Following Dawson's Creek, Smith had a recurring role on fellow WB show Charmed, as well as guest arcs on Justice and Eli Stone. Smith was cast as main character Ryan Thomas on the short-lived CW series Life Unexpected, which ran until 2011. He had a recurring role as Robert Quinn in 2014-2015 on ABC drama The Fosters. More recently Smith had a guest arc on ABC series Agents of Shield.
Smith signed on to DC to create a love triangle between Jack, Dawson and Joey.