Cedric Smith is the legitimate great-grandson of the sole illegitimate daughter of the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury. He first performed at Stratford's Black Swan Coffee House in 1961, followed by Stratford Festival seasons, Perth County Conspiracy and other theatre, voice, TV and film work.
Cedric was the winner of a Best Actor Gemini Award for his portrayal of Alec King in the iconic Road to Avonlea.
In 2011 he was presented with the Earle Grey lifetime achievement award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
He is currently kept on his toes, and heart warmed, by a nine-year-old daughter.