Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Directors / Kevin Smith Net Worth

Kevin Smith Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Kevin Smith?

Kevin Smith net worth:
$25 Million

David Lee Roth

Bastian and Maria Yotta

Hazel E

Denis Leary

More net worths

Kevin Smith Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Kevin Smith is a well-known director, producer, comic book writer, comedian and an actor. Kevin is known for creating such movies as “Clerks”, “Red State”, “Cop Out” and others. During his career, Smith has been nominated for and has won many awards. Some of them include a Harvey Award, Wizard Fan Award, Cannes Film Festival Award, MTV Movie Award, Independent Spirit Award and others. As mentioned before, Kevin is also known as a writer and has published several books and created comics. He even has the comic book store called “Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash”.

Kevin Smith Net Worth $25 Million

So how rich is Kevin Smith? It is estimated that Kevin’s net worth is $25 million, and this sum might change in the future as Kevin is still working as a director and also as a writer.

Kevin Patrick Smith, better recognized as Kevin Smith, was born in 1970, in New Jersey. Kevin studied at Henry Hudson Regional High School. In 1994 Kevin created his first movie, entitled “Clerks”. The movie was acclaimed by the critics and even won him an award at the Sundance Film Festival. From that time Kevin Smith’s net worth began growing. His second movie, called “Mallrats”, did not achieve as much success as his first movie. In 1999 Kevin created another interesting movie, entitled “Dogma”. During the making of this movie, Kevin worked with Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Matt Damon, George Carlin and many others. Later, Kevin worked with other actors in his other movies and even became friends with them. Step by step Smith became more and more experienced and known in the movie industry. In 2006 he released a sequel to his first movie, “Clerks II”. This, of course, added a lot to Kevin Smith’s net worth. Other movies created by Kevin include “Yoga Hosers”, “Jersey Girl”, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and others.

In addition to his successful career as a director and producer, Kevin has also written several famous books. His first book, “Silent Bob Speaks”, was released in 2005. Other books released by him are “Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith”, “My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith” and “Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good”. He has also written many comic books, such as “Green Arrow”, “Bluntman & Chronic”, “Green Hornet”, “Chasing Dogma”, “The Bionic Man” and many others. Undoubtedly, these have had a huge impact on the growth of Kevin’s net worth.

In his private life, Kevin is married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith and they have a daughter.

All in all, it could be said that Kevin Smith is one of the most successful screenwriters and directors in the movie industry. During his career, Kevin has created many popular and interesting movies and has also written popular comic books as well as collections of essays. Kevin Smith is 44 years-old, so he can still create many more movies. If this will happen, there is a chance that Smith’s net worth will grow in the future.


