Kevin James
Actor/Comedian
Kevin James
Kevin George Knipfing, better known by his stage name Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. James is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, The Dilemma, and Zookeeper.
Biography
Kevin James's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Kevin James
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Kevin James from around the web
In Defense Of Letting Yourself Go
Huffington Post - 10 days
By Dayna Evans For someone who’s never had a baby, I know a hell of a lot about “baby weight.” After Jessica Simpson gave birth to her first child in 2012, she was criticized publicly for how much weight she’d gained during pregnancy; the news cycle speculated so obsessively over Simpson’s body and potential “bounce back” that it inspired a Jezebel story cataloging 109 of the worst headlines. “Despite battle to lose 70 pounds, Jessica Simpson binges on birthday brownies,” wrote the Examiner; “Jessica Simpson is Working Her Way Back to Her Daisy Dukes,” wrote OK! How ghastly! Ack! The lady had put on too many pounds after, lord have mercy, bringing a real human life into the world. And after she admitted that her body was “not bouncing back like a supermodel,” Simpson, then 31, worked extra hard to get herself back into fighting form. Drew Barrymore admitted to the same disgrace recently: putting on 20 pounds when she’d been going through a divorce. “I had sort of let myself go,” s ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Cher's First Acting Role In 7 Years Will Be A Lifetime Movie About The Flint Water Crisis
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Cher has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Rick Snyder for his handling of the nearly three-year-long water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Now she will star in a Lifetime movie about the lead-contamination disaster. Cher is set to play a local whose family suffers through the crisis, according to Deadline. Titled “Flint,” the movie will chronicle the events that caused the water’s toxicity and the political maneuvers that fostered dangerous living conditions for the town’s roughly 100,000 residents. No air date has been announced, but production is expected to begin this spring. Bruce Beresford (”Driving Miss Daisy,” “Crimes of the Heart”) is directing, with a script written by Barbara Stepansky and inspired by Time magazine’s 2016 cover story headlined “The Poisoning Of An American City.” “Flint” marks Cher’s first live-action acting gig since the 2010 musical masterpiece “Burlesque,” co-starring Christina Aguilera. (In 2011, the actress voiced a lion in the Kevin James dud “Zookee ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Monday's TV Highlights: 'Timeless' on NBC
LATimes - 3 months
SERIES Kevin Can Wait After Kevin (Kevin James) promises to spend time with his family, his resolve is tested when his buddies surprise him with tickets to a Billy Joel concert. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice The top eight artists perform in front of the coaches for America’s vote as the semifinals begin. 8...
Article Link:
LATimes article
Kevin James And Jimmy Fallon Are The Messiest '80s Cops Ever
Huffington Post - 3 months
Things got real messy real quick when actor Kevin James and Jimmy Fallon played detectives in a spoof ‘80s cop show. The “King of Queens” star didn’t see eye-to-eye with “The Tonight Show” host in a hilarious Thanksgiving edition of the recurring “Point Pleasant Police Department” skit on Thursday. And each time they came to pronounce the letter “P,” they somehow managed to spit out whatever food and drink they had in their mouths. Poultry, pumpkin, Pinot Grigio, parades and piping down. That’s a LOT of Ps. Watch the full skit above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=582d8e8ce4b058ce7aa9489c,57a0e70ee4b08a8e8b5fba8d,5698ef43e4b0b4eb759e0925 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Monday's TV Highlights: 'People of Earth' on TBS
LATimes - 3 months
SERIES Kevin Can Wait Kevin (Kevin James) persuades his buddies to invest in his new food truck business, but his chef (Keone Young) quits, leaving Kevin in a pickle. 8 p.m. CBS Supergirl While trying to rescue Mon-El (Chris Wood), who’s been taken captive by CADMUS, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist)...
