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Kevin Smith

Born Kevin Patrick Smith
August 2, 1970 (1970-08-02) (age 37)
Red Bank, New Jersey
Occupation screenwriter
film director
film producer
actor
comic book writer
Years active 1992-present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (1999 - )
Official website

Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, writer, film director, actor and comic book writer. He is also the founder of View Askew Productions. Smith's films are often set in his home state of New Jersey, and while not strictly sequential, do feature crossover plot elements, character references, and a shared canon: the View Askewniverse. Kevin Smith is an American filmmaker. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (891x1565, 146 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (sometimes credited as Jennifer Schwalbach) (born 7 April 1971) is an actress, former reporter for USA Today, and the wife of American film director Kevin Smith. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The current View Askew logo. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... The View Askewniverse is a fictional universe created by Kevin Smith, featured in several films, comics and a television series; it is named for Smiths production company, View Askew Productions. ...

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Personal life

Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, the son of Grace, a homemaker, and Donald Smith, a postal worker.[1][2] He has an older sister, Virginia, and an older brother, Donald Smith, Jr. He was raised in a Catholic household[3] and attended Henry Hudson Regional High School in Highlands, The New School for Social Research in New York and the Vancouver Film School, where he met Scott Mosier, his producer in every movie that he has made. He majored in film, but dropped out halfway through his studies, electing to take a partial tuition reimbursement in order to help finance his first film. Smith is married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith. He named his daughter Harley Quinn after character Harleen "Harley Quinn" Quinzel from Batman: The Animated Series.[4] Although Smith was raised Catholic he has said on Back To The Well, the Clerks II documentary, that now he only goes to mass on the day before he starts production of a movie, and the day before it premieres. He never smoked until his debut film, Clerks, where he used the cigarettes as a prop, but never actually inhaled. In fact, he has said that prior to filming Clerks, he was a staunch non-smoker. Today, he does smoke regularly.[5] Smith's weight has always been a defining characteristic, and has gained him unwanted media attention. The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A postal worker is one who works for a post office, such as a mail carrier. ... Henry Hudson Regional High School is a comprehensive regional public high school and school district which serves students from two communities in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... The New School is an institution of higher learning in New York City, located around Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. ... This article is about the state. ... There are other articles with similar names; see Vancouver Film Studios. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (sometimes credited as Jennifer Schwalbach) (born 7 April 1971) is an actress, former reporter for USA Today, and the wife of American film director Kevin Smith. ... For the Agatha Christie character Harley Quin, see The Mysterious Mr. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ...


Work as director

His first film, Clerks, was shot for the sum total of $27,575 in the same convenience store where Smith worked. It went to the Sundance Film Festival in 1994, where it won the Filmmaker's Trophy and was picked up by Miramax before the fest's end. In May of 1994, it went to the Cannes International Film Festival where it won both the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critics' Week Prize. Released in November 1994 in two cities, the film went on to play in fifty markets, never playing on more than fifty screens at any given time. It was a critical and financial success, earning $3.1 million. This article is about the film. ...


Initially, the film received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA, solely for the graphic language. Miramax hired Alan Dershowitz to defend the film, and at an appeals screening, a "jury" consisting of members of the National Association of Theater Owners reversed the MPAA's decision, and the film was given an R rating instead. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...


Smith's second film didn't fare as well as his first. Mallrats received a critical drubbing and earned merely $2.2 million at the box office, despite playing on more than 500 screens. The film marked Jason Lee's debut as a leading man. While it later found its audience on home video, earning the title "cult classic", Smith has said of the movie "It was a six million dollar casting call for Chasing Amy." Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ...


Widely hailed as one of Smith's best films, Chasing Amy marked what Quentin Tarantino called "a quantum leap forward" for Smith. Starring Mallrats alumni Jason Lee, Joey Lauren Adams and Ben Affleck, the $250,000 film earned $12 million at the box office and wound up on a number of critics' year-end best lists, and won two Independent Spirit Awards (screenplay and supporting actor for Lee). Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ...


Smith's next film, Dogma, had an all-star cast and found itself mired in controversy. The religious-themed comedy, which starred a post-Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Alan Rickman, Linda Fiorentino, and Smith regulars Jason Lee and Jason Mewes, raised the ire of the Catholic League due largely to a reference about the Virgin Mary having post-Jesus intercourse with her husband, Joseph. Smith received over ten thousand pieces of protest/hate mail (some of which were showcased on the film's official website) and three death threats. Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The film debuted at the 1999 Cannes International Film Festival, out of competition. Released on 800 screens in November of 1999, the $10 million film earned $30 million.


After the controversy surrounding Dogma, Smith said he wanted to make a movie that couldn't be attacked for its content. Focusing the spotlight on two characters who'd appeared in supporting roles in his previous four films, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back featured an all-star cast, with many familiar faces returning from Smith's first four films. The $20 million film earned $30 million at the box office and received mixed reviews from the critics. It was meant to be the film that closed the book on the "Askewniverse" - the Jersey-based, interconnected quintet of movies written and directed by Smith. Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...


Jersey Girl was seen as a post-Gigli Bennifer movie (also starring George Carlin and Liv Tyler) that was meant to mark a new direction in Smith's career took a critical beating. Budgeted at $35 million, it earned only $25 million. Jersey Girl is a 2004 film written and directed by Kevin Smith, and starring Ben Affleck. ... Gigli (IPA ) is a film released in 2003 which was written and directed by Martin Brest, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Lainie Kazan. ...


Clerks II marked one more trip into the Askewniverse, Smith resurrected the Dante and Randal characters from his first film and looked in on them ten years later. Roundly criticized before its release, the film went on to win favorable reviews as well as two awards (the Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Orbit Dirtiest Mouth Award at the Mtv Movie Awards).[6] It marked Smith's third trip to the Cannes International Film Festival, where Clerks II received an eight minute standing ovation.[7] The $5 million dollar film, starring Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Jennifer Schwalbach and Smith himself - reprising his role as Silent Bob - earned $25 million. Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smiths 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. ...


