Kevin Smith (II)

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Quotes (3)

  • Kevin: (Kevin on the first moment he got on stage to perform) When I was on that stage, it was like a light went on. I knew immediately acting was the thing I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

  • Kevin: Liking a bad guy is permission to live a wicked life vicariously.

  • Kevin: (Kevin on playing the bad guy, Ares, on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess) All bad characters are popular because they can access things that regular people don't get a chance to, that good characters can't.

Trivia (39)

  • After his death, fellow actor Michael Hurst said of Kevin, "He came at things with such vigour that it was impossible not to go with him wherever he had decided to take you. He ate life, and loved the taste."

  • Kevin sings the theme song for the NZ TV show Serial Killers, which was produced about a year after his death.

  • Kevin was a big rugby fan, and supported Canterbury. But his favorite team was the All Blacks, and he was superstitious about them, having rituals that he would perform to insure victory, and would never drink in a pub again if his team lost while he was in it!

  • Kevin was wearing a fake beard in the Xena: Warrior Princess episode "The Reckoning", and he couldn't move his face much for fear that it would fall off.

  • Kevin was asked about kissing Xena: Warrior Princess co-star Lucy Lawless while her husband was standing there watching, and he said that it was much worse when her baby was watching! Kissing her in front of her husband Robert Tapert wasn't too bad, he said, because Rob was the one who produced and sometimes even wrote and/or directed the show.

  • Kevin was injured while filming an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He had to do a spinning kick, and the dagger medallion he wore whipped around and stabbed him in the corner of his eye in the tear duct. After that his medallions were made of soft plastic or rubber for fight scenes.

  • Kevin was interested in drama in high school, and subsequently in 1979 he was in a drama club.

  • Kevin had a cameo role in the New Zealand drama City Life. He played the owner of an apartment building who was having a homosexual affair with one of his tenants (played by Charles Mesure) on the night before his wedding. His character was killed off in an auto accident in the first episode. The onscreen kiss between Kevin and Charles was the subject of some furore, and the large drop-off of viewers in the first five minutes of the show was attributed to the kiss.

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