IMTA Alum Riley Smith will join The Messengers, one of the CW’s midseason shows! According to Entertainment Weekly, Riley, "will play Vincent’s brother, Mark Plowman. Mark is described as 'a quiet, salt of the earth type of man you’d expect to find walking the fields, not sitting in the boardroom of a powerful farming business. But as a family man, his heart is usually in the right place—especially when it comes to pioneering new ways to feed the world. But the shadow cast by his charismatic and outgoing younger brother has planted some deep resentment along the way that may destroy a lot more than the next harvest.'”
Riley competed at IMTA in 1997 and won Junior Male Model of the Year. Riley is a very accomplished actor and musician. Riley most recently played a vampire on the final season of True Blood.