Forrie J. Smith's first breakthrough role came as Pony Deal in "Tombstone." The film told the story of gunslingers and occasional lawmen Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday's involvement in the infamous 1881 shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
Four years after "Tombstone," Forrie J. Smith starred in the critically acclaimed dark comedy, "Perdita Durango." Although his scene is relatively short due to a shootout, it allowed Smith to fully embrace and embody a character with some semblance of a backstory.
Though Smith's screen time is short, his dialogue acts as a catalyst for a critical moment In "TransAmerica," playing the role of Sammy. His success following this role is further proof that sometimes it's more about quality and import than quantity when it comes to screen-time.
In the Season 3 premiere, "Mabel", Smith stars as a junkyard owner who helps Mike Ehrmantraut with an important gas cap question and calls him a cab. Fans will recognize Smith's quiet drawl as he struggles to pronounce the name "Ehrmantraut.”
In 2018, Smith lent his characteristic Western aesthetic to NBC's "Midnight, Texas." Smith played Reverend Emilio Sheehan, who had been killed and Transformed by A weretiger.