Jayson Warner Smith is an American actor who portrays Gavin in Season 7 of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Atlanta native Jayson Warner Smith is an actor in film, television and theatre. He started in theatre at age nine and since that time, Jayson has been in a play a TV show or a film every year of his life. Performing mostly in theatre Jayson has amassed quite a resume of roles. In 2010, Jayson finally scored a larger supporting role in a Hollywood film; the 2011 remake of Footloose. This role marked the beginning of a new chapter in Jayson's love of acting. Since then he has performed supporting and leading roles in films and TV shows such as, Anchorman II, The Vampire Diaries, 99 Homes, Mississippi Grind, 42, and Fox's Sleepy Hollow.

In addition to those credits, Jayson is best known for his portrayal of the horrifyingly despicable death-row serial killer Wendall Jelks on Sundance TV's Rectify. This highly acclaimed show and Jayson's recurring role have helped him move to the next level in the eyes of Hollywood's story tellers and in 2015, things really took off. Beginning in March of 2015, Jayson has performed major supporting roles in, Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Christine, The Birth of a Nation, and Mena. Atlanta remains his home and he lives in Sandy Springs with his wife Lisa. Jayson teaches acting at The Robert Mello Studio in Atlanta. He is repped by Alexander White in Atlanta and The House of Representatives in Los Angeles.

Other Works

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Christine
  • The Book of Love
  • Rectify
  • The People v. Leo Frank
  • Footloose
  • Heavy Water
  • I Saw the Light
  • Mississippi Grind
  • 99 Homes

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Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7) • Andrew Lincoln (1-7) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-7) • Christian Serratos (7) • Danai Gurira (3-7) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7) • Lauren Cohan (3-7) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-7) • Melissa McBride (4-7) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-7) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-7) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Deborah May (7) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-7) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-7) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-7) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Logan Miller (7) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-7) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7) • Tom Payne (6-7) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Xander Berkeley (6-7)
Co-Stars Aaron Munoz (2) • Adam Boyer (5) • Adam Minarovich (1-2) • Adrian Kali Turner (1) • Aerli Austen (7) • Al Vicente (3) • Alec Rayme (6) • Alex Van (3) • Amber Chaney (2) • Amy Cain (2) • Amy Dionne (4) • Andy Glen (3) • Andrea Moore (5) • Anissa Matlock (5) • Anja Akstin (7) • Ann Mahoney (5-6) • Anthony Guajardo (1) • Anthony Lopez (7) • April Billingsley (5) • Arthur Bridgers (3) • Autumn Dial (7) • Benjamin Papac (5) • Beth Keener (6) • Bethany Anne Lind (6) • Brandon Carroll (4) • Brett Gentile (6-7) • Brian F. Durkin (7) • Brian Hillard (2) • Brian Stapf (7) • Briana Venskus (7) • Brina Palencia (4) • Brody Rose (6) • Cameron Deane Stewart (4) • Carlos Aviles (6) • Carlos Navarro (7) • Cherie Dvorak (3) • Chloe Aktas (7) • Chris Burns (5) • Chris Gann (6) • Christopher Matthew Cook (5) • Claire Bronson (5) • Cooper Andrews (7) • Corey Brill (5) • Dahlia Legault (5-7) • Dango Nguyen (3) • Daniel Newman (6-7) • Daniel Thomas May (3-4) • Danny Vinson (4) • Darin Cooper (6) • Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (3) • Davi Jay (4) • David Marshall Silverman (5-7) • Deja Dee (2) • Dwayne Boyd (3) • E. Roger Mitchell (3) • Elena Sanchez (6) • Elijah Marcano (5) • Elizabeth Ludlow (7) • Elyse Nicole DuFour (7) • Eric Mendenhall (4) • Erin Hunter (4) • G-Rod (6) • Gary Weeks (3) • Gina Morelli (1) • Gina Stewart (7) • Griffin Freeman (7) • H. Patrik Coyne (6) • Ian Casselberry (6) • Ilan Srulovicz (6-7) • Irene Ziegler (4) • IronE Singleton (1) • Jacqueline Fleming (7) • James Allen McCune (2) • James Chen (6-7) • James Gonzaba (1) • Jan Harrelson (4) • Jane McNeill (2) • Jasmine Kaur (6) • Jason Alexander Davis (5-6) • Jason Burkey (7) • Jay Huguley (6) • Jayson Warner Smith (7) • JD Evermore (4) • Jeremy Palko (6-7) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (1) • Jesse C. Boyd (5-6) • Jim R. Coleman (1) • Jimmy Gonzales (6) • Jonathan Kleitman (6) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (5-7) • Joshua Hoover (7) • Joshua Mikel (7) • Juliana Harkavy (4) • Justice Leak (5) • Justin Kucsulain (6) • Justin Miles (6) • Katelyn Nacon (5-6) • Karen Ceesay (6-7) • Karenlie Riddering (3) • Keedar Whittle (2) • Keisha Tillis (1) • Keith Brooks (4) • Kelley Davis (2) • Kennedy Brice (4) • Kenric Green (6) • Kerry Cahill (7) • Kevin Patrick Murphy (6-7) • Kimberly Leemans (6) • Kyle Clements (5) • Labrandon Shead (6) • Lance Tafelski (6) • Lane Carlock (7) • Lawrence Kao (3) • LB Brown (6) • Linds Edwards (1) • Lindsay Abernathy (3) • Lindsley Register (7) • Liz E. Morgan (6) • Luke Donaldson (4) • Macsen Lintz (7) • Maddie Lomax (1) • Madison Lintz (1) • Maia Moss-Fife (5) • Major Dodson (5) • Mandi Christine Kerr (5-7) • Marc Gowan (5) • Marcus Hester (4) • Markice Moore (3) • Martinez (7) • Matt Lowe (6) • Melissa McBride (1) • Michael Harding (4) • Michael Scialabba (7) • Michael Traynor (5-6) • Mike Mayhall (3) • Mike Seal (7) • Mimi Kirkland (7) • Myke Holmes (6) • Nadine Marissa (7) • Neil Brown Jr. (1) • Nelson Bonilla (5) • Nick Gomez (3) • Nicole Barré (7) • Noah Benjamin (7) • Owen Harn (5) • Parker Wierling (3) • Peter Kulas (3) • Peter Zimmerman (6-7) • Phillip DeVona (2) • R. Keith Harris (6-7) • Ricky Russert (7) • Ricky Wayne (5) • Rico Ball (5) • Robert Walker-Branchaud (6-7) • Russ Comegys (3) • Russell Towery (3) • Sabrina Gennarino (7) • Sherry Richards (4) • Stephan Jones (7) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Sean Garland (6) • Susie Spear Purcell (5-6) • Tanner Holland (3) • Ted Huckabee (5-7) • Teri Wyble (5) • Theodus Crane (3) • Tiffany Morgan (5-6) • Tim Parati (7) • Tom Turbiville (4) • Travis Love (3-4) • Travis Young (5) • Troy Faruk (3) • Tyler Chase (3) • Tyshon Freeman (7) • Vanessa Cloke (6-7) • Victor McCay (4) • Vincent Ward (3) • Viviana Chavez-Vega (1)
Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Cudlitz (7)