The Silent Man of Many Words
His most memorable role is as Silent Bob in the Clerks franchise which is, fun fact, the very first film that he ever worked on. From actor to director to comic book writer to business owner, Kevin Smith wears many hats. In honour of the release of Clerks 3 this month, let’s appreciate all the amazing things that Kevin Smith has brought us.
- “…” Clerks
- “…” Clerks 2
- “…” Mallrats
- “…” Dogma
- “…” Chasing Amy
This 1994 black and white film is about a day in the lives of store clerks Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) and Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) and their acquaintances. Jay and Silent Bob are the most notable of the reoccurring characters in the Clerks franchise.
The sequel to the 1994 film Clerks, is a colorized film that is set ten years after the events of the first film and features the return of not only the entire main cast, but new characters as well.
The sequel to Clerks and Clerks 2. The world premiere was on September 4, 2022, in Red Bank, New Jersey, before its wide release on September 13.Once again, this movie featured all of the original cast returning.
The second film in the View Askewniverse after 1994's Clerks (chronologically, Mallrats takes place a day before), is about T.S. (Jeremy London) and his best friend, Brodie (Jason Lee), going to the mall after their girlfriends break up with them.
Though it did not do well at the box office and received a lukewarm critical reception, Mallrats has become a cult classic.
This 1997 film is the third film in the View Askewniverse and was written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is about a comic artist (played by Ben Affleck) who falls in love with a girl who is a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams), to the displeasure of his best friend (Jason Lee)
The fourth installment in Smith's View Askewniverse, Dogma is about two fallen angels who are trying to return to Heaven through an alleged loophole in Catholic dogma. However, their success would prove God wrong, undoing all creation.
Catch and Release
In Catch and Release, Kevin Smith plays Sam, one of the close friends of Grady Douglas, Gray Wheeler's fiancé who dies. The main character, Gray, seeks comfort in his friends, learning his secrets while falling for his best friend, Fritz.
Live Free or Die Hard
Kevin Smith plays a super hacker, Frederick "Warlock" Kaludis in the film Live Free or Die Hard. His character identifies the piece of code to find the cyber-terrorist.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
In the animated film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Kevin Smith voices himself as a filmmaker who does podcasts about superheroes. He interviews Beast Boy.
KevinAppeared as "Bob the Security Guard" alongside Jason Mewes as "Jay the Security Guard" on The Flash episode, "Null and Annoyed," which he also directed.
Kevin Smith plays a convenience store clerk in season two Veronica Mars. He is a huge fan of the show in real life. He said that "hands-down, the best show on television right now, and proof that TV can be far better than cinema"
Kevin Smith has two 2 cameos in Star Wars, one in The Force Awakens and the other in The Rise of Skywalker. He is "an unapologetic superfan" of Star Wars and was super excited to be in both of these movies.
Besides Clerks and Chasing Amy, Kevin Smith has written and directed a number of other films. Here are some of the work he has done over the years.
Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash
This store, also known as The Stash, is a comic book store owned by Kevin Smith. Situated in Red Bank, NJ, it is named after the fictional duo portrayed by Kevin and Jason Mewes.
Originally, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash was a comic book store called Comicology that Kevin Smith visited. When he learned the show was going to close and the owner was moving, he bought it and The Stash first opened in 1997. The shop has had to move a few times but never too far.
Not only do local customers come to enjoy the shop but those from other states, countries and continents would visit. It is still a popular attraction to those who love Jay and Silent Bob.
This shop sells comic books, comic-related merchandise, and View Askew film-related items.
Clerks Comics started in the late 1990's about the adventures of Dante, Randal and other characters from Kevin Smith's film Clerks.
Daredevil: Guardian Devil
This is an eight-issue story arc of Daredevil for Marvel Comics illustrated by Joe Quesada.
This three issue comic follows Batman as he tries to stop a turf war between the Joker and crimelord Maxie Zeus, encountering a new adversary, Onomatopoeia.
This comic was based on an unused script he wrote for a Green Hornet film that never came to be.