Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith

American screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1970.

Countries: United States (73%), (7%), Canada (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Clerks, Cop Out (2010 film), Red State (2011 film)

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Kevin Smith was born in 1970 add something


Cinema of the United States - American independent cinema was revitalized in the late 1980s and early 1990s when another new generation of moviemakers, including Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino made movies like, respectively: "Do the Right Thing"; "Sex, Lies, and Videotape"; "Clerks"; and "Reservoir Dogs"


Jeff Anderson - Born in Connecticut and raised in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Anderson attended Henry Hudson Regional High School, with his friend, aspiring writer Kevin Smith, from which they both graduated in 1988


Degrassi: The Next Generation - Movie director Kevin Smith has been a fan of the Degrassi series from the early 1990s, when he worked at a convenience store in Leonardo, New Jersey


Sundance Film Festival - It went to the Sundance Film Festival in 1994, where it won the Filmmaker's Trophy and was picked up by Miramax before the festival's end add something


Cannes International Film Festival - In May 1994, it went to the Cannes International Film Festival where it won both the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critics' Week Prize add something


Released in October 1994 in two cities, the film went on to play in 50 markets, never playing on more than fifty screens at any given time add something


Autofellatio - '" Kevin Smith later developed a similar theme in his 1994 debut film "Clerks"


Clerks - "'Clerks"' is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who appears in the film as Silent Bob


View Askew Productions - "'View Askew Productions"' is an American film and television production company founded by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier in 1994


From 1995 to 1997, Smith played small roles in the View Askew movies "Drawing Flies", "Vulgar", and "Big Helium Dog" add something


Smith has a website, The View Askewniverse, which opened in late 1995 add something


Shannen Doherty - Her career afterward consisted primarily of made-for-TV movies, though she had a lead role in Kevin Smith's 1995 film "Mallrats"


Joe Quesada - In Kevin Smith's 1995 film "Mallrats" Quesada is credited as an artist for the opening sequence featuring fictional comic books covers


In 1997, Smith was hired by New Line to rewrite "Overnight Delivery", which was expected to be a blockbuster teen movie add something


Russell T Davies - The series was similar to the Kevin Smith film "Chasing Amy" , as they both portrayed a romance between a straight character and gay character and the resulting ostracism from the couple's social circles, much like "The Second Coming" shared its concept with Smith's 1999 film "Dogma"


Eventually she lost out to Reese Witherspoon, and "Overnight Delivery" was quietly released directly to video in April 1998 add something


In 1999, Smith won a Harvey award, for Best New Talent in comic books add something


The religious-themed 1999 comedy, which starred a post-"Good Will Hunting" Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as well as Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, George Carlin, Alan Rickman, Linda Fiorentino, and Smith regulars Jason Lee and Jason Mewes, raised criticism by the Catholic League add something


Linda Fiorentino - In 1999 she was the female lead in Kevin Smith's "Dogma"


George Carlin - In 1999, Carlin played a supporting role as a satirical Roman Catholic cardinal in filmmaker Kevin Smith's movie "Dogma"


Salma Hayek - In 1999, she co-starred in Will Smith's big-budget "Wild Wild West", and played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's "Dogma"


Jennifer Schwalbach Smith - Schwalbach married Kevin Smith on April 25, 1999


In 2000, Smith and Mosier teamed up with television writer David Mandel to develop an animated television show based on "Clerks add something


Smith has cameoed in the second season premiere of the sitcom "Joey", where he played himself, on an episode of "Law & Order" in 2000 , "Duck Dodgers" and "Yes, Dear" add something


In 2001, he appeared in friend Jeff Anderson's "Now You Know" add something


The six produced episodes were released on DVD in 2001 add something


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 add something


Carrie Fisher - In 2001, Fisher played a nun in the Kevin Smith comedy "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back


Matt Damon - The two later parodied their roles from the film in Kevin Smith's 2001 movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"


"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"'s fictional website became real in 2002 add something


On February 27, 2002 Kevin released a short film for "The Tonight Show" called "The Flying Car" add something


Mark Hamill - He and his crew shot most of the "mockumentary" film during the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con, and enlisted Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and Hugh Hefner in small roles


In 2003, Smith appeared in a cameo role as coroner Jack Kirby in the film "Daredevil" add something


