- Had a singing group in Detroit called Chapta II.
- Was a finalist in the Mustang Idol singing contest at Southern Methodist University.
- Was kicked out of SMU following a fraternity hazing incident; Smith later wrote a play about it, Frayed, for his thesis at New York University.
- In 2007, had a role in Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare in the Park in New York City.
- Nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2009 for his work in All My Children.
- After a guest appearance in the fourth season of Scandal, was promoted to a series regular in the fifth season.
- Attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States; University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, United States (BFA in Theater Arts); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA, 2007)