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Kevin Smith is the executive producer of AMC's reality docu-series "Comic Book Men" that takes place at the comic book store Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash that he owns in New Jersey.

Kevin Smith has spent early twenty years as a writer/director making "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," "Dogma," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "Jersey Girl," "Clerks II," "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Cop Out" and his newest film "Red State," which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Mystifyingly, Smith also sports three DVD releases of his various college Q&A's ("An Evening with Kevin Smith," "An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder," "A Threevening with Kevin Smith") as well as an EPIX Original Q&A special "Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40." He's published two books full of essays and blog postings ("Silent Bob Speaks" and the New York Times Best Selling "My Boring-Ass Life"), as well as "Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith" — a collection of the best material from SModcast, Smith and producer Scott Mosier's weekly podcast. Smith has also written for both of the major comic book giants DC and Marvel (the award-winning "Daredevil," "Spider-Man" and the "Black Cat" at Marvel Comics, and the award-winning "Green Arrow," "Batman: Cacophony," and "Batman: The Widening Gyre" at DC Comics).

Aside from the films he's directed, Smith has served as a producer on indie efforts including Bryan Johnson's Lionsgate release "Vulgar," multiple Academy Award winner "Good Will Hunting," and a pair of Sundance-selected documentaries including "Reel Paradise" and "Small Town Gay Bar." In addition to filmmaking, Smith occasionally moonlights as an actor, appearing in "Live Free or Die Hard," and "Catch and Release." He also voiced the animated role of the farting Moose in "Doogle."

One of the first filmmakers to venture into cyberspace, Smith has built his fan base primarily on the web, via the thirteen-year-old binary village at www.viewaskew.com. Smith took the cyberworld by storm when, in February 2007, SModcast debuted online. The back-and-forth banter of Smith and Mosier has kept on for over four years paving the for the SModcast Podcast Network.

From its January 2010, launch, smodcast.com has grown into a full-fledged network, hosting a full week of original programming featuring SMonsters of Talk, who regularly claim the top slots on the iTunes as the Best Podcasts of 2007 and 2010. Audiences around the world have created a following for the weekly shows including "Tell 'Em Steve-Dave" with Bryan Johnson and Walt Flanagan; "Hollywood Babble-On" with Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith; "Plus One" with Jennifer Schwalbach & Kevin Smith; "Puck Nuts" starring the "Tell 'Em Steve-Dave" crew; "Jay & Silent Bob Get Old," starring Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith, and "Blow Hard" with Malcolm Ingram. Smodcast Network also hosts special event podcasts such as "Red State of the Union: Q&A's with Kevin Smith"; "Highlands: A Peephole History"; "SMarriages"; "SMoviemakers"; "SMeet the Press" and "SModimations." In September 2010, SModcast officially began playing on SiriusXM's "The Virus" channel, alongside Opie & Anthony and Ron & Fez.

The success of SModcast brought to life Smith's idea of a black box theater in Los Angeles where he and his team could perform live podcasts whenever they wanted. In July 2010 SModcastle — the world's first live podcast theater — opened. SModcastle quickly became the house that "Babble-On" built. Garman and Smith packed audiences in weekly, routinely selling out the 50 seat venue — a feat matched only by Mewes and Smith when they launched "Jay & Silent Bob Get Old." After months of these gems easily selling out their tiny SModitorium, the hit shows moved their growing audience to The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, at Universal CityWalk. In May 2011, SModcastle moved permanently to the newly renamed Jon Lovitz Podcast Theater with a live 24-hour pod-a-thon, "Poddammit."

Smith's podcasting success did not end with SModcastle. In May 2011 S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio, premiered with 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week programming featuring live and archived Smodcast Network programs. S.I.R.'s two new daily shows are "Plus One Per Diem," a morning show with Smith and wife Jennifer Schwalbach, and "Jay and Silent Bob Get Jobs," a mid-day show featuring Smith and Mewes. S.I.R's four hours of live programming each day are also available on-demand in podcast format after the live broadcast.

And if film and digital domination aren't enough, there's always retail: Smith owns a comic book store named Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.

As for the hood ornaments he's collected, there's plenty of tin on display: the Filmmaker's Trophy at Sundance for "Clerks"; the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critic's Week Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, also for "Clerks." He also has an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for "Chasing Amy," and a Humanitas Award for "Good Will Hunting." Smith also received the Defender of Democracy Award from Norman Lear's People for the American Way organization for his production of "Dogma." "Clerks II" won both the prestigious Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festvial as well as the Orbit Dirtiest Mouth Moment at the MTV Movie Awards. For his writing in the comics field, Smith has received a Harvey Award, a Wizard Fan Award, an Eagle Award, and saw his "Green Arrow: Quiver" named as one of 2003's Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Service. In the fall of 2002, the town of Paulsboro in New Jersey named a street after him: Kevin Smith Way. In 2004, the Video Software Dealers Association gave Smith the DVD Visionary Award, and in 2005, he collected the Independent Spirit Award from Britain's Empire Magazine. In April of 2006, this award-whore was given UCLA's Jack Benny Award for Comedy, and in 2008, Smith was given the Maverick Award by the Woodstock Film Festival, as well as the Vision Award from the DGA-affiliated Filmmaker's Alliance.

But he'd chuck it all for his wife and kid. Smith married wife Jennifer in April '99 and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Harley Quinn, in June of that same year. The wedding was not white, to say the least.

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How tall is Kevin Smith? How old is Kevin Smith? Find out here.

Age: 46 years old
Birthday: August 2, 1970
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Kevin Patrick Smith
Birthplace: Red Bank, NJ
Wife: Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (4/25/1999, 1 child)

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