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. 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.
He co-hosts several weekly podcasts that are recorded at various locations around the world and released on SModcast Internet Radio. Smith is well known for participating in long humorous Q&A sessions that are often filmed for DVD release beginning with An Evening with Kevin Smith. Smith also directed and produced films such as the buddy cop action comedy Cop Out as well as the horror film Red State.