Douglas Smith (actor)

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Douglas Smith
Born Douglas Alexander Smith
(1985-06-22) June 22, 1985 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Douglas Alexander Smith (born June 22, 1985) is a Canadian-American actor most notable for his work on the HBO series, Big Love as Ben Henrickson, the eldest son of polygamist Bill Henrickson.[1]

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Terrea (née Oster), an American-born teacher, and Maurice Smith, a British-born, Vancouver-based producer of low-budget films.[2] Smith's mother appeared in several of the films that his father produced during the 1980s. He is the younger brother of actor Gregory Smith. His ancestry is Ashkenazi Jewish (from his maternal grandfather), English, Dutch, German, Swedish, and Norwegian.[3]


As a teenager, he went to Australia to play the lead role as an American boy living in Australia in a series called Out There. In addition to being a series regular on Big Love, Smith has also co-starred in the films Sleepover, Rock the Paint, Santa's Slay and State's Evidence. Smith has also guest starred on several television series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 6 Episode 18: The Unusual Suspect and Season 8 Episode 7: Goodbye and Good Luck as Marlon West, CSI: Miami, Close to Home, Everwood, Joan of Arcadia, The X-Files, Crossing Jordan, and Cold Case. He was also in Remember the Daze. He also appeared in Hangman's Curse as Elijah Springfield. In 2013, he played Tyson, the cyclops half-brother of Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), in the film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Smith appeared in an in-depth interview and photo shoot in the October 2013 issue of Hero (magazine).[4]

Personal life[edit]

Smith purchased a house in New Orleans after filming Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters in the city in 2012.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 "The X-Files (TV Series)" The Pitcher Home (1996) … The Pitcher
1997 "The Death Game (TV Movie)" Tristan
1998 "The Outer Limits (TV Series)" Douglas In to Zone (1998) .. Douglas
1999 "Blast from the Past" Adam (age 11)
2001 "Family Law (TV Series)" Patrick Samson Sex,Lies, and Internet (2001) .. Patrick Samson
2002 "Trancers 6 (Video)" Punk #1
2002 "Partners in Action" Teddy (as Doug Smith)
2003 "Lock her Room (Short)" Johnny
2003 "Out There (TV Series) Reilly Evans
2003 "Hangman's Curse" Elijah Springfield
2003 "Stuck in the Movie with You (TV Movie)" Sam
2003 "Cold Case (TV Series)" Ryan Bayes - Churchgoing People (2003) .. Ryan Bayes (1990)
2004 "Everwood (TV Series)" Gavin Curtis Controlling Interest (2004) .. Gavin Curtis
2004 "Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)" Daniel Shoalar State of Grace (2004) .. Daniel Shoalar
2004 "The Guardian (TV Series) Jay Without Consent (2004) .. Jay
2004 "CSI: Miami (TV Series)" Jason Henderson Invasion (2004) .. Jason Henderson
2004 "Sleepover" Gregg
2005 "Rock the Paint Josh
2005 "Santa's Slay" Nicolas Yuleson
2006 "Crossing Jordan (TV Series) Steven Reynolds Mysterious Ways (2006).. Steven Reynolds
2006 "Close to Home (TV Series) Colin Parks The Shots (2006).. Colin Parks
2006 "Citizen Duane" Duane Balfour
2006 "State's Evidence" Scott
2007 "Remember the Daze" Pete
2006-2007 "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)" Marlon West
2009 Someday We Will Get Married (Short) James
2009 "Hawthorne (TV Series) Curtis Night Moves (2009).. Curtis
2010 "Flashpoint (TV Series)" Carlton Hayward Whatever it Takes (2010) .. Carlton Hayward
2011 "Margene's Blog (TV Series) Ben Henrickson Girls Gotta Dance (2011).. Ben Henrickson
2006-2011 "Big Love" Ben Henrickson Where Men and Mountains Meet (2011)
2012 "Antiviral (film)" Edward Porris
2013 "The Boy who Smells like Fish" Mica
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Tyson
2013 "Stage Fright (Post-Production)" Buddy Swanson
2014 "Hard Drive (Post-Production)"
2014 Ouija
2014 Stage Fright Buddy Swanson


  1. ^ Kroll, Justin (2012-02-16). "'Percy' sequel zeroes in on Smith - Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ Son Burst. People Magazine. 2002-11-18. p. 124. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "HERO 10: California Future"

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