Frequent casting

Main article: Casting in Kevin Smith films

Forthcoming films

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

In March of 2006, Smith announced he was working on a new, non-Askewniverse comedy.[8] Zack and Miri Make a Porno,[9] starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, started shooting on January 18, 2008 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and wrapped on March 15, 2008. The movie is now entering post-production. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is the working title of a scheduled film written by and to be directed by Kevin Smith. ... Seth Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer. ... Banks in Heights Elizabeth Banks (born Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell on February 10, 1974) is an American actress. ... Coordinates: Country United States of America State Pennsylvania County Allegheny Incorporated January 25, 1951 Government  - Mayor James Lomeo Area  - Borough  19. ...


Red State

Smith announced at the Wizard World Chicago 2006 convention that his next project would move in a different direction, and would be a horror film.[10] In April 2007, Smith revealed the title of the horror movie to be Red State and said that it was inspired by preacher Fred Phelps, or as Smith claimed, "very much about that subject matter, that point of view and that position taken to the absolute extreme. It's certainly not Phelps himself but it's very much inspired by a Phelps figure."[11] He plans to shoot Red State back-to-back with Zack and Miri Make a Porno. It has been recently posted on Kevin Smith's website that he has already finished the script for both films. In a recent blog update, Smith stated that Harvey Weinstein has passed on Red State.[12] Red State is an upcoming horror film written and directed by independent filmmaker Kevin Smith. ... Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. ... Red State is an upcoming horror film written and directed by independent filmmaker Kevin Smith. ... Harvey Weinstein at Cannes, 2002 Harvey Weinstein CBE (Hon) (born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer and movie studio chairman. ...


Ranger Danger and the Danger Rangers

Another planned project for Smith is Ranger Danger and the Danger Rangers. He has described the project as "My stab at a comic-book/sci-fi movie. It's in the vein of Flash Gordon, something I've noodled with a couple of years. Now I feel we are mature enough filmmakers to tackle it". In an April 2007 post on his blog, he mentioned that he's "planning something special" for his tenth movie.[13]


Clerks: Sell Out

Another project that has long been in the works is Clerks: Sell Out, the feature-length animated film done in the Clerks: The Animated Series style.[14] The fate of this project is currently unknown.


Acting roles

Silent Bob

As an actor, Smith is known for his role as Silent Bob in Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II. He made a cameo appearance in the horror film Scream 3, and was featured along with Jason Mewes in several Degrassi episodes, including a special, Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi (also as a fictional version of himself). Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... This article is about the film. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smiths 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. ... Scream 3 (2000) (theatrical name Scr3am) is the third installment in the successful Scream trilogy of satirical horror films. ...


Other roles

From 1995 to 1997, Smith played small roles in the View Askew movies Drawing Flies, Vulgar, and "Big Helium Dog". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 2001, he appeared in friend Jeff Anderson's Now You Know. In 2003, Smith appeared in a cameo role as coroner Jack Kirby in the film Daredevil. In 2006, he voiced the Moose in the CGI cartoon Doogal. DVD cover for Now You Know Now You Know is a comedy film directed, written by and starring Jeff Anderson. ... Daredevil is a 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the screenplay. ... The Magic Roundabout (released in North America as Doogal) is a film based on the TV series of the same name, This film version was released in 2005, with both languages using the French style of each character having its own voice. Voice artists are: The characters as seen in...


In 2007, Smith appeared in three films as an actor. He had his first starring role in a film he didn't write or direct, co-starring as Sam in the film Catch and Release, starring Jennifer Garner. The performance earned him many favorable critical notices.[15] Later that year, he had a small part as a hacker called The Warlock in the fourth installment of the Die Hard franchise, Live Free or Die Hard for which he again received strong critical notices.[16] At year's end, he appeared briefly in friend and fellow writer-director Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, in which he played the legless conspiracy theorist General Simon Theory. That same year, Smith also did voicework for the CGI film TMNT as a diner chef. Catch and Release is a romantic comedy film released on January 26, 2007. ... Jennifer Anne Garner[1] (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... Live Free or Die Hard (released as Die Hard 4. ... Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001s Donnie Darko. ... Southland Tales is a 2007 science fiction / drama / dark comedy film, written and directed by Richard Kelly. ... For the 1990 film, see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (film). ...


Smith has also done small roles on television in shows such as Law & Order, Veronica Mars, Joey, "Degrassi: The Next Generation", and Yes, Dear. This article is about the original television series. ... Driver Ed is episode 2 of season 2 of the television show Veronica Mars. ... Joey and the Big Break (Part I & II) is the first episode of the second season of the television situation comedy Joey and was later split into two parts. ... Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian television series, which follows the lives of a group of high school students. ... Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom which aired from 2000 to 2006 on CBS. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike OMalley and Liza Snyder. ...


Comic writer

A life-long comic book fan, Smith's early forays into comic books dealt with previously established View Askew characters, and were published by Oni Press. He wrote a short Jay and Silent Bob story about Walt Flanagan's dog in Oni Double Feature #1, and followed it with a Bluntman and Chronic story in Oni Double Feature #12. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Oni Press (founded 1997) is an independent comic book publisher based in Portland, Oregon. ... The cover for the actual Bluntman and Chronic comic book. ...


He followed these with a series of Clerks comics. The first was simply Clerks: The Comic Book, which told of Randal's attempts to corner the market on Star Wars toys. The second was Clerks: Holiday Special, where Dante and Randal discover that Santa Claus lives in an apartment between the Quick Stop and RST Video. Third was Clerks: The Lost Scene, showing what happened inside Poston's Funeral Parlor. (This issue was later animated and included as an extra on the 10th Anniversary Clerks DVD.) To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the film. ...


