Monday, March 25, 2013



From Wikipedia:
Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and internet radio personality.

He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy "Clerks" (1994), in which he appeared as the character Silent Bob. Smith's 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.

As an actor, Smith is known for his role as Silent Bob in "Clerks", "Mallrats", "Chasing Amy", "Dogma", "Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back", and "Clerks II". He made a cameo appearance in the horror film "Scream 3", and was featured along with Jason Mewes in several 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' episodes, including a special, "Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi" (also as a fictional version of himself).

'Degrassi: The Next Generation'
"West End Girls"
"Goin' Down The Road" Parts 1 & 2
"The Lexicon Of Love" Parts 1 & 2

In early 2005, Smith appeared in three episodes of the Canadian-made 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' television show. In the episodes, Smith, portraying a fictionalized version of himself, visited the school to work on the film "Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh!". Smith wrote all his dialogue for the shows he appeared in.

All three episodes were collected on a DVD entitled "Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi". In the course of filming the film, Smith fell in love with local celebrity, Caitlin, and broke-up her long-term relationship with Joey Jeremiah.

Smith and Mewes also appeared in 2 more episodes the following season, when they returned to Degrassi for the Toronto premiere of the fictional "Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh!" movie.Then, Smith appeared in the TV movie "Degrassi Goes Hollywood" a few years later, once again portraying a version of himself.

In addition to appearing on 'Degrassi: The Next Generation', Kevin Smith is an avid fan of the original 'Degrassi' series, 'Degrassi Junior High' and 'Degrassi High' and references to the original are present in some of his early films.
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