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Riley Smith

Riley Smith was raised on his families Quarter Horse Ranch in Rural Iowa. The day after he graduated from high school, Riley took a modeling opportunity and moved to New York City. Using the money he earned while modeling, Riley enrolled in acting classes.A mere three months after Riley started taking acting classes, he was flown from New York to Los Angeles to screen test for the 1998 WB pilot "Minor Threat". He landed his first role and relocated to the west coast.The pilot never made it to air, but Riley did. He's gone on to do several network pilots, series, and more than a dozen guest-stars including notable recurring roles on the Judd Apatow's Cult favorite,"Freaks and Geeks", Emmy Award winning, "24", and "Joan of Arcadia" and many others. In 2007 he was one of the leads in FOX's series "Drive". On the feature side, he's starred in "Eight Legged Freaks" with David Arquette and Scarlett Johansson, in "Radio" opposite Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr., and as Ashley Olsen's love interest in Warner Bros's "New York Minute". More recently, he stars in the independent features "Graduation", Sundance Grand Jury Nominee, "Weapons" alongside Nick Cannon and Mark Webber, "GallowWalker" with Wesley Snipes and "Make it Happen" opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead.In 2013, Riley wrapped the feature films "Shirin in Love," "The Circle" and "Christmas in Conway" along with Mary Louise Parker, Mandy Moore, and Andy Garcia. He also had a recurring arc on the CW's "Beauty and the Beast" and is currently filming the backdoor pilot "Deliverance Creek" from Nicholas Sparks Productions and Warner Horizon.

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Apr 12, 1978 In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hang Time 1995-09-09
Latest Project:
Series The Messengers 2015-04-17

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Known For
Poster of True Detective
Poster of True Blood
Poster of Drive
Poster of Ghost Whisperer
The Messengers Mark Plowman 6 episodes, 2015 2015-04-17
True Detective Steve Mercer 2 episodes, 2015 2014-01-12
Beauty and the Beast Unknown 2012-10-11
The Playboy Club Wade 2 episodes 2011-09-19
The Glades Unknown 2010-07-11
90210 Unknown 2008-09-02
Leverage Unknown 2008-12-07
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
Drive Rob Laird 6 episodes, 2007 2007
Women's Murder Club Unknown 2007-10-12
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Summerland Unknown 2004-06-01
McLeod's Daughters Unknown 2004-10-02
Peacemakers Unknown 2003-07-30
Joan of Arcadia Unknown 2003-09-25
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Birds of Prey Unknown 2002-10-09
24 Unknown 2001-11-06
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Freaks and Geeks Unknown 1999-09-25
7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Hang Time Unknown 1995-09-09