Smith has written a comic mini-series Chasing Dogma, which tells the story of Jay and Silent Bob between the films Chasing Amy and Dogma. He has also written the trade paperback Bluntman and Chronic, published by Image, which purports to be a collection of the three issues of the series done by Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards (of Chasing Amy). It includes a color reprinting of the story from Oni Double Feature #12, purported to be an early appearance by McNeil and Edwards. Chasing Dogma is a comic mini-series that chronicles the events of the two fictional stoners Jay and Silent Bob between two of their films: Chasing Amy and Dogma. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... The cover for the actual Bluntman and Chronic comic book. ... Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. ...


These stories have all been collected in Tales From the Clerks (Graphitti Designs, ISBN 0936211784), which also includes a new "Clerks" story. They were previously collected by Image Comics in three separate volumes, one each for Clerks, Chasing Dogma and Bluntman and Chronic.


Smith makes occasional mention of his desire to do a comicbook one-shot of Bartleby and Loki (from Dogma) and the story behind how they got kicked out of heaven, as well as a comic-only sequel to Mallrats called Mallrats 2: Die Hard in a Mall announced all the way back in August 1998. In 1999, he won a Harvey Award, for Best New Talent in comic books. Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ... The Harvey Awards are given for achievement in comic books. ...


Marvel and DC Comics

Smith began a lengthy association with Marvel Comics in 1999, taking over as the writer of the Marvel Comic Daredevil. His run, which lasted eight issues, was plagued by delays (which artist Joe Quesada publicly took responsibility for, though it was a sign of things to come). His tenure on Daredevil was controversial among Daredevil fans. Some fans accused Smith of misogyny in his handling of Karen Page's death, and others objected to the killing of long-time Spider-Man foe Mysterio in a non-Spider-Man series. John Byrne and Howard Mackie (then-current writers on the Spider-Man titles) would bring the character back to life (however, because of the delays in his Daredevil run, Mysterio's return to life in the pages of Spider-Man was published before the issue of Daredevil which featured Mysterio's death was published). This article is about the comic book company. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... Joseph Joe Quesada (born December 1, 1962), is an American comic book editor, writer and artist. ... In Eva Prima Pandora, by Jean Cousin (Louvre Museum), Eve, the equivalent of Pandora embodies Original Sin Misogyny (pronounced ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women; an antonym of philogyny. ... Karen Page is a fictional character in Marvel Comics Daredevil series. ... For the professional wrestler known by his stage name, Rey Mysterio, see Oscar Gutierrez. ... For other uses of John Byrne, see John Byrne (disambiguation). ... Howard Mackie (born January 22 1958) is an American comic book editor and writer. ...


Kevin Smith followed this by jumping to DC Comics, producing a 15-issue tenure on Green Arrow that saw the return of Oliver Queen from the dead and the introduction of Mia Dearden, a teenage girl who would become Speedy after Smith's run had ended. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... This article is about the first Green Arrow, Oliver Queen. ... Mia Dearden is a DC Comics superhero, the second character to take the mantle of Green Arrows sidekick Speedy. ...


Smith returned to Marvel for two mini-series: Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do and Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target. The former is six issues long, but the final three issues were delayed for three years. The delay in part was due to Smith's movie production schedule (in this case, work on Jersey Girl and Clerks II) causing him to shelf completion of the mini-series until the films were completed.


He was announced as the writer of an ongoing Black Cat series[17] and Amazing Spider-Man'[18][19] in early to mid-2002. However, because of the fatal delays on Evil That Men Do and The Target, the plan was switched so that Smith would start a third Spider-Man title[20] (originally planned for then-ASM writer J. Michael Straczynski), and even this plan was eventually abandoned and the title (by then known as Marvel Knights Spider-Man) launched, in 2004, by Mark Millar instead. The Amazing Spider-Man is the title of both a comic book published by Marvel Comics and a daily newspaper comic strip. ... Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. ... Marvel Knights Spider-Man is the name of an ongoing comic book, starring Spider-Man that is published monthly by the Marvel Knights imprint of Marvel Comics. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ...


While the Spider-Man/Black Cat mini-series was ultimately completed, Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target remains unfinished, with one issue published. As of May 2007, Marvel and Kevin Smith have indicated that there are no plans for the mini-series to ever be completed. The Black Cat series has been quietly "forgotten", with no comment on it since the original SM/BC hiatus, and thus while no official announcement has been made on its abandonment, it is extremely unlikely to ever happen. May 2007 is the fifth month of that year It began on a Tuesday and will end after 31 days on a Thursday. ...


Other projects and media appearances

Executive Producer

Smith was co-executive producer for the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting, assisting friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck with making and marketing their film. After Damon and Affleck received Academy Awards for their screenplay, critics alleged that Smith himself was responsible for the script, a rumor which Smith vehemently denies. Rumors also persisted that William Goldman had written the entire script as well, which Goldman denies. On an episode of "SModcast" in 2007, he also revealed that he was invited to direct the film, but ultimately turned the offer down, citing an insecurity he had at the time with directing something that he had not himself written. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ...


Smith (with Mosier) executive produced four, $40,000.00 films between 1995 and 1997. They are A Better Place, Drawing Flies, Big Helium Dog, and Vulgar. A Better Place is a 1997 American independent film, written and directed by Vincent Pereira. ... Drawing Flies was the first View Askew Production not relating to the View Askewniverse. ... Big Helium Dog was a comedy movie released in 1999. ... The term vulgar originally meant of the common people, from the Latin vulgus. ...


In 2005, he served as executive producer on the Steve James documentary Reel Paradise. In 2006, he was the executive producer on the Sundance documentary Small Town Gay Bar, directed by Malcolm Ingram. Small Town Gay Bar is a 2006 documentary directed by Malcolm Ingram that focuses on two gay bars in the rural deep Southeast United States. ...


