24 Facts About Kevin James

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Kevin George Knipfing was born on April 26, 1965, and known professionally as Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter.

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Kevin James was nominated for a People's Choice Award in 2017 for a starring role in the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait.

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Kevin James George Knipfing was born on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York.

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Kevin James is the second son of office worker Janet and insurance agency owner Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.

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Kevin James has an elder brother, comedian and actor Gary Valentine, and a sister, Leslie.

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Kevin James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club on Long Island, managed by Richie Minervini.

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Kevin James gained popularity through numerous appearances on various talk shows, 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.

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Kevin James has done his stand-up routine on Just for Laughs, an annual comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec.

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Kevin James has appeared as a musical guest on Just for Laughs.

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10.

Kevin James appeared on television as the announcer for the MTV sports game show SandBlast from 1994 to 1996.

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Kevin James later moved to Los Angeles and befriended Ray Romano, and he guest-starred on a few episodes of Romano's hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.

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These appearances led to the development of his own sitcom, The King of Queens, which ran on the same network from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007, Kevin James played working class parcel delivery man Doug Heffernan who works for a company known as IPS.

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Kevin James is married to Carrie, a sharp-tongued, ambitious secretary at a Manhattan law firm who is far less content with working-class life in Queens.

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14.

Kevin James appeared in Grown Ups, which co-starred numerous Saturday Night Live alumni and was even more universally panned, yet was highly successful at the box office.

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15.

Kevin James had the lead role in the 2012 mixed martial arts comedy film Here Comes the Boom.

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16.

Kevin James starred as well in the movie Pixels in 2015 and the following year in True Memoirs of an International Assassin, directed by Jeff Wadlow and released by Netflix on November 11, 2016.

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17.

In 2017, Kevin James co-starred with Adam Sandler in another Netflix film, Sandy Wexler.

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18.

Kevin James had a lead dramatic role in the 2020 thriller film Becky.

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19.

Kevin James starred as NFL head coach Sean Payton in the 2022 biographical film Home Team.

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20.

Web series titled Dusty Peacock produced by Kevin James and starring his brother Gary Valentine began streaming on Crackle in July 2009.

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21.

In February 2020, Kevin James revived his YouTube channel which he had launched back on November 27, 2017 featuring short films "based on thin premises, like Kevin James eagerly waiting for a green light, misreading a hand wave, or spending birthdays by himself, but many carry a sense of melancholy and restraint.

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22.

On June 19, 2004, Kevin James married actress Steffiana de la Cruz in California.

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23.

In 2012, Kevin James stated that he is a devout Catholic.

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In 2019, Kevin James hosted a retreat featuring Father Chad Ripperger and theologian Scott Hahn.

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