Roy Allen Smith

Biography: Roy, was raised in southern Nevada, in a small town called Overton, just 60 miles north of Las Vegas. He graduated from Moapa Valley High School in 1973 and attended college at Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University) in Cedar City, Utah. He majored in Art with the intention of becoming a High School Art teacher. But, after his first internship at teaching a High School art class, he swore he'd never consider that profession again.
He now lives in Studio City, California with his wife Julie and son Nicky.
Roy says: "I started in animation in March of 1978 at AM productions.""After no work at the end of 1979, Boyd Kirkland, Keith Sargent, Lyle Beddes, Elaine Hultgren, and I sent our work to Hanna-Barbera to try and find work on our own." "We got some response and were told to form up as a little group which we named XAM! Productions"."Ken Spears was so upset at the prospect of losing the best people Ahern and Marshall had, and that what was left was
Roy, was raised in southern Nevada, in a small town called Overton, just 60 miles north of Las Vegas. He graduated from Moapa Valley High School in 1973 and attended college at Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University) in Cedar City, Utah. He majored in Art with the intention of becoming a High School Art teacher. But, after his first internship at teaching a High School art class, he swore he'd never consider that profession again.
He now lives in Studio City, California with his wife Julie and son Nicky.
Roy says:
"I started in animation in March of 1978 at AM productions.""After no work at the end of 1979, Boyd Kirkland, Keith Sargent, Lyle Beddes, Elaine Hultgren, and I sent our work to Hanna-Barbera to try and find work on our own." "We got some response and were told to form up as a little group which we named XAM! Productions"."Ken Spears was so upset at the prospect of losing the best people Ahern and Marshall had, and that what was left was now going to work on his shows at Ruby-Spears, that he flew up and convinced our little group to do his show".
"That show was Thundarr the Barbarian"."We later went back with John and reformed when we got work from Marvel Productions on Spiderman"."Lyle and Keith later went back to John (at AM Productions), then Boyd and I bought out Elaine". "So, Boyd and I ran XAM! Productions until 1987 when all layout work went overseas."
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Roy Allen Smith
Born 12 December 1954, Cedar City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Roy Smith. Grandson of Hyrum LeRoy Smith and Laura McBride. Son of Elva Todd and Val Dale SmithRoy is the 3rd of seven children in his family. His siblings -- Dale Smith, Jerry Val Smith, Dan Kent Smith, Glen Boyd Smith, Peggy Smith and Judy Smith -- were all born in Cedar City except for the oldest.
Animation producer and director
Received an Emmy nomination for his work on an episode of "Ren and Stimpy".Producer and director of three animated direct-to-video sequels to Don Bluth's "The Land Before Time":"The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists" (1996); "The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving" (1995) and "The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure" (1994)."The Land Before Time III" won an Annie Award in 1996 for Best Home Video Production. "The Land Before Time IV" received 2 Annie nominations. The direct-to-video "Land Before Time" films have reportedly earned well over $500 million worldwide.
Director and associate producer of the animated TV movie "Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue" (1988).Director of the animated primetime TV series "Family Guy" (1999-2002).Producer of the animated TV series "The Silver Surfer" (1998), "Earthworm Jim" (1995-1996), "Beethoven" (1994-1995) and "Muppet Babies" (1990-1991). Directed some episodes of these series, including the pilot episode of "Silver Surfer," available on video.Production illustrator on the film "Marie" (1985).Layout supervisor on the animated films "The Chipmunk Adventure" (1987) and "Starchaser: The Legend of Orin" (1985).
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Roy Allen Smith's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 53 Family Guy: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 53 Family Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
53 Family Guy: Season 1 Jan 31, 1999 Director 7.5