Kevin Smith speaking at VidCon 2012.

Kevin Smith is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director. He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy Clerks (1994), in which he appeared as the character Silent Bob. His first several films were mostly set in his home state of New Jersey, and while not strictly sequential, they frequently feature crossover plot elements, character references, and a shared canon described by fans as the "View Askewniverse"—named after his production company View Askew Productions, which he co-founded with Scott Mosier.[1]

Smith also directed and produced films such as the buddy cop action comedy Cop Out, as well as the thriller Red State. Outside of film, Smith has worked in various capacities on several television series.

Smith also participates in Q&A sessions that have routinely been filmed for DVD release, beginning with An Evening with Kevin Smith.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Editor
1994 Clerks Yes Yes Yes Also producer
1995 Mallrats Yes Yes No
1997 Chasing Amy Yes Yes Yes
1999 Dogma Yes Yes Yes Also puppeteer as Kevin P. Smith
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Yes Yes Yes
2004 Jersey Girl Yes Yes Yes
2006 Clerks II Yes Yes Yes
2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Yes Yes Yes
2010 Cop Out Yes No Yes
2011 Red State Yes Yes Yes
2013 Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie! No Yes No
2014 Tusk Yes Yes Yes
2016 Yoga Hosers Yes Yes Yes
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Yes Yes Yes
2022 KillRoy Was Here Yes Yes No
Clerks III Yes Yes Yes [2]

Short films

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer Editor
1992 Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary Yes Yes Yes Yes Also actor
Role: Director/Himself
Vancouver Film School project. Included on Clerks X DVD release.
2002 The Flying Car Yes Yes Yes No Was first commissioned by The Tonight Show, and can be seen on various websites and on the Clerks X DVD release
Also uncredited editor
2016 Halloween Yes Yes No Yes Segment of Holidays

Additional writing credits

Year Title Notes
1997 Overnight Delivery Uncredited rewrite;[3] Smith said that the only scene that used his dialogue was the opening scene, which includes a reference to longtime Smith friend Bryan Johnson.[4]
2000 Coyote Ugly Uncredited rewrite; Smith said in Evening Harder that only one of his lines remains in the final film[5]
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Uncredited rewrite; his scene only[6]
2009 Fanboys His scene only[7]
2011 Smodimations 2-D An hour long film retelling stories from his Podcast[8]

Executive producer

Year Title Notes
1996 Drawing Flies Producer
1997 A Better Place
Good Will Hunting Co-executive producer
1999 Tail Lights Fade Uncredited
Big Helium Dog
2000 Vulgar
2005 Reel Paradise
2006 Small Town Gay Bar
2010 Bear Nation
2019 Shooting Clerks
TBA Long Lonesome Highway [9][10]

Acting roles

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Clerks Silent Bob
1995 Mallrats
1996 Drawing Flies Silent Bob/Himself Cameo
1997 Chasing Amy Silent Bob
1999 Big Helium Dog Director
Dogma Silent Bob
2000 Scream 3 Cameo
Vulgar Martan Ingram
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Silent Bob
2002 Now You Know Married guy Cameo
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels Himself Documentary
2003 Daredevil Jack Kirby Cameo
2006 Doogal Moose Voice
Bottoms Up Rusty #2 Cameo
Southland Tales Simon Theory
Catch and Release Sam
Clerks II Silent Bob
2007 Superman: Doomsday Grumpy Man Voice, direct-to-video
TMNT Diner Cook Voice
Live Free or Die Hard Frederick "Warlock" Kaludis
2009 Fanboys Guy at gas station Cameo
2010 "Big" Larry
2011 Red State Prisoner Voice cameo
2012 For a Good Time, Call... Cabbie Cameo
2013 Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Silent Bob/Himself Voice
2015 The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Himself Documentary
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Worker #2 Voice, cameo
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper Voice, cameo
2016 Yoga Hosers Bratzi
2017 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Himself Voice, cameo
The Disaster Artist Himself Cameo
Another WolfCop Mayor Bubba Uncredited
2019 Madness in the Method Himself
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Commander Cameo
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Silent Bob/Himself
Shooting Clerks Larkin Eve Cameo
2020 Max Reload and the Nether Blasters Chuck
2022 Clerks III Silent Bob [11]

Q&A/stand-up releases

Year Title Notes
2002 An Evening with Kevin Smith Question and Answer sessions that Smith held with his fans at various American colleges in 2001/2002. Released on DVD in 2002.
2006 An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder Taken from Kevin's Q&As at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and the Criterion Theatre in London. The DVD was released on November 28, 2006.
2008 Sold Out: A Threevening with Kevin Smith Q&A performance on August 2, 2007 (Smith's 37th birthday) in front of a sold-out crowd at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. The DVD was released on October 21, 2008.
2010 Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 The fourth installment of Kevin Smith's Q&A series which was broadcast on Epix on October 23, 2010. Filmed at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. Released on DVD & Blu-ray on October 18, 2011
2012 Kevin Smith: Burn In Hell A second Epix broadcast and fifth installment of Kevin Smith's Q&A series filmed live at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas September 27, 2011. The original performance ran for roughly 4 hours but was edited down to about 90 minutes. Officially released February 11, 2012.
2018 Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly stand-up special filmed an hour before Smith had his near-fatal heart attack in 2018

