Jayson Warner Smith

Actor | Producer
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The Walking Dead (2016-2018) | American Made (2017) | Rectify (2013-2014)
Jayson Smith
6' 1" (1.85m)
Performs ages 35-45
Brown (Short)
183 lbs
Baseball | Swimming | Cycling | Basketball | Tennis | Golf  Less
Southern | Cockney | New York (Bronx) | Australian | Russian | Midwest | Irish | British | New York (Brooklyn) | Midwestern US | Posh English | Southern US  Less
Internet | Industrial | Commercial | Theater | Radio | Music Video | Film | Voice Over | Television  Less
US (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
Not willing to work unpaid
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  • Primary photo for One MississippiOne Mississippi (TV Series) Dalton Green (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for NCIS: New OrleansNCIS: New Orleans (TV Series) Payton Kirk (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for The Vampire DiariesThe Vampire Diaries (TV Series) Dean (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 2
  • Primary photo for RectifyRectify (TV Series) Wendall Jelks (8 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2014 8
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  • Primary photo for Being Mary JaneBeing Mary Jane (TV Series) Fred (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow (TV Series) Carlton (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for ComaComa (TV Mini-series) E.R. Doctor (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Part Two (Sep 4, 2012) E.R. Doctor (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Final WitnessFinal Witness (TV Series) Mark Koponen (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Let's Stay TogetherLet's Stay Together (TV Series) Johnny Geter (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012 2
    • Wait, What? (Jun 5, 2012) Johnny Geter (voice)  Less
    • Creepers (May 29, 2012) Johnny Geter  Less
  • Primary photo for House of PayneHouse of Payne (TV Series) Harold Williams (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Drop Dead DivaDrop Dead Diva (TV Series) Carl Amuroso (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Crazy (Aug 30, 2009) Carl Amuroso  Less
  • Primary photo for SavannahSavannah (TV Series) Delivery Guy (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Talking DeadTalking Dead (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
    • Honor (Feb 25, 2018) Himself  Less
  • Primary photo for HellblazerbizHellblazerbiz (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017

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Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • iPhone Film Festival * – 2nd Place Documentary 2015

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  • * Best known for his portrayal of Wendall Jelks on SundanceTV's Rectify, Jayson has recently been working on roles for CW's Vampire Diaries and in the films, Mena, Birth of a Nation, Christine, Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,I saw the Light, 99 Homes and Mississippi Grind. Jayson has been working with wonderful film makers and show-runners such as Doug Liman, Nate Parker, Ramin Bahrani, Ray McKinnon, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. He also found time to star in and play a supporting role in the films Heavy Water and Beacon Point respectively. Both are small budgeted high-end Atlanta produced independent films.

    An Atlanta native, Jayson was into scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout at 15. At about 9 years old, his mother enrolled him in a kids drama class. He garnered a lead role in his first production, however; after that he was relegated to the chorus. This didn't sit well with him and he vowed to make it back to the front.

    Fast forward to 14 years old and the Cobb (County) Teen Theatre Company where Jayson was cast as Buffalo Bill in a production of Annie Get Your Gun. Finally he was back where he wanted to be. Since then he has moved upward and onward through theatre and finally film and television.

    After a brief stint in LA from 91-93, Jayson moved back to Atlanta and vowed to be a big fish in a small pond. Recently, however; Jayson has begun finding success in the exciting and explosive new "Hollywood South" that Atlanta has become. The pond is growing and the work is everywhere around the ATL.

    Other recent work includes Anchorman II, 42, Being Mary Jane, Footloose (2011), Coma and other projects and plays. Jayson has shared set time with some Hollywood heavyweights such as Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, James Woods, Lauren Ambrose, Cuba Gooding Jr., Demi Moore, and David Duchovny.

    Jayson has trained with Sandra Dorsey in Atlanta and with the late David LeGrant in Los Angeles. Solid with his Stanislavsky training Jayson can play it all. And he can sing and dance.
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