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Brian Ashton Smith


Duane The jogger

Meet cast member Brian Ashton Smith, who will be portraying Duane the jogger in The Duchess of Grant Park. Duane and Naomi are approached by James, and while Naomi knows all about who the Duchess is, Duane quickly finds out and turns into a fan.


Brian grew up in the very small town of Wharton, New Jersey. His interest in acting was sparked in middle school doing school plays. In high school he was very involved in athletics. He broke school records and led his track team as captain, while starring in school plays and playing for the school band.


He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta originally as a physics major. He graduated with a degree in theatre and a minor in psychology. He is an avid traveler and adventurer, and has worked with local groups and theaters Critical Crop Top, Syncronicity Theatre and Petty Posse Productions. He has also directed for Pinch n Ouch Theatre and the One-Minute Play Festival.

rian has appeared in television shows, movies, shorts and webseries. His credits include You42's #PrettyFunny, The Motherload, Feast, and most recently The Evil Inside Her, available now on Amazon Prime!