Kevin James Bio, Early Life, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Measurements

Profession: actors
Date of birth: Apr 26, 1965
Age: 57
Net worth: 80 Million
Birth Place: Mineola, NY
Height (m): 1.73
Religion: Christianity
Relationship Status: Married

Kevin James is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer in the USA. He is best known for his role as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, for which he was nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actor 2006 Primetime Emmy Award in a Comedy Series. He appeared in another CBS comedy, Kevin Can Wait, nominated for a People’s Choice Award in 2017.

Kevin James

Caption: Kevin James

In the movies Hitch (2005), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Grown Ups (2010), Zookeeper (2011), Here Comes the Boom (2012), and Pixels (2015), James appeared. He has also done voice work for Barnyard (2006), Monster House (2006), and the film series Hotel Transylvania (2012–present).

Kevin James: Early Life, Education, Family

James was born on 26 April 1965 in Mineola, New York, to Kevin George Knipfing. He was born in Stony Brook, New York. He is the second son of Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr, director of an insurance business. His father is African-German. James has an elder brother, actor and comedian Gary Valentine, and a niece, Leslie. James graduated from Ward Melville High School While there, on the wrestling team, he reached number one spot, only ahead of friend and future professional wrestler Mick Foley. Both wrestled in the weight class of 145 lb. A season-ending James back injury led Foley to take over the first string role.

James in his childhood

Caption: James in his childhood

Kevin James: Career and achievements

In 1989, James began performing stand-up comedy, making his debut at the Long Island East Side Comedy Club, owned by Richie Minervini. Via several appearances on various talk shows, he gained notoriety including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Dennis Miller Live, The Late Late Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. Similarly, James was listed as 89 on the list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians by Comedy Central. James has also performed his stand-up routine on Just for Laughs, a Montreal, Quebec, annual comedy festival. He was later on advertisements for the Italian Eatery at Mazzio.

James made his own stand-up special in 2001, entitled Kevin James, Sweat The Small Things. He’s also performed on Just for Laughs as a musical guest. Likewise, he released another stand-up special on Netflix in 2018, titled Kevin James: Never give up. Nevertheless, James’ first television work was on The New Candid Camera in 1991 where he used his comedic timing and improvisation skills to play the actor who pulled the practical jokes on unsuspecting individuals. James appeared on TV as an announcer for the 1994-96 MTV sports game show SandBlast. James later moved to Los Angeles and friended Ray Romano, and then guest-starred on a pair of episodes of Romano’s hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.

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James made his starring movie debut in the 2005 romantic comedy Hitch, alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes, following an appearance in 50 First Dates in 2004. In 2006 he co-starred in the straight-to-video comedy Grilled with his Everybody Loves Raymond friend, Ray Romano, and did voice work in the animated movies Monster House and Barnyard. James co-starred in the comedies I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry with Adam Sandler (2007), You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009).

James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Caption: James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop

In 2011 he played a lead role with Vince Vaughn in the comedy-drama The Dilemma and then in Zookeeper with Rosario Dawson, which he wrote and produced. James also played the lead role in the 2012 mixed action martial arts movie Here Comes the Boom. In 2015 and the following year he also appeared in the movie Pixels in True Memoirs of a Foreign Assassin, directed by Jeff Wadlow and released on 11 November 2016 by Netflix. In 2017 James co-starred in another Netflix film, Sandy Wexler, with Adam Sandler.

Kevin James: Personal life and girlfriend

On 19 June 2004, in California, James married actress, Steffiana de la Cruz. They have four kids. James claimed he was a practicing Catholic in 2012. James organized a conference in 2019 featuring Father Chad Ripperger and Scott Hahn, a theologian.

Kevin James with his Wife Steffiana de la Cruz

Caption: Kevin James with his Wife Steffiana de la Cruz

Kevin James: Net Worth and social media

Kevin James’ net worth has gone up as a phenomenal actor and comedian throughout his career. With his appearances in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Grown Ups” and “The Dilemma,” James has become a household name. In addition, throughout his career, Kevin James built up a phenomenal high net worth valued at $80 million.

Likewise, talking about his social media availability, he is available on Instagram by the name kevinjamesofficial with 1 million followers. Similarly, he is also available on Twitter by the name KevinJames where he has 409k followers.

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Kevin James: Body measurements

The comedian has body measurements of 32-26-32. He stands 1.73 meters tall and weighs 136kgs. Similarly, talking about his hair and eye color, they are both light brown in color.