Kerr Smith (Dawson's Creek) has joined the regular cast of NBC's freshman drama "E-Ring," reprising the role of Bobby Wilkerson, a gung-ho member of the Pentagon's Special Ops team whom Smith has played in three earlier episodes this fall.

Smith, a native of Pennsylvania, first gained attention for his performance as Jack McPhee in "Dawson's Creek" from 1998 to 2003. His feature-film credits include the upcoming "Accidental Murder," as well as The Forsaken, Hit and Runaway, "Lucid Days in Hell" and The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy.

Among Smith's other television credits are a recurring role as Kyle Brody in Charmed, and guest-starring appearances in such series as "The Closer," CSI: Miami and Miss Match. Smith's first television work came in the daytime drama As the World Turns.Smith's television movies include "Silver Lake," "and Critical Assembly.

Smith will continue to portray Wilkerson, who is a close friend of JT (series star Benjamin Bratt) and carries out dangerous missions in secret foreign operations.

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