- Briefly attended Vancouver Film School and went to work at a convenience store in Leonardo, N.J.
- Was inspired to write his breakthrough movie, Clerks, after watching Slacker, Richard Linklater's 1991 independent comedy.
- Filmed Clerks in three weeks at the convenience store where he worked for only $27,575; raised part of the budget by selling his extensive comic-book collection.
- Served as executive producer on Ben Affleck's Good Will Hunting, with whom he often works (Chasing Amy; Jersey Girl).
- Secretly married his wife at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.
- Named daughter Harley Quinn after The Joker's girlfriend in the Batman comic books.
- Wrote Daredevil, Green Arrow and Spider-Man comics.
- Received honorary doctorates of humane letters from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2000 and Montclair State University in 2004.
- In 2010, was famously forced to leave a Southwest Airlines flight for being overweight.
- 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee
- 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
- 1994, Cannes Film Festival — Young Cinema Prize: Winner
- 1994, Sundance Film Festival — Filmmakers Trophy: Dramatic: Winner
- 2000, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
- 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Nominee
- Donald Smith Jr. — Brother
- Donald Smith — Father
- Jennifer Schwalbach Smith — Wife
- Joey Lauren Adams — Ex-significant Other
- Virginia Smith — Sister
- Harley Quinn Smith — Daughter
- Grace Smith — Mother
- Attended The New School for Social Research, New York, NY; Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Birth Name: Kevin Patrick Smith
- Birth Place: Highlands, NJ
- Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Comic-book writer
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