Brian J. Smith is an actor, best known for his roles in Sense8 (2015), SGU Stargate Universe (2009) and Hate Crime (2005).
In 2005, Smith 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 end in 2010.
In addition to his previous roles, Smith 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 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.
In 2015, he was cast as the lead member on the Netflix Original series Sense8. Also, in the same year, he appeared in the pilot episode of ABC's Quantico playing the role Eric Packer, an FBI recruit at the academy.