Kerr Smith was born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Barbara (Hess) and Rick Smith. He has a younger sister, Alison. Kerr graduated from Henderson High School in 1990 and then went on to attend the University of Vermont, graduating with a degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance). After college, Kerr moved to New York City where he quickly began his career in acting. After three years in NYC working on As the World Turns, and films such as Hit and Runway and Kiss and Tell, he moved to Los Angeles where he landed the role of Jack McPhee on the hit series Dawsons Creek after being in Los Angeles for only seven weeks. Kerr has had a slew of films and TV shows over the last 20 years in the business such as: Final Destination, E-Ring, Justice, Life Unexpected and My Bloody Valentine just to name a few. He is also the co-owner of the Venice Beach Beer Company. His hobbies include flying airplanes and riding motorcycles.