Justin Smith is an Australian actor, best known for his AFI nominated performance as barrister 'Josh Bornstein' in the ABC mini-series Bastard Boys. He is also known in Australia for his TV, film, theatre and television commercial work.

Justin Smith
Years active1990-present


Smith's first professional role was at the age of 16 in the Australian tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring John Farnham.[1]

Smith played the role of Mark in the original Australian production of RENT, which garnered him a 1999 Green Room nomination for Best Actor in a musical, and starred in the movie Angst. Smith has also appeared in The Cherry Orchard and Ruby Moon for the Sydney Theatre Company and the productions, Shakespeare's R & J, Servant of Two Masters, and Just Macbeth (at the Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe Festival seasons), for the Bell Shakespeare Co. Aust.

In 2007 Smith was nominated for an AFI award for his role in Bastard Boys.[2] In 2008, Smith played the role of Tony (Billy's older brother) in Billy Elliot the Musical,[3] for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards 2008. In 2009, he was in The Sydney Theatre Company's successful production of Anthony Neilson's play, The Wonderful World Of Dissocia.[4]

In 2011, Smith appeared in Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (official selection Cannes Film Festival); Jonathan Teplitzky's Burning Man; and the Fred Schepisi directed The Eye Of The Storm. In 2012 Smith appeared as Muzz in Underbelly: Badness and, David Hill in Howzat! Kerry Packer's War.[5] He toured Australia throughout 2012 and 2013 as 'Detective Sergeant Trotter' in the first professional Australian production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.[6]

In 2013, Smith performed in the Griffin Theatre Company's September 2013 production of John Romeril's "The Floating World"[7] for which he won a Glugg Award for best supporting actor, and in early January 2014 in The Winter's Tale for Bell Shakespeare. He appeared in the Foxtel mini-series Devil's Playground in 2014 and Deadline Gallipoli in 2015 and Secret City in 2016.


Smith is married to Australian actress Sophie Gregg,[8] and they have two children.[citation needed]

Smith's brother, Michael Howard Smith, made his London West End debut in the 2006 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind in the role of 'Boon'. He also appeared at Edinburgh Festival in Seriously: Pet Shop Boys Reinterpreted.


Year Film Role Other notes
1990 Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? Little Orville
2000 Angst Ian
2002 The Number Jimmy (Short)
2005 The Mechanicals Water Man (Short)
Tan Lines Narrator
2006 Glitch Dave (Short)
2007 Snookered (Short)
Australian Tails Jet (voice) (Short)
Kindle Kerry (Short)
2010 Mama Always Told Him... George (Short)
2011 The Eye of the Storm Club Desk Clerk
Sleeping Beauty Hallelujah Businessman
Bars and Tone Wes (Short)
Burning Man Dr. Allen
2012 Chop Suey Fan 2 (Short)
2013 Around the Block Chris
2014 Tammy Paramedic
2016 Frog Man (Short)
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge Mr. Krill
Year Television series Role Other notes
1994 Home and Away Porno Freak No. 1 TV Series, 1 episode
1999 Stingers Lawrence Fisher TV Series, 1 episode
Queen Kat, Carmel & St Jude Anton TV Mini-Series, 3 episodes
2001 South Pacific Forklift Operator (TV Movie)
2003 White Collar Blue Wayne Dobson TV Series, 1 episode
2007 Bastard Boys Josh Bornstein TV Mini-Series, 1 episode
2009 My Place Joe Blake TV Series, 1 episode
2011 Spirited Mitchell TV Series, 1 episode
2012 Underbelly Muzz TV Series, 2 episodes
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War David Hill TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes[9]
Tricky Business Colin Hendricks TV Series, 1 episode
Monday Bites TV Series, 1 episode
The Straits Puffs TV Series, 3 episodes [9]
2014 Devil's Playground Detective Blacket TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes
Corn Cobs Patrick TV Series, 1 episode
The Moodys Bratty Kid's Dad TV Mini-Series, 1 episode
2015 Deadline Gallipoli Lester Lawrence TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes
2016 Home and Away Aaron Walsh TV Series, 4 episodes
2016-2019 Secret City William Vaughn TV Series, 12 episodes
2017 The Other Guy Damon TV Series, 1 episode
Blue Murder: Killer Cop Glen McNamara TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Jesus Christ Superstar". ausstage.edu.au. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ "AFI Nominations – 2007". Afcarchive.screenaustralia.gov.au. 20 May 2010. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. ^ Merhi, Krisinda (19 December 2018). "Cast announced for Australian production of Billy Elliot the Musical". smooth. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. ^ Blake, Jason (20 April 2009). "The Wonderful World of Dissocia". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ Fenton, Andrew (27 February 2016). "Australian David Hill on producing the Oscars 2016". www.news.com.au. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.rgmvoices.com.au/portfolios/justin-smith
  7. ^ "A Forgotten Soldier: Review of Griffin Theatre's The Floating World". Dinner And A Show. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Not waiting for Godot". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  9. ^ a b Boon, Cameron (21 June 2013). "Printer Guru stars in new Reflex ad". Mumbrella. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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