Creative Artists Agency’s Steve Smooke at NBC Universal’s Post-Golden Globes Celebration
At NBC Universal’s post-Golden Globes celebration, Creative Artists Agency’s Steve Smooke found solace on a couch by relaxing into its comforts before breaking out his trademark smile – well deserved after an eventful Golden Globes night!
Smooke, an expert in computational studies of combustion, served Yale twice as director of graduate and undergraduate engineering.
Early Life and Education
As Steve Snooke leaned back into a couch at NBC Universal’s post-Golden Globes party and rested his elbow on an armrest, he broke out into a wide smile – an accolade earned after representing Jamie Foxx since packaging WB series The Jamie Foxx Show more than 10 years prior and winning television award after award.
Smooke, who partners with Brett Loncar in his agency, spends much of his time packing shows for The WB. In addition to representing comics like Cedric the Entertainer and country music singer The Clark Family Experience, as well as recently packaging 7th Heaven for release as a sitcom. Furthermore he’s involved in pilots for both Steve Harvey’s Show and Sabrina: the Teenage Witch as well as having other clients such as Natasha Lyonne, Beanie Feldstein, Amy Poehler as clients.
Steve Smooke was no stranger to CAA client parties when he worked as the vice president of Western sales for Genesis Entertainment; traveling around to TV stations across the country selling reruns of Highway to Heaven, The Judge, and Grudge Match; these titles provided him with opportunities for networking among celebrities.
Smooke and Loncar specialize in packaging shows for The WB, including 7th Heaven, Roswell and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. In addition, they’re actively involved with Cedric the Entertainer and Bill Bellamy pilots as well as country star The Clark Family Experience pilots; additionally they represent SNL breakout Pete Davidson.
Achievement and Honors
Smooke is internationally acclaimed as an expert in computational studies of combustion. He has received multiple awards and honors, such as membership to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Physics, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and Combustion Institute.
Smooke not only teaches at Peabody Conservatory but is also an accomplished composer and toy piano player in an experimental music ensemble known as League of Unsound Sound, composed of seven members who collaborate to produce new music through New Focus Recordings’ CD Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
Smooke’s research explores methods to quantify combustion-generated nanoparticles and simulate flame structure under microgravity conditions, with his laboratory currently analyzing fuels and propellants for the Army Research Office. Furthermore, he has served as chair of both graduate and undergraduate engineering studies at Yale; acting dean during fall 2000 was among his accomplishments.
Smooke can often be found mingling with Hollywood A-level clients such as Tom Cruise and Gwyneth Paltrow at Hollywood parties; when not doing that he works as a musician/composer/teacher at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory as well as leading an experimental music group of seven musicians.
Prior to joining Comcast, he worked as a syndication sales executive at Genesis Entertainment and sold the first-run rights to 1991’s Whoopi Goldberg show, which premiered to high ratings but ultimately failed after just one season of syndication.
Now, with Brett Loncar as his partner at CAA, he packages series such as 7th Heaven, Charmed and two of WB’s top-rated sitcoms; his comedian clients include Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Bellamy and country music band The Clark Family Experience; in addition to representing SNL breakout Pete Davidson on an untitled Universal comedy pilot project.
Steve Smooke, talent agent with Creative Artists Agency. His clients include Jamie Foxx, Dane Cook and Mike Epps as well as other comedians including Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Bellamy and Patton Oswald. Over his two decades in business he has become one of the premier comedy agents. Winning numerous awards along the way and nominated for others as well he now boasts a net worth of $3 Million while being happily married with four children living in Los Angeles and co-founding Aspen Comedy Festival among many other things.