Brian J. Smith and His Secret Romantic Life, Also, He Reveals Why Netflix Canceled Sense8

News by Saburo Published on 17 Aug,2021 Updated on 17 Aug,2021

The Hate Crime actor Brian J. Smith has always been in the news for his steamy scenes in the series Sense8 which has recently been canceled by Netflix.

Due to steamy love scenes with same-sex co-actors in Sense8, there has been speculation that Brian J. Smith is gay. Could that be the case? Could his sexuality be the reason for his relationship details to be under the radar? Let's get to the depth of it.

Brian J. Smith and His Secret Romantic Life

Everyone has been speculating that Brian J. Smith is gay after seeing his portrayal of Will Gorski in Sense8. Even though the actor hasn't come out of the closet revealing his sexuality, the rumor about his being gay seems a safe assumption.

There are tons of fans who ship Max Riemelt with Bran J.Smith who were deeply saddened by Netflix's decision to discontinue the show.

Max Riemelt and Brian share a lot of erotic scenes in Sense8. But now since the Netflix series has been canceled after season 2,  Netflix announced the decision on 21st June 2017, many fans are going to miss the chemistry. And these fans are tweeting Brian J.Smith showering love at this disappointing in his life.

Smith clarified that the show wasn't making enough money and had to be canceled! 

Also Read: How Much is Max Riemelt Net Worth? Know About His Career and Awards

Maybe the show can be continued back if enough fans pressure Netflix!


Migs and me. Positano, Italy.

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It's a possibility. Now, let's take some time to look at the works that Smith has done apart from Sense8 and the recognition he has received. 

Brian J. Smith Amazing Career

Brian J. Smith has not just been in the series but also in some movies and theater shows as well. Some of the movies and shows that he has been in are listed below in the table.

Year Title Roles Cast member 
2005 Hate Crime Trey McCoy Seth Peterson
Bruce Davison
Chad Donella

The War Boys




Victor Rasuk
Benjamin Walker
Peter Gallagher


Red Hook


Sharlto Copley
Dev Patel  
Yo-Landi Visser

2011 Red Faction: Origins Jake Mason Danielle Nicolet
Kate Vernon
Tamzin Merchant


22 Chaser Ben





Kaniehtiio Horn
Raoul Max Trujillo
Aaron Ashmore


The Passing Season

Sam Alden

Gayle Rankin
Elizabeth Alderfer
Christopher Murney

2018 The Last Of Us Brian Parker Ashley Johnson
Troy Baker
Hana Hayes

With these roles that he has done, Smith did not just earn money but also bagged some awards and honors. The awards involved some of the major awards like the Award, the Elliott Norton Award, and much more. Brian J.Smit has also been nominated for Tony Awards, Audience Choice Awards among others. Let's Make it clear with a table.

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Elliot Norton Award Outstanding Ensemble The Glass Menagerie Won

-Tony Award  

-Drama Desk Award  

-Drama League Award  

-Outer Critics Circle Award

-Audience Choice Award

-Favorite Breakthrough Performance Award

-Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

-Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

-Distinguished Performance  

-Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

-Favorite Featured Actor in a Play


-Best Featured Actor in a Play















So, it seems like Sense8 being canceled won't harm Brain J.Smith's career as much. Let's see what new projects he comes up with in the future. We'll also definitely keep you updated about Brian J.Smith's love life.

Brian J. Smith's five Quick Facts 

  • He was born on October 12, 1981, in Dallas, Texas, United States, under the birth sign Libra. 
  • He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. 
  • He earned a bachelor's degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City.
  • He made his Broadway debut in Come Back, Little Sheba in 2008.
  • He won an Outer Critics Circle Award in 2014 for his role in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.