More about Kevin Smith:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyweed 2016 TV Movie executive producer post-production
The Staremaster 2016 Documentary executive producer filming
Moose Jaws producer announced
Comic Book Men 2012-2016 TV Series executive producer - 56 episodes
Shooting Clerks 2016 executive producer
Geeking Out 2016 TV Series executive producer
Holidays 2016 co-executive producer
Red State 2015 Short producer
Emo Kev 2013 Short executive producer
Gooper 2013 Video short executive producer
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green 2013 TV Movie producer
The Twelve Steps of Jason Mewes: Get Greedo 2013 Short executive producer
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under 2012 TV Movie producer
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK 2012 TV Movie producer
Spoilers with Kevin Smith 2012 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell 2012 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Bear Nation 2010 Documentary executive producer
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' 2009 Video documentary executive producer
Reaper 2007 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith 2006 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' 2006 Video documentary executive producer
Small Town Gay Bar 2006 Documentary executive producer
Reel Paradise 2005 Documentary executive producer
Now You Know 2002 executive producer - uncredited
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma 2001 Video documentary short producer
Clerks 2000-2001 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Vulgar 2000 executive producer
Big Helium Dog 1999 executive producer
Tail Lights Fade 1999 executive producer - uncredited
A Better Place 1997 executive producer
Good Will Hunting 1997 co-executive producer
Drawing Flies 1996 executive producer
Hiatus 1996 TV Movie executive producer
Clerks 1994 producer
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary 1992 Short documentary producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyweed 2016 TV Movie post-production
Clerks III announced
Helena Handbag announced
MallBrats TV Series announced
Moose Jaws written by announced
Holidays 2016 segment "Halloween"
Yoga Hosers 2016
Tusk 2014 written by
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie 2013
Gooper 2013 Video short based on the comedy of
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell 2012 TV Movie documentary uncredited
Red State 2011 written by
The Flying Car 2009 Short screenplay
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 written by
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith TV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2006 written by - 6 episodes, 2006
Clerks II 2006 written by
Clerks: The Lost Scene 2004 Video short creator / written by
Jersey Girl 2004 written by
Daredevil, Vol. 1: Guardian Devil 2003 Video
Roadside Attractions 2002 TV Short
The Flying Car 2002 TV Short written by
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary segment "'Why I Love New #*$%!&@ York'"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 characters / written by
Clerks TV Series characters - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2001 developer - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2001 written by - 3 episodes, 2001 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2000 story - 1 episode, 2000
Dogma 1999 written by
Chasing Amy 1997 written by
Hiatus 1996 TV Movie
Mallrats 1995 written by
Clerks. 1995 TV Short characters
Clerks 1994 written by
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary 1992 Short documentary written by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madness in the Method 2017 filming Kevin
Hollyweed 2016 TV Movie post-production
Clerks III announced Silent Bob
MallBrats TV Series announced Silent Bob
Moose Jaws announced Silent Bob
Shooting Clerks 2016 Larkin Eve
Ask the StoryBots 2016 TV Series Special Guest Appearance
Babble-On Begins: The Director's Cut 2016 Short Suzanne the Orangutan (voice)
Interns of F.I.E.L.D. 2016 TV Series Manos
Yoga Hosers 2016 The Bratzis
The Mindy Project 2015 TV Series Kevin Smith
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery 2015 Video Worker #2 (voice)
The Big Bang Theory 2015 TV Series Kevin Smith
The Marvel Experience 2014 M.O.D.O.K. (voice)
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014 Video Game Kevin Smith (voice)
The ArScheerio Paul Show 2013 TV Series short Gladys Portugues
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie 2013 Silent Bob / Himself (voice)
Babble-On Begins 2012 TV Series Susanne the Orangutan
For a Good Time, Call... 2012 Cabbie
Phineas and Ferb 2010 TV Series Clive Addison
4.3.2.1. 2010 Big Larry
Degrassi Goes Hollywood 2009 TV Movie Kevin Smith
Fanboys 2009 Guy at gas station
Reaper 2007 TV Series Jewish Guy
Superman/Doomsday 2007 Video Grumpy Man (voice)
Live Free or Die Hard 2007 Frederick 'Warlock' Kaludis
TMNT 2007 Diner Cook (voice)
Manchild 2007 TV Movie Paul
Catch and Release 2006/II Sam
Bottoms Up 2006 Video Rusty #2
Clerks II 2006 Silent Bob
Southland Tales 2006 Simon Theory
Doogal 2006 Moose (voice)
Degrassi: The Next Generation 2005 TV Series Kevin Smith / Silent Bob
Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi 2005 Video Kevin Silent Bob
Veronica Mars 2005 TV Series Duane Anders
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Unidentified
Comic Book: The Movie 2004 Video Kevin Smith
Duck Dodgers 2003 TV Series Hal Jordan
Hardware: Uncensored Music Videos - Hip Hop Volume 1 2003 Video Silent Bob (segment "Because I Got High")
Daredevil 2003 Jack Kirby, Forensic Assistant
Now You Know 2002 Married Guy
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Silent Bob
Clerks 2000-2001 TV Series Silent Bob
Vulgar 2000 Martan Ingram
Law & Order 2000 TV Series Tony's Wife's Nephew
Scream 3 2000 Silent Bob
Big Helium Dog 1999 Director
Dogma 1999 Silent Bob
Chasing Amy 1997 Silent Bob
Mallrats 1995 Silent Bob
Clerks 1994 Silent Bob

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollyweed 2016 TV Movie post-production
Clerks III announced
Helena Handbag announced
MallBrats TV Series attached announced
Moose Jaws announced
Supergirl 2017 TV Series 1 episode
The Flash 2016 TV Series 2 episodes
Holidays 2016 segment "Halloween"
Yoga Hosers 2016
Tusk 2014
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green 2013 TV Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK 2012 TV Movie
Red State 2011
Cop Out 2010
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008
Reaper 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Clerks II 2006
Jersey Girl 2004
The Flying Car 2002 TV Short
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary segment "Why I Love New #*$%!&@ York"
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001
Untitled Prince Documentary 2001 Documentary
Dogma 1999
Chasing Amy 1997
Hiatus 1996 TV Movie
Mallrats 1995
Clerks 1994
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary 1992 Short documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 additional voices
American Milkshake 2013 presents
Reaper 2007-2008 TV Series consultant - 17 episodes
Reel Paradise 2005 Documentary phase one instigator
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 executive album producer - uncredited
Tail Lights Fade 1999 executive advisor

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flying Car 2002 TV Short uncredited
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001
Dogma 1999 as Kev
Chasing Amy 1997
Clerks 1994
Holidays 2016 segment "Halloween"
Yoga Hosers 2016
Tusk 2014
Red State 2011
Cop Out 2010
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008
Clerks II 2006
Jersey Girl 2004

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 writer: "Jay's Rap 2001", "Mooby Theme Song" - as Kevin P. Smith
Clerks 1994 writer: "Berserker" - as K. Smith

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dogma 1999 puppeteer: Vincent Guastini Productions - as Kevin P. Smith

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flying Car 2002 TV Short

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary 1992 Short documentary post-production manager

