Justin Smith is an American actor who played Duke in The Vampire Diaries. He has appeared in other shows, such as Grease, Long Days Journey, Into Night, and Of Mice and Men.


Justin Smith was born on April 8, 1980 in Florida. A native Floridian, he has been working in commercial, film and television since landing his first commercial for a surf shop when he was 19. He was raised in a small town outside of Orlando, FL where his father was firefighter and his mother was a hard-working single mom. Justin soon realized he wasn't going to be professional athlete so he switched his focus to a passion he had always dreamed about and began to study acting. He started acting on stage in school and in community theatre keeping to just stage acting through college.

Then in 2002 Justin was cast in his first feature film starring alongside Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster) in the indie film Night Terror. He continued to stay persistent, work hard and study acting along the way booking commercials and smaller roles in film. Still though, Justin wasn't quite sure how he was going to survive on just acting. So, he filled in the slow times by working in sales, construction and occasionally picking up jobs at the local theme park. Justin gained some momentum when The Daily Buzz picked him up to co-host the nationally syndicated show interviewing celebrities like Nicholas Cage and John Travolta. However in 2005 he left The Daily Buzz when he booked the role of a lifetime that took him to South Africa to begin work on The Silent Fall.

It is a film that brings much needed attention to an almost forgotten trouble in the United States. He spent 3 months filming throughout South Africa gaining some much appreciated life experience. Justin came back to the states and went to work on a series of national commercials and landed his first major acting role on American television in As The World Turns on CBS. Since then Justin continues to work in film and television making guest appearances in shows like The Vampire Diaries on The CW and most recently on the Lifetime hit series Drop Dead Diva.


Year Title Role
2016 General Hospital Holt
2015 Baby, Baby, Baby Sunny's Boyfriend
2015 Man Down Stanton
2015 Stalker Carl
2014 The Exes Guy
2014 How to Break Up with Your Girlfriend Before Football Season Richard
2014 Earthquake Envy Randy
2014 Walk of Shame Male Blooper Anchor #1
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Meyers
2012 Dead by Friday Joey
2012 Single Ladies Artie
2011 Burn Notice Blake
2011 My Future Boyfriend Richard Babcock
2010 The Whisper Home Ralph
2010 Christmas Cupid Ed
2010 Drop Dead Diva Charlie Taggart
2010 The Vampire Diaries Duke
2010 Letters to God Sergeant Baker
2010 The Tenant Rob
2009 Scare Zone Onlooker
2009 Robodoc John from Mailroom
2008 The Price Yager Patel
2008 Army Wives PFC Ryan Talbott
2008 As the World Turns Real Ben Coyle
2008 Contract Killers Rick
2008 Meet the Spartans Jeremy (uncredited)
2007 Blackwater Danny
2007 The Silent Fall Josh Kingsley
2006 6 Out of 7 Joe
2005 The Touch Brian
2002 Night Terror Marc Cole


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