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Rex Smith

 
Date Of Birth:
September 19, 1956 (66)
Birth Place:
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Bio:
Smith made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1978. He also known for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He had a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 19, 1956 (66)

Birth Place: Jacksonville, FL, USA

Bio:
Smith made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1978. He also known for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He had a ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production (Version 2.0), 1998
Chauvelin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Chauvelin [Replacement]
  [Canada]
Toronto Production, 1995
Joe Gillis
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Felix Von Gaigern [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1988
Billy Crocker
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Stuart
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1984
Spangler
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Spangler
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1981
Frederic [Replacement]
Frederic

Rex Smith Biography

Smith made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1978. He also known for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action.

During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He had a gold Top 10 single, "You Take My Breath Away" in 1979.




Rex Smith News

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More Lead Boston's November Theater Top Picks Photo THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More Lead Boston's November Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Nov 1, 2022

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's offerings include The Bridges of Madison County, Disney's Aladdin and more!

Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCE Photo Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCERT at Polk Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 1, 2022

Studio Tenn ‚Äď the Franklin-based professional theater company ‚Äď launches its 2022-23 season in collaboration with Tennessee Performing Arts Center for a concert staging of Elton John and Tim Rice‚Äôs Aida, playing for just two nights at TPAC‚Äôs James K. Polk Theatre September 30 and October 1. Under the direction of Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy (who shares duties with co-director and choreographer Gerry McIntyre), Aida features a starry cast of actors with Broadway pedigrees (Jackie Burns and Rex Smith), along with some of Music City‚Äôs most beloved stage veterans (Bakari Jamal King and Mark Cabus) and featuring the stunning triumph of a young woman who audiences have watched grow up on Nashville stages (Maya Riley) in the title role.

New Music Collectibles Extravaganza Launches In Boxboro, April 9-10 Photo New Music Collectibles Extravaganza Launches In Boxboro, April 9-10
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

Designed to attract fans of live music as well as music collectors, the Music Collectibles Extravaganza will make its debut April 8-10 in Boxborough, Mass. The family friendly event features all things that appeal to collectors, players and appreciators of music and music history. 

VIDEO: Mike Myers Stars in Netflix's THE PENTAVERATE Trailer Photo VIDEO: Mike Myers Stars in Netflix's THE PENTAVERATE Trailer
by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2022

Netflix has released a first look at Mike Myers' new series, The Pentaverate. The film stars Mike Myers, Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West. The familiar voice you hear is Jeremy Irons, who serves as the narrator of the series. Watch the new trailer now!

BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Sparkles Like a Tree Full of Ornaments on Christmas Ev Photo BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Sparkles Like a Tree Full of Ornaments on Christmas Eve
by Harker Jones - Dec 7, 2021

The smash hit LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE sparkles like a tree full of ornaments on Christmas Eve at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox's Filthy Rich, Broadway's The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez.

Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox’s Filthy Rich, Broadway’s The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez. 

BWW Interview: For the Record, Michael Thomas Grant LOVES Performing ACTUALLY Photo BWW Interview: For the Record, Michael Thomas Grant LOVES Performing ACTUALLY
by Gil Kaan - Nov 22, 2021

For the Record’s perennial holiday hit LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE returns to The Wallis for its third year with previews beginning November 27th.  Cast with incredible vocalists, songs from the Love Actually soundtrack are performed along with some original compositions onstage in front of the screened 2003 film. Got the chance to chat up one of For The Record’s mainstay performers Michael Thomas Grant, also known to TV audiences as Leif on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis Photo Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Photo Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Rex Smith Videos

VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN Videoplay
VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN

by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.

BWW TV: Carol Channing Gets a Thumbs Up! Sneak Peek of New Art Installation Videoplay
BWW TV: Carol Channing Gets a Thumbs Up! Sneak Peek of New Art Installation

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2018

Living legend Carol Channing is getting a one-of-a-kind tribute made up of over 50,000 fingerprints and videos, spawned after the success of the Harvey Milk project in San Francisco. Artist Khoi Nguyen is doing a series of prolific painting/installations of icons like Harvey Milk and Carol Channing that involves interactive technology and consists of thousands of fingerprints from celebrities to the homeless as participants.

STAGE TUBE: Betty Buckley Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100th Anniversary Gala
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Betty Buckley recently accepted the 2015 Maurice Bailey Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre, at the Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Check out her acceptance speech below, where she shared some of her experiences in the world premiere of 1776!

BWW TV: Christine Ebersole, Shapiro Sisters & More Preview Shows at 54 Below!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 26, 2014

Earlier this month, 54 Below previewed some upcoming performances, including two-time Tony¬ģ Award winner Christine Ebersole (September 8-20); Tony Honoree and Grammy nominee Milly Shapiro and sister Abigail Shapiro (August 28); pop-chart-topper and Broadway and television actor Rex Smith (August 26); Grammy Award-winning musician, singer, composer, arranger, author and conductor Louis St. Louis (September 9-10); and celebrated triple-threat performer Tony Yazbeck. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!

BWW TV: Sterling's Upstairs Opens at The Federal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2012

Continuing its six year reign as the most popular and award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area, dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway performers and nightclub artists dedicated to the Great American Songbook, Sterling's Upstairs had its Grand Opening Sunday, April 1st at The Federal Bar and Restaurant in North Hollywood's trendy NoHo Arts District. Sterling's presented Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland production of Take Me Along: The Songs of Bob Merrill as its premiere offering. The six member cast starred musical theatre stars Julie Garnye and Juliana Hansen, Broadway's Melody Hollis and Kristofer McNeely, and musical theatre star Jeffrey Christopher Todd, with Special Guest... Broadway, film, TV, concert and recording star Lainie Kazan. Christy Crowel served as the evening's Musical Director, with Shelly Markham serving as Musical Director for Lainie Kazan. Bruce Kimmel conceived, produced and directed Take Me Along, with Adryan Russ on board as Associate Producer.

BWW TV: LA’s Next Great Stage Star 2012!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Feb 22, 2012

Upon the conclusion of six weeks of intense competition which began January 8, nearly a thousand patrons supported 20 of Southern California's newest and most dynamic, young musical theatre performers in LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012 at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA.


Rex Smith Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rex Smith been in?
Rex Smith has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Rex Smith been in?
Rex Smith has not appeared in the West End