He won an Emmy for directing the Showtime television film My Louisiana Sky.
In April 2008, Arkin guest-starred in the Web series Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show.
Smith also was part of the team that won an Emmy for “Caught,” the 48 Hours broadcast about the Boston Marathon bombing.
While at CBS News, Smith has also covered such major national and international news events as the Sept.
He has performed in Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre productions, including both the South Coast Repertory world premiere and Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy by playwright Donald Margulies.
In addition, he is known for his directing work, having done episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, The Riches, Dirt, Ally Mc Beal, Sons of Anarchy, The Blacklist, Justified, and Masters of Sex.
He since has appeared in various television series such as A Year In The Life (1988), The Twilight Zone (1986), Northern Exposure (CBS, 1990–95), where he played the mercurial barefooted chef Adam, and Chicago Hope (CBS, 1994–2000).