillon.
The same year, Forrie featured in the western action movie “Blind Justice”, with Armand Assante, Elisabeth Shue, and Robert Davi in the lead roles, while in 1995, he was Jesse James in one episode of the TV series “Legend”.
In 1996 he portrayed Blonde Knight in the TV mystery-western series “The Lazarus Man” and the same year, he appeared in the television movie “Ruby Jean and Joe” about an unlikely friendship between an elderly rodeo-rider and a young hitchhiker.
He finished the ‘90s with the role of Armendariz in the award-winning action horror-crime film “Perdita Durango”, about a psychotic criminal couple who kidnap a teenage couple, starring Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem and Harley Cross.
Forrie started the new millennium with the role of Deputy Landers in the western drama film “South of Heaven, West of Hell”, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Luke Askew and Dwight Yoakam.
Five years later, he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated adventure comedy-drama film “Transamerica”, with Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers and Fionnula Flanagan in the lead roles, about a transgender woman who learns that she has a son who is now a teenager, written and directed by Duncan Tucker.
In 2006 he appeared in the action horror-thriller film “Seven Mummies”, starring Matt Schulze, Cerina Vincent and Billy Wirth, about six convicts who escape prison, but face imminent death in the Arizona desert.
After this appearance, Forrie left show business to focus on other interests. He returned in 2017 with a one-time appearance in the TV crime-drama series “Better Call Saul”, a spin-off from the series “Breaking Bad”.
The same year, he was Animal Farm Manager in Ron Shelton’s comedy-crime film “Just Getting Started”, with Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo as the main stars.
In 2018 Forrie secured the role of his career, when he was chosen for the part of Lloyd Pierce in the TV neo-Western drama series “Yellowstone”. The series follows a family who owns a Montana ranch, and tries to fight off others who are encroaching on their land.
Forrie’s character, Lloyd Pierce, is a senior ranch hand, and has worked with the patriarch of the family for a long time. So far, he’s appeared in 43 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series, which made him a Hollywood star.
He is currently working on several projects, including the western film “Dead Man’s Hand”, in which he will star with Cole Hauser and Stephen Dorff. The film is currently in post-production and without a premiere date yet.
In addition to his work as an actor, Forrie has worked as a stuntman on several projects. He performed stunts in the film “Rambo III” in 1988, four years later did stunts in “Aces: Iron Eagle III”, and in 1993, he was seen in the film “Posse”.
To speak further of his career as a stuntman, he was an animal wrangler in the film “Los Locos” in 1997, while in 2006, he performed stunts in “Seven Mummies”.
According to sources, Forrie J. Smith’s net worth is estimated at $6 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Forrie doesn’t like talking much about his personal life; however, some details are available. According to sources, he’s married to Cheryl Richardson, with whom he has a son Forrest Smith.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Forrie J. Smith has dark brown eyes and salt and pepper hair. He’s 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, while his weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown. However, he’s maintained an athletic figure, despite being in his 60s.