Known for movies

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DiedJune 4, 2017, Sherman Oaks Hospital, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseAnn-Margret, Victoria Shaw
FactWas talked into asking his first wife, Victoria Shaw, to marry him, by Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

Roger Smith (born September 25, 1932) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jeff Spencer in the television series 77 Sunset Strip.

Smith was born in South Gate, California, the son of Ethel May (née Meyers) and Robert Smith. His parents were both of German descent. He has a sister, Virginia. He attended high school in Long Beach, California.

Smith served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After his discharge, he began his acting career in 1955.

Smith’s first major role was in the television series 77 Sunset Strip, which ran from 1958 to 1964. He played the role of Jeff Spencer, a private detective.

In 1964, Smith appeared in the film A House Is Not a Home. He also appeared in the films The Young Sinner (1965), The Young Lovers (1966), and The Young Runaways (1968).

In the 1970s, Smith appeared in the television series The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. He also appeared in the films The New Centurions (1972), The New Centurions II (1973), and The New Centurions III (1974).

In the 1980s, Smith appeared in the television series Matt Houston and Hotel. He also appeared in the films The New Centurions IV (1981), The New Centurions V (1982), and The New Centurions VI (1983).

In the 1990s, Smith appeared in the television series Diagnosis: Murder and Burke’s Law. He also appeared in the films The New Centurions VII (1991), The New Centurions VIII (1992), and The New Centurions IX (1993).

Smith has been married three times. His first wife was actress Victoria Shaw. They were married from 1957 to 1963. His second wife was actress Ann-Margret. They were married from 1967 to 1973. His third wife is actress Pam Dawber. They have been married since 1987.

Smith has three children: daughters Tricia Leigh Fisher and Jordan Parker Smith, and son Dylan Smith.

As of 2020, Smith’s net worth is $10 million.

General Info

Full NameRoger Smith
DiedJune 4, 2017, Sherman Oaks Hospital, Los Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionActor, Singer, Film producer, Screenwriter


SpouseAnn-Margret, Victoria Shaw
ChildrenTracey Smith, Jordan Smith, Dallas Smith
ParentsDallas Smith, Leone Smith


MoviesMan of a Thousand Faces, Operation Mad Ball, No Time to Be Young, Crash Landing, Auntie Mame, Never Steal Anything Small, For Those Who Think Young, Up the Junction, Rogue's Gallery, The First Time, C.C. and Company
TV ShowsMister Roberts, 77 Sunset Strip, Father Knows Best

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1His neuromuscular disease went into remission in 1985.
2Was talked into asking his first wife, Victoria Shaw, to marry him, by Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
3Married Ann-Margret at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
41965: Diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a muscle disorder, which forced him to retire from performing.
51963: Left 77 Sunset Strip (1958) after doctors discovered a blood clot in his brain.
6Attended the University of Arizona-Tucson on a football scholarship.
7Children by first wife Victoria Shaw: daughter Tracey (born 3 July 1957), son Jordan (born 4 October 1958), and son Dallas (born 23 December 1961). He obtained sole custody of them in 1973.
8Better known as husband of actress Ann-Margret.




Rogue's Gallery1968John Rogue
Criminal Affair1968Un giocatore
Mister Roberts1965-1966TV SeriesLt. Douglas Roberts
For Those Who Think Young1964Smitty - the Detective (uncredited)
The Farmer's Daughter1964TV SeriesWalter
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesAnthony Griswold Knight
77 Sunset Strip1958-1963TV SeriesJeff Spencer
Surfside 61962TV SeriesJeff Spencer
Hawaiian Eye1960-1961TV SeriesJeff Spencer
Never Steal Anything Small1959Dan Cabot
Sugarfoot1958TV SeriesGene Blair
Auntie Mame1958Patrick Dennis - Older
Crash Landing1958John Smithback
Wagon Train1958TV SeriesDr. Peter H. Culver
Father Knows Best1956-1958TV SeriesDoyle Hobbs
Operation Mad Ball1957Cpl. Berryman
The George Sanders Mystery Theater1957TV Series
Man of a Thousand Faces1957Creighton Chaney at 21
No Time to Be Young1957Bob Miller
West Point1957TV Series
The Sheriff of Cochise1957TV SeriesJim
The Ford Television Theatre1956TV SeriesSkee Langford / Jug Jensen / Carter
Celebrity Playhouse1956TV SeriesEddie Mason
Over-Exposed1956Reporter (uncredited)
Damon Runyon Theater1956TV SeriesRichard


C.C. & Company1970original story and screenplay
The First Time1969screenplay
Mister Roberts1966TV Series story - 1 episode
77 Sunset Strip1960-1962TV Series 7 episodes
Surfside 61961TV Series 1 episode


Nobody's Children1994TV Movie co-producer
Ann-Margret: Rhinestone Cowgirl1977TV Movie executive producer
Ann-Margret Smith1975TV Movie producer
Ann-Margret Olsson1975TV Movie producer
Ann-Margret: When You're Smiling1973TV Movie producer
C.C. & Company1970producer
Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love1969TV Special producer
The First Time1969producer


The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
77 Sunset Strip1960TV Series writer - 1 episode


Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood2014DocumentaryHimself
Namath2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Manson Parole Officer, 1967-1968
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball1989TV MovieHimself
The 33th Annual Thalians Ball1988TV MovieHimself
The 11th Annual Women in Film Crystal Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Ann-Margret Smith1975TV MovieHimself
Dinah's Place1973TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Girl Talk1969TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1967TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Married Judge / Himself - Bachelor Judge
The Hollywood Squares1966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Everybody's Talking1967TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Match Game1965-1966TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Hullabaloo1966TV SeriesHimself
Call My Bluff1965TV SeriesHimself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Get the Message1964TV SeriesHimself
The Folk World of Jimmie Rodgers1964TV SeriesHimself
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
What About Linda?1961TV SpecialHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1960TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Singer

Archive Footage

Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 22007VideoHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryJeff Spencer
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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