Kerr Smith

Kerr Van Cleve Smith (born March 9, 1972) is an American actor known for playing Jack McPhee on The WB drama series Dawson's Creek, Kyle Brody in The WB supernatural drama Charmed, Robert in Freeform's The Fosters and Axel Palmer in My Bloody Valentine 3D.[1] He is also known for portraying Carter Horton in Final Destination (2000). He starred in the movie Where Hope Grows (2014).

Kerr Smith
Kerr Van Cleve Smith

(1972-03-09) March 9, 1972 (age 49)
Alma materUniversity of Vermont
Years active1996–present
Harmoni Everett
(m. 2003; div. 2009)

Lisa Smith

Early lifeEdit

Smith was born in Exton, Pennsylvania, the son of Barbara (Hess) and a father who works as a financial advisor.[2][3]

He has a sister named Allison. He attended Peirce Middle School and he graduated from Henderson High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, then studied at the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was also top of his class senior year.[4]


Smith began acting with roles on As the World Turns as Ryder Hughes from 1996 to 1997, the films Final Destination (2000) and a cameo in The Broken Hearts Club (2000), written and directed by Dawson's Creek writer Greg Berlanti and as a guest star in The WB's hit show Charmed as Agent Kyle Brody, a love interest for the fourth sister, Paige.

When he first appeared as Jack McPhee in the second season of the WB's Dawson's Creek, Smith portrayed a 16-year-old high school student; in reality, the actor was 26. Smith was 31 when the series ended its six-year run in 2003. He was the first man to have an on-screen gay kiss on U.S. television, in season three of Dawson's Creek.[5]

In 2002, Kerr Smith starred in the TV film Critical Assembly, alongside Katherine Heigl. The film depicts young activists against trying to stop a catastrophic nuclear explosion.[6]

Smith was the last person ever to be pranked on the MTV show Punk'd. In 2007, he appeared in several episodes of the popular TV series CSI: NY as Andrew "Drew" Bedford, the 333 stalker. He also played the radio host Ryan Thomas on The CW's drama series Life Unexpected.

Smith guest-starred on the television show NCIS, where he played Jonas Cobb, a naval officer who was the "Port-to-Port Killer," a serial killer who targets Navy personnel. He made his last appearance on the 8th season finale.

As of 2014, Smith plays Robert Quinn on The Fosters. The same year, he starred in the acclaimed movie Where Hope Grows. He also played Frank Cowles in episode X of Criminal Minds.[7]

Smith debuted on CW’s Riverdale, as the principal of Riverdale High, in season 4, replacing Mr. Weatherbee, who “ascended” with the rest of the cult followers known as “The Farm”. His character name was Mr. Honey.

Personal lifeEdit

Smith married actress Harmoni Everett on June 7, 2003. He filed for divorce on March 20, 2009.[8] Smith is a certified pilot and enjoys motocross. Smith has since remarried and started a holistic health and wellness business called TerraLife Wellness with his wife, Lisa.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Hit and Runway Joey Worciuekowski
1999 Lucid Days in Hell Kelly
2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Catcher
2000 Final Destination Carter Horton
2001 The Forsaken Sean
2002 Pressure Steve Hillman
2004 Cruel Intentions 3 Jason Argyle Video
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D Axel Palmer
2011 Final Destination 5 Carter Horton Archive footage
2013 Criticized William Reynolds
2014 Produce: Where Hope Grows Mitch Minniear
2014 What an Idiot Mike
2014 Where Hope Grows Mitch Minniear


Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 As the World Turns Ryder Hughes Recurring role, 24 episodes
1998 Baywatch Sean Episode: "The Natural"
1998–2003 Dawson's Creek Jack McPhee Regular role, 113 episodes
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A Collins Boy Episode: "Blood Drops"
2002 The Outer Limits Zach Burnham Episode: "The Tipping Point"
2002 Critical Assembly Bobby Damon Television film
2003 Miss Match Santa Claus Episode: "Santa, Baby"
2004 Silver Lake Dennis Patterson Television film
2004–2005 Charmed Kyle Brody Recurring role, 10 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Matthew Wilton Episode: "Game Over"
2005 The Closer Blake Rawlings Episode: "Batter Up"
2005–2006 E-Ring Bobby Wilkerson Main role, 16 episodes
2006–2007 Justice Tom Nicholson Main role, 13 episodes
2007 Punk'd Himself Episode: "May 29, 2007"
2007 CSI: NY Drew Bedford Recurring role, 4 episodes
2008–2009 Eli Stone Paul Rollins Recurring role, 5 episodes
2009 The Forgotten Patrick Dent Episode: "Diamond Jane"
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Ryan Thomas Main role, 26 episodes
2011 NCIS Navy Lt. Jonas Cobb 2 episodes
2013 An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky David Copeland Television film
2014–2018 The Fosters Robert Quinn Recurring role, 17 episodes
2014 Criminal Minds Frank Cowles Episode: "X"
2015 Stalker John Bardo Episode: "The News"
2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Joseph Bauer Recurring role, 3 episodes
2017 Doubt ADA PJ Arrington Episode: "Top Dog/Underdog"
2018 Wisdom of the Crowd Supervisor Simko Episode: "The Tipping Point"
2019 NCIS: Los Angeles FBI Agent David Ross 2 episodes
2019–2020 Riverdale Principal Holden Honey Recurring role
2019 Into the Dark Shane Episode: "Pilgrim"


  1. ^ Tanswell, Adam (January 16, 2010). "Q+A with Kerr Smith". Future Movies. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Kerr Smith Biography (1972-)". Film Reference. 2017.
  3. ^ Brubaker, Jack (November 23, 2004). "Prize-winning Wisconsin school play quotes from New Era letter". LancasterOnline. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Kerr Smith". IMDb. 2017.
  5. ^ Wood, Jennie (February 21, 2017). "Timeline: Gays in Pop Culture". Factmonster. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
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  7. ^ "Criminal Minds" X (TV Episode 2014) - IMDb, retrieved November 19, 2020
  8. ^ "Kerr Smith biography". Frost Snow. November 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "About Us". TerraLife Wellness. Retrieved January 6, 2020.[dead link]

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