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Think of a Wonderful Thought special thanks announced
Shooting Clerks 2016 very special thanks
Where We're Meant to Be 2016 special thanks
Barbecue 2015 Short thanks
Mewes 2015 Short special thanks
The Mission 2015 Short thanks
The Movie Madhouse: The Hollywood Birth of a Podcast 2015 Short special thanks
Simba 2015 Short thanks
Potential Inertia 2014 inspirational thanks
I Am Santa Claus 2014 Documentary special thanks
The Poisoning 2013 special thanks
Truth or Dare 2013/II very special thanks
Milius 2013 Documentary special thanks
American Milkshake 2013 special thanks
Saturday 2013/I Short very special thanks
Texting 2012 Short special thanks
A Little Bit Zombie 2012 acknowledgment to the works of
Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum 2012 acknowledgment
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter 2011 special thanks
10 pelis 2011 special thanks
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope 2011 Documentary special thanks
Triple Rush 2011 TV Series additional thanks - 4 episodes
Hit and Run 2011/I Short special thanks
Jasper Man 2010 Short special thanks
Juxtaposition 2010 Short special thanks
The Puppet Monster Massacre 2010 Video special thanks
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 special thanks
Club83 2009 very special thanks
Funny Guy 2009 Short special thanks
Stuck Like Chuck 2009 special thanks
A Bloody Mess 2009 Short special thanks
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' 2009 Video documentary special thanks: goes out to, for helping pull out another one - as Kevin
I Got Stuff 2008 Video short very special thanks
The Waitlist 2008 Documentary short special thanks
American Drug War: The Last White Hope 2007 Documentary thanks
Phobia 2007 Short special thanks
Gone Baby Gone 2007 thanks
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith 2006 TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder 2006 Video documentary special thanks
Kisses and Caroms 2006 special thanks
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 Documentary the producers wish to thank
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' 2006 Video documentary thanks: Zak And Joey would like to thank, for givin' two dudes from Santa Ana a shot at the wheel - as Kevin
Come Early Morning 2006 special thanks
Small Town Gay Bar 2006 Documentary thanks
For Catherine 2005 very special thanks
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Waiting... 2005/I very special thanks
The Men Without Fear: Creating 'Daredevil' 2003 Video documentary special thanks
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2002 Video documentary special thanks
Reality of Life 2002 special thanks
The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary very special thanks
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels 2002 Video documentary special thanks
Donnie Darko 2001 special thanks
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2001 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Vulgar 2000 thanks
Trooper Clerks: The Animated One-Shot 2000 Short special thanks
Cold Hearts 1999 special thanks
Tail Lights Fade 1999 the director wishes to thank: for believing
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats' 1999 Video documentary short special thanks
Overnight Delivery 1998 special thanks
Clerks. 1995 TV Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starwoids 2001 Documentary Himself
Untitled Prince Documentary 2001 Documentary Himself
Lucy You Love It 2000 Documentary Silent Bob
Chasing Kevin 2000 Short Himself
Exposure 2000 TV Series Himself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 4 - Hawaii 2000 Video Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 2000 TV Series Himself
The Blair Clown Project 1999 Himself
Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats' 1999 Video documentary short Himself - Writer and Director
Split Screen 1997-1999 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1998 TV Series Himself
Independent's Day 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Michael Moore Show 1997 TV Movie Himself
The Anti Gravity Room 1995-1997 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself
Politically Incorrect 1997 TV Series Himself
Drawing Flies 1996 Himself (as Silent Bob)
Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary 1992 Short documentary Himself - Director
Temple of Art 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
What's a Podcast? A Documentary Film 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Dean Blundell announced Himself
Visual Funk Documentary announced Himself
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic Book Men 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey 2016 Documentary Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
The Star Wars Show 2016 TV Series short Himself - Writer & Director
Fat Man on Batman with Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin! 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
GeekRockTV 2016 TV Series Himself
Geeking Out 2016 TV Series Himself - Host
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 TV Series Himself - Host
Good Mythical Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
Screen Junkies Movie Fights 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Dawn of the Justice League 2016 TV Short Himself - Host
Hollywood Game Night 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
Film Hawk 2016 Documentary Himself
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts 2016 TV Series documentary short Himself - Filmmaker
The IMDb Studio 2015 TV Series short Himself
Le complexe de Frankenstein 2015 Documentary Himself
@midnight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Contestant
Talking Dead 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The 3rd Annual Geekie Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Award Recipient
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope 2015 Documentary Himself
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? 2015 Documentary Himself
Duff Till Dawn 2015 TV Series Himself - Judge
Misery Loves Comedy 2015 Documentary Himself
Star Wars: Greatest Moments 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bats of the Round Table 2014 Short Himself
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 TV Series Himself
21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 Documentary Himself
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Electric Playground 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Comlink 2014 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Himself
Man Caves 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Out of Print 2014/I Documentary Himself
The Wil Wheaton Project 2014 TV Series Himself - Kevin Smith's Guide to Reaction Videos
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Spoilers with Kevin Smith 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mindy Project 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Man of Steel: The Yahoo Live Fan Event 2013 TV Movie Himself - Host
Bonus Content 2013 TV Series Himself
The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting 2013 Short Himself
Tell 'Em Steve-Dave Puppet Theatre 2013 Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Brand X with Russell Brand 2013 TV Series Himself
Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green 2013 TV Movie Himself
King of the Nerds 2013 TV Series Himself - Judge
Decoding Die Hard 2013 Video documentary Himself
One 2013 TV Series Himself (2013)
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under 2012 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Now 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
SXSW Flashback 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Rep 2012 Documentary Himself
Face Off 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK 2012 TV Movie Himself
BearCity 2: The Proposal 2012 Himself
Comic Con 2012 Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
Machinima Comic-Con Live Stream 2012 2012 Video Himself
Jay & Silent Bob Get Old: Classic 2012 TV Series Himself
SMarchive 2012 TV Series Himself
SMorning Show and Tell 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Attack of the Show! 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2014)
Kingdom Come 2011 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Babble-On Live 5/22/2011 2011 Himself
Smodimations 2-D 2011 Himself
Rove LA 2011 TV Series Himself
Hughes the Force 2011 Short Himself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope 2011 Documentary Himself
NerdHQ 2011 TV Series Himself - Panelist
What's Trending 2011 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! 2010 TV Special documentary Himself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Cop Out: Maximum Comedy Mode 2010 Video documentary Himself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti 2010 Video Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from the NYPL: A Tribute to George Carlin 2010 Video Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Don't You Forget About Me 2009 Video documentary Himself
Late Review 2009 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc 2009 Video documentary Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kevin Smith Interview - Vail Film Festival 2009 Video short Himself
Kevin Smith Renegade Award 2009 Vail Film Festival 2009 Short Himself
Official Rejection 2009 Documentary Himself
Money Shots 2009 Video Himself
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' 2009 Video documentary Himself - Writer and Director
Adult Entertainment Expo '09 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Comedy 2008 TV Series Himself
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith 2008 Video documentary Himself
Scream Awards 2008 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic-Con '08 Live 2008 TV Movie Himself
Artist on Artist 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Suck My Geek! 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally 2007 Video documentary Himself
Die Hard: Yippee Ki Yay Motherf***** 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Junior Defenders 2007 Video Himself
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard' 2007 Video documentary Himself
Webnation 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Green Arrow: Legend of the Emerald Archer 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Comic-Con 2007 Live 2007 TV Movie Himself
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Marvel Then and Now: An Evening with Stan Lee and Joe Quesada 2007 Video documentary Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Shark Is Still Working 2007 Documentary Himself
Sucks Less with Kevin Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder 2006 Video documentary Himself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: Spiderman Live 2006 Himself
Train Wreck! 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Siskel & Ebert 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
The Henry Rollins Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Mega64 2006 TV Series Himself
Austin Movie Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Icons 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Clerks II: Unauthorized 2006 TV Movie Himself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher 2006 TV Series Himself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 Documentary Himself - Director of 'Clerks' and 'Jersey Girl'
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' 2006 Video documentary Himself - Writer and Director
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fuck 2005 Documentary Himself
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Joey 2005 TV Series Himself
Mallrats: The Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats 2005 Video documentary short Himself - 'Silent Bob' / Writer / Director
Dinner for Five 2003-2005 TV Series Himself - Special Guest / Himself - Guest Host
05 Spaceys 2005 TV Special Himself
Empire Movie Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Silent Bob
Batman Heroes: Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Returns Heroes: Alfred 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Directors 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
'Clerks' 10th Anniversary Q & A 2004 Video documentary Himself
When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Snowball Effect: The Story of 'Clerks' 2004 Video documentary Himself
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself / Silent Bob
My Date with Drew 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Shootout 2004 TV Series Himself
Yes, Dear 2004 TV Series Himself / Silent Bob
MADtv 2004 TV Series Himself - Special Guest / Captain Scurvy
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004 Documentary Himself
Reflections on 'The X-Files' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Extra 2003 TV Series Himself
A New Low 2003 Video short Himself
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Men Without Fear: Creating 'Daredevil' 2003 Video documentary Himself
Roadside Attractions 2002 TV Short Himself
Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century 2002 Video documentary short Himself
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2002 Video documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Wizard World Chicago 2002 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels 2002 Video documentary Himself
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Project Greenlight 2001 TV Series Himself
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet 2001 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2001 TV Series Himself / Silent Bob

