Ilan Mitchell Smith (Actor) as Wyatt - Weird Science
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Updated: 5/20/16

Name: Ilan Mitchell Smith

Born: June 29, 1969, New York City, New York

Claim To Fame: He is best known for playing the role of Wyatt in the movie Weird Science (1985).

Family Life: He married his wife Susannah Demaree in 1995. They have a daughter, Eloise, and a son, Asher.

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Info: Smith began his career at the School of American Ballet. While studying ballet, he was discovered and chosen for the role of young Timothy Hutton in the Sidney Lumet film Daniel.

After a starring role in 1984's The Wild Life, he was cast as Wyatt Donnelly in the 1985 teen classic Weird Science by writer/director John Hughes.

Other starring roles followed in the film The Chocolate War and the TV series Superboy, and he also made some guest television appearances, but none of these brought him much success.

He retired from acting in 1991 after a final guest appearance on the TV crime drama Silk Stalkings.

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Trivia: Met his wife at Santa Monica Junior College.

Moved to Texas in 1998.

His mother is a psychotherapist based in Hawaii, his father is an art history professor in Massachusetts, and his sister, Natania, is an artist living in England.

Taught English classes at Texas A&M as a graduate assistant.

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Where Are They Now: Mitchell-Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medieval Studies from UC Davis, a Master of Arts degree from Fordham University, and received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He was an Assistant Professor of English at Angelo State University in Texas. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of English at California State University in Long Beach.

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