Douglas Smith (actor)

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Douglas Smith
Born Douglas Alexander Smith
(1985-06-22) June 22, 1985 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

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 producer of low-budget films originally from the United Kingdom.[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.


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.[3] In 2014, he co-starred in the horror film Ouija.

He played a doctor in the 2015 film Terminator Genisys.[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 The Pitcher Episode: Home
1997 The Death Game Tristan
1998 The Outer Limits Douglas Episode: In to Zone
1999 Blast from the Past Adam (age 11)
2001 Family Law Patrick Samson Episode: Sex,Lies, and Internet
2002 Trancers 6 Punk #1
2002 Partners in Action Teddy Credited as Doug Smith
2003 Lock her Room Johnny Short
2003 Out There Reilly Evans
2003 Hangman's Curse Elijah Springfield
2003 Stuck in the Movie with You Sam TV movie
2003 Cold Case Ryan Bayes Episode: Churchgoing People
2004 Everwood Gavin Curtis Episode: Controlling Interest
2004 Joan of Arcadia Daniel Shoalar Episode: State of Grace
2004 The Guardian Jay Episode: Without Consent
2004 CSI: Miami Jason Henderson Episode: Invasion
2004 Sleepover Gregg
2005 Rock the Paint Josh
2005 Santa's Slay Nicolas Yuleson
2006 Crossing Jordan Steven Reynolds Episode: Mysterious Ways
2006 Close to Home Colin Parks Episode: The Shots
2006 Citizen Duane Duane Balfour
2006 State's Evidence Scott
2007 Remember the Daze Pete
2006-2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marlon West
2009 Someday We Will Get Married James Short
2009 Hawthorne Curtis Episode: Night Moves
2010 Flashpoint Carlton Hayward Episode: Whatever it Takes
2011 Margene's Blog Ben Henrickson Episode: Girls Gotta Dance
2006-2011 Big Love Ben Henrickson
2012 Antiviral Edward Porris
2013 The Boy who Smells like Fish Mica
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Tyson
2013 Rookie Blue Chuck Episode: You Are Here
2014 Hard Drive Ditch
2014 Stage Fright Buddy Swanson
2014 Ouija Pete
2015 Terminator Genisys Eric Thompson

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film Sleepover Nominated


  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. ^ "HERO 10: California Future"
  4. ^ "Douglas Smith Joins ‘Terminator’ Reboot & ‘Evan’s Crime’; ‘Longmire’s Bailey Chase To ‘Kill For Me’". Deadline. July 12, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

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