Gregory Edward Smith (born July 6th, 1983 in Toronto, Canada) is a Canadian actor and director best known for Everwood and Rookie Blue. Also remembered for 90s children's movies such as Small Soldiers and Zenon. Nowadays he works mostly as a director, and keeps largely out of the public eye.
He's married to Taylor McKay. Actor Douglas Smith is his younger brother.
- Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995): Tim Williamson
- Harriet the Spy (1996): Sport
- My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997): Jesse
- Small Soldiers (1998): Alan Abernathy
- Zenon (1999): Greg
- Touched by an Angel (2001): Patrick Lewis
- Everwood (2002 - 2006): Ephram Brown
- Rookie Blue (2010 - 2015): Dov Epstein
- Franklin & Bash (2013): Coach Kasso
- Designated Survivor (2017): Will Griffin
- Rookie Blue (2012 - 2015): 5 episodes
- Shadowhunters (2017): 1 episode
- Saving Hope (2014 - 2017): 8 episodes
- Arrowverse (2015 - present)
- Riverdale (2018 - 2019): 3 episodes
- Katy Keene (2020): 1 episode
- God Friended Me (2019 - 2020): 2 episodes
This actor's work provides examples of:
- Bit Character: His character Artie in Dreamhouse was apparently meant to have an important role helping Daniel Craig's character solve the murder mystery, but for some reason it appears his part was cut almost completely leaving him with practically only one line.
- Celebrity Resemblance: To James McAvoy say some.
- Chewing the Scenery: His villanous character Slick in HoboWithAShotgun
- Chronically Killed Actor: shot to death in [[spoiler:The Patriot and American Outlaws , dies of an overdose in In My Pocket, bleeds to death in Hobo with a Shotgun after being shot in the crotch by the titular character, and drowns in Designated Survivor, to name a few.
- The Danza: Plays a kid named Greg in Zenon.
- Demoted to Extra: Artie in Dreamhouse
- Deuteragonist: Arguably Dov Epstein in RookieBlue
- Dyeing for Your Art: Is unrecognisable as the character Artie in Dreamhouse in which unfortunately most of his scenes were apparently cut.
- Former Child Star: Averted. Despite being a relatively well known child actor in the 90s, he was never involved in any scandals and seems to be doing pretty well for himself, nowadays working mostly as a director.
- The Heavy: Although Drake is the Big Bad in HoboWithAShotgun, it is Slick who drives the plot forward the most.
- I Am Not Spock: Expect him to be remembered mostly as Ephram in Everwood
- Older Than They Look: When he started playing his most famous character, 15 year old Ephram Brown in Everwood, he was actually 19 years old.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Plays an incredibly violent and sadistic villain in Hobo with a Shotgun but is very easy going in interviews, and is remembered by his former Everwood cast mates as a quiet, even shy guy.
- Large Ham: In Hobo with a Shotgun, particularly in the infamous school bus scene.
- Playing Against Type: Normally played sympathetic characters, making the sadistic and irredeemable Slick in Hobo with a Shotgun all the more memorable.
- Star-Making Role: People remember him most from his role in Everwood as piano prodigy and angsty teen with Daddy issues Ephram Brown.
- Typecasting: Gregory's early career could roughly be divided into him playing kind-hearted kids overworked by their parents(Sport in HarrietTheSpy, Jesse in MyTeacherAteMyHomework and Alan in SmallSoldiers), and playing smart, moody, rebellious teenagers with a disdain for authority (Ephram in Everwood, Holden in KidsInAmerica, Ben in BootCamp).