Currently Smith is serving as executive producer on the indie film, Diary of a Junkie. A mockumentary written, directed, and starring new comer Brandon Bennett Diary takes a look at the life of a junkie, who lives in an abandoned hotel and works as a janitor during the day to support his habit. The project is currently being delayed due to budget issues. The project has gained attention via myspace due to Bennett's realistic portrayal of a drug addict.


Hired Screenwriter

In 1997, Smith was hired by New Line to rewrite Overnight Delivery (1998) which was expected to be a blockbuster teen movie. Smith's then-girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams almost took the role of Ivy in the movie instead of the female lead in Chasing Amy. Eventually she lost out to Reese Witherspoon, and Overnight Delivery was quietly released directly to video. Kevin Smith's involvement with the film was revealed on-line,[21] but remains uncredited. He has said that the only scene which really used his dialogue was the opening scene, which includes a reference to long-time Smith friend Bryan Johnson. In computing, a newline is a special character or sequence of characters indicating the end of a line. ... Overnight Delivery is a 1998 American movie directed by Jason Bloom. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon[1] (born March 22, 1976) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... From left to right, Kevin Smith, Brian OHalloran, and Bryan Johnson recording the audio commentary for Johnsons Vulgar. ...


For a time, Smith worked on a script for a Superman movie. He did a couple of drafts but his script was dropped when Tim Burton was hired to direct. Burton brought his own people to work on the project. Smith still sees the whole experience on working on the Superman project as a positive one though, since, in his own words he was well paid and it was a lot of fun. In the end, neither Smith's nor Burton's vision for Superman was filmed. Years later Smith noted the similarity between a scene in one of his comics and a scene in Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes. The Superman film series currently consists of five superhero films based on the fictional DC comics character of the same name. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark gothic atmosphere in his high-profile films. ...


In the 2007 Direct-to-DVD animation release of Superman: Doomsday, Smith has a cameo as an onlooker in a crowd. After Superman defeats The Toyman's giant mechanical robot, Smith scoffs, "Yeah, like we really needed him to defeat that giant spider. Heh. Lame!" This was an obvious reference to a giant spider that producer Jon Peters of the Superman movie wanted Smith to put in the movie when he was attached, that was later put into another movie tied to Peters called Wild Wild West. Jon Pagano Peters (born on 2 June 1945 in Van Nuys, California to Jack Peters and Helen Pagano) is a former hairdresser turned movie producer. ... The Superman film series currently consists of five superhero films based on the fictional DC comics character of the same name. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ...


In 2004, Smith wrote a screenplay for a new film version of The Green Hornet.[citation needed] The project however died after Smith's longtime producing partner Scott Mosier said he didn't want to produce something with such a big budget, and without Mosier producing, Smith no longer wanted to direct the movie and the script was thrown out. A new screenplay for the movie has been written by (and will star) Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" lead Seth Rogen.[citation needed] The Green Hornet is a fictional character, a masked crime fighter. ... Zack and Miri Make a Porno is the working title of a scheduled film written by and to be directed by Kevin Smith. ...


Fletch Won

In 2002, Smith pressed his bosses at Miramax to pick up the rights to Gregory McDonald's Fletch series. Smith hoped to helm a movie adaptation of Fletch Won, with the intention of making it more faithful to the original novel than the popular Chevy Chase films. Smith hoped to cast View Askew regular Jason Lee in the title role but this proposal was nixed by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Smith spoke to Zach Braff about the possibility of taking the role, which he eventually accepted. In October 2005, Smith abandoned the project. Gregory Mcdonald (born February 15, 1937 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts) is an American mystery writer best known for his Fletch character, as played by Chevy Chase in the movie of the same name. ... Fletch is the nickname of the main character, Irwin Maurice Fletcher, in a series of Mystery/Comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald. ... Fletch Won is the eighth book in the Fletch series of mystery/comedy novels written by Gregory Mcdonald, and was published in 1985. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Zachary Israel Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. ...


Other films

Smith was featured in This film is not yet rated - a documentary about the MPAA and how they sometimes unfairly give out ratings. Smith's interview was in reference to Clerks originally receiving an NC17 rating and Jersey Girl an R.


Commercials

During the Mid 1990's Smith directed and starred in a series of commercials for MTV: Music Television, along side Jason Mewes, in which they reprised their roles as Jay & Silent Bob. In 1998 he directed best friend Jason Mewes as "Gary Lamb - Ground Activist" in a series of Nike commercials. That same year, he also shot commercials for Diet Coke. Two years later, he directed "Star Wars" toy commercials for Hasbro. He has also directed[22] and starred[23] in commercials for Panasonic. In 2004 he also shot a public service announcement for the Declare Yourself organization.[24] These advertisements brought Jay and Silent Bob out of their "semi-retirement." Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, Jason Mewes as Jay Jay and Silent Bob are two fictional characters who exist in the View Askewniverse created by actor/writer/director Kevin Smith. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Nike, Inc. ... Panasonic (パナソニック Panasonikku) is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement typically on radio or television, ostensibly broadcast for the public good. ... Declare Yourself evolved from the Declaration of Independence Road Trip, a 50-city cross-country tour of a rare Dunlap broadside of the Declaration of Independence. ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ...


Documentary Films

Smith has appeared in 2 Q&A documentaries titled An Evening with Kevin Smith and An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder. The first is a collection of filmed appearances at American colleges, while the sequel was shot at two Q&A shows held in Toronto and London. Both DVD sets were released by Sony Home Video. For frequently asked questions about Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:FAQ FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) are a series of questions and answers all pertaining to a certain topic. ... An Evening with Kevin Smith is a DVD featuring Question and Answer sessions that the writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith held with his fans at various American colleges, including: Clark University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Kent State University and University of Wyoming. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Smith appears with Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee in "Marvel Then & Now: An Evening With Stan Lee and Joe Quesada, hosted by Kevin Smith". The film is similar in tone to the Evening With Kevin Smith series. Proceeds from the sale of the film benefit the Hero Initiative, a charitable organization that aids ill or aging comic book creators.[25]


In April, 2008, Genius Productions will release a third Q&A DVD Kevin Smith: Sold Out, which was filmed during Smith's Q&A on his 37th birthday, August 2nd 2007, at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ.


