If we are to do a list of popular comedians who are most recognized around the globe, Kevin James would likely fall in the first to fifth position. He is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, voice actor, and producer. He rose to fame after playing the role of Doug Heffernan on the television drama sitcom; The King of Queens. Ever since that role, he has appeared in a lot more television drama series, films and comedy shows. He is a married man who has four adorable children and has recently faced a related controversy. Stay put as we tell you more about this star.
Kevin James Biography (Age)
At birth, the comedian was named Kevin George Knipfing on the 26th April 1965 in Mineola, New York. His parents are Janet James and Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. His dad owned an insurance company while his mom rendered her services as a healthcare practitioner who specialized in chiropractic medicine. Later in his early life, he moved alongside his family to Stony Brook, Long Island, New York City. There, he had his high school education at Ward Melville High School before proceeding to the State University of New York, Cortland to further his studies.
Upon graduation, Kevin began his carer working as a standup comedian for a comedy club run by Richie Minervini in 1989. He gave that job his all and with time, he began to appear on different comedy shows like Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller Live, and The Ellen DeGeneres. It was with all these shows that he rose to prominence.
With the rise in his career, he was listed by Comedy Central as one of the greatest standup comedians. Meanwhile, Kevin James ventured into television shows starting off with The New Candid Camera in 1991. He later worked on shows like SandBlast, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens; a drama sitcom that got him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. In 2010, Kevin James played as a host for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and bagged a nomination in the Arm Fart Hall of Fames in the next year’s show as Not-Quite-As-Good-As-Me. He subsequently starred in Kevin Can Wait.
While Kevin gave his best shot at television and comedy shows, it was in the latter part of 2005 that he bagged his first movie role in the romantic comedy sitcom; Hitch. After that appearance he landed several other movie roles like in films like Grilled, Monster House and Barnyard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Paul Blart: Mall Cop among others.
Kelvin James has made a whopping sum of money from his acting career. Most of his movies have sold massively around the globe and he has hosted a lot of comedy shows as well as television shows. He is regarded as one of the highest paid comedians in the world with an estimated net worth of $80 million.
Family – Wife, Brother, and Kids
As per his immediate family, Kevin James was born as the second child in his family. He has an elder brother named Gary Joseph Knipfing and a younger sister Leslie Knipfing. His older brother, Gary Joseph (popularly known as Gary Valentine) has also built a successful career as an actor.
Kevin James found love with America actress Saffian de la Cruz. The two met on a blind date which later birthed their forever union. They took their vows on the 19th of June 2014 in California. Together, they have three adorable daughters; Sienna-Marie, Shea Joelle, Sistine Sabella, and a son; Kannon Valentine.
Recently, naysayers came up with the rumor that the actor got separated from his wife, with proof that he was spotted going to pick a mail without his partner. Kevin has not spoken about it.
One charming feature about Kevin Jones is his side smile and his fat face. He is quite a charming gentleman who possesses a set of black eyes and full curly hairs. Kevin initially weighed 150 pounds, after several workouts and diet routine, he recently lost about 50 pounds. He stands at 5 feet 9 inches.