Remember when Yellowstone's Forrie Smith was in Bismarck back in September. 

Forrie J. Smith spent some time in Bismarck this past September when he was in town to help promote Chad Berger's Bucking Battle in Bismarck at the Bismarck Event Center.  He even stuck around after the event and partied with fans on the dirt.  I was lucky enough to have Forrie in-studio with me for an interview and the whole time I kept thinking, why is he so familiar?  More on that in a minute.

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If you didn't meet him at Bucking Battle in Bismarck

You may have caught him at Williquors.  I was there with Forrie Smith as he signed autographs, took pictures, and sold a lot of his very own whiskey "Oak & Eden."  The line was literally wrapped around every aisle inside the store and outside the building.  The event ended up lasting a lot longer than 2 pm, as the fans just kept coming.

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As somebody who has met his fair share of celebrities over the years, I enjoy watching how stars interact with their fans.  Some really care about their fans, others don't really give a rip and it's obvious.  That is not the case with Forrie.  You could tell he had a sincere appreciation for his faithful.

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Forrie, who plays Lloyd Pierce, the senior ranch hand on the hit TV series Yellowstone

Which is in the middle of its highly anticipated fourth season right now.  The show of course stars Kevin Costner and revolves around the Dutton family, owners of one of the largest ranches in the United States.  Yellowstone can be seen on the Paramount Network.

While I was interviewing Forrie Smith on the radio he told me about his acting and rodeo roots.  Smith is a real-life cowboy, born and raised in Helena, Montana.  He actually received a rodeo scholarship to Montana State University.  He lived his dreams by competing in rodeos for 52 years.

However, Smith's success in rodeos eventually opened up doors in Hollywood.  He became one of Hollywood's best stuntmen, with his work on movies like Rambo 3, Desperado, and many more.  Still, there was somewhere else I knew him from.  Then he mentioned to me he had a nonspeaking part in the movie "Tombstone."  Ah, that's it!  I love that movie and I have seen it a thousand times.  He played the outlaw "Pony Deal", part of the group accused by Wyat Earp of attempting to kill his brother.

Now, I can't wait to see Tombstone again.  Cowboy up ya'll.


 

 

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