Smith won a "Family Television Award" and Young Artist Award in 2007 for his performance as Tayshawn in The Ron Clark Story, which also stars Matthew Perry. His other credits include the 2006 production of Gridiron Gang as Bug Wendal, Adulthood and a recurring role as Mario in Unfabulous. He starred in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck, alongside his Sonny With a Chance co-star Sterling Knight. He also stars in Sonny with a Chance and So Random.
Smith also performs the song and music video "Party Up" for Starstruck. He is currently working with Maxrank on his newest album.