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes Manufactured 2016 Documentary Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2016 TV Series Himself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Vlogbrothers 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Silent Bob

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Red State (2011)
2009 Renegade Award Vail Film Festival Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
2008 Lifesaver Achievement Award Atlantic City Cinefest
2007 Dirtiest Mouth Moment MTV Movie Awards Clerks II (2006) · Jason Mewes
2006 Audience Award Edinburgh International Film Festival Clerks II (2006)
2006 Maverick Award Hawaii International Film Festival
2005 Independent Spirit Award Empire Awards, UK
2001 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Coolest Character of the Year Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) · Jason Mewes
1998 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Chasing Amy (1997)
1994 Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders) Awards Circuit Community Awards Honorable Mentions Clerks (1994)
1994 Award of the Youth Cannes Film Festival Foreign Film Clerks (1994)
1994 Mercedes-Benz Award Cannes Film Festival Clerks (1994)
1994 Audience Award Deauville Film Festival Clerks (1994)
1994 Filmmakers Trophy Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Clerks (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Streamy Award The Streamy Awards Best Ensemble Cast The ArScheerio Paul Show (2013) · Eric André
· Will Arnett
· Jon Barnett
· Alison Brie
· Max Greenfield
· Rob Huebel
· Nick Kroll
· Jack McBrayer
· Adam Pally
· Jordan Peele
· June Diane Raphael
· Seth Rogen
· Paul Scheer
· 'Weird Al' Yankovic
2011 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Screenplay Red State (2011)
2001 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script Dogma (1999)
2000 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Dogma (1999)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Original Dogma (1999)
1998 Butaca Butaca Awards Best Art House Film (Millor película d'autor) Chasing Amy (1997)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Chasing Amy (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Chasing Amy (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Chasing Amy (1997)
1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Clerks (1994) · Scott Mosier (producer)
1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Clerks (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Clerks (1994)
1994 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival Clerks (1994)
1994 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Clerks (1994)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness Tusk (2014)
1997 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Chasing Amy (1997)
1997 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Chasing Amy (1997)
1994 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best New Director Clerks (1994)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Chasing Amy (1997)


Looks like we don't have Kevin Smith salary information. Sorry!


