Steve Smith (comedian)

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Steve Smith CM
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Smith as Red Green at Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, Michigan, April 5, 2014.
Born Steven Smith, Jr.
(1945-12-24) December 24, 1945 (age 68)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) Morag Smith
Awards Order of Canada

Steven "Steve" Smith, Jr., CM (born December 24, 1945) is a Canadian actor, writer and comedian.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Toronto. Before turning to comedy, he studied engineering at the University of Waterloo and then worked a variety of jobs. In 1979, he began to produce, write, and star in Smith & Smith, a sketch comedy series with a cast consisting of Smith and his wife, Morag Smith. The show was produced for Hamilton, Ontario's CHCH and syndicated to other television stations in Canada.

Career[edit]

In 1985, Smith created the family sitcom Me & Max. After the first season the Smiths went back to sketch comedy, creating the series The Comedy Mill, which ran for four years. Smith was a writer on Offside, a sports comedy series for CTV, head writer for Global's Laughing Matters, and the TV pilot of Out of Our Minds with David Steinberg. He wrote three episodes of CBS' Top Cops series.

In 1991 Smith starred in the The New Red Green Show. In all, 300 episodes of the series were produced. In 2002 the full-length movie Duct Tape Forever was produced. Smith writes a syndicated newspaper column as Red Green, distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association. In 2009, as a public service announcement by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Power Generation, Smith supplied his voice as a talking fish warning the dangers of illegal fishing near government hydro dams. He currently hosts a show on Space called Steve Smith Playhouse.

Personal life[edit]

Smith and his wife Morag have been married since 1966 and have two grown sons, Dave and Max. They also have three grandchildren.

On February 17, 2006, Smith was made a Member of the Order of Canada, and on June 13, 2011, Smith received an honorary Doctor of Letters from McMaster University.[1]

Steve Smith performed as Red Green on his Wit & Wisdom Tour.

On Sept 13, 2013, Steve Smith started a one-man show called How to do Everything (From the Man who Should Know). In 2014, the show also traveled to the U.S.[2]

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