Top 5 Facts You Should Know About Kevin Smith
Learn all the top facts you need to know about the American filmmaker, actor, and comedian Kevin Smith.
American filmmaker, actor, and comedian Kevin Smith is best known for his romantic-comedy film 'Chasing Amy,' which released in 1997. He came into prominence from directing, producing, and acting in the low-budget comedy film 'Clerks' (1994). He played the role of Silent Bob of stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob, who also appeared in Smith's later films 'Mallrats,' 'Chasing Amy,' 'Dogma,' 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,' 'Clerks II,' and 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.'
Since 2011, Kevin Smith's creating mainly horror films, which include 'Red State,' 'Tusk,' 'Yoga Hosers,' and the 'True North' trilogy. Additional to his work in the movies, he also co-hosts several podcasts like 'SModcast,' 'Fatman Beyond' and 'Hollywood Babble-On.' For those who are not much familiar with his work and personal life, we compiled some facts in the sections below so you get to know him better.
Kevin Smith's Early Life
Kevin Patrick Smith was born on August 2, 1970, in Red Bank, New Jersey. His father Donald E. Smith was a postal worker and his mother Grace (née Schultz) was a homemaker. He is the youngest one among his siblings, older sister, Virginia, and older brother, Donald Jr.
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Kevin Smith studied at Henry Hudson Regional High School. He was pretty much an average student at school where he spent time videotaping basketball games and producing sketch comedy skits in the style of 'Saturday Night Live.' After graduating from high school, he attended The New School in New York City but did not graduate.
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Kevin Smith's Work as a Writer Throughout the Years
In 1997, Kevin Smith was hired by New Line to rewrite 'Overnight Delivery,' a potential blockbuster teen movie. At the time, he was dating his then-girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams, who was set to take the role of Ivy in the movie. But she lost the part to Reese Witherspoon, and 'Overnight Delivery' was quietly released directly to video in April 1998.
In 1997, Kevin Smith was hired by New Line to rewrite 'Overnight Delivery.'
But, Kevin Smith never received any credits for his contributions. He once stated that the only scene that really used his dialogue was the opening scene, which includes a reference to longtime Smith's friend Bryan Johnson. In the same manner, Kevin Smith was also excluded of the credits as an uncredited screenwriter for the 2000 comedy-drama film 'Coyote Ugly.'
Kevin Smith's Married Life
Kevin Smith - who went a serious weight loss in recent years - is married to his wife Jennifer Schwalbach. Kevin's wife Jennifer used to work as a reporter for USA Today and later also went on to be an actress.
Kevin Smith was married to his wife Jennifer Schwalbach.
The couple met for the first time in 1998 when Jennifer was assigned to interview Kevin Smith when she worked as a reporter for USA Today. The two began dating since then and tied the knot on April 25, 1999. They are married for over 21 years now, with their relationship still going strong.
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Kevin Named His Daughter After a Character From the Batman Comics
Kevin is an avid lover of comics, he enjoyed reading them since his childhood. He is so much into the comics that he even named his daughter after a character in the 'Batman' comics. His daughter, named Harley Quinn Smith from the comics, was born June 26, 1999.
Kevin Smith named his daughter Harley Quinn Smith from he 'Batman' comics.
Source: The Independent
Kevin Smith currently lives with his wife Jennifer and daughter Harley in the Hollywood Hills. They reside in a house Smith purchased from longtime friend Ben Affleck in 2003.
Kevin Smith's Philanthropic Works
Kevin Smith is a co-founder of 'The Wayne Foundation,' a charity which supports women affected by human trafficking and exploitation. In February 2019, Smith donated some of his previously worn jerseys to be auctioned off for the charity.
Kevin Smith is a co-founder of 'The Wayne Foundation.'
Vancouver Film School announced three 'Kevin Smith Scholarships' in 2018, encompassing Acting, Writing, and Film Production covering full-tuition. Additionally, the school also awarded thirteen partial-scholarships funded by Smith.
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