He appeared in Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration and the Miramax Films film Jersey Girl. He is also Jada Pinkett Smith's husband. On January 11, 2017, it was reported that he is in talks to star in the remake as the father of some children who befriend Dumbo in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Dumbo. The following month, it was announced that Smith would not be starring in the film. Smith had apparently passed on the project due to a disagreement over salary and scheduling as well as to star in Bad Boys for Life. However, as of April 2017, he is now in talks to portray the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin. He was mentioned in the Jonas L.A. episode Wrong Song.