Smokey was Frank's boss throughout Season 2 after Frank's firing from Mohican Airways, and although he was initially reluctant to employ Frank, he soon grew to respect him because of Frank's honor and attitude towards never giving up.
Smokey has a wife who frequently cheats on him due to the fact that he's always busy and never fulfilled his promise to give her a nice vacation and he also has a son whom he traded to the circus for being too "Albino" for his African-American family, something that he regretted doing for a long time. He never spent the $75 the ringmaster gave him for Larry, in case Larry ever decides to come back. Smokey mentions that he's been in jail, but for what is unknown. He also shows a bit of a sadistic side by purposely poking holes in condoms and he has diabetes.
In Season 3, he revealed he's known where his son lives for some time but can't bring himself to meet him.