Brian J. Smith (born October 12, 1981) is an American actor who is known for his role as Trey in the 2005 independent film Hate Crime, as well as a series regular, Lt. Matthew Scott in the military science fiction television series, Stargate Universe, and most recently as Will Gorski in the Netflix-produced series Sense8.
In 2005, he portrayed Trey, a gay man facing intolerance from the son of a fundamentalist preacher, in Hate Crime, an independent film that featured at multiple gay and lesbian film festivals around the United States. Smith also portrayed roles in two more independent films, Red Hook and The War Boys. In 2008, he appeared on Broadway in the play Come Back, Little Sheba as the character Turk. Smith was cast as Lieutenant Matthew Scott, a lead role in the 2009 Stargate television series, Stargate Universe, until its cancellation in 2010.
Most recently he recurred on CW’s Gossip Girl and starred in the SyFy original film Red Faction: Origins. In April 2012, he began his run as Andrei in the hit Broadway show, The Columnist, which ended in July 2012. His next projects include the mini-series Coma from producer Tony Scott and Warehouse 13 for SyFy. He has also guest-starred on the Emmy Award-winning series, Law & Order.
In September 2013, he starred in a much-praised production on Broadway of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. This role earned him 2014 Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.
Currently, he is a lead cast member on the Netflix Original series Sense8.
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