SModcast

On February 5, 2007 Smith and Scott Mosier began podcasting. Their podcast is named the SModcast (Smith-Mosier podcast), and is presented by Quick Stop Entertainment. As of May 25, 2008, there have been 51 SModcasts. Opie and Anthony regularly air SModcast episodes during the weekends on their channel, XM 202. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. ... This is a list of episodes for SModcast, a weekly podcast featuring filmmaker Kevin Smith and his long time producer partner Scott Mosier. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... High Voltage is an audio channel (channel 202) on XM Satellite Radio. ...


There have been several episodes with guest stars filling in for Scott Mosier. These include Kevin's wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, in episodes 20, 22 and 23, as well as Kevin's friends Jason Mewes (Episodes 16, 36, 44), Walt Flanagan (Episodes 13, 14, 24, 25, 34, 35, 50), Malcolm Ingram (Episodes 14, 24, 25) and Bryan Johnson (Episodes 26, 33, 34, 35). A guest star, relating to a television series, is an actor who appears on one or several episodes (playing a character or themselves). ... Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (sometimes credited as Jennifer Schwalbach) (born 7 April 1971) is an actress, former reporter for USA Today, and the wife of American film director Kevin Smith. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor, comic book artist and comic book store proprietor. ... Malcolm Ingram at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Malcolm Ingram is a gay Canadian independent film director. ... From left to right, Kevin Smith, Brian OHalloran, and Bryan Johnson recording the audio commentary for Johnsons Vulgar. ...


Scott Mosier returned on SModcast 27 after a five week absence, having taken a trip to Mexico with his wife, travelling to Scotland for the Edinburgh Film Festival, and falling ill on his way home. This article is about the country. ...


SModcast 37 served as a milestone in the history of the program (37 being an important/popular number in the View Askewniverse; particularly in the film 'Clerks') . To celebrate this, Smith and Mosier recorded their longest SModcast to date, lasting an incredible 'one hour and forty-four minutes'; twice the length of a normal episode. The View Askewniverse is a fictional universe created by Kevin Smith, featured in several films, comics and a television series; it is named for Smiths production company, View Askew Productions. ... This article is about the film. ...


After the 44th episode, SModcast took an 11 week hiatus. This was due to the fact that Smith and Mosier were in production of their latest film Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Smith has posted a blog telling that production has finished, and they were simply waiting for the equipment to arrive back to LA for them to continue SModcast. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is the working title of a scheduled film written by and to be directed by Kevin Smith. ...


On April 6th, Smodcast returned after an 11 week hiatus.


Opie and Anthony Show

Kevin Smith is a frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony Show. He has made several in-studio appearances and sometimes calls in unannounced. His most notable appearance featured an on-air argument between himself and movie critic Joel Siegel after Siegel made a scene of walking out on a screening of Clerks II. Opie and Anthony Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... Joel Siegel (July 7, 1943 – June 29, 2007) was an American film critic for the ABC morning news show Good Morning America for over 25 years. ... Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smiths 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. ...


KROQ's Kevin and Bean Show

Kevin Smith is a frequent guest on the LA based Kevin and Bean show. In 2007 Kevin became the show's decider as the ultimate authority. His decisions have ranged from who is hotter Kristen Bell or Hayden Panettiere (he choose Bell as she is not a child and will appear in a Princess Leia costume in the upcoming movie Fanboys) to who is the ultimate Batman (Michael Keaton). These decisions along with other appearances on the show are available as a podcast on itunes. Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American television and film actress as well as former stage actress. ... Hayden Leslie Panettiere (born August 21, 1989)[1] is an American actress, singer, and Grammy Award nominee. ... Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films of the series. ...


Print

Smith has been a regular contributor to UK-based Arena Magazine.


In 2005, Miramax Books released Smith's first tome, Silent Bob Speaks, a collection of previously published essays (most from Arena) dissecting pop culture, the movie-making business, and Smith's personal life. Silent Bob Speaks: The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith is a collection of essays written by screenwriter, director, and comic book author Kevin Smith. ...


His second book, My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith, published by Titan Books, was another collection of previously published essays (this time blogs from Smith's website www.silentbobspeaks.com) and reached #32 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.[26] Titan Books is a UK publisher of graphic novels. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Television

Clerks: The Animated Series

In 2000, Smith and Mosier teamed up with television writer David Mandel (Seinfeld and SNL) to develop an animated television show based on Clerks. This was an idea Smith had been kicking around since the production of Mallrats and, after pitching it to nearly every major television network, ABC TV picked it up for airing in March 2000. David Mandel (1971-) is an executive producer of Curb Your Enthusiasm. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... SNL redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


After being delayed to May, Clerks: The Animated Series aired only two episodes, out of order, before being cancelled as a result of poor ratings. The six produced episodes were released on DVD in 2001, marking one of the first occasions in which a very short-lived TV series found success in the DVD format.


After the series was cancelled Smith planned on turing it into a major motion picture. While that film was never made, Smith has stated that what would have been the Clerks animated film became Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. This article is about the film. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is the fifth movie from Kevin Smith, famous for his cult films Clerks. ...


Other appearances

Smith also appeared in an MTVu show titled Sucks Less With Kevin Smith. The show gives college students ideas for things to do on the weekends. Smith also played the role of Paul, a cynical married man, in a Showtime television series pilot, "Manchild", filmed in December 2006. However, it was not picked up by the network.[27] CTN redirects here. ... Sucks Less with Kevin Smith Logo Sucks Less with Kevin Smith is a show done in partnership with MTVu, an MTV channel aimed at college students. ... This article is about the pay TV channel. ...


