Riley Smith

D.O.B: Apr 12, 1978 |  Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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Riley Smith is an immensely talented actor whose body of work comes to life in diverse roles across television and film. With a promising new series, Rileys star is quickly on the rise.

Biography

Riley Smith is an immensely talented actor whose body of work comes to life in diverse roles across television and film. With a promising new series, Rileys star is quickly on the rise. Smith is currently in production on CWs new fall drama Frequency, which will premiere on October 5, 2016. In this reimagining of the 2000 New Line film, Peyton List plays a female police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (Smith), also a detective, but who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case. However, unintended consequences of the butterfly effect wreak havoc in the present day. In 2015, Smith was seen in a strong arc in Season 4 of the popular ABC musical series Nashville. Playing Markus Keen, an artist signed to Raynas Highway 65 label, Smith merged his love for music and acting, recording singles, such as In the Name of Your Love and I Want To (Do Everything For You, for the Nashville soundtrack. Also in 2015, Smith scored a recurring role as Rachel McAdams boyfriend, Sheriffs deputy Steve Mercier, on HBOs True Detective, the second installment in the crime franchise. This role followed his previous stint on the pay cable network as a vampire on the seventh and final season of HBOs True Blood. Smith played Keith, a rugged, rock n roll vampire with a romantic side and story line opposite Arlene, played by Carrie Preston. Previously, Smith had recurring roles in the Emmy-nominated CBS series Joan of Arcadia, the highly acclaimed Fox show 24, the WB series Summerland, and Judd Apatows master creation for NBC Freaks and Geeks.