Mark Smith (Gladiator)
|Born||September 30, 1966|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Life and career
Smith was born in Acton, London. Smith's fame began in 1995 when he joined TV's Gladiators as 'Rhino', where he remained for five years. He then starred as 'Leo' in the Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland) show Renford Rejects and also guest starred as 'Johnson' on numerous occasions in the hit BBC soap EastEnders. He has also appeared in several films including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Rollin' with the Nines and an appearance as 'Shadow Warrior' in the film Batman Begins.
Recently he appeared in Argo directed by Ben Affleck, Frozen Ground shot in Alaska starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, and most recently No Good Deed shot in Atlanta with fellow Brits, Idris Elba and director Sam Miller.
On 4 June 2005, at London's infamous York Hall, Smith went head to head with lottery winner Michael Carroll in a boxing match. The fight drew much publicity with the press conference ending in a brawl after Carroll lunged for Smith. On the day, the fight had to be stopped three times due to Carroll's inability to continue. The former binman later stated "I will definitely get back in the ring with him. I will train harder next time." The charity re-match took place at the Manchester Evening News Arena in September 2005. This time Carroll was knocked out in the 2nd Round.
Mark has three children, two from his second wife Simone Young.