Kevin Smith

by andrew on October 2, 2014

The Paley Center for Media Los Angeles 2012 Benefit - Arrivals

Birth Name: Kevin Patrick Smith

Place of Birth: Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 2, 1970

*German, Irish, English (father)
*German (mother)

Kevin Smith is an American filmmaker, actor, public speaker, comic book writer, author, comedian, and podcaster. He is the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald Edgar Smith. He is married to writer, actress, and broadcaster Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, with whom he has a daughter, actress Harley Quinn Smith.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was of Irish, English, and distant German, ancestry; Kevin’s three other grandparents were all the children of German immigrants. Kevin is Catholic.

Kevin’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to William Smith, who was born, c. 1667, in Long Island City, New York.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Joseph Smith (the son of Edgar Stansbury Smith and Margaret C. Daly/Daley). Kevin’s great-grandfather Edgar was the son of William Smith and Elisabeth/Elizabeth A. Roe, and had English, and distant German, ancestry. Margaret was of Irish descent, the daughter of Michael J. Daly and Elizabeth Anne/Anna Beglan/Madden.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother was Mary Augusta Fredericks (the daughter of Charles Herman Fredericks and Elizabeth B. Semler). Charles and Elizabeth were German.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was John Schultz (the son of Casper Schultz and Agnes). John was born in New York, to ethnic German parents from Poland.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Anna Marie Went (the daughter of John Charles Went and Emilie Müller). Anna was born in New York, to a father from Hamburg, Germany, and a mother who was also of German descent. John was the son of Johann Heinrich Went and Auguste Wilhelmine Johanna Hahn.

Source: Kevin’s maternal grandfather, John Schultz, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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gel October 16, 2015 at 8:50 am

Looks English – that look covers about half the male population of England!

gel October 16, 2015 at 10:25 am
gel October 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm
crunty February 25, 2016 at 9:41 am

You’re a very odd character.

visokozen April 17, 2015 at 5:54 am

He looks German.

neiltennant August 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm


there are not so much germans with that look

visokozen October 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

Are you German?

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

For years I thought he was Jewish.

visokozen October 15, 2015 at 9:08 am

I think his wife is jewish.

follers October 16, 2015 at 4:08 am

I’m pretty sure his wife isn’t Jewish.

visokozen October 16, 2015 at 4:53 am

Yep her name may be German.

andrew January 8, 2015 at 5:24 am

nice job follers. Could you add Billìe Joe Armstrong of Green Day?

fuzzybear44 October 5, 2014 at 9:28 am

When I first saw the name kevin Smith I thought it was this guy:

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