Forrie J. Smith | Biography

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  • Full Name Forrie J. Smith
  • Occupation Actor, Cowboy, Stuntman
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Helena, Montana, USA
  • Birth Date 1959 (Exact birth date not disclosed)
  • Birth Date 1959
  • Wife Cheryl Richardson
  • Height Undisclosed
  • Net Worth $1.8million
  • Son Forrest Smith
Cast Of Paramount Network's Drama Series 'Yellowstone'

Forrie J. Smith | Biography

Performed stunts in the TV features such as 'Rambo,' 'Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992), Posse,' 'Lightning Jack'

Smith was wrangling for the movie 'Hell or High Water'when he was cast in 'Yellowstone.' He was in the enclosure then, handling the horses, befriending them, and engaging with them with his 50' rope when Taylor, the director of Yellowstone, approached him and suggested he'd get a part in it. He instantly agreed.

Forrie J. Smith is a real-life cowboy and actor most known for his portrayal as Lloyd Pierce in the TV series Yellowstone.

Who Is Forrie J. Smith?

Forrie J. Smith has worked in the film industry as a stuntman, actor, and occasional extra crew. His first acting role, according to IMDb, was in the 1987 film Desperado, where he portrayed Harley, Calvin’s sidekick. Following that, he played cameo roles in the television series Young Riders in 1991, The Lazarus Man (2006), Better Call Saul in 2017, and Midnight, Texas in 2018.

However, Smith rose to prominence as Lloyd Pierce in the TV series Yellowstone from 2018 to 2020. His additional TV credits, particularly film credentials, include The Vagrant (1992), Tombstone (1993), Gunsmoke: One Man’s Justice (1994), Blind Justice (1994), South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000), Transamerica (2005), Just Getting Started (2017), and others.

In addition, Smith performed stunts in the TV features Rambo III (1988), Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992), Posse (1993), Lightning Jack (1994), Los Locos (1997), and Seven Mummies (2006). Furthermore, he was an extra crew in the film 2 Guns (2013), Hell or High Water (2016), and The Kid (2019). He was hired as a wrangler in all these features.

Age & Family

Forrie J. Smith comes from an all-American family with roots in Montana. Smith was born and raised in Helena, Montana, in 1959. Smith grew up on his grandparents’ ranch, located southwest of the city. He is 62 years as of 2021.

As he grew, Smith mastered the ins and outs of ranching, rodeo, and horseback riding from his father and grandfather, both ranchers who excelled in rodeo, and his mother, a barrel racer. In fact, Smith began competing in rodeo when he was eight years old.

Forrie J. Smith riding a horse
Forrie J. Smith riding a horse at Miles City Bucking Horse Sale in 2021 (Photo: Instagram)


Smith was wrangling for the movie Hell or High Water when he was cast in Yellowstone. He was in the enclosure then, handling the horses, befriending them, and engaging with them with his 50’ rope when Taylor, the director of Yellowstone, approached him and suggested he’d get a part in it. He instantly agreed.

Yellowstone has an exclusive representation of cowboys. Smith, who has a strong affection for horses, sees it as a gift, as per Smith’s interview with Bridle & Bit Horse Magazine for its September 2020 issue.

Smith played Lloyd in 27 episodes of Yellowstone from 2018 to 2020. The drama series follows a rancher family in Montana as they fight to keep their land from being taken over by rivals.

The series has successfully completed its four seasons, with the last season airing in November 2021. Smith reprised his role as Lloyd in all the seasons and there is also a guest appearance by famous horse trainer Buster Welch in the fourth season.

In February 2022, The hit Western series has been extended for a fifth season, with the next season divided into two parts. Yellowstone’s fifth season will be extended by four episodes, bringing the total number of episodes to fourteen. The new season will be split into two parts, each comprising of seven episodes.


Smith starred as outlaw “Pony Deal” in the 1993 film Tombstone, which was a box office hit. While it isn’t a major role in the classic western film, Smith played an outlaw who lived in New Mexico until he died in 1988. Pony Deal is also a member of a group accused by Wyatt Earp of attempting to murder his brother at Tombstone.

Refuses Covid-19 Vaccination

Because of guidelines mandating all guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Smith will not be attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

The cast of Yellowstone is nominated in the top category of an ensemble in a television drama. After four seasons on-screen, the show received its first major award nomination. 

Smith said on Instagram that he is opposed to vaccines and would not be attending the SAG Awards in late February.

“I want to apologize to y’all for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. I mean no offense to anyone. I’m not vaccinated, and it’s a requirement to be vaccinated,” Smith revealed to his Instagram followers. “I’m not vaccinated, I will not get vaccinated,” Smith added. “I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. I never will. I believe they compromise your immunities… It’s just my beliefs. I just don’t believe in that stuff. Whatever.”

Did You Know?

  • Smith enjoys caressing his pets and saddling his horses. 
  • He enjoys the atmosphere at his house and dislikes being interrupted when eating.
  • Smith is yet to appear on the Wikipedia bio page.

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