After an August, 2001 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to promote "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back", Smith returned to the show for monthly segments as a correspondent. The "Roadside Attractions" segments featured Smith traveling to random locations around the country and showcased places like Howe Caverns in upstate New York and the Fish Market in Seattle. While five of these segments were included on the Jersey Girl DVD, twelve or more were aired on the actual show. Smith regularly appeared on the program to introduced the pre-taped bits. May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Jersey Girl can refer to any of the following Jersey Girl (song) by Tom Waits, which has been covered by Bruce Springsteen. ...


From July 2006 on, Smith has guest reviewed on the television show Ebert & Roeper three times, in place of the recovering Roger Ebert. These spots have been notable for the arguments between Smith and Richard Roeper over certain films, with Smith often citing Roeper's poor review of Jersey Girl to discredit his review of the film at hand. On his most recent appearance Smith compared Craig Brewer's Black Snake Moan to the works of William Faulkner. At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper is a movie review television program featuring film critic Roger Ebert and columnist Richard Roeper, both of the Chicago Sun-Times. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Richard Roeper (born October 17, 1959)[1] is a columnist/film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and, since September of 2000, has co-hosted the television series At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper with fellow film critic Roger Ebert. ... Craig Brewer is a film director and screenwriter. ... Black Snake Moan is a 2007 film written and directed by Craig Brewer. ... William Cuthbert Faulkner (born William Falkner), (September 25, 1897–July 6, 1962) was an American author. ...


In early 2005, Smith appeared in three episodes of the Canadian-made Degrassi: The Next Generation television show. In the episodes, Smith, portraying a fictionalized version of himself, visited the school to work on the (fictional) film Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh!. Smith wrote all his dialogue for the shows he appeared in. All three episodes were collected on a DVD entitled "Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi". Smith and Mewes also appeared in 2 more episodes the following season, when they returned to Degrassi for the Toronto premiere of the fictional Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh! movie. Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian television series, which follows the lives of a group of high school students. ... Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian television series, which follows the lives of a group of high school students. ...


In addition to appearing on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Kevin Smith is an avid fan of the original Degrassi series, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High and references to the original are present in some of his early films. This article is about the Degrassi series. ... Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. ... Degrassi High was the third television show in the Degrassi series of teen dramas about the lives of a group of kids living on or near Degrassi Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Smith directed the pilot for a CW network show called Reaper. Tv.com's summary of the show is "A twenty-something slacker finally scores a job as the devil's bounty hunter." He describes it as "less Brimstone or Dead Like Me and more like Shaun of the Dead than anything else". He also goes on to say that the reason he took the job is that he has always wanted to direct something he did not write, but never had an interest in doing it on the big screen. He has since said he'll never do it again. Reaper is an American supernatural television comedy-drama created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, who also serve as executive producers alongside Mark Gordon, Deborah Spera and Tom Spezialy. ... Brimstone (1998-1999) is a short-lived Fox television series, featuring a dead detective whose mission (assigned by the Devil) is to return 113 spirits who have escaped from Hell to Earth. ... Dead Like Me is an American television comedy-drama starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. ... Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or rom zom com as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. ...


At the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Kevin Smith would write and direct an episode of the Heroes spin-off, Heroes: Origins.[28] Smith is the first director officially announced for the series. However, the project has been indefinitely postponed due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Media spin-off is the process of deriving new radio or television programs from existing ones (see list of television spin-offs). ... Striking writers and supporters raise signs at a WGAW rally in Los Angeles Writer-actor Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm (foreground, right) and others at a WGAW rally outside the Fox Studios in Los Angeles The 2007 Writers Guild of America strike is a strike by the Writers Guild...


Smith has also cameoed in the second season premiere of the sitcom Joey, where he played himself, on an episode of Law & Order in 2000 (episode "Black, White and Blue" playing Tony's wife's nephew), Duck Dodgers (2003 as Hal Jordan, voice only) and Yes, Dear (2004, as himself and Silent Bob). Smith appeared in the second episode of season two of Veronica Mars, playing a store clerk. He stated on his webpage that Veronica Mars is some of the best television work ever produced.[29] Joey and the Big Break (Part I & II) is the first episode of the second season of the television situation comedy Joey and was later split into two parts. ... This article is about the original television series. ... Duck Dodgers is the fictional star of a series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom which aired from 2000 to 2006 on CBS. It starred Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike OMalley and Liza Snyder. ... Driver Ed is episode 2 of season 2 of the television show Veronica Mars. ...


In the third season of the HBO series Entourage, Michael Bay and Kevin Smith are directing and writing Aquaman 2. In reality, Smith wrote a script for the Superman Lives movie, while Bay was attached to direct a separate Superman movie. In Entourage, the characters awkwardly react with obvious disappointment at Smith's involvement. Smith has speculated that, that jab and another from season 2 may have been motivated by a book he was involved in, in 1995 where he criticized Rob Weiss and his movie Amongst Friends.[30] At his 37th birthday Q&A in August 2007, Smith assured the audience that he was not offended by the jibe, but rather that he is always tickled when his name is mentioned on television shows. He said that whether the comments are positive or negative, his reaction is "The magic box said my name!" For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rob Weiss is an American film and television screenwriter. ...


Secret Stash

Smith owns and operates Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey, a comic book store largely dedicated to merchandise related to his films and comics. The current location is its second. The store was moved to a defunct ice cream parlor on Broad St. after Smith sold the Monmouth St. property. The New Jersey location is managed by Smith's long time friend Walt Flanagan, who appears frequently in Smith's films. A second Secret Stash in the Westwood section of Los Angeles was opened in September 2004 and was managed by long-time associate Bryan Johnson, who has appeared in Smith's films as Steve-Dave.[31] Smith had announced that he would close after his lease expired and Johnson wanted to resign, but eventually relocated to Laser Blazer, a DVD store in Los Angeles.[32] Jay and Silent Bobs Secret Stash is a comic and novelty owned and operated by filmmaker Kevin Smith. ... The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor, comic book artist and comic book store proprietor. ...


