Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 20, 1939
SpouseDenby Franklin, Lorraine Martin, Linda Smothers
FactBrother-in-law of casting director Marcy Carriker.

Dick Smothers is an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known as one-half of the comedy team The Smothers Brothers, with his brother Tom. The team became famous for their work on television, stage, and film.

Smothers was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1939, the son of Ruth (née Hockridge), a homemaker, and Paul T. Smothers, a career military man. He has a younger brother, Tom. The family moved around frequently due to his father’s job, living in California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Japan.

Smothers began his comedy career while stationed with the United States Air Force in West Germany. He later studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts.

The Smothers Brothers began working together in the early 1960s, and their act quickly gained popularity. They appeared on several television shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. In 1967, they starred in their own self-titled variety show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. The show was a hit with audiences and won several Emmy Awards.

The Smothers Brothers parted ways in the early 1970s and Dick went on to pursue a solo career in comedy and acting. He appeared in several films and television shows, including Fantasy Island, Cagney & Lacey, and Cheers. He also released several comedy albums.

In the late 1990s, The Smothers Brothers reunited and began touring again. They continue to perform together today.

Dick Smothers has a net worth of $5 million. He has been married three times and has four children.

General Info

Date Of BirthNovember 20, 1939
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Composer
EducationSan Jose State University, Redondo Union High School


SpouseDenby Franklin, Lorraine Martin, Linda Smothers
ChildrenDick Smothers Jr., Remick Smothers, Andrew Smothers, Susan Smothers, Sarah Smothers, Steven Smothers
ParentsRuth Smothers, Thomas B. Smothers
SiblingsTom Smothers, Sherry Smothers


AwardsTV Land Favorite Singing Siblings Award
Music GroupsSmothers Brothers
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
MoviesTales of the Rat Fink, Casino, Speed Zone, Alice Through the Looking Glass
TV ShowsThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Smothers Brothers Show (1975), The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1988), Fitz and Bones, The Smothers Brothers Summer Show

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1[on The Smothers Brothers] Our trouble is we're 1960s WASPs with a reputation as political satirists with nothing left to satirize.
2"There's a dumbing down of the schools. It's all around." (Chicago Tribune interview, November 28, 2002)


1Though he and his brother Tom Smothers both appear in The Informant! (2009), their characters are not related and never share the screen.
2Distant cousin of Alexandra Smothers.
3Graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California in 1957.
4Dick's father was a POW in WW II and died during the Bataan Death march. His father, Major Thomas Bolyn Smothers, Jr. was a West Point Graduate. He survived the Bataan Death March, and died on a Japanese POW ship. He was buried at sea.
5Attended San Jose State University in California.
6Brother-in-law of casting director Marcy Carriker.
7Dick and his brother, Tom, were born on Governor's Island in New York Harbor. Their father, who was stationed on the military base on that island, moved his pregnant wife there to be close to him.
8Younger brother of Tom Smothers.




The Informant!2009Judge Harold Baker
Distinguished Artists2005TV Series
Kingdom Hospital2004TV SeriesJanitor
The Debtors1999
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV SeriesDick
Speed Zone1989Nelson van Sloan
Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card1988TV Movie
Benson1985TV SeriesElevator Musician
Tales of the Unexpected1983TV SeriesDr. Humphrey Baxter
Terror at Alcatraz1982TV MovieRyan Fitzpatrick
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesRon Price
Fitz and Bones1981TV SeriesRyan Fitzpatrick
It Takes a Thief1970TV SeriesP.K. Rhodes
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966TV MovieTweedledee
My Brother the Angel1965-1966TV SeriesDick Smothers
Burke's Law1964TV SeriesLuke Rafer
Make Room for Daddy1962TV SeriesDick Smothers
The New Steve Allen Show1961TV SeriesRegular


