Cotter Smith Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Jan, 2020
Facts of Cotter Smith
Date of Birth: 1949 , May-29
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Cotter Smith
Birth Name Cotter Smith
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, D.C.
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Married to Heidi Mueller (2001), Mel Harris (1988–1996), Christina Egloff (1972–1980)
Divorce Mel Harris, Christina Egloff
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Cotter Smith is an American stage, film, and television actor who has notably appeared in X2 (2003), You Don't Know Jack (2010). He has also appeared in Lady Beware, Invader, and The Sleeper. He has married thrice in his life.

Son of Federal Judge John Lewis Smith Jr.

Cotter Smith was born on May 29, 1949, in Washington, D.C., the United States of America, under the birth sign Gemini.

He is the son of the late Federal judge, John Lewis Smith Jr. who passed away on September 4, 1992. His mother's name is Madeline Smith. He is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

He first studied at the Lawrenceville School from where he graduated in 1968. He later attended Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature in 1972.

Acting Career

Cotter Smith started his acting career while studying with Stella Adler at the Actors Studio in 1978. His theater credits include the Broadway premiere productions of the 2010 Tony Award nominee Next Fall.

He also appeared in the National Tour of the play Art along with Judd Hirsch. The play received a Tony Award.

In 1977, he co-founded The Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where he appeared in The Homecoming, EndgameThe Seagull, Mad Forest and Habeas Corpus. His other performances included Love LettersRomeo and Juliet and Raft of the Medusa.

He has also co-founded the Cornerstone Theatre Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife, Heidi Mueller Smith.

His directing credits for the company included The American Dream, Night School and The Gingham Dog.  His acting credits for the company are 12 Angry Men, Long Day's Journey into NightBetrayal and Educating Rita.

In 1996, Smith received the Outstanding Performance Award for George M. Cohan's "The Tavern". He has also received two Ovation Award and four Drama-Logue Awards nominations.

His television and film credits are the 20th Century Fox film, X2: X-Men United, the ABC series Equal Justice and Night Stalker, The Americans, Person of InterestMadam Secretary, Forever and The Good Wife.

Estimated Net Worth of $3 Million

Cotter Smith has been active in the entertainment industry for more than four decades and throughout his decades-long career, the 70-year-old actor has earned a huge amount of money.

The exact net worth of the You Don't Know Jack star is not available but some sources have estimated Smith's total fortune to be $3 million.

His 2003 sci-fi film, X2: X-Men United, was made under the budget of $110 million and the film had a box office collection of $407.7 million.

Married Thrice in Life

As we mentioned earlier, Cotter Smith has married three times in his life. He first tied the knot with Christina Egloff in 1972 but after eight years of marriage in 1980, the two got a divorce.

Later in 1988, he exchanged vows with Thirtysomething actress Mel Harris. The two welcomed a daughter, Madeline Smith, in 1990. Unfortunately, the pair also parted ways in 1996.

Smith has currently been married to actress Heidi Mueller who is best known for playing the role of Kay Bennett in the NBC daytime soap opera, Passions (2003 -2008).

CAPTION: Cotter Smith with his wife Heidi Mueller SOURCE: TribLIVE

The husband-wife duo walked down the aisle on March 13, 2001, in an intimated ceremony, and ever since they are living happily together.


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