David Lee Smith as John Oldman
David Lee Smith as John Oldman

Rugged leading man David Lee Smith played the title role as “John Oldman” in Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth.

Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated from Banks High School. He went on to graduate from the University of Alabama and later earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from SMU.

He began his career in television in 1992 with featured roles on “As The World Turns” and “All My Children”. Throughout the 90’s David appeared on dozens of shows including “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Dharma & Greg”, Just Shoot Me!”, “JAG”, “Providence” and “V.I.P.” He had reoccurring roles on the hugely successful “CSI:Miami” & “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

David’s feature film credits include Gone But Not Forgotten, Mysterious Skin, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, A Walk to Remember and David Fincher’s Fight Club. He appeared in The Big Empty which also starred Selma Blair and Hugh Laurie, as well as Crimson Winter and Sick People.