Paul L. Smith



Place of birth:

Everett, Massachusetts, USA:


Paul L. Smith (born February 5, 1939) is an American character actor. Burly, bearded, and imposing, he has appeared in films and occasionally on TV since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison warden in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980) and the Beast Rabban in David Lynch's Dune (1984). He is sometimes credited as Paul Smith or Paul Lawrence Smith

Film Credits

D.R.E.A.M. Team (1999)
as Vladimir Corzon (as Paul Smith)
Maverick (1994)
as The Archduke
Desert Kickboxer (1992)
as Santos
Eye of the Widow (1991)
as Elko
Sonny Boy (1990)
as Slue
Caged Fury (1990)
as Head Guard
Crossing the Line (1990)
as Joe Kapinski
Ten Little Indians (1989)
as Elmo Rodgers
The Hired Gun (1989)
as Wounded Man
Death Chase (1988)
as Steele
Outlaw Force (1988)
as Inspector Wainright
Gor (1987)
as Serbus
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
as Dr. Paul Abbot
Sno-Line (1985)
as Duval
The Protector (1985)
as Mr. Booar
Crimewave (1985)
as Faron Crush
Red Sonja (1985)
as Falkon
Dune (1984)
as The Beast Rabban
מבצע שטריימל (1984)
Jungle Fever (1984)
as Cesar Santiago
Mil gritos tiene la noche (1982)
as Willard
The Salamander (1981)
as The Surgeon
Popeye (1980)
as Bluto
Going in Style (1979)
as Radio Announcer
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
as Jim Waterman/Victor Prescott
The In-Laws (1979)
as Mo
Midnight Express (1978)
as Hamidou
大圈套 (1977)
as Paul the Westerner
21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo (1976)
as Toby
Conspiracy of Terror (1975)
as Pound Supervisor
Noi non siamo angeli (1975)
as Raphael McDonald
Simone e Matteo: un gioco da ragazzi (1975)
as Butch
Koreyim Li Shmil (1975)
as Shmiel
Carambola, filotto... tutti in buca (1975)
as Len
Carambola (1974)
as Len
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
as Peter
Nahtche V'Hageneral (1972)
Madron (1970)
as Gabe Price

Production Credits

Caged Fury (1990)
Associate Producer