Dwight D. Smith was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana. He moved to Los Angeles the day after graduating from Ball State University and immediately began his career in the world of daytime dramas. Within a few short years, Smith had worked his way up the ranks to become a writer with credits including General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and several sitcoms. In 1998, Smith teamed up with producer Michael Agbabian, and the duo have been collaborating non-stop ever since including projects such as Last Comic Standing, Weakest Link, Phenomenon and Hit Me Baby One More Time. In 2008, Agbabian and Smith formed their own company, Mission Control Media, specializing in premium reality and game shows. Since that time they have created and produced the Emmy Award-winning NBC game show, Hollywood Game Night, and the Critics Choice Award-winning special effects make-up competition, Face Off on Syfy. Other Mission Control projects include First and Last; Apple’s first show, Planet of the Apps; Game Face; Celebrity Food Fight; Framework; How to Be a Grown-up; Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen and Late Night Liars among others.
Smith and Agbabian have successfully created, developed and/or produced a multitude of innovative programs for various networks including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Netflix, Spike, Bravo, USA, Syfy, MTV, GSN, Food Network, Lifetime, History and truTV.