Local man lands roles on 'Army Wives' and 'Burn Notice' | Entertainment
St. Petersburg, Florida -- Ward Smith, of St. Petersburg, has landed two television roles over the next two months. Smith will appear in a recurring role on Lifetime's most successful series "Army Wives" in June and on USA Network's "Burn Notice" in July.
Smith, a native to the Tampa Bay area, has a background in standup comedy and graduated from St. Petersburg's Northeast High School.
According to his bio, he has shared the comedy stage with David Spade, Adam Sandler, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy, among others. In addition to acting in theater, in commercials and on television, he has served as lead vocalist and "master of buffoonery" for the internationally recognized music group "Bogus Pomp".
On "Army Wives,” airing June 24 and July 1 at 10 p.m., Smith plays Detective Barker alongside Kim Delaney (Claudia Joy Holden), Brian McNamara (Michael Holden), Terry Serpico (Frank Sherwood) and Catherine Bell (Denise Sherwood). The episodes with Smith were shot with ABC Productions in Charleston, SC, in March of this year.
On July 19 at 9 p.m., Smith guest stars on "Burn Notice" as MI6 Agent Arthur Meyers conducting a bit of horse trading with star Gabrielle Anwar's character Fiona. Shooting took place in Miami last month.