George Zimmerman is 39 years and 5 month(s) old. He was born in 5 Oct, 1983. George Zimmerman, 28 is a Hispanic American of multiracial origin. He was the watch coordinator for a gated community in Sanford. Martin was temporarily residing in the community, when the shooting took place. Trayvon Martin was a 17 year old high school student of African American origin. At the time of the murder, he was walking home with skittles in his pocket and a fruit drink in hand, when he was confronted by Zimmerman.