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Justice Elio Smith (born August 9, 1995) is an American actor who portrays Franklin Webb in the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and has reprise his role in Jurassic World: Dominion

Personal Life[]

Smith was born in Anaheim, California to an African-American father and Caucasian mother. He is the fifth of nine siblings. Smith graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts in 2013 and has performed in shows around Orange County.

When casted in The Get Down, Smith lived in a dilapidated Bronx apartment like his character in the show. This was done as a form of method acting.

On June 5, 2020, to celebrate Pride Month, Smith came out as queer on an Instagram post. He also revealed his relationship to fellow actor Nicholas L. Ashe.

Career[]

Smith had roles on television from shows such as The Thundermans and the HBO Series' Masterclass. He also apeared in videos for the YouTube channel VlogBrothers. Smith's first major film role was in the 2015 film PaperTowns​​, a film adaptation of John Green's novel (Green also being one half of the VlogBrothers channel).

His next major role was in the Netflix original series The Get Down in the lead role of Ezekiel Figuero. The show ran from 2016-2017 and was cancelled after two seasons.

In 2018, Smith starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom alongside Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Daniella Pineda. This was Smith's first major blockbuster role and he portrayed the character of Franklin Webb, the Systems Analyst of the Dinosaur Protection Group.

In 2019, Smith starred in his second major blockbuster role as the lead in Detective Pikachu. The film - a live action adaptation of the video game / anime series Pokémon - was a critical and commercial success. Praise was directed towards Smith in inhabitng both a dramatic and comedic role as the lead as well as his chemistry with Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu.

Smith reprised his role as Franklin Webb in Jurassic World: Dominion alongside his Fallen Kingdom co-stars Chris PrattBryce Dallas Howard, and Daniella Pineda, as well as several returning Jurassic Park cast members. 

Filmography[]

  • PaperTowns
  • The Get Down
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Jurassic World: Dominion

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Actors
Chris PrattBryce Dallas HowardB. D. WongJeff GoldblumJames CromwellRafe SpallJustice SmithToby JonesTed LevineDaniella PinedaGeraldine ChaplinIsabella SermonPeter JasonRonan SummersJoe KennardKamil Lemieszewski
Jurassic World: Dominion actors
Chris PrattBryce Dallas HowardLaura DernJeff GoldblumSam NeillDeWanda WiseMamoudou AthieB. D. WongOmar SyIsabella SermonCampbell ScottJustice SmithScott HazeDaniella PinedaDichen LachmanKristoffer PolahaElva TrillVarada SethuCaleb HearonFreya ParkerAlexander OwenAhir ShahTeresa Cendon-GarciaManuela MoraBastian Antonio FuentesJoel ElferinkEnzo Squillino Jr.Ben AshendenMo Brings PlentyEmilie JumeauxElan Ross GibsonDimitri VegasJoe AzzopardiJasmine ChiuAisling SharkeyEleanor TataPatrick LoungwayGlynis DaviesBen CookeCokey FalkowCathleen SummersYasmine Bouabid
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