Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith at Comic-Con International 2013

Kevin Patrick Smith [ ˈkɛvɪn ˈpætɹɪk ˈsmɪθ ] (born August 2, 1970 in Red Bank , New Jersey ) is an American director , producer , screenwriter , actor and comic book writer .

Live and act

As an actor, he usually appears in his own films in the role of the fictional character Silent Bob . He also played the role of Warlock in Die Hard 4.0 . As a comic book author, he co-wrote series for Green Arrow ( DC ) and Daredevil ( Marvel ), among others .

He is also known for his series of New Jersey films . He often casts the roles in his films with the actors Ben Affleck , Jason Lee , Jason Mewes and Walter Flanagan . Since Mae Day (1992) he has worked with producer and friend Scott Mosier , with whom he also founded the production company View Askew Productions . He also owns Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash , a comic and merchandise shop in Red Bank that filmed a few scenes for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back .

Most of his films are set in his home state of New Jersey. Kevin Smith has been married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith since 1999 . The two have a daughter named Harley Quinn Smith , named after the Batman character of the same name .

Filmography (selection)

(Legend: R = director, D = actor, S = cut)


  • Clerks (drawn by Jim Mahfood)
  • Chasing Dogma (drawn by Duncan Fegredo)
  • Bluntman and Chronic (drawn by Michael Avon Oeming)
  • Marvel Knights Daredevil # 1 - 4 (Panini) (drawings by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti)
  • 100% Marvel Spider-Man Black Cat (drawings by Rachel and Terry Dodson )
  • DC Premium 65: Batman - Cacophony and DC Premium 72: Batman - The vicious circle (drawn by W. Flanagan)


  • Kevin Smith: Tough Sh * t. A fat man mixes up Hollywood! Wilhelm Heyne, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-453-26854-8 . (Autobiography)

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