Kevin Smith is an actor, writer, producer, and director of a wide variety of television shows and movies. He was first mentioned in the comics in Less Cylons, More Dick Jokes when Joel envisioned Kevin Smith directing an episode of Battlestar: Galactica. Later in a comic book shop, Eli and Joel discussed their jealousy of Kevin Smith getting to watch Watchmen early in Who Snooches The Noochmen? While still in the comic book shop, Kevin Smith himself came by. After being threatened by Joel with a broken "Jersey Girl" DVD, Kevin Smith recreated the Star Trek film for Eli & Joel using random action figures in Joel And Sleepy Eli Strike Back.