Beau "Casper" Smart
The years 2014 and 2015 have proven to be banner years for actor Beau "Casper" Smart, completing roles in eight projects portraying distinctive characters ranging from an embattled UFC fighter to an ego maniacal youth soccer coach.
His growing body of work includes four feature films – "Perfect Match," "Restored Me," "Street" and "48 Hours to Live" – the lead role in the FIFA-released short "Pepsi's Beats of the Beautiful Game," and co-starring/guest roles on USA Network's "Benched," NBC's "Shades of Blue" and television's number-one comedy, CBS's "Big Bang Theory."
In the summer of 2015, Smart brought his unique sense of style and brand of humor to truTV's "Fake Off," serving as one of four judges on the second season of the pop culture reality competition show.
Starting his career as a professional dancer, Smart's explosive, high-energy dance skills quickly translated into requests for his stand-out choreography, ultimately landing him highly sought-after creative director spots for multi-platinum, multiple award-winning artists, including Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Jennifer Lopez, Prince Royce, Nick Jonas and more.
Smart's early credits included roles on the FOX's hit phenomenon "Glee," "How I Met Your Mother," "Def Comedy Jam," Disney's "Step Up: 3D," "Dance Flick" and "Honey 2."
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Smart played saxophone – alto, tenor and baritone in high school, and, at the age of 18, he got his first taste of dance – krumping, an offshoot of the hip-hop scene that features exaggerated, aggressive movements and a freestyle spirit. A year later, Smart won a dance contest held by choreographer/director/actor Debbie Allen and took home a $1,000 cash prize. He continued to hone his skills and became part of the world-renowned Tommy the Clown crew, performing to sold-out crowds worldwide.
Smart currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area, and in his spare time he enjoys boxing, all forms of outdoor recreational activities including wakeboarding and snowboarding, and is an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast.