If you’re a fan of independent filmmaking and geek culture, you probably already know a lot about Kevin Smith. He won numerous awards for his work on the first “Clerks” at events such as Sundance and Cannes and later became a prolific actor, author, commentator, comedian and pop culture personality. Within the Clerks universe, Smith plays the iconic role of Silent Bob, a mostly mute drug dealer who spends all his time with his companion Jay. Silent Bob has become an icon and there are many surprising facts about its creation and development.
Smith is someone you’ve probably seen before if you’re a fan of movies as he has appeared in many of them over the years. Not only does he appear frequently in his own films such as Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Yoga Hosers, he has also been featured prominently in the films of others. Smith has made notable cameos in films like Scream 3, Ben Affleck’s Daredevil, and The Disaster Artist, and he often appears in surprising places — he plays an uncredited resident of Kijimi in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
Beyond the big screen, Smith has made a name for himself online through his long-running podcast and has written a surprising number of comics.