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Steve Smith

Biography

2017 Stone Hall of Popularity inductee as an associate of the music group Trip whose 3 stints using the group include 1978 to 1985, 1995 to 1998 and 2015 and on. He was the receiver of his 1st drum package when he was simply 2 years older, and began acquiring lessons at age group 9. He used a group known as Lin Biviano Big Music group for 24 months beginning at age 19. He went to Berklee University of Music. He was called the #1 All-Around Drummer five years consecutively by Contemporary Drummer magazine visitors. He was induced in to the the present day Drummer Hall of Popularity in 2002. He was created in Whitman, Massachusetts. Fellow drummer Neil Peart asked him to execute inside a tribute recording called Burning up for Friend: A Tribute towards the Music of Friend Rich.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Smith
Date Of Birth August 21, 1954
Died May 10, 2016, Nanaimo, Canada, May 10, 2016, Nanaimo, Canada, May 10, 2016, Nanaimo, Canada
Place Of Birth Whitman, MA
Height 1.76 m, 1.76 m, 1.76 m
Weight 80 kg, 80 kg, 80 kg
Profession Drummer
Nationality Australian, Australian, Australian
Children Peyton Smith, Baylee Smith, Steve Smith Jr., Boston Smith, Peyton Smith, Baylee Smith, Steve Smith Jr., Boston Smith, Steve Smith Jr., Baylee Smith, Boston Smith, Peyton Smith
Parents Gillian Smith, Peter Smith, Gillian Smith, Peter Smith, Gillian Smith, Peter Smith
Music Groups Don’t Stop Believin’, Faithfully, Separate Ways, Journey, Vital Information, Steps Ahead, Vital Tech Tones, The Storm, Montrose, Focus, Don’t Stop Believin’, Faithfully, Separate Ways, Journey, Vital Information, Steps Ahead, Vital Tech Tones, The Storm, Montrose, Focus, Journey, Vital Information, Steps Ahead, Vital Tech Tones, The Storm, Montrose, Focus
Nominations Best NFL Player ESPY Award, Best NFL Player ESPY Award
Movies Wee Sing in the Marvelous Musical Mansion, Sherlock: Undercover Dog, Shadow Lake, Duct Tape Forever, The Spell, Moonrise Kingdom, Red Green's: We Can't Help It -- We're Men, Red Green's Hindsight Is 20-20, Red Alert: Take No Prisoners: Live Across the Continents!, Wee Sing in the Marvelous Musical Mansion, Sherlock: Undercover Dog, Shadow Lake, Duct Tape Forever, The Spell, Moonrise Kingdom, Red Green's: We Can't Help It -- We're Men, Red Green's Hindsight Is 20-20, Red Alert: Take No Prisoners: Live Across the Continents!, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman, AKA, The Long Riders, Key West: City of Colors
TV Shows The Red Green Show, Smith & Smith, Me & Max, The Comedy Mill, Steve Smith Playhouse, 12th Gemini Awards, The Red Green Show, Smith & Smith, Me & Max, The Comedy Mill, Steve Smith Playhouse, 12th Gemini Awards, The Red Green Show, Smith & Smith, The Comedy Mill, Me & Max, Steve Smith Playhouse, 12th Gemini Awards
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#Fact
1Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]
2He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on June 29, 2005 for his services to Canadian Literature and Entertainment.
3Lives in a Georgian mansion at the base of the Niagara escarpment.
4Drives a black Dodge Viper RT/10 convertible.
5Has 2 grown boys, Max and Dave, who work with him in his production company.
6Prefers to write on his boat, the Queen B, docked in the Hamilton, Ontario harbor.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Green How to Do Everything2013TV Movie
The Red Green Story: We're All in This Together2008TV Movie
The Red Green ShowTV Series creator - 305 episodes, 1991 - 2006 writer - 106 episodes, 1991 - 2005 written by - 2 episodes, 1996 - 1998
Steve Smith Playhouse2004TV Series
Duct Tape Forever2002
Top Cops1991TV Series 1 episode
Smith & Smith's Comedy Mill1987TV Series
Me and Max1986TV Series
Check It Out1986TV Series written by - 1 episode
Smith & Smith1979TV Series 1979-1985

