Kevin Patrick Smith is an American director, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author, YouTuber, and podcaster. He was born on August 2, 1970. He became famous with the low-budget buddy comedy film Clerks (1994), which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as Silent Bob, one half of the stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob.
These characters also appeared in Smith’s later films Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006), Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019), and Clerks III (2022), Even though the movies don’t follow a strict order, there are plot points, character references, and a shared universe called the “View Askewniverse.” This is named after Smith and Scott Mosier’s production company, View Askew Productions.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 2, 1970 (52 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Red Bank|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Film Editor, Comedian, Comic Book Creator, Radio personality, Screenwriter, Television producer, Author|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, NJ, on August 2, 1970. He and his two siblings grew up in a Catholic family. Kevin Smith‘s first experience with film was when he was in high school and filmed the school’s basketball games. In high school, he also made his own comedic skits.
Kevin Smith went to The New School in New York and then got a job at a youth center, where he met Jason Mewes, who would later play “Jay” in his movies.
They became friends because they both loved comic books. Smith was 21 when he saw Slacker by Richard Linklater. This movie made him want to make movies.
He went to Vancouver Film School to learn what he needed to know to make his first movie. When he realized he knew enough to start his project, he left the class halfway through to save money.
Kevin Smith owns Jay and Silent Bob‘s Secret Stash, a comic book store in New Jersey. He was known for dating Joey Lauren Adams, who played the lead in Chasing Amy. However, the stress of working together ended the relationship. In 1999, he got married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith and had their first child.
Kevin Smith’s weight has caused him a lot of trouble over the years. Even though he has lost a lot of weight over the years, he often gains it all back and becomes overweight or even obese again.
Smith became a vegan after having a major heart attack on stage during a stand-up act. As of 2019, Smith is getting healthier and losing weight thanks to this new diet.
Kevin Smith still didn’t have a lot of money to work with, so he had to sell all of his comic books to get enough money to make his first movie. After moving back home, he also went back to his old job at a nearby store. His first movie, Clerks, would be based a lot on what he learned there.
Kevin Smith came up with a total of $27,575, which he used to make the movie. To save money, he cast his friends in different roles.
In 1994, Kevin Smith’s movie Clerks won the Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. This was the start of his real career. It also won big prizes at the Cannes International Film Festival that same year.
Because of this, Harvey Weinstein bought the movie from Kevin Smith and only let a very small number of people see it. Even though it was only shown at less than 50 places at any given time, the movie made more than $3 million.
Mallrats was a bad movie for Kevin Smith, and both critics and audiences didn’t like it. Even though it had a bigger budget and a wider release than Clerks, it only made about $2 million.
But Smith got back on track with Chasing Amy, which most people agree is his best film ever. The movie made more than $12 million at the box office, even though it only cost $250,000. The next movie was Dogma, which cost $10 million to make but made $30 million at the box office.
Kevin Smith’s movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back came out in 2001. The movie is mostly about two of Smith’s most well-known characters from his earlier movies. Even though the reviews were mixed, the movie made $30 million at the box office. Smith’s next movie, on the other hand, barely made any money.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were both in Jersey Girl. They had both just been in the very bad Gigli. Fans didn’t see the movie because they were afraid of a “Gigli 2.”
In 1998, Kevin bought a house in Los Angeles for $1,145 million. This is still his main home, and based on recent sales in the area, it’s likely worth around $3 million right now.
Smith’s Net Worth
Kevin Smith has a $25 million fortune as an actor, director, film producer, and comic book author in the United States. Kevin Smith rose to fame after starring in his first film as director, Clerks. Kevin Smith’s directorial resume also includes some horror films.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kevin Smith’s Net Worth?
Kevin Smith is an American Screenwriter, Writer, Film Director, Actor, And Comic Book Writer who has a net worth of $25 Million.
What is Kevin Smith’s Weight?
Kevin Smith weighs 93 kg.
How Old is Kevin Smith?
Kevin Smith was born on 2 August 1970. Kevin Smith is 52 years old.