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J. Brennan Smith

J. Brennan Smith

American actor
J. Brennan Smith
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 15 March 1970
Death 8 February 2007, Los Angeles, California (aged 36 years)
Star sign Pisces
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J. Brennan Smith (born March 15, 1970) is an American former film and television actor and production assistant.

Ealy life

Smith was born on March 15, 1970.


Smith made his acting debut in 1977, at age seven, appearing in the role of "Samwich" in the TV series The Cliffwood Avenue Kids. Two years later, he landed the recurring role of "Mike Engelberg" in the TV series The Bad News Bears, appearing alongside Tricia Cast and Jack Warden. He was seen in 26 episodes of the series starting from Here Comes the Coach (aired 24 March 1979) to The Pride of the Bears (aired 1980). By the age of nine, he had already grown unusually tall and of strong stature, which made him ideal for this role. 

In 1980, he made his film debut with a minor role in directors/writers Michael Nankin, David Wechter's comedy film Midnight Madness.

In 1983, he was seen in two episodes of TV series CHiPs: Brat Patrol and Return of the Brat Patrol. After that, after a long break in the 1980s and 90s, he was seen again on TV in 1999, in the television series Melrose Place and Beverly Hills, 90210.

As a production assistant, Smith has worked on Girls III: Melanie, Renee, Sheryl, Suzan, Tamara (1977), Pleasantville (1998), Intimate Sessions (1998), and P.U.N.K.S. (1999).

For Paradise Lost (1999), he also worked in the Art Department as a property master.


Smith died on February 8, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. He was 36 years old.

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