Mike Smith currently plays the character "Bubbles" in the hit Canadian television series The Trailer Park Boys.
He was born and raised in Thorburn, Nova Scotia. He started playing hockey at the age of four but showed early signs of musical genius when he learned to play guitar at the age of seven. Continuing with both hobbies for the majority of his life, Mike eventually gave up hockey to concentrate on being a musician.
He attended St. Francis Xavier University where he earned a degree in English. In 1992, Mike's career in music began to take off. He played guitar and was one of the principal songwriters in the band Sandbox and signed a record deal with EMI in Canada and Nettwerk in the U.S. Nominated for a Juno Award, East Coast Music Awards and a Casby Award, Sandbox released two albums with EMI and Nettwerk – Bionic and A Murder In The Glee Club.
In 1999, Mike started composing music for film and television and has worked as a sound mixer on such feature films as The Weight of Water starring Sean Penn and Elizabeth Hurley, and Serendipity starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.
While sound mixing for his friend, director Mike Clattenburg, on a pilot project titled The Trailer Park Boys, Mike met actors Robb Wells and John Paul Tremblay. Goofing around one day on set, Mike was imitating a character he had been doing for years. Mike Clattenburg liked the character so much he decided to use the "Bubbles" character in a short movie called The Cart Boy. Later he wrote the same character into the first season of The Trailer Park Boys series and the rest is history.
When Mike Smith makes public appearances he normally does so as his character "Bubbles". In fact he appeared as foul-mouthed "Bubbles" in the music video Legal by Canadian artist Snow. There was so much swearing that most of his dialogue had to be bleeped out. He also appeared with fellow The Trailer Park Boys actors Robb Wells (Ricky) and John Paul Tremblay (Julian) in The Tragically Hip's music video, The Darkest One, featuring Don Cherry. Just before that, Mike joined Robb and John Paul on a cross-Canada tour with the musical group, Our Lady Peace.
Mike's career does sometime take him away from his life on The Trailer Park Boys, as he recently worked on the US cable pilot Espia as writer and musical director.
Mike Smith is currently engaged to American actress Nichole Hiltz, whom he met on the set of the upcoming feature length film The Trailer Park Boys Movie. Aside from a new love in his life the movie will likely give Mike Smith new found fame and fans outside of Canada.… Expand
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