Who is Kevin Smith and what is his net worth 2018? Kevin Smith is a filmmaker who came to prominence after the film ‘Clerks’ in 1994. He is also an actor, podcaster, public speaker, author, and comic book writer. The film ‘Clerks’ was co-produced, directed, and written by him. As a director and producer, he has made films like Cop Out, Red State, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma, and Tusk. Smith has also acted in various films including Mallrats, Clerks II, Chasing Amy, and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back. He is the owner of a comic book store located in Red Bank, New Jersey. He is also the host of various podcasts.
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on August 2, 1970. He was born to parents Donald E. Smith and Grace Smith. His father was a postal worker and his mother was a homemaker. He also has two other siblings named Virginia and Donald Smith Jr. Smith was raised in a Catholic family and he went to the Henry Hudson Regional High School. As a child, he used to sketch comedy skits and used to videotape his school’s basketball games.
He was an overweight teen and was very socialising with friends. He then attended the New School located in New York but did not complete his graduation. Smith was inspired to be a filmmaker after he watched the comedy ‘Slacker’ by Kevin Smith is a filmmaker who came to prominence after the film ‘Clerks’ in 1994. He is also an actor, podcaster, public speaker, author, and comic book writer.. For a period of four months, he joined the Vancouver Film School.
Kevin Smith married Jennifer Schwalbach Smith in 1999. They have a daughter named Harley Quinn Smith born in June 1999. The family resides in Hollywood Hills.
Kevin Smith returned to New Jersey and worked in a convenient store. At the same time, he also worked on making the film ‘Clerks’. In 1994, Clerks was screened and won the Film Maker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the International Critics’ Week Prize and Prix de la Jeunesse at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. The film became a critical and commercial success. He then made his second film ‘Mallrats’.
This was followed by ‘Chasing Amy’ in 1997. It has become his best film and went on to collect $12 million. As a writer, he wrote the script of ‘Overnight Delivery’. In 1999, his film ‘Dogma’ was released. The film which was made on a budget of $10 million went on to collect $30 million. It was then followed by the movies ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ ‘Jersey Girl’, ‘Clerks II’, and ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’.
In 2004, he wrote the screenplay of ‘The Green Hornet’. In 2010, Smith released ‘Cop Out’. A year later he released the horror film ‘Red State’. In 2014, he released another horror film ‘Tusk’. He is the producer of the reality TV series ‘Comic Book Men’.
Kevin Smith has won many awards at various film festivals throughout the world. In 2007, he won the MTV Movie Awards for ‘Clerks II’. He has also won the Empire Awards (UK) in 2005. He has also received an honorary degree from four universities.
Kevin Smith Net Worth
Kevin Smith found critical acclaim for the low budget movie ‘Clerks’. He has also successfully made other films including ‘Chasing Amy’. Kevin Smith’s net worth is an estimated $28 million. He owes this fortune to all the ventures he had in his career. He is also a writer and contributes regularly to the Arena magazine. He has also released several books in his career.
He is also the writer of many films including the mini-series ‘Chasing Dogma’. Smith has also written several comic books including Batman: Cacophony, The Widening Gyre, and Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do. He has also shot television commercials and has directed various TV series. He is also an actor and is the co-host of SModcast on the internet. He is the owner of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash which is a comic book store.
Smith is a fan of New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers. He has refused several films in his career. In his honor, a street has been named as “Kevin Smith Way” in Paulsboro, New Jersey.