In 2004 he shot a public service announcement for the Declare Yourself organization add something


In 2004, Smith wrote a screenplay for a new film version of "The Green Hornet", and announced prematurely that he had originally intended to direct as well add something


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 add something


Raquel Castro - She was subsequently cast as the daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's characters in the 2004 film "Jersey Girl", directed by Kevin Smith


Clerks - The commentary was recorded in 2004 with Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier, Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes


Jersey Girl (2004 film) - "'Jersey Girl"' is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Kevin Smith


In 2005, Miramax Books released Smith's first book, "Silent Bob Speaks", a collection of previously published essays dissecting pop culture, the movie business, and Smith's personal life add something


Smith's longest Q&A session took place April 2, 2005, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, New Jersey add something


Jersey Girl (2004 film) - An extended cut was shown at Kevin Smith's private film festival Vulgarthon in 2005 and 2006


Jennifer Schwalbach Smith - The film was shown at Vulgarthon 2005 in Los Angeles, a private film festival hosted by Kevin Smith, and was shown again at Vulgarthon 2006 in Red Bank, New Jersey, New Jersey


In 2006, he voiced the Moose in the CGI cartoon "Doogal" add something


In the 2006 sequel, "Clerks II", Smith revisited the Dante and Randal characters from his first film for what was his final visit to the View Askewniverse add something


That same year, Smith was featured in "This Film Is Not Yet Rated", a 2006 documentary about the Motion Picture Association of America process of rating films add something


"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" was originally announced in March 2006 as Smith's second non-Askewniverse comedy add something


From July 2006 on, Smith has guest reviewed on "Ebert & Roeper", in place of Roger Ebert, who was recovering from thyroid cancer treatment add something


Smith played the role of Paul, a cynical divorced man, in a Showtime television series pilot, "Manchild", filmed in December 2006 add something


Half Nelson (film) - On the television show "Ebert & Roeper" that aired during the weekend of August 13, 2006, Richard Roeper and guest critic Kevin Smith gave "Half Nelson" a "two big thumbs up" rating


On February 5, 2007, Smith and Scott Mosier began SModcast, a regular comedy podcast add something


Malcolm Ingram - In 2007 Ingram appeared on the cover of "A Bear's Life", a gay magazine, with friend Kevin Smith


He quit smoking cigarettes in 2008 after taking up smoking cannabis add something


The film, which began shooting on January 18, 2008 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and wrapped on March 15, 2008, stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks as the title characters who decide to make a low-budget pornographic film to solve their money problems add something


Seth Rogen - Kevin Smith's romantic comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" rounded out 2008 for the actor


Brandon Routh - At Comic Con 2008, it was revealed Routh was to have a cameo in the Kevin Smith comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and would serve as a judge on Platinum Studios' 2008 Comic Book Challenge


Kenny Hotz - Hotz had cameos in Kevin Smith's 2008 film "Zack and Miri Make A Porno", "Degrassi Takes Manhattan", as well as a cameo in the "Pure Pwnage" television series


Jeff Anderson - In 2008, Anderson appeared in Kevin Smith's romantic comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" as Deacon, the cameraman and film editor for the porno made by leading stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks


Elizabeth Banks - In 2008, she played a love interest in the comedy film "Definitely, Maybe", alongside Isla Fisher and Ryan Reynolds, starred with Seth Rogen as the eponymous female lead in the Kevin Smith comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", and played United States First Lady Laura Bush in "W.", Oliver Stone's biopic of George W. Bush


Katie Morgan - She made her first mainstream feature film appearance in Kevin Smith's 2008 comedy, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks


He appeared in the 2009 made for TV movie Degrassi Goes Hollywood add something


In 2009 Smith made a sold out appearance at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House in 2010 add something


It was announced in 2009 that Smith had signed on to direct a buddy-cop comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan called "A Couple of Dicks" and written by the Cullen Brothers add something


In January 2009 the West Coast Store closed, leaving the east coast store as Smith's only operating store add something


The film, which was shot between June and August 2009, involved a pair of veteran cops tracking down a stolen vintage baseball card, and was released on February 26, 2010 to poor reviews; it was the first film that Smith has directed but not written add something


Jeff Anderson - He stated he re-married in 2009 to an actress named Barbara whom he met while house sitting for Kevin Smith