#Fact
1 When asked who his favorite actor to work with was, he said his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. After some negative critical reactions for his film _Cop Out_ (2010), he was in a particular defiant mood while filming _Tusk_(2014). Harley Quinn was set to cameo, as well as Johnny Depp. Harley Quinn suggested that her friend and Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp act in the scene with her. Because of that, Smith felt that he was able to forget the negative critics and have fun, and even said that she made him want to be a filmmaker "more than anyone in this world.".
2 Is a huge fan of Degrassi High (1987). After Clerks (1994) got picked up and he came into some money he bought the entire series on tape. At the time it was only available commercially and not for private use, and so he ended up paying $6000 for them.
3 Kevin's paternal grandfather was of Irish, English, and distant German, descent. Kevin's three other grandparents were all of German ancestry.
4 Big fan and friend of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. When Smith finished Clerks II (2006) he invited Rodriguez and Tarantino to be among the first to view it.
5 In one of his podcasts, Smith revealed that the name of Silent Bob came, in part, from a character in Tim Burton's Batman (1989), Bob the Goon, citing in particular Jack Nicholson's (The Joker) line "Bob, gun" and the character stoically handing him a gun.
6 He is an Edmonton Oilers ice hockey fan.
7 Son of Donald E. Smith and Grace Smith.
8 Kevin founded the podcast network, 'The SModcast Podcast Network' on January 1st, 2010.
9 Shares the same birthday with his brother, Donald Smith.
10 Hosts a weekly podcast with friend and producer Scott Mosier called "SModcast". Guest hosts have included friends Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, Malcolm Ingram, Jason Mewes, his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith and his daughter Harley Quinn Smith. This podcast has expanded into an entire network called "The SModcast Podcast Network" at smodcast.com.
11 At one point was sought after to direct Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) with Ben Affleck in the lead.
12 At the height of controversy over his film Dogma (1999), Kevin Smith and his friend Bryan Johnson participated in a protest against the film at an Eatontown, New Jersey, movie theater. Smith and Johnson hand-made signs that read "'Dogma' is dogshit" and and "To Hell With 'Dogma.'" The protest, which was supposed to attract hundreds of demonstrators, was only attended by about 15 people. Smith was recognized and interviewed by a local TV news reporter, to whom he refused to admit that he really was Kevin Smith.
13 Created an online short film contest called Movies Askew in 2005. The twelve finalists were screened in Hollywood for Smith and a famous panel of judges that included Jason Mewes and Donnie Darko (2001) director Richard Kelly. Duane Graves took home the Grand Prize for his documentary Up Syndrome (2000), granting him the privilege of working with Smith on one of his future projects.
14 Is a huge fan of Road House (1989).
15 Graduated from Henry Hudson Regional High School (Highlands, New Jersey) in 1988.
16 Is an AMPAS member.
17 Directed Reaper: Pilot (2007) just to prove to himself that he could direct a script that he did not write.
18 Wrote all of his own dialog for the five episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) that he appeared on.
19 As a teenager his girlfriend's mother wrote "Kevin Smith will never be a famous writer." on a sheet of paper and told him that if he ever proved it wrong that she would eat the paper. He still has the sheet of paper, and considers the mother a close friend. However he does not speak with the former girlfriend anymore.
20 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.
21 Has two dogs named "Mulder" and "Scully".
22 Wrote and acted in comedy sketches in the town's annual talent show. His comedic writing even made the local papers.
23 Was approached by Dimension chairman Bob Weinstein to do a Jay and Silent Bob/Hellraiser crossover movie in the same vein as the old Abbott and Costello meets the Wolfman type crossovers. Smith declined.
24 Played goalie during games of street hockey with his friends Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, and Ed Hapstak.
25 Had an idea for an science fiction alien themed story that was to be a part of the film anthology called "Alien Love Triangle" but his idea was never used. He has stated an interest in turning his idea into a feature one day.
26 Wrote and produced with Jason Lee, a pilot for a sitcom, to star Lee, called "Hiatus". The premise had Lee's character coming back home to open up a comic book store after living in California for a few years, trying to make it as a struggling actor. Unknown to his family and friends, he was actually a porno star for a while,when he didn't land any "legitimate" work.
27 He was the first and only guest on Michael Moore's Fox pilot The Michael Moore Show (1997).
28 In the fall of 2002, the town of Paulsboro in New Jersey named a street after him: Kevin Smith Way. This was in response to Smith using the town to film in.
29 After Mallrats (1995), pitched an idea he had for a "Jaws 5" to Universal. They gave him the go ahead to write a treatment, but he had other projects to work on.
30 Shortly after Clerks (1994) was released theatrically, Smith taught an acting class at his old high school, Henry Hudson Regional.
31 During his childhood, he was a big fan of Tom Savini's special effects work.
32 Once considered buying a local movie theater in Red Bank New Jersey and showing all kinds of movies. He said one week could be Scorsese themed with Taxi Driver (1976) and Mean Streets (1973), then the next week could be superhero themed, like the original Batman and Superman movies.
33 The reason why there hasn't been a Jay and Silent Bob video game yet, is because Smith wants to be fully involved in the game's creation and he simply does not have the time. He does insist there will one day exist a Jay and Silent Bob video game.
34 Wrote a short story in his college creative writing course about a serial killer, who also happened to be a priest. He received the best grade in the class.
