Ian Michael Smith (born May 5, 1987) is an American actor, known for his starring role in Simon Birch.His short physical stature (3 ft 1 in (0.94 m)) is a result of Morquio syndrome, a rare enzymatic disorder affecting the circulatory, muscular and skeletal systems.
Ian Michael Smith
Date Of Birth
May 5, 1987
Place Of Birth
Elmhurst, Illinois, USA
3′ 1″ (0.94 m)
York Community High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
Attending Massachussetts Institute of Technology 
His father’s name is Steve Smith.
Spoke at the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) annual conference in Washington, DC in 2001.
Is currently enrolled as an undergraduate at MIT. 
Was considered for the role of Kevin in The Mighty (1998) but Harvey Weinstein of Miramax decided that Ian was too young and overruled the director’s request to use him. He later went on to land a similar role as the lead in Simon Birch (1998).
Ian has Morquio Syndrome, also known as MPSIVA. It affects the skeletal structure causing dwarfism. His full height is three feet, 1 inch tall. He is a good student, likes school, sails a small boat, kayaks, swims, plays the trumpet and piano, and likes to play chess.
Simon Birch (1998)
Young Artist Award
Young Artist Awards
Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor