Doug McKenna
played by Brian J. Smith
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Doug McKenna (Brian J. Smith) is an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself.

Brian J. Smith stars in USA Network’s Treadstone as Doug McKenna, an all-American oil-rig worker whose life changes after he discovers long buried truths about himself.

recently starred as Chicago police officer Will Gorski in “Sense8.” On stage, Smith was recently seen as Chance Wayne in Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth,” alongside Marcia Gay Harden at Chichester Festival Theatre in London. Smith recently reprised the role of The Gentleman Caller in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' classic, “The Glass Menagerie,” on the West End. Smith earned a 2017 Olivier Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance. In addition, Smith previously earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the Broadway production at The Booth Theatre in addition to Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations. Smith's career began almost immediately after earning his B.F.A at Juilliard as he was quickly cast in diverse roles on and off Broadway in including “Come Back, Little Sheba,” “Good Boys and True,” and “Three Changes” alongside Dylan McDermott and Maura Tierney.

Smith previously wrapped production on “22 Chaser,” directed by Rafal Sokolowski, starring alongside Raoul Trujilla, Aaron Ashmore and John Kapelos. Additionally, Smith starred in “The Passing Season,” opposite Peter Gallagher in the drama “The War Boys,” “Red Hook” and in “Agatha Christie Poirot’s: Murder on the Orient Express.”

Smith gained notoriety for his role as Lieutenant Matthew Scott on “Stargate Universe” for SYFY. Additional television credits include “Gossip Girl,” “Red Faction: Origins,” “Coma,” and guest star turns on “Blue Bloods,” “Defiance,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” and “Warehouse 13.” Smith also appeared in “Quantico.”