Jay and Silent Bob Podcast releases

Year Title Notes
2012 Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK Released on 14 August 2012. Three shows in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under Released on 30 November 2012. Three shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
2013 Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' the Green Released on 12 March 2013. Two shows in Dublin.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Episode: "Rio Ghosto"
2000 Law & Order Tony's wife's nephew Episode: "Black, White and Blue"
2000–2001 Clerks: The Animated Series Various voices 6 episodes; also creator, writer and executive producer
2001 The Concert for New York City Himself Directed segment: "Why I Love New #*$%!&@ York"
2003 Duck Dodgers Hal Jordan Voice, episode: "The Green Loontern"
2004 Yes, Dear Himself/Silent Bob Episode: "The Premiere"
Mad TV Himself 1 Episode
2005 Veronica Mars Duane Anders Episode: "Driver Ed"
Joey Himself Episode: "Joey and the Big Break: Part 2"
2005–2006 Degrassi: The Next Generation Himself / Silent Bob 5 episodes
2006 Sucks Less with Kevin Smith Himself (host) 6 episodes; also creator, writer and executive producer
2007 Reaper Jewish Guy Voice; directed episode: "Pilot"; also consultant
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Himself Television film
2010 Phineas and Ferb Clive Addison Voice, episode: "Nerds of a Feather"
2012–2018 Comic Book Men Himself (co-host) 94 episodes; also developer and executive producer
2013–2014 The Mindy Project Himself 2 episodes[12][13]
2014–2016 @midnight Himself (panelist) 6 Episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: "Kevin Smith Wears a Hockey Jersey & Jean Shorts"
The Big Bang Theory Himself 2 episodes
2016 DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League Himself (co-host) Television special
Geeking Out[14] Himself (co-host) 9 episodes; also executive producer
Hollyweed[15] Pete Pilot; also creator, director, writer and executive producer
Ask the StoryBots[16] Super Mega Awesome Ultra Guy Episode: "How Do Airplanes Fly?"
2016–2018 The Flash Bob the Security Guard Directed episodes: "The Runaway Dinosaur", "Killer Frost" and "Null and Annoyed"[17][18]
2017–2018 Supergirl Directed episodes: "Supergirl Lives", "Distant Sun",[19][20] "Damage"[21] and "Bunker Hill"
2017–2019 The Goldbergs Directed episodes: "The Dynamic Duo", "Graduation Day" and "Our Perfect Strangers"[22]
2017 Bunnicula Alien #2 Voice, episode: "Indistinguishable from Magic"
Speechless Himself Episode: "S-t-Star W-Wars"
2018 Explained Himself (narrator) Episode: "Weed"
2019 Crisis Aftermath Himself (host) 2 episodes[23]
2020 The Simpsons Himself Voice, episode: "Highway to Well"
The George Lucas Talk Show Himself Episode: "Askew of the Views"
Impractical Jokers Silent Bob Episode: "Hollywood"
2021 Masters of the Universe: Revelation Goatman, Pigboy Voice; also creator, writer and executive producer
2022 The Boys Presents: Diabolical Boobie Face Voice, episode: "An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents"
StoryBots: Answer Time Super Mega Awesome Ultra Guy 5 episodes (Super Mega Awesome Ultra Guy Segments)

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
1994 "Can't Even Tell" Soul Asylum Silent Bob (Also Director)
1995 "Build Me Up Buttercup" The Goops
2001 "Because I Got High" Afroman Silent Bob
"Kick Some Ass" Stroke 9
2018 "I'm Upset" Drake
2023 “Highlife” Logic Silent Bob (Also Director)


Year Title Role Notes
2016 "Interns of F.I.E.L.D." Manos Ep. 8
2019 "Relics and Rarities" Self/Sam Hayne Ep. 5: "The Case of the Black Onyx"
2017–2020 "The IMDb Studio at Sundance" Self – Interviewer [24][25]
2020–2021 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Self – Kevin "Good Enough" Smith

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Himself Video game
2017 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Himself Video game, part of "Rave in the Redwoods" Zombies downloadable content map

Audio drama

Year Title Role Author Production company Notes
2021 The Sandman: Act II Mervyn Pumpkinhead Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs Audible [26]


  • "Kevin Smith Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2007. Archived from the original on November 21, 2007. Retrieved November 23, 2012.


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  3. ^ Bellairs, Scott (29 May 1999). "Overnight Delivery".
  4. ^ "The Unholy Tale of Greasy Reese Witherspoon". "Developing the Monkey" [originally] on December 1, 2000. Retrieved June 13, 2008.
  5. ^ "Kevin on his involvement in 'Coyote Ugly'". 3 August 2000.
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  7. ^ Smith, Kevin (April 23, 2007). "Kevin Smith did NOT direct/delay Fanboys" (Interview). Interviewed by Peter Sciretta. /Film. Retrieved April 13, 2011. While I did write the scene, I didn't direct it,
  8. ^ Smodimations 2-D (2011) | Popcorn Time, retrieved 2021-09-16
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