35 Once tried to buy a warehouse near his View Askew production office in Red Bank, New Jersey, to convert into sound stages for independent films. He even approached Miramax president Harvey Weinstein to split the bill. However, the warehouse owner wanted too much money.
36 In high school, he video taped his school's sporting events and town meetings for the local cable access station.
37 Tried to produce remakes for C.H.U.D. (1984) and Race with the Devil (1975).
38 Has stated that he had an idea for a children's book and that he'd like to write it before his little girl reaches her teens.
39 Wanted to write and direct a big screen adaptation of the book "Sex and Rockets".
40 Wrote a script called "Busing" in 1994 for Hollywood Pictures. It was described as "Clerks in a restaurant". Parts of this script became Clerks II (2006).
41 Has said that after his career is over he'd like to teach film and creative writing courses at a college.
42 Once wrote and produced two pilots for sitcoms. One was called, "Hating Hal" and the other one was "Hiatus".
43 Pitched a superhero movie to Miramax in 1999 and Miramax chairman Harvey Weinstein loved it. It was described as a "Justice League" type of superhero team that has to disband because of the government. Once on their own, the film would follow the same type of format used in Pulp Fiction (1994) which would be stories inter-connected. In the end, the team would have to unite to defeat one of their own, turned villainous. Smith just never got around to writing a full script. It was also pitched to HBO as a possible series.
44 Was a guest critic for Ebert & Roeper while Roger Ebert was recovering from throat surgery. He reviewed the films for the weekend of August 12-13, 2006. He gave thumbs-up to World Trade Center (2006), Step Up (2006), and Half Nelson (2006). He gave thumbs-down to Scoop (2006).
45 Had a long running feud with Jeff Anderson shortly after Clerks (1994) was released and ended just before production began on Dogma (1999). This explains Anderson's absence in Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997).
46 Has maintained that had he not had the success with Clerks (1994), he would still be a clerk at the Quick Stop and RST Video in Leonardo, New Jersey.
47 Favorite bands: The Police, Talking Heads, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, E Street Band, and The Cure.
48 At one point or another, he was set to write (and in some cases direct) the big- screen versions of Scooby-Doo (2002) and Alien Love Triangle (2008).
49 Won a Harvey Award, given for achievement in comic books, in 1999 for Best New Talent based on his work with Marvel's Daredevil as well as his comic book series "Clerks" and "Jay & Silent Bob" for Oni.
50 Was at one point attached to write the script for Scary Movie 3 (2003).
51 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 408-413. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
52 While filming Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), accidentally mispronounced Eliza Dushku's last name, and subsequently simply called her "Duck Shoot."
53 Said in his DVD commentary of Dogma (1999) that actress Linda Fiorentino was very difficult to work with, even to the point that she wouldn't speak to him some days. In retrospect he says he wishes he had cast Janeane Garofalo as Bethany instead (Garofalo appears in Dogma as Liz at the abortion clinic).
54 In a review of Clerks (1994), one critic described his writing style as "David Mamet meets Howard Stern."
55 In 2005, he appeared as himself in several episodes of the Canadian TV series teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). Although he is married in real life, for his appearances on this show, Smith (as a character in the show) is said to be single, in order to allow him to make out with one of the main (adult) characters in the series.
56 His daughter plays his character, Silent Bob, as a small child in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).
57 Cast Alan Rickman as Metatron in Dogma (1999) after learning Rickman was a fan of Chasing Amy (1997).
58 Because so many people asked him what happened to the characters Jay and Silent Bob between the films Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999), Smith wrote a graphic novel detailing their (mis)adventures between the two films. The book is entitled "Chasing Dogma".
59 Shot a pictorial of his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, for Playboy Magazine.
60 Attended Vancouver Film School but dropped out halfway through.
61 Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Illinois Wesleyan University on May 7, 2000.
62 Did some rewrites for Coyote Ugly (2000).
63 Wrote the first eight issues of the Marvel Knights series of Daredevil. In the graphic novel edition of all eight issues, the introduction was written by Ben Affleck. Kevin began writing the Green Arrow comics for DC.
64 Graduated from Henry Hudson Regional in Highlands, New Jersey in 1988.
65 Brother of Virginia Smith and Donald Smith.
66 Sold his comic book collection for money to film Clerks (1994) and after the film was a success he bought the collection back.
67 Owns a comic book store, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.
68 Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smith was born. She is named after the character, Harley Quinn, in the Batman: The Animated Series (1992)(The animated series). [June 1999]
69 Harley Quinn, Kevin's daughter's name, may also be a play on the Harlequin character from the Italian commedia dell'arte, the same reference that the creators of the Batman character were making.
70 Suspected that he was hired to write the doomed "Superman Lives" script after someone at Warner Brothers saw the exchange in Mallrats (1995) between "TS" and "Brodie" involving Superman's reproductive habits. Warner executives told Smith to cut a romantic scene between "Superman" and "Lois" on Mt. Rushmore. Kevin complained and said, "This has the best dialog in the script". Executives responded, "This is a toy movie. People don't care how good the dialog is". The script was eventually rejected by Tim Burton, who elected to personally rewrite it.

