On Monday 2/17/2014, television and film actor and SJSU alumni Kurtwood Smith conducted a question-answer session for our programs. The theatre was packed with student fans who were THRILLED to have one of their favorite actors in the house.
TRFT David Kahn summed it up in his thank-you to Mr. Kurtwood: “Thank you so much for spending time with our folks at SJSU and especially for your generosity in sharing your experience with our students. It’s particularly gratifying to have you reaffirm the kind of values and approach that we’re teaching every day. The real-world validation from someone they truly respect – and who walked the same halls – is very powerful and much appreciated.”
Mr. Smith ( is known for playing Clarence Boddicker in RoboCop and Red Forman in That ’70s Show, and for his appearances in the genre of science fiction (Star Trek, The X-Files). He also starred in the seventh season of 24.