On the Internet

Kevin has also become well known for his relationship with his fans, and states in the closing credits of Clerks II that he "spends way too much time on the internet". One of the first filmmakers to use the internet to reach (and build) his audience, Smith opened The View Askewniverse (www.viewaskew.com) in late 1995.


Smith has an online blog, "My Boring Ass Life", that chronicles his life and work. Often brutally transparent, his blog has exposed celebrities and the inner workings of Hollywood, as well as given fans a peek into the Smith household. The majority of the site's contents were published in print as "My Boring Ass Life".[33]


He posts almost daily at his web board[34] where he posts new information about his films, and interacts with the fans. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back's fictional website MoviePoopShoot.com became real in 2002, converting into an entertainment website covering movies, music, comics, toys, and video games. It is now Quick Stop Entertainment (www.quickstopent.com) - the home of SModcast. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...


Also under the Askew Internet banner: News Askew (www.newsaskew.com) - a daily collection of news items relating to Smith, his films, and the people he's worked with.


He remains very active on MySpace and Facebook as well.


Fan gatherings

Smith regularly holds fan gatherings - usually in the Red Bank, New Jersey area.


Trailer Trash (1995) was the first of these. Held at the Count Basie Theater as a benefit for the theater and hosted by Smith and Mosier, it consisted of two hours of old film trailers. This is largely held to be the first "Board" event - as Smith used his then-nascent website to spread the word about the benefit.


The "Chasing Amy" gala (1997), however, set the formula that'd be followed for over a decade to come. Loyal posters on the message board at www.viewaskew.com were invited to an early screening of "Chasing Amy" at the now-defunct Middletown Multiplex. Afterwards, there was a get-together at the Broadway Grill on Broad Street in Red Bank, and Walt Flanagan opened Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash after hours for an autograph signing.


In 1998, View Askew held the first in a long series of private film festivals called Vulgarthon at the Clearview Cinemas in Red Bank, New Jersey. The sold-out event featured screenings of all of Smith's films that'd been released up to that point, as well as smaller films Smith either financed or had a hand in producing. The event was subtitled "Five Flicks, Forty Bucks".


Vulgarthon was held every other year after that, always in Red Bank (except in 2005 when it was held in Los Angeles). These events usually have fans flying in from different countries to attend. To date, there have been five Vulgarthons. The most recent, Vulgarthon 2006, featured screenings of the then-yet-to-be released Clerks II. Besides Smith himself, guests have included Brian O'Halloran, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Jeff Anderson, Joey Lauren Adams, and Smith's wife Jennifer. Brian OHalloran, as Dante Hicks in the film Clerks. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21, 1970 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American film actor best known for being featured in Clerks. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (born 7 April 1971) is an actress and the wife of US film director Kevin Smith. ...


In 1999, Smith held a one-off "Dogma" screening, benefiting the Diabetes Foundation.


In August of 2007, Smith held a Birthday Prom that was board-inspired and populated as well. For the last year, Smith has been having board-based poker games and tournaments, in which members from his website's message board roll cards with Smith, Mewes, and others, usually at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank (though, a few times, at Smith's own house). The longest game lasted from 7pm to noon the next day.


Various appearances

In July 2005, at a Q & A in Vancouver, BC, Smith was awarded an honorary degree from the Vancouver Film School, where Smith was a student for four months before dropping out.[35] Smith also has a street named after him in Paulsboro, New Jersey (where he filmed Jersey Girl), "Kevin Smith Way". The road leads to Paulsboro High School, where Smith used the auditorium for several scenes in the movie. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


On May 20, 2007, Smith received an Honorary Associate of Letters degrees during the ceremonies surrounding the Commencement of the Class of 2007 of Brookdale Community College.[36] is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Brookdale Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year public college in Lincroft, Monmouth County, New Jersey. ...


Smith's longest Q&A session took place April 2, 2005 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey.[37] The sold-out event was over seven hours long, took place from 8 pm through 3 am (which due to daylight saving time, was actually 4am). Following the Q&A, he opened Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash for a meet and greet with the numerous remaining audience members, which ended around 6:30 am. Smith then hopped a plane and did another Q&A at the Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois that night. Planned for 2 hours, it lasted just over 5 hours, ending a little after 1 AM Central time.[38] is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey The Count Basie Theatre is a theatre located on Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey. ... The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Jay and Silent Bobs Secret Stash is a comic and novelty owned and operated by filmmaker Kevin Smith. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois. ...


In August 2006 Kevin Smith, with the support of the Netflix Rolling Roadshow, brought Clerks back to Red Bank, New Jersey. Originally slated to be at the "Quick Stop" in Leonardo, NJ, the town board declined to grant the necessary permits for the show to go as planned. The show went forward in the Red Bank Marine Park in Red Bank a few blocks from the Secret Stash comic book store, where an estimated 3000 people gathered for the event. An impromptu Q&A led off the event with Smith taking questions from the crowd while introducing members of the original cast of "Clerks" (most being friends and family from Red Bank).