Cop Out (2010 film) - In March 2009, it was announced that Kevin Smith signed on to direct a buddy-cop comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan titled "A Couple of Dicks" and written by the Cullen Brothers


Cop Out (2010 film) - On December 9, 2009, Kevin Smith announced via his Twitter page that the film would indeed go by the new title


In response to the critical drubbing his 2010 film "Cop Out" received, Kevin Smith lashed out at the community of film critics on his Twitter account saying, "Writing a nasty review for "Cop Out" is akin to bullying a retarded kid add something


It became Quick Stop Entertainment and was the home of SModcast until it was sold and SModcast moved to a dedicated website, which carries the other SModcast network podcasts in early 2010 add something


SModcast has since spawned into a podcast network called the SModcast podcast network which began in 2010, its own digital radio station called SModcast Internet Radio in 2011 and an internet television channel SModCo Internet Television in 2012 add something


In February 2010, he talked about his project with Cinssu, Film producers and moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein who had thus far been involved in the distribution of most of Smith's films, with the exception of "Mallrats" and "Cop Out", declined to support "Red State" add something


On February 13, 2010, Kevin Smith was on board a Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland bound for Burbank when he was removed from the plane, allegedly over concerns he was too obese to fly safely add something


In September 2010, Smith started work on "Red State", an independently-financed horror film inspired by the Westboro Baptist Church and their Pastor Fred Phelps add something


Cop Out (2010 film) - "'Cop Out"' is a 2010 American buddy cop comedy film directed and edited by Kevin Smith, written by Mark and Robb Cullen, and starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Pollak and Seann William Scott


Michael Parks - In July 2010, at the San Diego Comic Con, filmmaker Kevin Smith announced that Parks had been cast as the villain , in his upcoming horror film "Red State"


February 3, 2011 Smith defended his use of marijuana while working, claiming "I dealt with every actor who wanted to be dealt with on that set" and pointed to the number of projects he worked on while making "Cop Out" to counter claims he was unproductive because of marijuana add something


March 3, 2011 but Smith refuted this notion, saying that he had simply put on more weight and lost it add something


February 10, 2011 The film was released in January 2011 add something


On the January 17, 2011 episode of "WTF with Marc Maron", Kevin Smith discussed his disappointment with working with Bruce Willis add something


In August 2011, Dynamite Entertainment debuted "The Bionic Man" by Smith, which was based on a 1998 script he wrote that was rejected by Universal as being "more like a comic book than a movie add something


The film was released via Video on Demand on September 1, 2011 through Lionsgate, will be released in select theaters again for a special one-night only engagement on September 25, 2011 , and was released on home video October 18, 2011 add something


Cop Out (2010 film) - In a 2011 interview with comedian/podcast host Marc Maron, Kevin Smith described working with Bruce Willis as "soul crushing"


Kerry Bishe - She played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's 2011 horror film "Red State" and Ben Affleck's 2012 drama film "Argo"


Westboro Baptist Church - The Cooper family in Kevin Smith's 2011 film "Red State" was reportedly inspired by the Westboro Baptist Church


Red State (2011 film) - "'Red State"' is a 2011 American independent action-adventure-thriller-horror film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, starring John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Michael Parks


SModcast Pictures - "'SModcast Pictures"' is an American film distribution company and a film and television production company founded by Kevin Smith in 2011


Bill Burr - On April 18, 2011 he guest hosted the "Hollywood Babble-On" podcast alongside Ralph Garman, taking the place of a sick Kevin Smith


On June 4, 2012, Smith premiered his Hulu-exclusive weekly series "Spoilers", described as an "anti-movie review" series, where Smith takes a group of people to a new movie and has them comment on what they've seen add something


In October 2012, at the New York Comic Con, Smith announced that he and Flanagan were producing a sequel to "The Widening Gyre" that would see print in 2013 add something


In December 2012 Smith announced that "Hit Somebody" would now be a six-part miniseries on an as yet unknown network add something


Plus One, podcast,, retrieved April 2013 They cohost the "Plus One" podcast add something


The project will begin pre-production in September 2013 add something


However, he stated in December 2013 that he would continue to make movies but only ones that were uniquely his, as opposed to generic ones that "anybody could make", like "Copout", "Jersey Girl" and "Zack & Miri" add something


