Lane Smith

Lane Smith bio

Birth Name: Walter Lane Smith Sr.

Occupation: TV Actor

Place Of Birth: Memphis

Date Of Birth: April 29, 1936

Date Of Death: June 13, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Lane Smith was born on the 29th of April, 1936. He was popular for being a TV Actor. Played the role of Perry White on the series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Nathan Bates in NBC’s V. He also appeared in the film, My Cousin Vinny.

Lane Smith was born in Memphis. He attended The Leelanau School, a boarding school in Michigan, and was recognized in their Hall of Fame. He played Mayor Bates in the film, Red Dawn.

Lane Smith was a Taurus and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Lane Smith was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Walter Lane Smith Sr. is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Lane’s Walter Lane Smith Sr. attended Carnegie Mellon University (two years of Drama, dropped out).


Lane Smith’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Lane Smith’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Lane Smith kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Lane Smith was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Walter Lane Smith Sr.
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Lane Smith was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Lane Smith was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Lane Smith had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Lane Smith’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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