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Steve Smith, CM (born December 24, 1945) is a Canadianmarker actor, writer and comedian.

Smith was born in Torontomarker, Ontariomarker. Before turning to comedy, he studied engineering at the University of Waterloomarker 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 of two: Smith and his wife, Morag Smith. The show was produced for Hamilton, Ontariomarker's CHCHmarker and syndicated to other television stations in Canada.

In 1985, Smith decided to try a different format and created the family sitcom Me & Max. After just one season, however, Steve and Morag went back to sketch comedy, creating the new series The Comedy Mill, which ran for four years.

Between Comedy Mill and Red Green, Smith was writer of Offside, a sports comedy series for CTV, head writer for Global's Laughing Matters, and writer of the TV pilot Out of Our Minds with David Steinberg. Uniquely enough, he wrote three episodes of CBS' Top Cops series. Smith was in charge of development on the failed The Gordon Pinsent Show for CBC.
Smith as Red Green in 2004.
In 1991, Smith made one of his recurring characters, who had appeared on all three previous shows, into the star of a new series, The New Red Green Show. Red Green, an inept handyman whose answer to almost everything — including, in one episode, Quebecmarker sovereigntism — is duct tape, proved to be not only one of the most enduring characters in Canadian television history, but one of the most lucrative and durable Canadian television exports as well. In all, 300 episodes of the series were produced. In 2002 the full-length movie Duct Tape Forever was produced.

Smith also writes a syndicated newspaper column as Red Green, distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association.

He currently hosts a show on Spacemarker called Steve Smith Playhouse. The concept is that a b-movie (such as The Giant Gila Monster or Plan 9 from Outer Space) is edited down to about twenty minutes, and the dialogue of only one character is replaced by Smith.

On February 17 2006, Smith was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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.

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