Question 1 **
I found a short biografie on the internet and "Nightmare
on Elm Street 5" was mentioned there as one of the
films you appeared in.
But this film is not listed on the imdb for Michael Bailey
So I watched this film 'cause I have it on tape and was
looking for you. Now I'm not quiet sure if I found you or
Either you are one of the prisoners or Super Freddy. Or
am I totally wrong? :)
I'm not sure about Super Freddy. The body fits I think but
the face... I'm not sure because of all that Freddy-like
make-up and the scene is not that long.
After watching the film I checked the cast listing on imdb
for "Nightmare 5" and the actor listed for Super
Freddy is "Mike Smith I". Is that you?
For Mike Smith are some other films listed that are not
listed for MBS, so that name resemblance may be a huge coincident.
Or is that like a stage name?
Please tell me :)
Yes, I was in Nightmare on Elm Street 5. It was my first
job ever and not knowing to much about the business and
the fact that I wasn't in the union yet, I let them call
me "Mike Smith." After that movie I was allowed
to join the union (SAG) and that's when I established my
name (Michael Bailey Smith), which is my real name. (Note:
When you join SAG you have to set or pick your name that
you are going to use and it can't be taken by someone else.
I didn't even try to pick Mike Smith just because it's a
pretty common name and I wanted to you my real name which
is more unique.) Also remember, IMDB is not complete or
accurate all the times. I've been making changes to the
IMDB listing but haven't done all of them yet. There are
a lot of credits missing. However, my new site, which should
be up in about two weeks, has all and I mean all of my credits.
Question 2 **
Uhm, what can you tell me about "The Niad"? If
you have no idea what I'm talking about, please visit this
It sounds like an independent student project and you are
mentioned there to play the main part.
Ah, "The Niad." I've have a good friend who is
in film school. I've done, several of his student films
already and this is his senior project. It's a big undertaking
due to the complexity and depth of the film. I helped him
with the script, with some of the story lines and ideas.
He's a very good director and has a lot of potential. He
sees me as an action hero type guy instead of just a bad
guy. This is something I really appreciate because I do
have a lot more to offer as an actor then just being tough.
The script is pretty awesome and if it's done right, it
could really boost not only his career but mine too. The
main sticking point right know is the money issue. We've
raised about twenty-thousand dollars but we need about thirty-thousand
more. It has a lot of visual effects and they are expensive.
Steve Labed, the visual effect supervisor for Charmed has
offered to help, which makes it a lot less expensive.
Hey, if you know any investors... We can always take a donation!
** Question 3 **
When was "Litte Man On Campus" produced?
Yeah, we know about it :) Kelly found out at one of her
It's a pretty cute film, I like it.
"Little man on Campus" was shot in December
of last year. I had just gotten back from 6 weeks in Bangkok,
Thailand, filming "Black Mask II" and had an audition
the same day. I was severely jet lagged (20 hour flight)
but auditioned anyway. Well, must of did a pretty good job
because I ended up getting it. I had about a week to grow
some of my hair back before filming. The director didn't
want me to be completely bald. It was a fun part, where
I got to play the typical "nightmare" parent who
screams and yells at his kids to be great in sports. You
know the type. But here is the crazy part. You know the
scene where I say, "If you make any team, any team
at all, I'll give you a brand new Ford Focus for your birthday."
It's a close-up shot. Well, I was deathly ill during that.
I guess whatever I ate in Bangkok caught up with me and
hit me like a freight train. After each shot, I had to run
outside and throw up. It wasn't fun. But hey, in the end
it all turned out okay.
** Question 4 **
Do you have any pictures of you in your younger days?
You said you were pretty skinny... but I cannot imagine
that and I think I am not the only one... :)
Maybe you could post some on the boards? That would be pretty
cool to see... I would love to do that for you, too :)
So if you have any pix you would like to share, just send
And if you have any, may I use them for my website?
I've have some pictures of me when I was skinny on my
site. I haven't scanned them in yet but when I do, I'll
send you a couple. And yes, I was very skinny. After high
school and before I went into the military and weighed 160lbs
at 6'4". Once, in the military though, I started to
lift weights and eating a lot. Plus all of the hard training
of being a paratrooper helped too. So, when I got out of
the Army, I weighed 230lbs. Then in college, playing football,
I got up to 290lbs at about 10% body fat. Then after football,
I got into bodybuilding and actually competed twice. The
biggest I got was 310lbs. I had a 58 inch chest and 22 inch
arms with 34 inch legs. I was pretty big. But now I weigh
about 260lbs pounds at about 7 to 8 percent body fat. This
is a pretty good weight for me but I might get a little
bigger but not much.
** Question 5 **
Would you like to say something to all your fans, that I
could put on the start page of my fan site as a little introduction?
To the fans in Germany... Well, first of all, thanks
for watching the show. I really appreciate you support.
Even though the makeup is difficult at times, I have a lot
of fun. And it makes it all worth it when fans of the show
take note and appreciate your effort in making the show
better. I try to make all my characters as real and honest
as possible. It's easy when you're working with actors like
Julian McMahon. He's great. The producers never tell you
what's coming in the future for "Belthazor" but
I can say that from what I've been told, this season is
going to be exciting. I did get a little heads up on the
next episode that I'll be in and let me tell, "Belthazor"
is finally going to be kick some butt. Thanks for everything!
** Question 6 **
I haven't seen the first new Charmed epi yet but I read
some reports on your acting on the Charmed Boards.
Belthazor smiled? That must be very sweet :) Can't wait
to see that.
And everyone says that Shax was killed? Is that true or
will he be back again?
Yes, Shax gets quote, "killed" but you know
Hollywood, he can always come back. Plus as I said before,
the producers really like him and they said that he'll probably
come back. Also, they're always thinking of more demons
I can play. You never know...