Forry Smith is a former professional athlete who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1976 as a wide receiver. After a short stint with the Bills and the Seattle Seahawks, Forry returned to his hometown in Waterloo, Iowa, and began his second career as a high school English teacher and varsity football coach.
After seven rewarding years in the teaching profession, he decided to make a career change.
Lured to Hollywood with a passion for acting, Forry spent the next twenty years in pursuit of the often elusive dream. During that time, he booked dozens of guest-starring roles on nighttime television, countless commercials, a handful of major motion pictures, and a two-year contract on a popular soap opera.
Encouraged by his best friend Randall Wallace (the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of the amazing film “Braveheart”), Forry decided to add screenwriting to his already-impressive resume.
He fulfilled one of his dreams a short time later, writing and co-starring in his own movie “Paparazzi”… a film he was asked to write by Mel Gibson. Forry and Mel worked together on the film “We Were Soldiers” and experienced several run-ins with the paparazzi that inspired the film. Forry is often asked by people in the industry to speak with young actors and writers hoping to break into the business. His advice is widely accepted by Hollywood insiders as invaluable.
To contact Forry Smith, email him at
8900 Amestoy Ave.
Northridge, CA. 91325