Arthur Smith

A figurehead in the burgeoning alternative comedy scene of 1980s Britain, the quirky Arthur Smith attended the University of East Anglia in the late '70s, where he studied comparative literature (including a creative ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (33)

American Gangster 2002 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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American Ninja Warrior 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Beat the Champions 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Ellen's Design Challenge 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Full Throttle Saloon 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Hell's Kitchen 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Paradise Hotel 2002 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Pros vs. Joes 2003 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Swan 2003 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Trading Spaces 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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World According to Paris 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Save Our Business 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Wizard Wars 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Chainsaw Gang 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Hollywood House Calls with Cat Deeley 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Joe Rogan Questions Everything 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Choice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Surprise Inspection 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Ultimate Car Build Off 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Crash Course 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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I Survived A Japanese Game Show 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Harlem Globetrotters: A New Generation 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Witchblade 2008 (Tv Show)

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Afro Samurai 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Pat Croce: Moving In 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Swan: Where Are They Now? 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Forever Eden 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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I'm Still Alive! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Mad Mad House 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (TV Show)

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Too Young to Marry? (TV Show)

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Actor (3)

Kitchen Nightmares 2002 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Skating With Celebrities 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Director (1)

A Hero's Welcome 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Biography

A figurehead in the burgeoning alternative comedy scene of 1980s Britain, the quirky Arthur Smith attended the University of East Anglia in the late '70s, where he studied comparative literature (including a creative writing course taught by author Malcolm Bradbury), won the 1976 UEA Dance Society's Disco Dancing Championship and--most importantly--participated in the influential fringe comedy scene. His stand-up act was met with rave reviews, but Smith found his niche in radio, taking a role in the late '80s as "consumer expert" on "Nightcap", the BBC Radio 2 show hosted by legendary announcer Peter Dickson. His stand-up career continued to flourish, and he scored some of his biggest acclaim with shows in the 2000s, including "Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen" (broadcast later on BBC Radio 4) and 2002's "Arthur Smith's Last Hangover", a routine inspired by his near-death experience with pancreatitis and his subsequently teetotal lifestyle. Back in the radio arena, Smith has contributed to the Radio 4 travel show "Excess Baggage" and the variety program "Loose Ends", while he also became increasingly involved in television, appearing on various episodes of the 2003 BBC series "Grumpy Old Men", a comedy series featuring a variety of middle-aged entertainers venting about modern issues.

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