Bill Smitrovich (born William Stanley Zmitrowicz, Jr.) is an American actor.


Smitrovich was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of Anna and Stanley William Zmitrowicz of Polish descent. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1972 and holds an MFA from Smith College. Smitrovich then started an acting career. During his career, he has starred in a number of TV series, with his first prominent role being in the 1980s series Crime Story as Detective Danny Krychek. He went on to star in the hit drama series Life Goes On. Smitrovich later became the lead guest-star in the pilot film of the 1980s crime-drama hit series Miami Vice, and also appeared in the final episode of NYPD Blue. He has also been seen in The Henry Lee Project and Millennium. He is perhaps best known for his roles on the A&E series A Nero Wolfe Mystery as Inspector Cramer, and on the ABC hit series The Practice as Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Walsh. Smitrovich then went on to star in Without a Trace, where he portrayed the recurring character of Chief Alex Olcyk. In 2010, he starred in the NBC series The Event as Vice President Raymond Jarvis.

Smitrovich has also portrayed a number of characters in military roles. These include roles on Independence Day, Air Force One, Thirteen Days, Fail Safe, and Eagle Eye. In addition, he has made many guest appearances on various TV shows, most notably Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 24, NUMB3RS, NYPD Blue, Touched by an Angel, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, and Castle. Smitrovich has also starred in several made-for-TV movies, playing Alexander Haig in the 2003 biographical TV miniseries The Reagans, as well as filling roles in Futuresport and in The '60s miniseries. On film, Smitrovich's roles include Silver Bullet, Renegades, The Trigger Effect, Gridiron Gang, and Iron Man. He most recently played the role of Mr. Zimburger in The Rum Diary and also appeared as the head of the CIA, Hanley, in The November Man. In his personal life, Smitrovich is married to Shaw Purnell, a woman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They have two children together: a son, named Alexander, and a daughter, named Maya.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Smitrovich portrayed Detective Farraday in the two-part Season Two episode The Big Game and Revelations.


For a full filmography, see here.

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