Brian J. Smith

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Brian J. Smith
BornBrian Jacob Smith
(1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 30)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
EducationJuilliard (BFA 2007)
Occupationactor
Years active2005–present
 
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Brian J. Smith
BornBrian Jacob Smith
(1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 30)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
EducationJuilliard (BFA 2007)
Occupationactor
Years active2005–present

Brian J. Smith (born October 12, 1981) is an American actor who is known for his role as Trey in the 2006 independent film Hate Crime and as series regular Lt. Matthew Scott in the military science fiction television series, Stargate Universe.[1]

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Early life and education

Smith is a native of Allen, Texas.[1] He studied at the Quad C Theatre program at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas. Smith then moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School Drama Division's four-year acting program (Group 36: 2003–2007),[2] where one of his classmates was Nicole Beharie.[3] Smith graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Career

In 2005, he portrayed Trey, a gay man facing intolerance from the son of a fundamentalist preacher, in Hate Crime, an independent film that featured at multiple gay and lesbian film festivals around the United States. Smith also portrayed roles in two more independent films, Red Hook and The War Boys. In 2008, he appeared on Broadway in the play Come Back, Little Sheba as the character Turk.[1][4] Smith was cast as Lieutenant Matthew Scott, a lead role in the 2009 Stargate television series, Stargate Universe, until its cancellation in 2010.

Most recently he recurred on CW’s Gossip Girl and starred in the SyFy original film Red Faction: Origins. In April 2012 he started to play Andrei in the hit Broadway show, The Columnist. The show's run was extended by a month and is due to end in July 2012. His next projects include the mini-series Coma from producer Tony Scott and “Warehouse 13” for SyFy. He's also guest-starred on the Emmy Award-winning series, Law & Order He originally hails from Texas and in his spare time enjoys running.

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