Cornelius Smith Jr.
Cornelius Smith Jr. graduated from Cass Tech High School in Detroit and went on to study at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He did his graduate work at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Cornelius started singing in Detroit with his own group, Chapta II. After moving to New York, he appeared in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Romeo and Juliet with stars Lauren Ambrose and Camryn Manheim. All My Children is his first television role.