#Quote
1 [on Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)'s disappointing box office performance] I was depressed, man. I wanted that movie to do so much better. I'm sitting there thinking, 'That's it, that's it, I'm gone, I'm out. The movie didn't do well and I killed Seth Rogen's career! This dude was on a roll until he got in with the likes of me. I'm a career killer! Judd's [Judd Apatow] going to be pissed, the whole Internet's going to be pissed because they all like Seth, and the only reason they like me anymore is because I was involved with Seth! And now I fuckin' ruined that. It was like high school. I was like, 'I'm a dead man. I'll be the laughing stock.'
2 [on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)] Remember before when we were talking about The Flash (2014), and that it has heart, humor, and spectacle. The movie I felt like didn't really have a heart. It was certainly fucking humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever, but it had lots of spectacle. Like you can't take that away from Zack Snyder. Boy, he knows how to like compose a frame and how to setup a shot. Beautiful visual stylist but you need more than just the pictures, you need like characterization and these characters seemed off character, particularly Superman. [2016]
3 [on directing Bruce Willis in Cop Out (2010)] He turned out to be the unhappiest, most bitter, and meanest emo-bitch I've ever met at any job I've held down. And mind you, I've worked at Domino's Pizza. [from his memoir "Tough Sh-t"]
4 [on Reese Witherspoon] She's a dick. I was at some party with Joey Lauren Adams and Reese had just got a part Joey was hoping to get. So Joey said, 'Hey Reese, I just wanted to say congratulations. I think you'll do really great with the part.' And Reese just gave this dead-eyed look and was like, 'Whatever...' What a f**king douchebag. At this point she wasn't even the Reese Witherspoon that everybody mistakenly knows and loves. She was Reese Witherspoon circa S.F.W. (1994). To have that kind of attitude back then; I guess she was meant for stardom.
5 I liked Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006). I thought in honoured the Dick Donner versions, but what I've seen from Man of Steel (2013) has pulled me right in. There is one moment where Superman is speeding Lois Lane away from danger and we get a glimpse of her face, and to me it looks like she's saying, 'If this dude slows down we are dead'. If you can show me something that beautiful that brings me as close to the comic book experience as humanly possible, you've got my money.
6 [on Paul Thomas Anderson and Magnolia (1999)] I'll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I'll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work.
7 Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.
8 [on involving himself with online podcasts] If I'm a white noise in your life, if I'm this background voice that's comforting to know it's there, I could go a lot farther than I ever could've gone with film. I can go weird places with you - in the bathroom, on the bus on the worst plane ride of your life. You can't demand that the audience do 'appointment viewing' anymore. You have to make it as easy and accessible as possible.
9 [on cinematographer David Klein] I'm not much of a sports guy, but I do like hockey very much, and they say great lines always find each other. Same thing with Klein. He can finish a visual sentence that I can start to express but can't finish. It just makes me laugh - I became a better filmmaker standing next to the same knuckleheaded kid I'd met in film school years ago.
10 [on making Red State (2011)] Look at all these beautiful people making this movie, cinching their belts and doing it for next-to-nothing. Ben (Affleck) recently sent me an email going 'Dude, I don't know how you make this for four million bucks. It doesn't look like a four-million-dollar movie'. That's because nobody got paid, dude.
11 (On Slacker (1991)) It was the movie that got me off my ass; it was the movie that lit a fire under me, the movie that made me think, "Hey, I could be a filmmaker." And I had never seen a movie like that before ever in my life.
12 It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not. You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.
13 I was a fan of the Daredevil and Green Arrow characters, so it seemed logical to write them. Now I'm kind of interested in taking obscure characters and seeing if we can turn them into top ten books. I mean, DD and GA had somewhat built-in audiences, so there was a basis to work from. But could we take a Doctor Strange book and put that in the top ten? That'd be a fun challenge.
14 It wasn't the first comic I ever actually READ, but the first comic I remember slapping down hard-earned money for was a 'Superman Family' Annual in which the first story featured a married Lois and Superman waking up on a cloud. I remember being oddly aroused by the whole thing. I mean, the implication was that these two were fucking.
15 I once wrote a horror screenplay for my friend Vincent to make when he was in high school that was close to Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) (aka "The Seventh Seal"). Very psychological horror stuff. A lot of the religious elements in the script ended up in Dogma (1999).
16 There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be. People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low. After something like Mallrats (1995) or Jersey Girl (2004), the expectations are in the toilet. People are like, "He's over, he's done". So it's easier to be, like, "Ta-da, I'm not". It's a much more comfortable place to work from. When you have an escalating career, and every time you have to outdo yourself, I couldn't handle that kind of pressure. But having to outdo Jersey Girl (2004)? Not very difficult.
17 Each flick I've done is kind of a snapshot of where I was in my life when I wrote it; Clerks II (2006) really speaks to where I am in life at the moment. You don't have to be an analyst to look at the movie and go, "The Quick Stop means a little more than the Quick Stop, and Florida represents something more than just going to Florida". That's kind of where I am. There's definitely something bittersweet about arriving at Clerks II (2006).
18 Now you've gotta spend two thousand bucks to stay at my house. And for five, I'll let you photograph my wife in the shower.
19 [In response to Tim Burton claiming he doesn't read comics] Well that would explain Batman (1989).
20 On considering dropping out of The Green Hornet (2011) film (August 19, 2004): "Right after Jersey Girl (2004) came out and kind of underperformed, I was just like, "I got no business making large-budget movies". I should always make movies that cost less than 10 million bucks... I just don't think somebody like me should be in charge of big-budget movies. I'm too interested in dialogue, and dialogue and big budgets just don't blend very well".
21 The Jay character is kind of based on who Jason was when he was about 14 years old. In the movies he's a bit more well spoken than he was at that age. Silent Bob - there is no affiliation to myself. I needed a guy to stand next to Jay and not say much, being that Jason was going to be saying a lot. - on resemblances between real life and his characters.
22 I wasn't disappointed by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). I know a lot of people were but I was one of those cats who wasn't. You go in with low expectations, or not expecting it to bring you right back to the days of your youth, but it's kind of a fun movie.
23 They're like, 'I can't believe Kevin Smith gets into comics, and all he can do is a superhero comic.' Well, that's what I want to do.
24 [on the hoopla over homosexual slurs in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)] "Gay or straight has never been a big issue with me. Sex is sex, as far as I'm concerned. Some cats dig on the opposite gender, and some cats dig on their own. Sexual identity will always be as mystifying as why The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) was once the number one television show in our country: there's no point in getting bent out of shape about it; it just IS. Some cats will always gravitate toward "Daisy Duke", and some will always pine over Boss Hogg".

