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CHARLES MARTIN SMITH (Director) is a veteran filmmaker and actor with a broad range of credits on both sides of the camera.

He most recently directed and wrote the historical drama "Stone of Destiny,” for which he won the Best Director Award at the 2009 Palm Beach International Film Festival. The film was also chosen to be the Closing Night Gala at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, and went on to earn a BAFTA Scotland Award nomination for Best Picture, and six Leo Award nominations, including three for Smith for Best Director, Best Screenwriting and Best Picture.

Smith first came to prominence as an actor, as part of the ensemble cast of George Lucas' seminal 1973 film "American Graffiti.” His early film credits also include "The Buddy Holly Story,” Sam Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” John Carpenter's "Starman,” and Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables.” Smith also earned praise for his portrayal of Farley Mowat, the real-life researcher who braved Canada's frozen tundra to study wolves, in Carroll Ballard's 1983 dramatic adventure "Never Cry Wolf.”

In 2003, he wrote and directed the feature "The Snow Walker,” based on Mowat's book Walk Well My Brother and starring Barry Pepper. In addition, he directed the family hit "Air Bud,” and directed and co-starred in both "Fifty/Fifty” and the 1986 satirical horror film "Trick or Treat.”

Smith has also helmed a number of television projects, including the two-hour inaugural episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which launched the hit series; multiple episodes of the Canadian series "Da Vinci's Inquest,” in which he also had a regular role; and such telefilms as "Icon” and "Roughing It.” He also wrote and executive produced the telefilm "The Clinic.”

His additional acting credits include such films as "I Love Trouble,” "Deep Cover,” "Speechless,” "Perfect Alibi,” "Wedding Bell Blues,” "Deep Impact,” "Touching Wild Horses” and "Lucky You,” as well as the indies "Dead Heat” and "Here's to Life,” which he also executive produced.

On television, Smith has appeared on dozens of series over the past 40 years, recently including "Psych,” "Fringe,” "Leverage,” "Drive,” "Law & Order: SVU” and "Ally McBeal.” He has also been seen in such longform projects as "Still Small Voices,” "The Triangle,” "The Apartment Complex,” "P.T. Barnum,” "The Beast,” "Streets of Laredo,” "And the Band Played On,” and "Roswell,” among many others.

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