KERR SMITH Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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An outgoing actor with a penchant for mischief and a strong spontaneous streak, Kerr Smith became a recognizable household face after appearing in a series of popular Gateway Computer commercials and taking on the role as a teen struggling with his sexuality on the popular teen television drama Dawson’s Creek. And though he may have been inclined to jump off a cliff or streak unexpectedly in his wild high school days, Smith generally takes the low-key route since his rise to fame, opting to spend intimate times with close friends over the temptations of hot-property Hollywood nightlife. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Exton, Smith made his stage debut as Sir Edward Ramsey in a high school production of The King and I.


Serving as class president three of four years of his high school career before enrolling in the University of Virginia, the extroverted student spent much of his free time pursuing such sports a baseball and snow skiing. After earning a B.S. in business administration and returning to Exton to start a marketing firm with his father, Smith realized that although he hated the selling aspect of business, he loved the presentations involved. Soon realizing his passion for acting, Smith informed his father that he was selling his truck and using the money to move to New York and pursue an acting career. Winning an Emmy for his performance on the popular television soap opera As the Day Turns was a shot in the arm for the fledgling actor’s confidence, and his appearance in the aforementioned Gateway ads in addition to a popular series of Carl’s Jr. found his recognition factor growing.