AWW Celeb Cute FAIL FWD Geeky HMM LOL News OMG Trashy Win WTF 1. Meet Cornelius Smith Jr., the actor who plays the newest Gladiator employed at Olivia Pope & Associates on Scandal. View this image › 2. Smith first appeared on Scandal as Marcus Walker, an activist for the black community, on March 7, 2015. View this image › 3. The episode, titled “The Lawn Chair,” showed how a man dealt with the death of his 17-year-old son who was shot and killed by a white cop. View this image › 4. Smith eventually became a more regular character on the show, and now he’s a full-fledged Gladiator. View this image › 5. The thing about Smith is, he’s really great on Scandal and everything… 16. Before Scandal, Smith acted in shows like All My Children, Major Crimes, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. View this image › 18. And now we get to see the 33-year-old on our television screens every Thursday night! View this image › Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!