The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith gets a brief mention in the new autobiography of Michael Gross, who starred as Steven Keaton in the long-running and much beloved TV series Family Ties. In chapter twelve of That’s Gross!, which is due in stores this week, it is revealed that it was none other than our own Rev. Smith who convinced Gross to grow a beard after the show’s first season. Though currently clean-shaven, Gross kept the beard for all six remaining seasons.