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Brian J. Smith BIO

While enrolled at Collin College, Smith worked as theatre technician. He was later cast as Alex in A Clockwork Orange in a Quad C Theatre production to a positive review from the Dallas Observer. 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 gay and lesbian film festivals around the United States.

Smith eventually received acting 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. Smith was cast as Lieutenant Matthew Scott, a lead role in the 2009 Stargate television series, Stargate Universe, until its cancellation in 2010. He also guest-starred on Law & Order in 2009.

In 2011, Smith recurred on The CW's Gossip Girl and starred in the SyFy original film Red Faction: Origins. In April 2012, he began his run as Andrei in the hit Broadway show, The Columnist, which ended in July 2012. His next projects included the mini-series Coma from producer Tony Scott and an appearance on Warehouse 13 for SyFy.

From September 2013 to February 2014, he played The Gentleman Caller in a Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre. In 2015, he appeared in the pilot episode of Quantico as one of the new FBI recruits.

Smith was a lead cast member on the Netflix original series Sense8 (2015–2018) playing the character Will Gorski. He followed up with main roles on Treadstone, a serial spin-off of the Bourne films, and the BBC World War II drama mini series World on Fire in 2019.

Smith played Berg in The Matrix Resurrections in 2021 and in 2023, was cast as Daniel Lennix, a lead character in FX on Hulu's series Class of '09 and as Ken in Essex County a Canadian television drama.

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Brian J. Smith STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Gentleman Caller

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
The Gentleman Caller

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Andrei

[Off-Broadway]
2008
Gordon

[Off-Broadway]
2008
Brandon

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2008
Turk

Brian J. Smith Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

Brian J. Smith Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Featured Actor in a Play

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

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VIDEO: Jonathan Groff & THE MATRIX Cast Explains the Film's Plot

After the film's premiere in theaters and HBO Max, the cast of The Matrix Resurrections explain the plot of the new film. Watch Jonathan Groff, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, and Erendira Ibarra explain The Matrix now!

VIDEO: Keanu Reeves Talks MATRIX RESURRECTIONS on DREW BARRYMORE

Keanu Reeves sat down with Drew Barrymore to discuss the latest installation in the Matrix series. He explained that, although mind games are present throughout the film, it is ultimately about love. The new film also features Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Priyank Chopra Jonas, and more.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks New MATRIX Movie

Neil Patrick Harris appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his role in the upcoming The Matrix Resurrections film. Harris plays the role of The Analyst, therapist to Keanu Reeves' character. The film also stars Jonathan Groff, Priyank Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and more.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks MATRIX & SPRING AWAKENING on COLBERT

Jonathan Groff sat down with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss his role in the upcoming film The Matrix Resurrections. Watch the new interview, in which he also discusses the Actor's Fund Spring Awakening reunion concert and its subsequent HBO documentary, working with Keanu Reeves, and more, now!

VIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff in the Trailer for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise. The new film stars Keanu Reeves, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch Keanu Reeves, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, and More in New Trailer for THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for the fourth film in the Matrix franchise, The Matrix Resurrections. Some familiar Broadway faces are involved, including Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff!

ATX Television Festival Announces Final Season 10 Programming

The series is created by Steve Conrad ('Perpetual Grace Ltd.'), who will join the all-star cast for a Q&A and first look at the series.  'Ultra City Smiths' premieres July 22 on AMC+. Additional panelists will be confirmed at a later date.

Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More About The Booth Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the Booth Theatre! Learn about some of the theatre's best-known shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, Freestyle Love Supreme, and many more!

Erika Henningsen, Tim Realbuto & More Set For THE GLASS MENAGERIE Benefit Reading

Erika Henningsen has been cast as Laura Wingfield in The Actors Fund benefit reading of the Tennessee Williams classic 'The Glass Menagerie.'

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE GLASS MENAGERIE

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Today's play, The Glass Menagerie!

Brian J. Smith Joins MATRIX 4

Deadline reports that Broadway and screen actor Brian J. Smith has joined the upcoming 'Matrix' film, from Lana Wachowski.

Emmy Nominee Michelle Forbes Joins Cast of TREADSTONE

Michelle Forbes (The Killing, Berlin Station) is one of the newest additions to USA's Treadstone, an action-packed thriller set amidst the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone.

Sean Bean Joins Cast of World War II Drama, WORLD ON FIRE

BBC One and Mammoth Screen today announced that Emmy and Bafta-winner Sean Bean (Broken, Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings) will be joining the cast of the epic drama World On Fire by multi-award winning writer Peter Bowker (Eric And Ernie, Blackpool).

Helen Hunt to Star in World War II BBC One Drama

BBC One and Mammoth Screen today announced that Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, Mad About You) leads the cast alongside Academy Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Lesley Manville (Mum, Phantom Thread) together with rising British stars Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women, Howard's End) and Julia Brown (The Last Kingdom, Shetland) in the epic drama World On Fire by multi-award winning writer Peter Bowker (The A Word, Eric and Ernie, Occupation, Blackpool).

Sarah Jones Set to Star in CBS Drama Pilot L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

According to Deadline,  Sarah Jones is set to play Lynn in CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's classic noir novel. It comes from Arnon Milchan, producer of the acclaimed 1997 movie; CBS TV Studios; New Regency; and Lionsgate TV.

BWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival Theatre

Continuing Chichester Festival Theatre's run of plays, prior to its first musical offering of the season, is Tennessee Williams' 1959 work Sweet Bird of Youth. It comes a few months after Williams' classic The Glass Menagerie enjoyed an Olivier-nominated run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, sharing a cast member (Brian J. Smith).

Photo Flash: First Look at Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Chichester Festival Theatre

Two of America's leading stage and screen actors come to Chichester this summer for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent. Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden makes her UK theatre debut as Alexandra, and Brian J. Smith plays Chance. The production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre now through 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below!

Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith to Fly to Chichester Festival for SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

Full casting has been announced for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 2 - 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June.

Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - updating LIVE

Last Chance to See John Tiffany's Seven-Time Olivier Award Nominated Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Following multiple Olivier Award nominations, John Tiffany's The Glass Menagerie enters its final weeks at Duke of York's Theatre with the last performance to be held on Saturday 29th April 2017. This universally acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' masterful play has been nominated for seven Olivier Awards including Best Director, Best Revival and Best Actress.

Brian J. Smith FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Brian J. Smith been in?

Brian J. Smith has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian J. Smith been in?

Brian J. Smith has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Brian J. Smith's first West End show?

Brian J. Smith's first West End show was The Glass Menagerie which opened in 2017

What awards has Brian J. Smith been nominated for?

Brian J. Smith has been nominated for several awards for his role in "The Glass Menagerie," including Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards, Best Featured Actor in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards.

What awards has Brian J. Smith won?

Brian J. Smith has won the Best Featured Actor in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for The Glass Menagerie and the Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Glass Menagerie.

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