Kevin Smith

Editor, Actor, Producer
Ever since his emergence onto the national stage, writer-director Kevin Smith became the idol of aspiring filmmakers everywhere when his independent feature "Clerks" (1994) - made for a startlingly low sum of $27,575 ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1970 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Clerks 1982 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comic Book Men 1982 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Hollywood Game Night 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The Big Bang Theory 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Big Helium Dog 2014 (Movie)

The Director (Actor)

Don't You Forget About Me 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Spoilers 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

For a Good Time, Call... 2012 (Movie)

Cabbie (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 1982 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

At the Movies 1982 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paradise City: Degrassi Goes to Hollywood 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

Warlock (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Simon Theory (Actor)

TMNT 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Diner Cook (Actor)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

Doogal 2006 (Movie)

Voice of the Moose (Actor)

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Film is Not Yet Rated 2006 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Bottoms Up 2005 (Movie)

Rusty #2 (Actor)

Degrassi: The Next Generation 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Joey 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Conversations in World Cinema 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Now You Know 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Heroes of Black Comedy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Vulgar 2002 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

9 Movie Moments That Made the 90's 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

Independent's Day 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Amy 1997 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

Silent Bob (Actor)

Exposure (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Babble-On (TV Show)

Host
Director (13)

Comes the Krampus 2014 (Movie)

("Mask Maker") (Director)

Tusk 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Red State 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Chasing Amy 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (11)

Comes the Krampus 2014 (Movie)

(Writer)

Tusk 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red State 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chasing Amy 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mallrats 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (11)

Food Fighters 1982 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Big Helium Dog 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Spoilers 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bear Nation 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Reel Paradise 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Small Town Gay Bar 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Vulgar 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

A Better Place 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Drawing Flies 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (10)

Tusk 2014 (Movie)

(Editor)

Red State 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

(Editor)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

(Editor)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Chasing Amy 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)
Music (1)

Clerks 1994 (Movie)

("Beserker") (Song)
Other (1)

Tail Lights Fade 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Consultant)

Biography

Ever since his emergence onto the national stage, writer-director Kevin Smith became the idol of aspiring filmmakers everywhere when his independent feature "Clerks" (1994) - made for a startlingly low sum of $27,575 - earned awards at both the Cannes and Sundance film festivals and went on to become a wild success in limited art house release. Self-referential to a fault, Smith used his films to expand his fictional universe populated with a regular cast of characters who eventually crossed over into other mediums, including comic books and an animated television series. Smith was in top form with his third feature, "Chasing Amy" (1997), though he took critical hits for later work like "Dogma" (1999) and "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001), both of which were admired by rabid fans, but panned by the public at large. Always assured with slacker characters, raunchy dialogue, "Star Wars" (1977) references and endless penis jokes, Smith did occasionally step outside his comfort zone - as he did with "Jersey Girl" (2004) - though such efforts were usually followed up with returns to more of the same, marking Smith as a champion of the Gen-X crowd, but often out of touch with wider audiences.

Relationships

Joey Lauren Adams Actor

Companion
Dated from 1995-97 He directed her in "Mallrats" (1995) and "Chasing Amy" (1997) No longer together

Jennifer Schwalbach-Smith Actor

Wife
Married April 25, 1999 by a Catholic monk at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch

Donald Smith

Father

Virginia Smith Actor

Sister
Older

Grace Smith

Mother

Harley Smith

Daughter
Born June 26, 1999; mother, Jennifer Schwalbach

Donald Smith

Brother
Older

EDUCATION

The New School for Social Research

New York , New York 1988 - 1989
Dropped out after one year

Henry Hudson High School

Highlands , New Jersey

Vancouver Film School

Vancouver , British Columbia 1990
Left after four months

Milestones

2012

Played supporting role in "For a Good Time, Call..."

2011

Wrote and directed his first action thriller "Red State"

2010

Directed buddy-cop comedy "Cop Out," starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan

2007

Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble drama "Southland Tales"

2007

Co-starred with Jennifer Garner in "Catch and Release," Susannah Grant's directorial debut

2007

Helmed "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks

2006

Returned to direct "Clerks ll," the sequel to 1994's "Clerks"; reprised role of Silent Bob alongside Mewes' Jay

2004

Helmed "Jersey Girl," which starred Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler

2001

Directed and co-starred with Jason Mewes in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"

2000

Executive produced, wrote, and voiced character of Silent Bob on animated "Clerks" (ABC)

1999

Directed "Dogma," featuring Damon and Affleck; also reprised role of Silent Bob, the role he portrayed in his three previous directorial efforts

1998

Rewrote screenplay for straight-to-video "Overnight Delivery"

1998

Clerks, the Comic Book debuted, offering the continuing adventures of super slackers Dante and Randal

1997

Received co-executive producing credit on "Good Will Hunting" for his help getting the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck script made

1997

Helmed romantic comedy "Chasing Amy," starring Affleck, Lee, and then-girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams

1996

First producing credit (as executive producer) on a movie he did not direct, "Drawing Flies"

1996

Signed deal with Carsey-Werner Productions to develop TV sitcom; deal fell apart after Jason Lee (star of "Mallrats") decided he did not want to do a sitcom

1995

Released second feature "Mallrats"; first affiliation with actor Ben Affleck

1994

Formed production company View Askew

1994

Debuted breakthrough film "Clerks" at Sundance Film Festival; Miramax acquired distribution rights; played character of Silent Bob alongside loudmouthed Jay (Jason Mewes)

1992

Wrote script for "Clerks"

1991

Inspired to start a film career after seeing "Slacker," Richard Linklater's film about shiftless youth

Bonus Trivia

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He was not to be confused with New Zealand actor Kevin Smith.

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Smith owned the comic book store Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, NJ. The success of "Clerks" (1994) enabled him to buy back the "hawked" collection, which had helped finance its making.

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Smith wrote a series of "Jay & Silent Bob" comics (based on characters from his films) and "Clerks. (The Comic Book)," as well as teaming with artist Joe Quesada for six issues of Marvel Comics' "Daredevil."

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In February 2010, Smith was ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank, CA because the airline said he didn't fit properly in a single seat. Smith raised a stink about the incident on his Twitter page, saying "I'm way fat, but I'm not there just yet" and "If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air." Southwest says its "Customer of Size" policy required travelers must be able to fit safely and comfortably in one seat or make other arrangements.

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