Brian J. Smith is an American actor. Born October 12, 1981 in Dallas, TX, he's a graduate of Allen High School in Allen, TX. Brian then enrolled in the theatre program at Collin County College and before being accepted into the renowned acting program at Julliard in New York City. After earning a fine arts degree, he gained acclaim for his role in the indie film Hate Crime (2005). Brian career has expanded to roles in The War Boys (2009), Gossip Girl, Stargate Universe, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Defiance, Law & Order and voiceover work in the video game Watch Dogs. He's a celebrated Broadway actor, starring in Come Back, Little Sheba and The Glass Menagerie, for which he received Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. In the Netflix original series Sense8, Brian has a couple of shirtless scenes in a few episodes.