Vick Smith

Bio:

Upon graduating from High School, Vick rushed to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. After landing a role in Crimson Tide as Gene Hackman's son, literally after landing at LAX, his dreams were on their way. Vick stopped acting to start a family and left Hollywood to be a carpenter in the late 90's. In early 2000 he caught the acting bug again and landed the lead in a feature film only to realize acting wasn't for him.

Over the following years finding the joy and pain of stand up comedy was both freeing and cathartic. Lucky enough to get time at many comedy clubs in LA, his passion for the craft couldn't out weigh the constant belittling of past turmoils. Realizing that performing wasn't his calling, he channeled his talent into writing.

Vick has been lucky enough to write and sell many different types of scripts. From a dating game show with Al B Sure, feature films made and in development and a television sit-com. His film "Dickie Smalls: From Shame to Fame" was screened in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 filling the theater both nights. In 2009 he co-wrote a t.v. pilot for Nickelodeon, where he eventually proved he deserved to direct as well.

Life has been a never ending roller coaster that has lead to the never ending story content for his scripts and his ability to relate to his actors. However, no adventure has been as difficult and rewarding as his sobriety. Life has paved the way with new found clarity for his future successes. With the support of his two teenage sons and wife, success is a relative thing.
Filmography

Actor ( 2 credits )

Five Beans in a Cup (2003) Jay Mitchell
Promised Land (1996)  Beer kid (1 episode, 1997)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Dickie Smalls: From Shame to Fame (2007) producer

Director ( 1 credit )

Dickie Smalls: From Shame to Fame (2007)