Mostly Credited As: Matt Smith (3) Birth Name: Matthew Robert Smith Date Of Birth: October 28, 1982 (Age 32) Country Of Birth: United Kingdom Birth Place: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Height: 5' 11 " (1.8 m)
On January 3, 2009, Matt was confirmed to be the eleventh Doctor in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and take over from David Tennant, who will leave the series in 2009. Only 26 years old at the time that he was cast, he is the youngest actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who. As a teenager he was a talented footballer and considered turning professional, but had to give it up, following a back injury, and turned to acting instead. Studied Drama and Creative Writing at the Norwich University.