Gregory Smith (actor)
Gregory Smith at the InStyle Party, Toronto Film Festival, 2012
|Born||Gregory Edward Smith
July 6, 1983
Gregory Edward Smith (born July 6, 1983) is a Canadian-American actor. He began working as a child actor in the mid-1980s, initially appearing in several made-for-video and television films. Smith has since appeared in several Hollywood films, and has become known for his role as Ephram Brown on the television series Everwood, and more recently as Dov Epstein on Rookie Blue.
Smith was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Terrea (née Oster), a teacher from the USA, and Maurice Smith, a producer of low-budget films originally from the United Kingdom. Smith's mother appeared in several of the films that his father produced during the 1980s. Smith has two brothers, Andrew and Douglas, who is also an actor, and a younger sister, Samantha. Smith is both a Canadian and a US citizen. He is of mostly English and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Smith began acting when he was fourteen months old, and appeared in a Tide television commercial and in store catalogues. After a role in the 1994 children's film Andre, he starred in the 1995 direct-to-video release Leapin' Leprechauns and its 1996 sequel, Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns. Also in 1996, Smith appeared opposite Michelle Trachtenberg in Harriet the Spy. He subsequently starred in another direct-to-video film, Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework, and appeared in three 1998 films: Krippendorf's Tribe, playing one of the children of the title character, The Climb, a drama also starring John Hurt, and the film Small Soldiers, in which Smith had a lead role opposite Kirsten Dunst and won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film Leading Young Actor in 1999. During the 2000s, Smith appeared in the Mel Gibson-led The Patriot (2000), played outlaw Jim Younger in the western American Outlaws (2001), was featured in the short-lived 2001 CBS drama series Kate Brasher, and was cast in a lead role on The WB Television Network show, Everwood, which became a success and ran from 2002 until June 2006. His role on the show was described by The Independent Weekly as "one of the best portrayals of a thoughtful, alienated teenager on television". For this role, Smith won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama) Leading Young Actor in 2003. During Everwood's filming, Smith owned a home on location in Park City, Utah. In 2005, Smith appeared in the comedy-drama film Kids in America, which had a regional release in the U.S. During the film, Smith shared the longest on-screen kiss with Stephanie Sherrin, timed at almost six minutes. He also played in Zenon (Girl of the 21st Century) as Greg.
Smith next appeared in the independent film drama Nearing Grace, which received a limited theatrical release on October 13, 2006; in the film, which co-stars Ashley Johnson and Jordana Brewster, he plays Henry Nearing, a high senior in the 1970s. The News & Observer's review of the film described Smith's character as "self-deluded" and "perpetually brow-furrowing", although The Seattle Times noted that Smith was "likable", and HeraldNet's review specified that a "better movie will make [Smith] a star".
In 2007, Smith had a small role in The Seeker: The Dark is Rising as Max Stanton. Smith next appeared in the Richard Attenborough-directed period romance Closing the Ring, playing a younger version of Christopher Plummer's character Young Jack, as well as in the thriller Boot Camp, which co-stars Mila Kunis.
In 2008, Smith produced the direct release-to-DVD film Wieners, and made a guest appearance on the series Eli Stone. Smith returned to TV in the series Rookie Blue as Officer Dov Epstein. The series premiered on both ABC and Global TV in Canada on June 24, 2010.
|1995||Leapin' Leprechauns!||Mikey Dennehy|
|1996||Big Bully||Kid #2|
|1996||Harriet the Spy||Sport|
|1996||Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns||Mikey Dennehy|
|1997||Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework||Jesse Hackett|
|1998||Climb, TheThe Climb||Danny Himes|
|1998||Small Soldiers||Alan Abernathy|
|1999||Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century||Greg|
|2000||Patriot, TheThe Patriot||Thomas Martin|
|2001||American Outlaws||Jim Younger|
|2004||Book of Love||Chet Becker|
|2005||Nearing Grace||Henry Nearing|
|2005||Kids in America||Holden Donovan|
|2007||Closing the Ring||Young Jack|
|2007||Seeker, TheThe Seeker||Max Stanton|
|2008||Edison and Leo||Leo (voice)|
|2009||Leslie, My Name Is Evil||Perry|
|2011||Hobo with a Shotgun||Slick|
|2011||In My Pocket||Stephen|
|2011||Something Red||Guy||Short film|
|2014||Sprnva||Nolan Wilander||Short film, completed|
|1991||Commish, TheThe Commish||Jason||Episode: "Nothing to Fear But Fear..."|
|1991||Street Justice||Joey||Episode: "Kid Stuff"|
|1992||Jumpin' Joe||Joe Dugan Jr||TV movie|
|1992||Hat Squad, TheThe Hat Squad||Brian||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1993||Street Justice||Joey||Episode: "A Sense of Duty"|
|1994||Highlander: The Series||Kid||Episode: "Under Colour of Authority"|
|1995||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Tim Williamson||Episode: "The Tale of Train Magic"|
|1995||Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie, TheThe Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie||Kip Schaeffer||TV movie|
|1995||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Young Paul||Episode "Dark Matters"|
|1995||Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space, TheThe Adventures of Captain Zoom in Outer Space||Baley||TV movie|
|1997||M.A.N.T.I.S.||Boy||Episode: "Ancestral Evil"|
|1999||Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century||Greg||TV movie|
|2001||Kate Brasher||Daniel Brasher||Main role (6 episodes)|
|2001||Just Ask My Children||Brian Kniffen (age 16-18)||TV movie|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Patrick Lewis||Episode: "A Winter Carol"|
|2002–2006||Everwood||Ephram Brown||Lead role|
|2003||Wrinkle in Time, AA Wrinkle in Time||Calvin O'Keefe||TV movie|
|2009||Eli Stone||Todd Riley||Episode: "Flight Path"|
|2010||Fakers||Nik Iliakis||TV movie|
|2010||Blue Belle||Jackson||TV series|
|2010–present||Rookie Blue||Dov Epstein||Lead role|
|2013||Franklin & Bash||Coach Kasso||Episode: "Control"|
|2014||Working the Engels||Johnny||TV series, post-production|
- "Son Burst". People Magazine. November 18, 2002. p. 124.
- Young Artist Awards official site. Retrieved February 7, 2008.
- Smith, Zack (October 11, 2006). "Nearing Grace". The Independent Weekly. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
- Young Artist Awards official site. Retrieved February 7, 2008.
- Romboy, Dennis (December 24, 2006). "Star locale: Celebrities call Park City and Deer Valley home". Utah news. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
- Lindsey, Craig D. (October 13, 2006). "'Grace' but no fire". The New & Observer. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
- Fry, Ted (October 13, 2006). ""Nearing Grace": Coming-of-age pining for the wrong girl". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
- Horton, Robert (October 13, 2006). "Coming-of-age film falls pancake-flat". HeraldNet. Archived from the original on November 9, 2006. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
- Exclusive: Everwood Alum Gregory Smith Returns to TV Which ABC show grabbed him?" TV Guide. December 1, 2008. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
- "'Everwood' Star Goes Punk Rock for 'Dream House'".
- "Everwood's Gregory Smith Finds His Dream House".
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