Kevin Smith Biography

Birthday: 1970-08-02
Place of Birth: Red Bank, New Jersey USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Born and raised in New Jersey and very proud of it; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. His first movie, Clerks. (1994), was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed. This movie won the highest award at the Sundance film festival and was brought to theaters by Miramax. The movie went over so well that Smith was able to make another movie, Mallrats (1995). This movie, as Kevin has said, was meant to be a "smart Porkys". Although it didn't do well at all in the box office, it has done more than well on video store shelves and is usually the favorite among many Smith fans. During filming for the movie, Smith met his new close friends and stars of his next movie, 'Ben Affleck' (qv, 'Jason Lee (I)' (qv, and his new girlfriend, Joey Lauren Adams. Smith has said that his relationship with Adams has been much of an inspiration for his next movie, Chasing Amy (1997), Smith's comedy drama which won two independent Spirit awards: Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Role (for Jason Lee). Around the time that Chasing Amy (1997) was wrapping, Smith broke up with Adams and, then when the Spirit awards were approaching, he met his soon-to-be wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith. After Chasing Amy (1997), Smith started on Dogma (1999), a controversial film about Christianity. Around this time, Smith's wife gave birth to their first baby girl, Harley Quinn Smith. Harley Quinn and Jennifer both have roles in Smith's next film,Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). In this road trip comedy, the cult heroes, Jay and Silent Bob, go on an adventure to stop the production of a movie being made about them, find true love, and save an orangutan. In 2004, he wrote and directed Jersey Girl (2004), starring Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler. Although there were some disappointing reviews and the movie was a disappointment at the box office, Smith says it did alright going up against the "Bennifer Massacre" known as Gigli (2003). In 2005, Smith wrote the screenplay for Clerks II (2006), which he planned to start shooting in January of 2005. But then he got a call from Susannah Grant, who wanted Smith to audition for her new film. Smith went into the audition and, five minutes after finishing, he got a call saying he got the part. Filming began in January 2005 so Smith had to delay the filming of Clerks II (2006). After Catch and Release (2006/II) finish filming, Smith shot "Clerks II" in September 2005. After cutting "Clerks II", they submitted it to the Cannes film festival. It got accepted and, at Cannes, it got an 8 minute standing ovation. In 2006, Smith also got offered a part in the fourth "Die Hard" film, Live Free or Die Hard (2007). Smith got to film a scene with one of his idols, Bruce Willis, the scene was supposed to take one day of filming, it ended up taking a week. In 2007, Smith was also hired to direct the pilot for the show "Reaper" (2007), which garnered favorable reviews. In 2007 and 2008, Smith wrote two scripts: a comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), and a horror film called Red State (2011). Harvey Weinstein green-lighted "Zack and Miri", based just off the title, although they passed on "Red State", Smith plans to get "Red State" independently funded. Smith filmed "Zack and Miri" with comedy star Seth Rogen. The film did not meet expectations at the box office but got good reviews. It is Smith's highest grossing movie, although he says he was crushed by the disappointing box office of the film. Smith was offered the chance to direct a film which was written by Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen called Cop Out (2010). Smith accepted, it would be two firsts; the first feature Smith has directed but not written and the first feature of Smith's that Scott Mosier has not produced (Mosier is trying to find a film to direct). Smith hired Bruce Willis for the film.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Clerks Silent Bob 1994
Heartland (1994) Shorty Carmichael 1994 - 1994
McLeod's Daughters (1996) Rod Morgan 1996 - 1996
Clerks (Animated Series) Silent Bob 2000 - 2000 Comedy
Dinner for Five 2001 - Talk Show
I Love The 90's Himself 2004 Documentary
I Love the 90's Part Deux Himself 2005 Comedy
The Olympic Zone Ares 2012 Family
Shannen Says Himself 2012 Reality Tv
The Year Of Making Love Himself 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Jobman Jobman 1989 Drama
Diamond in the Rough Ramal 1990 Action, Crime, Thriller
My Daughter's Keeper Claude 1991 Drama, Thriller
The Visual Bible: Matthew John the Beloved 1993 0
Desperate Remedies Lawrence Hayes 1993 Comedy, Drama, Music
Clerks Silent Bob 1994
Clerks. Silent Bob 1994 Comedy
Drawing Flies 1996
Big Helium Dog 1999
The Blair Clown Project Himself 1999 Comedy
Channelling Baby Geoff 2000
Jubilee Max Seddon 2000 Comedy
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Silent Bob 2001
Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao Dogon 2002 Fantasy
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2002 Comedy, Documentary
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004
Gorno: An American Tragedy Officer Glover 2004 Drama
Doogal Moose 2006 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Clerks II Silent Bob 2006 Comedy
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 Documentary
Bottoms Up 2006 Comedy
Bottom's Up Rusty 2006
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: Spiderman Live Himself 2006 Biography
Live Free or Die Hard Frederick 'Warlock' Kaludis 2007 0
TMNT 2007 0, 0, 0
Catch and Release Sam 2007 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Crime: It's a Way of Life Andrew 2009 Crime, Drama
Smodimations 2-D Himself 2011 Animation, Comedy
Hollywood Babble-On Live 5/22/ Himself 2011 Comedy
BearCity 2: The Proposal Himself 2012 Comedy
Stitches Young Paul 2012 Horror
For a Good Time, Call... Cabbie 2012 Comedy
Heroes of Dirt Dobbs 2013 Action, Drama, Sport
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave Puppet Theatre Himself 2013 Comedy
Knight of the Dead Big Zombie 2014 Action, Fantasy, Horror
Dean Blundell Himself 2015 Biography, Comedy
Death to False Hipsters Alan 2016 Comedy
Clerks III Silent Bob 2016 Comedy