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 an award-winning 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, Hit Me Baby One More Time, Game Show Marathon and Phenomenon. In 2008, Agbabian and Smith formed Mission Control Media, specializing in premium reality and game shows. Since that time they have created and produced the Emmy and WGA Award-winning NBC game show, Hollywood Game Night, as well as the Critics’ Choice Award-winning special effects make-up competition, Face Off. Other Mission Control projects include the reboot of the iconic comedy series The Soup, gritty docuseries First and Last on Netflix; Apple’s first show, Planet of the Apps; Floored; Pop5; Game Face; Celebrity Food Fight; Framework; How to Be a Grown-Up; Hot Set, Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen and Late Night Liars among others.
Agbabian and Smith have extensive relationships throughout television having worked with a large number of outlets including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Netflix, Apple, TNT, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, History, MTV, VH1, truTV, Food Network, GSN, Oxygen, Freeform, CMT, Spike, USA and Syfy.