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Overview (3)

Born in Florida, USA
Birth NameJustin Barnett Smith
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Justin Smith is an actor, known for A Good Day To Die Hard (2013), Man Down (2015) and The Vampire Diaries (2009). Justin grew up in a humble blue collar family. His father was a firefighter, so as a kid Justin spent much of his free time at the fire station dreaming of following in his father's foot steps. That is until a friend in college convinced him to audition for a local production of Eugene O'Neill's, 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'. Justin performed on stage a few times in high school, but never gave much thought to acting beyond that. So it came as a surprise when he was later cast as Edmund Tyrone. With a new found tenacity and endless passion for acting he quickly formed a tireless work ethic, switching his focus from fighting fires to studying theatre.

One of Justin's early film projects took him to Cape Town, South Africa for work on the award winning South African drama, 'The Silent Fall'. Prepping for the film, Justin gained some much appreciated life experience when he spent three weeks training alongside HIV/AIDS patients in some of Cape Town's most prominent clinics and dangerous townships. After returning from South Africa, Justin moved to Los Angeles where he began to build an impressive resume in television and film.

Justin is also an accomplished voice artist and television host. He first gained national attention while performing dual hosting duties between the nationally syndicated morning show 'The Daily Buzz' and the popular TLC series 'Designing Spaces'. And if you listen closely, you may even hear his voice on some of your favorite radio and TV ads.

Today Justin continues to split his time between hosting and acting, recently returning to the stage as the physically disabled and spiritually broken war soldier "Rory", in the nationally recognized and critically acclaimed WWII drama 'Flying' at The Tampa Rep. Justin can next be seen on the big screen co-starring alongside Shia LaBeouf and Gary Oldman in Dito Montiel's war drama 'Man Down'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christopher James

Trivia (5)

While writing a family history paper in high school, Justin discovered that he is related to Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.
Some members of his family were involved with the Irish Mafia, including "Dapper" Danny Hogan and "Big" Ed Morgan, in The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/ St. Paul during prohibition, around the start of the 20th Century.
Justin's grandmother was widely known as the "Armistice" or "Liberty" Baby. Liberty Dinneen was from Minneapolis, Minnesota and was the first baby born in the United Sates on the day World War I came to an end, November 11, 1918.
Was on his way to becoming a fifth generation firefighter before changing his major and studying theatre.
Is involved with several charities, including Two Wings which helps rehabilitate victims of human trafficking.

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