Congratulations to IMTA Alum Riley Smith who is joining the cast of HBO's outstanding hit show True Detective. Riley will play recurring character Steve Mercier, a boyish Sheriff's deputy.
From Deadline Hollywood, "The second installment in the crime franchise revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Smith will play McAdams’ boyfriend, Steve Mercier, a boyish Sheriff’s deputy."
This is an amazing year for Riley! Riley was on the final season of HBO's True Blood, in the Nicholas Sparks' television movie Deliverance Creek and will appear in the CW's The Messengers and in the upcoming horror film The Circle. Riley competed at IMTA in New York in 1997 where he won Junior Male Model of the Year. Riley is an accomplished musician and actor.