Filmography

Main article: Kevin Smith filmography

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Recognition

Main article: List of recognition for Kevin Smith

Bibliography

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(Daredevil Vol. 1)
Daredevil writer
1998–1999
Succeeded by
David Mack
Persondata
NAME Smith, Kevin Patrick
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Actor, Comic book writer
DATE OF BIRTH August 2, 1970
PLACE OF BIRTH Red Bank, New Jersey U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... For the hour-long bicycle race, see Hour record. ... George Stroumboulopoulos (born August 16, 1972 in Malton, Ontario), commonly nicknamed Strombo, is a Canadian television and radio personality. ... D. G. Chichester is a comic-book writer. ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... David Mack at Heroes Con 2006. ... The View Askewniverse is a fictional universe created by Kevin Smith, featured in several films, comics and a television series; it is named for Smiths production company, View Askew Productions. ... This article is about the film. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ... Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Kevin Smith about two comic book artists: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), a heterosexual male, and Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian-identified woman. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smiths 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. ... Jersey Girl is a 2004 film written and directed by Kevin Smith, and starring Ben Affleck. ... An Evening with Kevin Smith is a DVD featuring Question and Answer sessions that the writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith held with his fans at various American colleges, including: Clark University, Cornell University, Indiana University, Kent State University and University of Wyoming. ... Zack and Miri Make a Porno is the working title of a scheduled film written by and to be directed by Kevin Smith. ... Red State is an upcoming horror film written and directed by independent filmmaker Kevin Smith. ... Drawing Flies was the first View Askew Production not relating to the View Askewniverse. ... A Better Place is a 1997 American independent film, written and directed by Vincent Pereira. ... Big Helium Dog was a comedy movie released in 1999. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Small Town Gay Bar is a 2006 documentary directed by Malcolm Ingram that focuses on two gay bars in the rural deep Southeast United States. ... The Green Hornet is a fictional character, a masked crime fighter. ... The Superman film series currently consists of five superhero films based on the fictional DC comics character of the same name. ... Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about a wisecracking investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin Fletcher (Chevy Chase, at the height of his popularity), who writes under the name of Jane Doe. ... The cover for the actual Bluntman and Chronic comic book. ... Chasing Dogma is a comic mini-series that chronicles the events of the two fictional stoners Jay and Silent Bob between two of their films: Chasing Amy and Dogma. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the first Green Arrow, Oliver Queen. ... The cover for Oni Double Feature #1s storyJay and Silent Bob in Walt Flanagans dog. In the comic Oni Double Feature #1, a story called Walt Flanagans Dog appears and tells the adventure of Jay and Silent Bob having an incounter with Walt Flnagans dog, Krypton. ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... Dante Hicks (played by Brian OHalloran) in the movie Dante Hicks (Born 1972) is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse, played by Brian OHalloran. ... Randal Graves is a fictional character in director Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse, portrayed by Jeff Anderson. ... Caitlin Bree (played by Lisa Spoonhauer) in Clerks. ... Willam Black is a character from the View Askewniverse. ... Brodie Bruce Brodie Bruce is a fictional character played by Jason Lee in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. ... (from l to r) Hooper X (Dwight Ewell), Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) in Chasing Amy. ... Alyssa Jones is a fictional character in Kevin Smiths 1997 film Chasing Amy. ... Leonardo Leonardo (left) and his assistant Plug Leonardo Leonardo is a fictional character from the short-lived animated television series Clerks: The Animated Series created by Kevin Smith. ... The cover for the actual Bluntman and Chronic comic book. ... The Mooby the Golden Calf logo Mooby the Golden Calf is a fictional childrens television character featured in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse, most notably in the film Dogma. ... Buddy Christ is an icon created in the movie Dogma when a campaign (Catholicism Wow!) to make Catholicism less dreary and more fun and friendly. ... This is a list of fictional minor characters from Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse films and television series. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor, comic book artist and comic book store proprietor. ... From left to right, Kevin Smith, Brian OHalloran, and Bryan Johnson recording the audio commentary for Johnsons Vulgar. ... Dave Klein (far right) with Scott Mosier (left) and Jim Jacks Dave Klein is a cinematographer best known for working with director Kevin Smith on the films Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and, most recently Clerks II. He also had multiple acting roles in the original Clerks. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Brian OHalloran, as Dante Hicks in the film Clerks. ... Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21, 1970 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American film actor best known for being featured in Clerks. ... For the American cement businessman, see B. F. Affleck. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is an American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (sometimes credited as Jennifer Schwalbach) (born 7 April 1971) is an actress, former reporter for USA Today, and the wife of American film director Kevin Smith. ... The current View Askew logo. ... The View Askew production company, formed by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier, has made many films, comic books, and other forms of media since the first movie Clerks. ... The Flying Car is a six-minute 2002 short film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ... Clerks (retronym: Clerks: The Animated Series) is an American animated television series based on Kevin Smiths film of the same name. ... Jay and Silent Bobs Secret Stash is a comic and novelty owned and operated by filmmaker Kevin Smith. ... Silent Bob Speaks: The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith is a collection of essays written by screenwriter, director, and comic book author Kevin Smith. ... Sucks Less with Kevin Smith Logo Sucks Less with Kevin Smith is a show done in partnership with MTVu, an MTV channel aimed at college students. ... This is a list of episodes for SModcast, a weekly podcast featuring filmmaker Kevin Smith and his long time producer partner Scott Mosier. ... Reaper is an American supernatural television comedy-drama created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, who also serve as executive producers alongside Mark Gordon, Deborah Spera and Tom Spezialy. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...

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Kevin Smith...A man who I would happy to call my friend.
He's humble, yet he holds onto the greatness that he is. I could imagine hanging out with him, watching movies, smoking a cig (or twenty) and having interesting conversations in a smoke filled living room or office.
I'd like to pretend we'd talk about things like cereal, the best places we've been to, where our history started, the kind of dorks we were as kids, and all things mundane to most.
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Kevin Smith is set to direct the CW pilot "Reaper," a comedic drama about Sam Oliver, a 21-year-old slacker who learns that at birth his parents sold his soul to the devil and now has to pay the debt by becoming the Satan's bounty hunter, retrieving souls escaped from hell.
Director Kevin Smith and British actor James Purefoy have joined the cast of the Showtime comedy pilot "Manchild." The project, based on a BBC series, revolves around a group of fortysomething male friends (Smith, Purefoy, John Corbett, Paul Hipp) who are knee-deep in midlife crises.
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Brian Lynch were living on the air in Los Angeles as they took over the airwaves on 97.1 KLSX on April 30, 2005.
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