Paul L. Smith

Biography

Born: Paul Lawrence Smith June 24, 1936 in Everett, Massachusetts, USA Died: April 25, 2012 (age 75) in Ra'anana, Israel Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Worked as a bouncer and a bodyguard prior to acting. B.A. philosophy and psychology, Brandeis University Weighed 17 pounds when he was born. Was already 200 pounds and six feet tall at age 12. Usually played heavies on screen. Was most notable as a sadistic prison warden in Midnight Express (1978) and as Bluto in Popeye (1980). Was offered his first small role on screen in the movie Exodus (1960) by director Otto Preminger, while attending a party. Became an Israeli citizen in 2006, adopting the Hebrew name Adam Eden.

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Red Sonja

Falkon (as Paul Smith)

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Crimewave

Faron Crush

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Sonny Boy

Slue

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Jungle Warriors

Cesar Santiago

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Gor

Surbus

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Diamond Pedlars

Simone / Toby (as Paul Smith)

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Death Chase

Steele (as Paul Smith)

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Carambola

Clem (as Paul Smith)

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Convoy Buddies

Clem (as Paul Smith)

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Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus

Peter (as Paul Smith)

Starring In
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D.R.E.A.M. Team

Vladimir Corzon (as Paul Smith)

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Maverick

The Archduke

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Caged Fury

Head Guard (as Paul Smith)

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Sonny Boy

Slue

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Ten Little Indians

Mr. Rodgers

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Death Chase

Steele (as Paul Smith)

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Gor

Surbus

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Haunted Honeymoon

Dr. Paul Abbot

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Red Sonja

Falkon (as Paul Smith)

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The Protector

Mr. Booar (uncredited)

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Crimewave

Faron Crush

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Dune

The Beast Rabban (as Paul Smith)

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Jungle Warriors

Cesar Santiago

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Pieces

Willard (as Paul Smith)

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The Salamander

The Surgeon (as Paul Smith)

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Popeye

Bluto

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Going in Style

Radio Announcer

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The In-Laws

Mo (as Paul Lawrence Smith)

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Disaster on the Coastliner

Jim Waterman / Victor Prescott

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Midnight Express

Hamidou (as Paul Smith)

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21 Hours at Munich

Gutfreund (as Paul Smith)

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Diamond Pedlars

Simone / Toby (as Paul Smith)

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Convoy Buddies

Clem (as Paul Smith)

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Carambola

Clem (as Paul Smith)

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Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus

Peter (as Paul Smith)

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His Name Was Madron

Gabe Price (uncredited)

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Exodus

Jewish Prisoner Peretz Geffner (uncredited)

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