Forrie Smith from Yellowstone Visits Bismarck, Did You Meet Him?
From the most-watched TV drama "Yellowstone", actor Forrie J. Smith, the star that plays senior ranch hand "Lloyd Pierce", was in Bismarck, North Dakota last weekend. Forrie j. Smith, a real-life cowboy and stuntman, was in town for the Dakota Community Bank and Trust's Bucking Battle featuring Chad Berger Bucking Bulls held over the weekend. From acting to stuntman, rodeo action is something this cowboy knows all too well and Forrie J. Smith swung by the US103-3 studio to chat.
Real-Life Cowboy and Stuntman
Known in many households as the senior ranch hand on Yellowstone, Forrie Smith was raised in Helena, Montana. This cowboy attended Montana State University on a rodeo scholarship and spent 52 years competing in rodeos. The rodeo success led him to Hollywood where he has worked as a stuntman on movies like Rambo 3, Desperado, and others. The bug for a career in being a stuntman, the actor revealed has also bitten his son. Forrie was excited to share that just a few days prior his son had wrapped filming doing stunts where the younger Smith stole a stagecoach. We tried, but could not get the actor to dish on what upcoming movie that might be, thou we tried hard!
During our visit off-air with the actor, Forrie J. Smith revealed that he was actually brought on as an advisor by Taylor Sheridan, the co-creator of Yellowstone long before much of the cast, including the Hollywood star Kevin Costner. Forrie was asked by Sheridan, what it would take to make Yellowstone an unforgettable western, which he advised, the horses, the horses had to be top-notch.
Did You Meet Forrie J. Smith?
Fans were given a treat being able to meet Forrie J. Smith. During the Dakota Community Bank Bucking Battle, Forrie J. Smith was available both nights at a Fan Booth hosted by Chad Berger Bucking Bulls, Cooper Tires, and Dakota Rodeo Company. One Bismarck fan, Tessa Huck, was excited to meet the star and enjoyed taking in the Bucking Battle.
Yellowstone, Season 5
What Season 5 holds has been the big question of course for the actor, he was not able to offer much insight other than the premiere will have a totally unexpected twist. Considered the most-watched TV show drama, Yellowstone stars Kevin Costner and is centered around the Dutton family, who in the show owns one of the largest ranches in the United States. Season 5 kicks off on Sunday, November 13th, with a two-hour premiere event on Paramount Network. According to Forbes Magazine, the season 4 finale Sunday airing back on January 2, 2022 drew 9.3 million viewers. Those numbers are comparable to the viewership of past shows such as Game of Thrones.
A quick recap, the finale of Season 4 ended with Beth and Rip's wedding, Jamie shooting his biological father, Kayce's vision, and then Jimmy heading off to Texas has many wondering will season 5 begin with a time jump.