The Simpsons2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentary performer: "Six String Orchestra"
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jonathan Winters Show1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alice Through the Looking Glass1966TV Movie "The Backwards Alphabet" El alfabeto al revés., "Opening & Closing Theme" Tema de apertura y cierre. / performer: "Through the Looking Glass" opening & closing theme, "The Backwards Alphabet" 2:09, "The Backwards Alphabet"
The Andy Williams Show1966TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jack Benny Program1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Make Room for Daddy1962TV Series performer - 1 episode


Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV Series additional material - 1 episode


The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)2010DocumentaryHimself
The 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame2010TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The Simpsons2009TV SeriesHimself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian / Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
Tales of the Rat Fink2006DocumentaryStation Wagon (voice)
Biography1996-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Weird U.S.2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself (as The Smothers Brothers)
Hollywood Squares1999-2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 31st Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Life with Bonnie2003TV SeriesHimself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesThemselves
Jack Paar: Smart Television2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV MovieHimself - Host / Performer
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize2002TV MovieHimself
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentarySegment Presenter
Faces Made for Radio1999VideoHimself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Steve Martin: A Comic Life1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHimself
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1994TV SpecialHimself
The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel & Hardy1992TV Special documentaryHimself (as the Smothers Brothers)
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentaryHimself
Newton's Apple1990TV SeriesHimself
Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous1990TV MovieHimself
50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988-1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Off Your Duff1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
What's Alan Watching?1989TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The 20th Reunion1988TV SpecialHimself - Host
Dolly1987TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself - Center Square / Himself - Panelist
Odds Are!: The Smothers Brothers Show You How to Gamble and Win1985Video documentaryHimself - Co-Host
The Secret World of the Very Young1984TV MovieHimself - Performer
Sunday Night Live1984TV MovieHimself - Master of Ceremonies (M.C.)
Saturday Night Live1982-1983TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Various
Save the Cable Cars Telethon1982TV MovieHimself
The Glen Campbell Music Show1982TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1982TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual Young Comedians1981TV SpecialHimself - Host
Hour Magazine1980TV SeriesHimself
The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special II1980TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special I1980TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV MovieHimself
Tattletales1977TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731977TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Dinah!1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesPanelist
Cher1975TV SeriesHimself / Art Decko
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966-1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1974TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian
The Hollywood Palladium1974TV MovieHimself
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
The Julie Andrews Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The New Bill Cosby Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1972TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary1972TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co.1972TV SeriesHimself
Tom Smothers' Organic Prime Time Space Ride1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Flip1971TV SeriesHimself
Once Upon a Wheel1971DocumentaryHimself
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Art Linkletter Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians1970TV MovieHimself (voice, as The Smothers Brothers)
The Andy Williams Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man1970TV Special
The Return of the Smothers Brothers1970TV MovieHimself - Host
The Racing Scene1969DocumentaryHimself - Driver
The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself
The Jonathan Winters Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967-1969TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Pat Paulsen for President1968TV MovieHimself
Carnival Nights1968TV SpecialHimself (Cameo)
The Pat Boone Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dee Time1968TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1967TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Jack Benny Hour1966TV SpecialHimself (as The Smothers Brothers)
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Val Doonican Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Williams Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as The Smothers Brothers)
Hollywood Talent Scouts1966TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Jack Benny Program1965TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Program1965TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1964TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Themselves - Comic Folk Singers
I've Got a Secret1964TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Garry Moore Show1963-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Judy Garland Show1963TV SeriesHimself
Hootenanny1963TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962-1963TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Playhouse1962TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Singer / Comedian
The Bing Crosby Show1959TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton2014VideoHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song2007DocumentaryHimself
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends2006Video documentary shortHimself
Casino: The Cast and Characters2005Video documentary shortSenator
The First Amendment Project: No Joking2004TV Movie documentary
A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary1998TV SpecialHimself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Laugh-In Past Christmas Present1993TV SpecialHimself
The Great Standups1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself - The Smothers Brothers
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Singing SiblingsThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
1989Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevision

Nominated Awards

1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1988)
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety or Musical SeriesThe Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)
1966Gold MedalPhotoplay AwardsMost Promising New Star (Male)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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