Darrell M. Smith
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|Darrell M. Smith|
|Born||Darrell M. Smith
|Occupation||Actor , Entrepreneur|
Darrell M. Smith is an American businessman, producer, and actor.
He studied at Stella Adler, the drama school where actors like Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro went, in New York City for a few years. After finishing his studies he went on to do numerous off-broadway plays, such as with "The Potomac Theatre Company" in Washington D.C. and with the "Negro Ensemble Theatre Company" in New York.
He got his first break in film/TV when he was approached by a NYU film student and asked to act and be one of the executive producers in an independent film called "High's and Low's" directed by Justin Bartha (who played Riley Poole in National Treasure franchise), Failure to Launch and Gigli. Then, Darrell went on to play a role of a boxer in a TV pilot called The Contender directed by Hugh Wilson and produced by Tim Reid that, however, wasn't picked up as a series.
Darrell landed his first break on the hit TV series The King Of Queens as a party crasher, then followed up with a guest appearance on the hit TV series JAG. After finishing the work on JAG, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in his own film called One More Chance through his production company he founded in 2005, AES Media Enterprises Corp. in New York City, which was one of the finalists at the Gotham Short Film Festival and that gave him, afterwards, a recurring role as School Officer Turner in the hit HBO series The Wire (see Season 3 and 4) and many other offers.
Darrell M. Smith resides in New York City and in Long island, New York .