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Smith with Palisades' Beaker action figure.

Kevin Smith (b. 1970) is an American filmmaker, comic book writer, and public speaker. He is known for a series of loosely connected movies centering around his own roots in New Jersey. Smith hosts his own podcast and a number of his public talks have been released on home video. He's also written comic books for a number of popular characters including Batman, Spider-Man, The Bionic Man, and The Green Hornet.


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  • Clerks (1994) β€” Dante and Randal are debating which Star Wars movie was better: Return of the Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back. Dante prefers Empire, pointing out that "All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets!"
  • Chasing Amy (1997) β€” A scene in a nightclub features a poster for a band called Fraggle Rock.
  • Dogma (1999) β€” Bartleby, one of two fallen angels, is on a killing spree with his wings fully spread. To stall him, Jay yells, "Hey Big Bird! Ready for the counting game?! Count the shells!" and proceeds to fill the angel with bullets from an uzi.
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) β€” In one scene at a comic book convention, director Chaka Luther King claims the white man stole his idea for Sesame Street, which he would have called "N.W.P", or "Niggaz Wit Puppets" (referencing the hip hop group N.W.A).


  • Jason Biggs played himself in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Mark Hamill played Cocknocker in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Brian Lynch played Comic Book Shopper #1 (uncredited) in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Alanis Morissette played God in Dogma
  • Alan Rickman played Metatron in Dogma
  • Chris Rock played Rufus in Dogma and Chaka Luther King in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Jon Stewart played Reg Hartner in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back