Lane Smith has played President Richard Nixon, and Daily Planet Editor Perry White. Both roles have also been played by Frank Langella.
Lane Smith was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for The Final Days.
Lane earned a Drama Desk Award for his role in "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway in 1984.
Lane was a great Elvis fan.
Smith graduated from the Actors Studio.
Lane: (as Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventuers of Superman) Great shades of Elvis!
Lane: (Talking about his role as Richard Nixon) It's an actor's dream to play something like this. I consider this my masterwork... playing Nixon gave me tremendous recognition. I'd long been known in the business, but it pulled everything together. Finally people could put the name Lane Smith with my face.