|Read or Die character|
|Age||Unknow (there are theories that he was born in 1926)|
John Smith is a British actor who never found acclaim outside of the London theatre. Although his age is unknown, John Smith is thought to have been born in 1926. Due to his superior acting ability, Smith is capable of impersonating anyone, a skill he made use of working for the SAS during World War 2.
After the destruction of the Special Operations Division library, John Smith was entrusted with "The Book of Rising Intellect", one of the Gentleman Books and was charged to keep it from enemy forces. However, Smith sold the book for a significant fee, which he used to create a city-sized set for him and his friends to act on.