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William Stanley Zmitrowicz Jr. (born May 16, 1947; age 74), known professionally as Bill Smitrovich, played Gene McLennen in Season 4 of 24.

Biography and career[]

Bill Smitrovich was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut as William Stanley Zmitrowicz. His parents were Anna and Stanley William Zmitrowicz, a tool and die maker. He is of Polish descent. Smitrovich graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1972, and later completed an MFA from Smith College in 1976. He is married to Shaw Purnell, and they have a son and a daughter.

Smitrovich has appeared in numerous television shows. He has appeared in shows like Miami Vice (with Mykelti Williamson), Nash Bridges (with Conor O'Farrell), NYPD Blue (with Currie Graham and Vincent Corazza), and Numb3rs (with Navi Rawat). However, he has featured in recurring roles in shows like Crime Story and The Event (with Zeljko Ivanek, Tony Todd, Necar Zadegan, Vic Chao, and Ian Anthony Dale). In 2014, he joined the supporting cast of the TNT cable TV series The Last Ship (with Maximiliano Hernandez, Ravil Isyanov, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bruce Nozick and Tracy Middendorf).

Smitrovich also appeared in films such as Air Force One (with Xander Berkeley, Timothy Carhart, Wendy Crewson, David Gianopoulos, Don McManus, Glenn Morshower, Tom Everett and Jurgen Prochnow), Iron Man (with Tim Griffin and Tim Guinee) and The November Man (with Will Patton).

24 credits[]

Selected filmography[]

  • Valley of Bones (2017)
  • Ted 2 (2015)
  • The November Man (2014)
  • Eagle Eye (2008)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Gridiron Gang (2006)
  • Thirteen Days (2000)
  • Air Force One (1997)
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • Nick of Time (1995)
  • Renegades (1989)
  • Manhunter (1986)
  • Splash (1984)

Television appearances

  • MacGyver (2021)
  • Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
  • Magnum, P.I. (2018)
  • Designated Survivor (2017)
  • The Last Ship (2014-2016)
  • The Event (2010-2011)
  • Castle (2009)
  • Without a Trace (2004-2008)
  • Law & Order (2006)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2005)
  • Numb3rs (2005)
  • 24 (2005)
  • NYPD Blue (1994-2005)
  • The Practice (2001-2004)
  • Nash Bridges (2001)
  • Millennium (1996-1997)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995)
  • Life Goes On (1989-1993)
  • Crime Story (1986-1988)

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