Gregory Smith

Active - 1985 - 2012  |   Born - Jul 6, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Children's/Family, Comedy Drama

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Born July 6th, 1983, Gregory Smith's first acting role was at age 14 months -- in a Tide commercial. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada and has developed impressive credits from both countries. Born July 6th, 1983, Gregory Smith's first acting role was at age 14 months -- in a Tide commercial. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada and has developed impressive credits from both countries. In his younger days, those credits include roles Harriet the Spy (1996), in which he worked opposite Michelle Trachtenberg, My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997), and The Patriot (2000).

After working in the CBS drama series Kate Brasher (which was cancelled after six episodes), Smith joined the cast of Everwood in its first season. Aired on the WB Network, the show follows a widower who returns to the small town of Everwood, Colorado, with his teenage son Ephram (Smith) and young daughter. Smith, as Ephram, earned significant praise for his turn as an alienated teen, and took home a Young Artist award for Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama) Leading Young Actor in 2003. Everwood.

When Everwood concluded after a five season run, Smith returned to the big screen for films including the adaptation of author Susan Cooper's fantasy adventure The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (2007), Straight Edge (2007), and the black comedy Leslie, My Name is Evil (2009). Smith found television success once more in 2010, when he took on the role of Dov Epstein in Rookie Blue, a popular Canadian police procedural. As Rookie Blue continued to gain popularity, Smith worked with actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in Dream House (2011), a psychological thriller from director Jim Sheridan.

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Factsheet

  • Appeared in a commercial for Tide detergent at 14 months old.
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1994's Andre.
  • Has dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship.
  • Is an executive producer of The U, a series of DVDs that explore college life from a student's perspective on campuses across the U.S.
  • Is an amateur photographer; posts photos he's taken from all over the world to the Web site www.25shot.com.
  • Formed a production company in 2006 called Braveart Films with filmmaker Susan Johnson, with whom he worked on Nearing Grace (2005); their first film was the straight-to-video, low-budget comedy Wieners in 2008.