Mike Smith 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.F.X. University in Antigonish where he earned an Advanced Major in English. In 1992, Mike’s career in music began to take off. He started playing guitar and was one of the principal songwriters in the band Sandbox. the group quickly 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.
When Sandbox broke up in 1998 Mike began working as a location sound mixer on film and TV. He was hired to mix the original Trailer Park Boys black and white movie in 1999 where director Mike Clattenburg discovered him doing the ‘Bubbles’ character on set for the crew. Clattenburg saw that the character had some very lovable qualities and decided to write him into the upcoming Trailer Park Boys TV series. Never having acted before Smith decided to accept the offer but also remained on as the series sound mixer until Season 3.
Since the rise of Trailer Park Boys, Mike has been in numerous music videos with the likes of Rush, The Tragically Hip, Snow and George Canyon and toured Canada, the US, Mexico, Australia and Japan (including a show at the legendary Budokan Arena in Tokyo) with rock legends Guns N Roses with front man and long-time friend Axl Rose.
In 2010, along with his Trailer Park Boys co-stars Robb Wells and John Paul Tremblay, Mike is writing, producing and starring in the comedy series ‘The Drunk And On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour’, a half hour comedy set in the town of Port Cockerton where a kids show goes horribly wrong when a powerful hallucinogen is accidentally given to the cast and crew.
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