Kevin Patrick Smith is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, public speaker, comic book writer, author, and podcaster. He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy film Clerks, which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as the character Silent Bob of stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob. Jay and Silent Bob also appeared in Smith's later films Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which are set primarily in his home state of New Jersey. While not strictly sequential, the films have crossover plot elements, character references, and a shared canon known as the "View Askewniverse", named after Smith's production company View Askew Productions, which he co-founded with Scott Mosier. Since 2011, Smith has mostly made horror films, including Red State and the "comedy horror films" Tusk and Yoga Hosers, two in a planned series of three such films set in Canada dubbed the True North trilogy.
|Born:||Kevin Patrick Smith, August 2, 1970, Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Residence:||Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Filmmaker, actor, comedian, public speaker, comic book writer, author, podcaster|
|Children:||Harley Quinn Smith|
|Website:||Kevin Smith's Official site|
|Twitter:||Kevin Smith's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Kevin Smith's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Kevin Smith's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Kevin Smith's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Kevin Smith's IMDb|
About Kevin Smith
Director and producer of iconic slacker hits Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. He also starred in a number of his films, playing the character Silent Bob alongside Jay, who was portrayed by his good friend Jason Mewes.
He was raised as a Catholic in New Jersey. He avidly collected comic books, especially DC Comics' Batman titles.
He made his first movie, Clerks, in the convenience store where he worked after it closed for the day.
He married Jennifer Schwalbach Smith on April 25, 1999. They had one child, Harley Quinn, whom he named after the iconic Batman villain.
His hero worship of Bruce Willis quickly turned sour after he directed him in the 2010 comedy Cop Out, during which their highly individualistic styles clashed.
Information related to Kevin Smith
- Kevin Smith's unrealized projects - The following is a list of unproduced Kevin Smith projects in roughly chronological order. During his long career, American film director Kevin Smith has worked on a number of projects which never progressed beyond the pre-production stage under his direction.
- Harvey Award winners for Best New Talent
- Works by Kevin Smith
- Maker Studios people
- View Askewniverse
- Film directors from New Jersey
- The New School alumni
- Science fiction fans
- Writers from New Jersey
- Male actors from New Jersey
- Former Roman Catholics
- Horror film directors
- American podcasters