Forrest Smith is the son of Forrie J. Smith, an American actor and real-life cowboy who rose to prominence for playing the role of Lloyd Pierce in the popular television series Yellowstone. Like his father, Forrest is also an actor, and he became known for appearing in Yellowstone. On the show, he plays the younger version of Lloyd Pierce, the character his father plays.
Where Is Forrie J. Smith From?
Forrie J. Smith’s son is believed to have been born in Helena, Montana, a city and state where his famous father, who was born to a generational Montana rancher, has spent most of his life. Details about the young actor’s birth and age are, however, not known, unlike his father, who we know is 64 years old as he was born on March 29, 1959.
The identity of Forrest’s mother is also a mystery to the public, who have grown eager to know more about him as a result of his role in the popular Taylor Sheridan-created TV show. Forrest Smith, who also goes by the name Forrest Wilder, lives a very private life as he has no social media pages. While he has about three acting credits to his name, his existence might not have been known if he had not bagged the role of Young Lloyd in Yellowstone.
Forrest Smith and Forrie J. Smith Have a Good Relationship
Forrie J. Smith and his son Forrest appear to have a very good father-and-son relationship. This was evident for everyone to see when Forrest was cast as Young Lloyd in Yellowstone.
Forrie took to his Instagram page to share his excitement. He posted an article about his son playing the role and thanked the series’s creator, Taylor Sheridan, for giving him the opportunity. Forrest clearly did a good job in the role, as he has received praise from fans on the show.
Forrie J. Smith’s Son’s Role in Yellowstone
Forrie J. Smith’s son played the role of Young Lloyd in Yellowstone. Lloyd is the oldest and one of the most trusted workers on the Yellowstone ranch. Because he has been at the ranch for so long, he features a lot throughout the flashback scenes of the TV shows.
Young Lloyd was first seen in a flashback in a Season 2 episode titled “Touching Your Enemy.” On that occasion, he didn’t have any lines. His first speaking role came much later in the Season 5 premiere titled “One Hundred Years is Nothing.” In this flashback scene that goes back 20 years, a young Beth and a young Rip are getting ready to go on a date into town before Beth heads off for college. Talking to Rip, Young Lloyd said, “Not one good thing happens in town, Rip. Not one good thing.”
Forest Smith’s character, who rocked a matching hairstyle and handlebar mustache similar to that of the older Lloyd, went on to appear in the first three episodes of season five. He also appeared in three more episodes in that season, putting the total number of appearances he has made in Yellowstone at 7. They are:
- Touching Your Enemy (Season 2, Episode 5)
- One Hundred Years is Nothing (Season 5, Episode 1)
- The Sting of Wisdom (Season 5, Episode 2)
- Tall Drink of Water (Season 5, Episode 3)
- Watch ‘Em Ride Away (Season 5, Episode 5)
- The Dream Is Not Me (Season 5, Episode 7)
- A Knife and No Coin (Season 5, Episode 8)
Forrest Smith’s Movies and TV Shows
Forrest Smith is better known for his role in Yellowstone, but he has also appeared in two other productions. His first appearance was in the 2018 short film titled The Magi. A few years later, he appeared in At the End of the Santa Fe Trail (2022), a film about a Nun sent to the great southwest of 1872.
- The Magi (2018)
- Yellowstone (2018-2023)
- At the End of the Santa Fe Trail (2022)