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Ian Smith (I)


Ian Smith is an Australian actor, director and producer. Smith worked on the set of Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979) as a producer and writer for the series, before being given the role of the Head of Department character Ted Douglas after an actor failed to show up to set one day, Smith on the last day of filming Prisoner was offered a role on ... See full bio »

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Known For

Neighbours Harold Bishop
(1987-2015)
Prisoner: Cell Block H Ted Douglas / Police Car Driver / Rev. Potter
(1979-1986)
Underbelly Ken Wallis
(2010)
Blue Heelers Clive Burton
(1994)

Filmography

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 2015/IV Albert (Short) (completed)
Albert
 2017 The Ex-PM (TV Series)
Cardinal Bell
- Faith (2017) ... Cardinal Bell
 2016 Comedy Showroom: Moonman (TV Short)
Ian
 1987-2015 Neighbours (TV Series)
Harold Bishop
- Episode #1.7085 (2015) ... Harold Bishop
- Episode #1.7083 (2015) ... Harold Bishop
- Episode #1.7081 (2015) ... Harold Bishop (credit only)
- Episode #1.7080 (2015) ... Harold Bishop
- Episode #1.7076 (2015) ... Harold Bishop
 2013/II Grandad (Short)
Grandad
 2013 It's a Date (TV Series)
Don
- Does Age Matter? (2013) ... Don
 2010 Underbelly (TV Series)
Ken Wallis
- Alpha and Omega (2010) ... Ken Wallis
- Saving Face (2010) ... Ken Wallis
- Fall Guy (2010) ... Ken Wallis
 2009 Remembering Nigel
Ian Smith
 2009 The Jesus Spoon (Short)
Buck Senior
 1997 The Last of the Ryans (TV Movie)
Sir Arthur Rylah
 1996 The Genie from Down Under (TV Series)
Race Judge
- Good Cop, Bad Genie (1996) ... Race Judge
 1994 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Clive Burton
- Labour of Love (1994) ... Clive Burton
 1993 Body Melt
Dr. Carrera
 1993 Time Trax (TV Series)
Max Shepparton
- Darien Comes Home (1993) ... Max Shepparton
 1979-1986 Prisoner: Cell Block H (TV Series)
Ted Douglas / Police Car Driver / Rev. Potter
- Episode #1.692 (1986) ... Police Car Driver (uncredited)
- Episode #1.502 (1984) ... Rev. Potter
- Episode #1.382 (1983) ... Ted Douglas
- Episode #1.381 (1983) ... Ted Douglas
- Episode #1.380 (1983) ... Ted Douglas
 1981 I Can Jump Puddles (TV Series)
Mr. Slade
- Take It or Leave It (1981) ... Mr. Slade
 1980 A Wild Ass of a Man (TV Movie)
Dando
 1980 Young Ramsay (TV Series)
Doctor
- Dreamtime (1980) ... Doctor
 1977-1979 Cop Shop (TV Series)
Dr. Richmond / Charles Carter / Mark Tyrell / ...
- Episode #1.144 (1979) ... Dr. Richmond
- Episode #1.136 (1979) ... Dr. Richmond
- Episode #1.90 (1978) ... Mark Tyrell
- Episode #1.51 (1978) ... Charles Carter
- Episode #1.52 (1978) ... Charles Carter
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
Col. Garner
- It's a Dog's World (1979) ... (uncredited)
- Sky Ball (1979) ... Col. Garner
 1978 Chopper Squad (TV Series)
Band: Chalice
- Long Weekend (1978) ... Band: Chalice
 1974-1977 Bellbird (TV Series)
Russell Ashwood / Russell
- Time for a Change part 2 (1977) ... Russell Ashwood
- Time for a Change part 1 (1977) ... Russell Ashwood
- The New Man: part 3 (1977) ... Russell Ashwood
- The New Man: part 2 (1977) ... Russell Ashwood
- The New Man: part 1 (1977) ... Russell Ashwood
 1977 Glenview High (TV Series)
Rocky
- Sally's Family (1977) ... Rocky
 1977 Bluey (TV Series)
Sen. Det. Davidson
- Stop the Press (1977) ... Sen. Det. Davidson
 1976 Power Without Glory (TV Series)
Dwyer
- Polite Society (1976) ... Dwyer
 1975 Quality of Mercy (TV Series)
- Kenny (1975)
 1971-1975 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Berry / Larry Fisher / Estate Agent / ...
- Galloping Prad Smith (1975) ... Berry
- The Lone Wolf (1973) ... Larry Fisher
- Etcetera (1973) ... Estate Agent
- Deception (1972) ... John Roberts
- Millbank Nugget (1971) ... Const. Graham Browning
 1971-1974 Division 4 (TV Series)
Mike Chapman / Stanley / Jackson / ...
- Sat'dy Arvo (1974) ... Mike Chapman
- You Never Forget the First Time (1973) ... Stanley
- Keep Running (1973) ... Jackson
- An Honest Sale (1973) ... Thomas Miller
- Andrew Shannon (1972) ... Arthur
 1974 Alpha Scorpio (TV Mini-Series)
Bates
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Bates
 1973 Ryan (TV Series)
Marty / TV interviewer
- Red Alert (1973) ... Marty
- Moon Monkey (1973) ... TV interviewer
 1966-1972 Homicide (TV Series)
Johnny Reid / Joe Baxter / Michael Edmunds / ...
- Change of Heart (1972) ... Johnny Reid
- A Ticket to the Grave (1972) ... Joe Baxter
- Sugar and Spite (1971) ... Michael Edmunds
- Wasp Nest (1966) ... Ray Fox
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Dick Spencer
- Prisoners' Plea (1969) ... Dick Spencer
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Harold Bishop

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Back in the days of Bellbird (1967) it was a great school for young actors. It was a school for experienced stage actors as well. These days if a kid looks OK they get the job. We find out if they can act later. Learning how to teach the kids is very important. See more »

Trivia:

Was the script supervisor for many episodes of Prisoner Cell Block H. Smith would later join the cast as a character, and later returned to his duties on set. See more »

Nickname:

Smithy

Star Sign:

Gemini

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