A. Mike Smith is also an accomplished musician.
Mike Smith (born August 27, 2021) is a Canadian actor and musician born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and raised in Thorburn. He earned a degree in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.He played hockey for the Pictou County Weeks of the Nova Scotia Midget AAA Hockey League when he was in high school. He is best known for his portrayal of “Bubbles” and co-writer of the ongoing cult classic television program, films and stage production Trailer Park Boys.
Smith showed early signs of musical talent. After learning to play the guitar at age seven, many considered him a prodigy Before becoming involved in Trailer Park Boys, he was a guitarist in the rock band Sandbox, and signed a record deal with EMI in Canada, and Nettwerk in the United States. Sandbox released two albums with EMI and Nettwerk, entitled Bionic and A Murder in the Glee Club. Sandbox was nominated for a Juno Award, East Coast Music Awards, and a CASBY Award.
Smith has worked on such films as The Weight of Water and Serendipity.
Later, Smith performed as part of Bubbles & the Shit Rockers, a band featuring himself, founding Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, and Tom Wilson for the original song “Liquor & Whores” featured on Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Soundtrack. A Trailer Park Boys episode also features Smith’s character Bubbles playing the 1977 Rush track “Closer to the Heart” with Alex Lifeson.
Smith has also recorded with Emm Gryner in “Get Brave” released in 2010.