According to his family, Smith was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated with a theater degree from Cal State Fullerton.
He worked in radio most of his adult life, jumping from station to station until landing at Reno's KOZZ 105.7 FM from 1987-2012; he was the morning drive host.
Smith was a contributor to local charities through multiple radio stunts. He was also a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.