Kevin Patrick Smith an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and author. He made a name for himself with his self-written debut film called Clerks that had critical acclaim in the year 1994. He has gone on to write films like Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. Along with Scott Mosier, he has co-founded the production company called View Askew Productions. He is also the host of the popular the movie-review television show Spoilers and has his own podcast called SModcast Podcast Network.
Kevin Patrick Smith was born on August 2, 1970 in Red Bank, New Jersey. At a young age, he noticed how much his father hated his job and the obligation he had to get going. This hit him emotionally very deeply and he thus declared that he would do what he enjoyed in his life. He went to Hudson Regional High School where even at a young age he would be producing some sketch comedy. He went on to study at The New School, but did not complete the entire course.
It was in his 21st birthday that Smith would get heavily influenced by a film he watched called “Slacker”. This film made him realize that he could truly become a filmmaker and gave him the inspiration needed to take action. He says that filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, Hal Hartley and Richard Linklater have inspired him in his career. He later attended Vancouver Film School where he would develop relationships with Scott Mosier and Dave Klein that helped his career a lot.
Smith was preparing for his debut film. The name of the film would be Clerks. Smith had a hard time gathering capital and resources for the film. He maxed out several credit cars and ended up raising a total of $27,575, which be the total budget of the film. Because of a lack of a good budget, he even had to ask his friends and family to act in some parts of the film. The film would be screened in the Sundance Film Festival in 1994 winning the Filmmaker’s Trophy. The film ended up earning a whopping $3.1 million, which quickly elevated Smith into a producer to be known for.
He went on to release a film called Mallrats that performed averagely in the box office. However, the 1997 film called Chasing Amy was a big hit that earned $12 million at the box office from a budget of $12 million. It also won some awards and helped Smith to get some capital in order to make better quality films. His 4th film would not disappoint either as this star studded cast of Dogma attracted a lot of attention in the box office helping earn $30 million from a $10 million budget.
He has gone on to produce two sequels of his original hit Clerks. His frequency of films decreased over time as he said that he wanted to concentrate his attention towards quality over quantity. He has gone on to release Tusk, Yoga Hosers, and Moose Jaws.
Kevin Smith Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has an estimated net worth of $25 million in 2018. Such a high net worth is of no surprise as Smith has had some smashing hits in the box office with some of his films grossing well over thrice the original budget. With time, the budget of his films too have increased and though he has also faced a few failures, his hits have definitely kept him in the forward line.
Smith is also a writer and has contributed regularly to a large collection of magazines. Some of the books he has written include Silent Bob Speaks, My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith, and Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best of the SModcast. He has even written a six-issue Batman mini-series called The Widening Gyre for DC drawn by Walt Flanagan.
His creativity has also helped him to work with several multi-billion dollar brands on creating commercials. He has made several advertisements for Coca-Cola.
|Kevin Smith Net Worth 2015||$12 million|
|Kevin Smith Net Worth 2016||$16 million|
|Kevin Smith Net Worth 2017||$22 million|
|Kevin Smith Net Worth 2018||$25 million|
Smith was in a relationship with Joey Lauren Adams and they were even thinking about marriage. However, it didn’t work out for them in the end and they broke up in June 1997. Smith married Jennifer Schwalbach Smith on April 25, 1999. They met when he was interviewed by his wife to be for USA Today. Together, they have a daughter named Harley Quinn Smith.
Full Name: Kevin Patrick Smith
Nick Name: Kevin
Date of Birth: August 2, 1970
Age: 47 years old
Born Place: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Wife: Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Author and Podcaster
Height: 1.75 m
Net Worth: $25 million