Michael Bailey Smith (born November 2, 1957) is an American movie and television actor.
Smith was born in Alpena, Michigan to an Air Force family and graduated from school in Tehran, Iran. After graduating he served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He attended college at Eastern Michigan University, where his athletic talents earned him a spot as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Smith's football career was cut short by injury.
Smith stumbled upon acting when he accompanied a friend to an audition for the 1989 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Smith landed the role of Super Freddy and he is the only other person to play Freddy Krueger apart from Robert Englund. Smith would appear three years later in a small role in Renegade playing PJ Butler. In 1994 he appeared in Marvel Comic adaptation of The Fantastic Four as Ben Grimm. Smith was also cast in Cyborg 3: The Recycler alongside Malcolm McDowell.
Smith appeared in many TV series, such as Diagnosis: Murder, Star Trek: Voyager, Wings and Conan the Adventurer. In 1999 Smith had small roles as guards in Donald Petrie's My Favorite Martian and The X-Files. Smith appeared 13 times in the hit TV show Charmed, where he played Belthazor and Shax. 2002 also saw him appear in the hit sequel Men in Black II, where he portrayed the character Creepy. After 2002 he appeared in the TV series The O.C. and Desperate Housewives.
In 2006 Smith was cast as the tall, frightening figure of Pluto in Hollywood blockbuster remake The Hills Have Eyes. Although Smith's character Pluto was very simple, his sheer strength and short fuse made him stand out from the other mutants.
Smith currently resides in Valencia, California with his wife Lisa and their two sons, Bailey Austin Smith (born in 1997) and Hunter Hal Smith (born in 2002).