Christopher Nicholas Smith

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Christopher Nicholas Smith
Christopher Nicholas Smith 2013.jpg
Smith in 2013
Born June 20
Rockville Centre, New York
Occupation Actor

Chris Smith is an American television and film actor, he is most famous for playing Dennis in the 2011, horror movie, Paranormal Activity 3. He played Josh Merit in the 2017 romantic comedy film Non-Transferable.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Smith was born in Rockville Centre, New York.[2] He attended the NYU's, Tisch School of the Arts and he also trained at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City. Smith is the founder, head writer and principal performer of the sketch comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Team.

Smith's first real acting gig was in a short movie produced by Tisch School of the Arts titled I Killed Zoe Day.[3] He had a small role in the drama, Little Children.

He made his television debut in 2009 in the third-season of 30 Rock in an episode titled, Goodbye, My Friend, where he played Tim. He later joined ESPN's Mayne Street, a web comedy series starring sports journalist Kenny Mayne. He made guest appearances on The Office, The Mindy Project and How I Met Your Mother.

In 2011, he was cast in the Paranormal Activity 3. He was also cast in the political thriller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.[4] In 2013, he appeared in the film Enough Said.[5]

In 2013, he was cast in a CBS television pilot, Ex-Men (renamed to We Are Men)[6] which was then picked to series and cancelled after two episodes.[7]

He is also a member of the Harvard Sailing Team Comedy group.


Feature films, made-for-TV-films and TV miniseries
Year Title Role Notes
2006 I Killed Zoe Day Wyatt Short
2006 Little Children Steak House Waiter Feature
2007 Aquarium Jared Short
2010 Another Psycho Chris Burns Short
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 Dennis Feature
2012 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mike Rizzo Feature
2013 Enough Said Hal (Massage Client) Feature
2016 Storks Dougland Feature
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2009 30 Rock Tim Baker 1 episode
2010 Mayne Street Chris 12 episodes
2010 Fake It Til You Make It Darren Kernin 5 episode
2011 The Office 1 episode
2013 The Mindy Project Mike Menken 1 episode
2013 How I Met Your Mother Strickland Stevens 1 episode
2013 We Are Men Carter Thomas Regular
2014 The Newsroom (U.S. TV series) Randy Lansing 1 episode
2015 Mom Douglas Biletnikoff 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Nontransferable transfers the love in this modern Internet age". Hollywood Press Corps. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Chris Smith". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  3. ^ I Killed Zoe Day @IMDb
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (October 26, 2011). "‘Paranormal’ thesp joins ‘Fundamentalist’ cast". Variety. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Dionne, Zach (31 July 2012). "Paranormal Activity 3’s Chris Smith Joins James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Film". Vulture. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Lyons, Margaret (25 July 2012). "Paranormal Activity 3 Star Lands CBS Sitcom". Vulture. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "'We Are Men' preview: Jerry O'Connell and Tony Shalhoub head a band of single bros for CBS". Zap2it. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

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