Smith revealed before the release of "Tusk" that he had written a spin-off film called "Yoga-Hosers" which he hopes will begin filming in 2014 add something


In September 2014 Smith will direct his third horror film "Anti-Claus" add something


Gumtree - The advert was shared around various sites such as BuzzFeed and Mashable and caught the eye of Hollywood director Kevin Smith, who used the ad as his inspiration for his 2014 movie, "Tusk", a story of an evil scientist who plans to permanently sew a human into a walrus suit


The Stand - In the November 17, 2014 episode of director Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Boone revealed he plans to split his adaptation into four full-length feature films in an effort to remain true to the breadth of King's sprawling novel


In February 2015 XYZ Films acquired him, as one of the directors, who will direct the Anthology film "Holidays", along Gary Shore, Sarah Smith, Matt Johnson, Scott Stewart, Nicholas McCarthy, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer add something


On February 26, 2015, Smith appeared as the surprise guest host of CBC Radio One's Q add something


Smith annouced in March 2015 that "Hit Somebody" would film in September 2015 until Christmas 2015 add something


On March 12, 2015 Smith revealed he would film "Clerks III" in May 2015 add something


On April 8, 2015, Smith confirmed that "Mallrats 2" would be his next film and not "Clerks III" like original intended add something


Season five was confirmed on June 7, 2015 and will premier on October 18, 2015 add something


Stan Lee - Lee will make a second cameo in a Kevin Smith film with the 2015 release "Yoga Hosers"


In February 2016, it was revealed that Smith will team with &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel)) and The Weinstein Company to co-host a late night talk show with Greg Grunberg titled "Geeking Out" which is expected to premiere in July 2016, covering San Diego Comic-Con with 8 subsequent episodes running weekly add something


In May 2016, Kevin Smith announced he is adapting "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" for television through MGM and stated that he and the company are in the process of shopping it around to a network add something


In June 2016, Smith revealed that because Universal owns the rights to the "Mallrats" title that a sequel will not be made, instead, it will be turned into a 10 episode TV series produced by Universal Television add something


In August 2016, Smith announced that he will direct an upcoming episode of "Supergirl" add something


In November 2016, it was revealed that Smith will direct an episode of "The Goldbergs" add something


Yoga Hosers - "'Yoga Hosers"' is a 2016 American comedy horror film written and directed by Kevin Smith


Greg Grunberg - In February 2016, it was revealed that Grunberg will co-host a late night talk show with Kevin Smith titled "Geeking Out" on &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel))


Superman in film - In November 2016, Kevin Smith said that he was open to having the "Superman Lives" script be adapted as an animated film, with Nicholas Cage voicing Superman and Michael Rooker voicing Lex Luthor


The movie is scheduled to be filmed in summer 2017 add something


In February 2017, Smith was announced to write, direct, and executive produce a TV series based on the Image Comics title "Sam and Twitch" for BBC America add something


Clerks - On February 10, 2017, Smith announced the cancellation of "Clerks III", as one of the lead actors dropped out of the project three months before shooting add something


The movie is scheduled to be filmed in September 2017, to be followed by "Moose Jaws" add something


Jeff Anderson - Clerks - In April 2017, it was confirmed that production on the proposed sequel 'Clerks III' had ceased, as Anderson was not interested in appearing in the Kevin Smith directed film


On February 25, 2018, after performing a stand up comedy show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, Smith suffered a heart attack caused by a total blockage of the left anterior descending artery add something


In July 2018, the episode was released as the inaugural pilot on the new TV crowdsourcing site Rivit TV, in hopes of "Hollyweed" getting funded as a web series add something


He hopes to start filming in November 2018 for a tentive 2019 release add something


In February 2019, Smith was announced to cowrite, with Dave Willis, an animated web series based on Marvel Comics' "Howard the Duck" for Hulu add something


In February 2019, he appeared in the season 12 episode of The "Big Bang Theory", "The D&D Vortex", alongside other guests stars, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, William Shatner and Joe Manganiello in a storyline where they get together at the home of recurring star Will Wheaton, to play "Dungeons and Dragons" add something


Shannon Elizabeth - In 2019, Kevin Smith confirmed she will reprise her role as Justice in "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot