Michael Bailey Smith is an American actor who portrayed the roles of various demons throughout season 3 and season 4. He portrayed Belthazor, Shax and the Source of All Evil. He also portrayed two grimlocks, Janor in "All Halliwell's Eve" and the Grimlock Leader in "Bite Me".



Julian McMahon (Cole) with Michael as Belthazor.

Michael Bailey Smith was born on November 2, 1957 in Alpena, Michigan, USA. He grew up traveling the world due to being an army brat and attended college at Eastern Michigan University, where his athletic talents earned him a spot as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.

After a career-ending knee injury, he moved to San Diego and became a competitive bodybuilder. Michael stumbled upon acting when he accompanied a friend to an audition for A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) (which also starred Marnette Patterson). The "acting bug" bit Michael, and he hasn't stopped since. He is currently married to Lisa Smith and has two sons (Bailey Austin Smith, born in 1997 and Hunter Hal Smith, born in 2002).

Smith has also maintained a career outside of acting; he currently works for Osram Sylvania as a business development manager.


  • Blood Shot (2009)
  • Chain Letter (2008)
  • Corrado (2008)
  • Jonathon Moon: Alien Attack! (2008)
  • Thirsty (2008)
  • My Name Is Earl (2006-2007)
  • Careless (2007)
  • The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
  • Pepper Dennis (2006)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  • Spymate (2006)
  • Desperate Housewives (2005)
  • Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (2005)
  • The Unknown (2005)
  • Candy Paint (2005)
  • The O.C.(2005)
  • Charmed (2000-2002)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000)

Podcast Episodes on Words of the Witches[]

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Michael Bailey Smith is one of the many actors who have appeared in both Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Smith kept the Belthazor jacket.
  • Smith had a pulmonary embolism in his lungs in January 2021. The condition was so bad that the doctors did not believe he would survive, but he eventually recovered.

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