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Royal Canadian Air Farce1994-2013TV SeriesRed Green
Red Green How to Do Everything2013TV MovieRed Green
Moonrise Kingdom2012Weather Man (voice)
The Red Green Show1991-2006TV SeriesRed Green Ranger Gord
Chilly Beach2006TV Series
Steve Smith Playhouse2004TV SeriesHost
Mr. St. Nick2002TV MoviePoliceman tied up (uncredited)
Duct Tape Forever2002Red Green
Sesame Park2001TV SeriesRed Green
The Wonderful World of Disney2000TV SeriesTree Lot Guard
Shadow Lake1999TV MovieBartender (as Stephen Smith)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1997TV SeriesRed Green
Due South1995TV SeriesHamish Carter
Sherlock: Undercover Dog1994Inquisitive Tourist
The Chase1994Finale Cop 1
Smith & Smith's Comedy Mill1987TV SeriesVarious
Me and Max1986TV SeriesUncle Red
Delta Pi1984Party Rowdy
Smith & Smith1979TV SeriesRed Green / Various Roles

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Red Green ShowTV Series producer - 305 episodes, 1991 - 2006 executive producer - 1 episode, 2002
Go Girl!1997TV Series producer
Smith & Smith's Comedy Mill1987TV Series producer - 1987-1991
Me and Max1986TV Series producer
Smith & Smith1979TV Series producer - 1979-1985

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Red Green Show1991TV Series 22 episodes
Me and Max1986TV Series uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 5th Quadrant2002TV Series script editor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself / Red Green
The Red Green Story: We're All in This Together2008TV MovieHimself / Red Green
Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Gold2005TV Short documentaryHimself
An American in Canada2002TV SeriesHimself / Red Green
Just for Laughs2002TV SeriesHimself (2002)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cream of Comedy2003TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Earle Grey AwardGemini Awards
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Patrick McKenna

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Bob Bainborough
· Laurie Elliott
· Rick Green
· Jeff Lumby
· Patrick McKenna
· Wayne Robson
2006GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Rick Green
· David C. Smith
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· David C. Smith
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· George Buza
· Kim Bubbs
· Jeff Lumby
· Peter Keleghan
· Wayne Robson
· Bob Bainborough
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Jeff Lumby
· Richard McDonald
· Bruce Pirrie
· Shaun Graham
· Bob Bainborough
· Lee Smart
2000GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Graham Greene
· Jerry Schaefer
· Wayne Robson
· Patrick McKenna
· Peter Keleghan
· Bob Bainborough
· Jeff Lumby
· Joel Harris
2000GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Jeff Lumby
· Bob Bainborough
· Shaun Graham
· Bruce Pirrie
· Richard McDonald
1999GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)
1999GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Bruce Pirrie
· Bob Bainborough
· Rick Green
· Shaun Graham
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Rick Green
· Peter Wildman
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Mark Farrell
· Rick Green
· Bob Bainborough
· Peter Wildman
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Ronald Lillie
· William Johnston
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)The Red Green Show (1991)
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Peter Wildman
· Rick Green
1996GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· William Johnston
· Ronald Lillie
1994GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Ronald Lillie
· William Johnston
1994GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)
1994GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)· Rick Green
1993GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy SeriesThe Red Green Show (1991)


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#Quote
1[on continuing to perform as his old persona at 68] Maybe I've lost the energy. Why would I change it? It's not limiting for me to be 'Red Green'. In fact, it's a huge powerful tool because it immediately lowers everyone's expectations. If I say anything that's even mildly clever, it's genius when Red Green says it.
2[on beginning his career] It was supposed to be a summer job in 1990. My wife was leaving television to raise the kids. I didn't know what I was going to do, but this was a character I enjoyed doing. And back in those days, with Canadian TV, as long as you were a decent person and didn't spend any money, you'd get a show. Apathy was our biggest friend in those days. Now they care way too much.
3[The 'Red Green Show'] was very tightly scripted. I take it as a compliment when people don't believe me. This show, I've written it and now I'm in the process of rehearsing it. I become Red Green, I go into my own garage, I treat it like a stage, I walk it and talk it. And because I'm in character, the character makes all kinds of script changes to turn it into Red Green. It's like Red Green is the head writer.
4Canadians like to think of themselves as sleepers. They like to be under-estimated.
5[on being asked if he dressed as 'Red Green' when he received the 'Order of Canada'] No, I didn't. Red Green didn't get it. But he sure helped!. I took my mother. She's ninety now, at the time she was eighty-two. She got to meet the Governor-General. She said, 'This is the best day of my life'. And that was including my birth. When I heard I was getting one, I thought that meant everyone was getting one.


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