Kevin Smith is a talented American filmmaker who encountered his first major breakthrough in the movie industry when his film, Clerk made its debut in October 1994 and attracted about 50 markets where it was played. The $250,000 movie was a huge financial success for Smith, as it later earned $3.1 million. He has since gone ahead to do some work as an actor and comedian, featuring in a good number of movies, most notably Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Currently, Smith is making strides as a prominent podcaster having launched his SModcast Podcast Network that has its own distinguished digital radio station; SModcast Internet Radio and an internet television channel called SModCo Internet Television, through which he broadcasts several of his comedy shows. As a talented author, he has also written several outstanding comic books such as Batman Cacophony, Chasing Dogma and others, which he displays at his popular comic book shop; Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash situated in his hometown of New Jersey.
Kevin Smith was born into the family of David and Grace Smith on 2nd August 1970, in Red banks, New Jersey, US. His father worked as a postal officer while his mother was fully occupied as a homemaker. He was brought up in a Catholic home and has two older siblings; Virginia and Donald Smith Jr.
In regards to his education, Smith attended Henry Hudson Regional High School before he attempted to further his education at The New School in New York, but later dropped out. Later on, he enrolled in Vancouver film school but eventually quit after spending four months there. He did so in order to put up enough fund that can carter for his first movie. Soon after that, he returned back to his hometown of New Jersey and was given the opportunity to continue with his former job at a convenience store. It was there that Smith started working on his goal of masterminding a life-in-a-day structure kind of movie, of which he finally landed at his mega-hit film; Clerk.
Interestingly, the movie received multiple accolades as it gained a spot at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, and later clinched the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critics’ Week prize during the Cannes International Film Festival. Since then, the talented filmmaker has been making headlines in Hollywood as he’s associated with the production of many horror-genre types of movies, including Tusk, Yoga Hosers, Red State, True North Trilogy through his production company; View Askew Productions which he co-founded with Scott Mosier.
Kevin Smith has also starred in movies like Dogma, Mallarat, Clerks ll, Scream 3, among others and also in television series like Comic Book Men.
Kevin Smith Family – Wife and Daughter
Kevin Smith had a two-year love affair with actress Joey Lauren Adams, of which he expressed his desire to marry her in Time Magazine. Unfortunately, the relationship packed up because of unsettled differences. Soon after that, the popular comic podcaster fell in love with Jennifer Schwalbach, a reporter who had an interview session with him for USA Today.
Following a three-month relationship, the two exchanged marital vows on April 25, 1999, at Skywalker Ranch. Shortly after the wedding, the couple welcomed a baby girl named Harley Quinn Smith on 26th June of that same year. Interestingly, they gave their daughter the name of one of the characters in Smith’s Batman comics. The pair have been together for over two decades with their love getting stronger over the years.
Weight and Height
The co-founder of View Askew Productions is a member of Weight Watcher as he was able to shed a vast amount of his weight through adopting an all-vegan diet. Recently, he drastically went from a body weight of 116 kg (256 lbs) to 90kg (198 lbs). Furthermore, he also stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
As a skillful filmmaker who has directed about 31 movies and has further made over 55 appearances in different movies and series, it’s not dumbfounding that Kevin Smith has made a name for himself in Hollywood. For his effort, the Harvey Award winner has an estimated net worth of about $25 million.