Smith wrote and illustrated a regular feature in the Rhode Island College Theatre's paper, The Anchor. This feature was called, Joe Flynn and His Dog Spot. One April Fool's self-parody of this feature was titled, Joe Flynn and His Dong Spots.
Smith succeeded current The Today Show host Matt Lauer as the host of the Providence edition of PM Magazine in the early 1980s. Smith is the brother of Steve Smith of Steve Smith and the Nakeds.