'That 70's Show': This Is Kurtwood Smith Today

Kurtwood Smith as "Red" and Debra Jo Rupp as "Kitty" in That 70's Show, 1999

4. September 2019 - 19:33 Uhr / Laura Pérez

"Red Forman" was one of our favorite That 70's Show characters, portrayed by Kurtwood Smith. Unfortunately the series ended in 2006, but the actor has been working on A LOT of projects since then! 

Kurtwood Smith's acting career actually started in the 1980's, but during the 1990's he gained more public attention after portraying several characters in the Star Trek universe, as well as the iconic character "Red Forman" in That 70's Showalongside stars like Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama, and Debra Jo Rupp, among others. "Red", a retired factory worker and war veteran, father of "Eric Forman" (Topher Grace) and "Kitty's" (Debra Jo Rupp) husband, was one of the funniest characters in the show, due to his very well known bad temper. But what has the actor been up to lately? What did he do after That 70's Show ended in 2006?

Kurtwood Smith as "Red" and Debra Jo Rupp as "Kitty" in the third season of That 70's Show, 2001

Where is Kurtwood Smith today?

Since we last saw Kurtwood Smith in his legendary role as "Red Forman", he has been appearing in several television shows like Medium, Childrens Hospital, and Beware the BatmanHowever, it seems like the actor has been very busy lately since he is currently working in three different projects, Patriot, Big Goat Banana Cricket, and Perpetual Grace, LTD, where he portrays "Leslie", "Angry Old Raisin" (voice), and "Uncle Dave", respectively.

Kurtwood Smith also has an impressive voice acting résumé, and regarding film, some of his most relevant roles are the ones in Girl, Interrupted, All in the Bunker, Hitchcock, and most recently in the 2017 movie El Camino Christmas.

Kurtwood Smith at the LA Premiere Of Epix's "Perpetual Grace, LTD" in Los Angeles, California, 2019

Five quick facts about the That 70's Show star Kurtwood Smith

-He is happily married! He and his wife Joan Pirkle have been together for 30 years!

-Kurtwood Smith won the role of "Red Forman" in That '70s Show, but the original choice was actually Chuck Norris, however he was busy with Walker, Texas Ranger

-"Red Forman" used to live in Wisconsin, and Kurtwood Smith was actually born in Wisconsin!

-He has a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Stanford University 

-He is left-handed!

Kurtwood Smith and his wife Joan Pirkle at the screeninf of 'Hitchcock', Beverly Hills, 2012