#Trademark
1 His films are frequently set in his home state of New Jersey.
2 The soundtracks to his movies typically consist of 90s alternative rock bands
3 Characters often have an obnoxious but loyal and lifelong friend who are often the cause of conflict but ultimately redeem themselves through their actions. (Randal Graves in _Clerks (1994)_ and Clerks II (2006), Brodie in Mallrats (1995), Banky in Chasing Amy (1997), Zack in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008))
4 Long Coat
5 His Beard
6 Always uses a "The director would like to thank" special credit column near the end of his films' end credits. He usually thanks, among others, God, his wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Scott Mosier, Jason Mewes, and the film's crew. He also will not use the opening credit "A Kevin Smith Film" because he believes a film is the work of ALL the people involved, not just the director.
7 Uses the "sh" rule at least once in every movie. Example "Breakfast Shmrekfast".
8 Frequently shoots scenes based in or outside of Quick Stop convenience stores.
9 The hero of each of his films usually has a best friend who wears a backwards baseball cap (e.g. Randal Graves in Clerks (1994), Banky Edwards in Chasing Amy (1997), and Silent Bob in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)).
10 Frequently refers to characters from his View Askewniverse movies. For example, in Chasing Amy (1997), Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams) tells Holden (Ben Affleck) that she slept with Shannon Hamilton. Shannon Hamilton was the character Ben Affleck played in Mallrats (1995). Smith also frequently references Julie Dwyer dying in the YMCA pool from Clerks (1994).
11 Every one of his View Askewniverse movies happens to feature either one of Smith's ex-girlfriends or his wife: Kimberly Loughran appeared in Clerks (1994) as Heather Jones and in Dogma (1999) as the woman in the elevator. Joey Lauren Adams appeared in Mallrats (1995) as Gwen Turner and in Chasing Amy (1997) as Alyssa Jones. Smith's wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) as Missy, Clerks II (2006) as Emma Bunting, and Betsy in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008).
12 Frequently shows a character or group of characters reacting to a strange action happening off screen (Dogma (1999): Poop monster gang fight; Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001): Biggs and Van Der Beek monkey fight; Jersey Girl (2004): Ollie busting in on Gertie and Bryan; Clerks II (2006): The donkey show).
13 References Hockey in all of his films: Clerks (1994): Dante closes the store to play hockey; Mallrats (1995): Renee breaks up with Brodie because he is playing Sega Hockey; Chasing Amy (1997): Holden and Alyssa break up at a hockey game; Dogma (1999): Azrael's imp sidekicks are dressed as hockey players and carry hockey sticks.
14 Insists on editing all of his films. The only exception was Mallrats (1995), edited by Paul Dixon.
15 Frequently references Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and its sequels, John Hughes movies, Steven Spielberg movies, Degrassi High (1987), and comic books.
16 Frequently casts himself, Brian O'Halloran, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, and Scott Mosier (who also acts as producer on all of Smith's films).
17 Witty yet profane dialogue laced with pop-culture references

Is Kevin Smith's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Benny Boom Net Worth

Benny Douglas (Benny Boom) was born on the 22nd July 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, …