His Days of our Lives character Sonny Kiriakis is enjoying life with Will Horton outside of Salem, but performer Freddie Smith is busy celebrating a major milestone.
Happy Birthday, Freddie Smith
That’s because he was born on March 19, 1988, in Ashtabula, Ohio, which means that this talented actor is turning 33 years old today! Though he thought he might make a career out of playing basketball, Smith fell in love with the performing arts after enrolling in a theater art class during his senior year of high school.
Upon graduation, Smith relocated to Los Angeles and hit the audition circuit. In 2008, he landed his first on-camera role, and despite the fact that his brief cameo in an episode of Medium went uncredited, Smith persevered.
During the next two years, he appeared in the short film Weak Species (as Jock number 3) and One Wish (as Sara’s boyfriend). In 2011, he joined the cast of 90210 as a recurring character Marco Salazar.
On June 23, 2011, Smith made his Days of our Lives debut in the role of Jackson “Sonny” Kiriakis, a part that would eventually net him a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor.
Smith departed the NBC sudser in 2015 but continued to make sporadic appearances until April of 2016 return. He stayed until the fall of 2020 with a brief New Year’s Eve Zoom appearance. Aside from his work on DAYS, Smith has been seen in a number of nationally-aired commercials for products and businesses such as Taco Bell, JC Penney, and Samsung.
He also co-wrote, executive produced, directed, and edited a well-received horror feature entitled The Hiker which was released in 2015.
Soap Hub would like to wish Freddie Smith a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below! Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.