Article Link:
LATimes article
Let’s Give Our New Overlord Voldemort A Chance: An Open Letter From Harry Potter
Huffington Post - 3 months
Dear Fellow Wizards and Witches, I know many of us are still reeling from the shocking results of last week’s epic battle here at Hogwarts. I was certain that after all we’d been through together, we would prevail. I want to thank those of you who did bring your wands to fight for what you believe in. But in the end, today we must face our new reality, however surprising: We lost. Voldemort is our new overlord. And though we have several valid concerns about his likely oppressive and destructive rule, we need to give him a chance. Now, I know what you’re thinking. How did we lose when we had greater numbers? While it’s true we had a clear majority ― even when factoring in the Slytherin turnout or support for third-party underdogs like the Green party’s Sybil Trelawny. Or Harambe. But our leadership is unfortunately not decided by numbers. It’s decided by Horcruxes ― that is, everyday objects where fragmented pieces of a candidate’s soul are hidden to protect it from destructio ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Monday's TV Highlights: 'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee' on TBS
LATimes - 4 months
SERIES Kevin Can Wait Kevin and Donna’s (Kevin James, Erinn Hayes) pretend they aren’t in on Halloween, to avoid trick-or-treaters. Kevin James’ daughters Sienna and Shea guest star as costumed candy-seekers. 8 p.m. CBS Supergirl Kara and Alex (Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh) discover an alien...
Article Link:
LATimes article
'MacGyver,' Kevin James join nostalgia wave
CNN - 5 months
Television keeps changing, but the major networks continue to embrace the idea of premiere week, trotting out a host of new and returning shows beginning in mid-September.
Article Link:
CNN article
Six new CBS series, six white male leads. With prime-time diversity growing, how did the network fall behind?
LATimes - 7 months
When CBS presents its fall programs at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour this week, its lineup will include three new comedies built around TV veterans Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale; a tech-infused medical drama with Dermot Mulroney, a legal drama with Michael Weatherly and...
Article Link:
LATimes article
Christina Grimmie's brother remembers his sister in touching Facebook post
Yahoo News - 8 months
Christina Grimmie's brother Marcus, who tackled the gunman who fatally shot the singer on Friday night, has paid tribute to his sister on Facebook.  "Christina was more than my sister. She was a partner in life. A superstar. A goofball. Introverted. And a friend to everyone. Genuinely," wrote Grimmie. "But above all...she was my baby sister." SEE ALSO: 15 YouTube covers that display the vast talent of Christina Grimmie Grimmie shared photos of his sister and encouraged others to do the same and comment with their favorite memories of Christina.  Marcus, who is also a musician, was with his sister when the gunman, Kevin James Loibl, opened fire while she was signing autographs after her concert. Marcus tackled Loibl, who shot and killed himself in the struggle. "[It is] unknown what his plans were for after killing Christina, but very heroic actions by Marcus to jump in, and definitely could have prevented further loss of life," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina during a press confere ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Orlando Police identify 'Voice' star Christina Grimmie's killer as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl
Yahoo News - 8 months
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Police identify 'Voice' star Christina Grimmie's killer as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
CBS will double up on comedy this fall
LATimes - 9 months
CBS will add seven new series to its fall prime-time lineup with an added emphasis on comedy. The push toward more laughs on the CBS schedule for the 2016-17 TV season unveiled Wednesday was helped by having two proven sitcom stars, Kevin James ("The King of Queens") and Matt LeBlanc ("Friends"),...
Article Link:
LATimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin James
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 46
    In 2012, James had the leading role in the mixed martial arts comedy film Here Comes the Boom.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2011
    Age 45
    In 2011, he had a lead role opposite Vince Vaughn in the comedy/Drama, The Dilemma, he also had the leading role in the movie, Zookeeper, which he wrote and produced.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2010
    Age 44
    He did it again in June 2010 with actor/buddy Adam Sandler to promote Grown Ups as well as 2012 at the fall Talladega race.
    More Details Hide Details
    James hosted the 2010 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 27, 2010 on Nick.
    More Details Hide Details He also was a nominee into the Arm Fart Hall of Fame of the next year's show as Kevin "Not-Quite-As-Good-As-Me" James, but lost to Josh Duhamel.
    He hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, on March 27, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details James was born Kevin George Knipfing in Mineola, New York. He is the second son of Janet, a homemaker who also worked in a chiropractor's office, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., who owned an insurance agency. He has German ancestry. James has two siblings, Gary Joseph Knipfing, known as Gary Valentine, also a comedian, and Leslie Knipfing; Leslie works for James and helped raise money through charity events for retinitis pigmentosa, with which she is afflicted.
  • 2009
    Age 43
    A web series titled Dusty Peacock produced by James and starring his brother Gary Valentine began streaming on Crackle in July 2009.
    More Details Hide Details
    James' 2009 comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop, where he patrolled the West Orange Pavilion Mall on a Segway PT, opened as the #1 film in North America with a weekend gross of $39 million, despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, and eventually grossed $219 million from ticket and home video sales.
    More Details Hide Details More recently, 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.
  • 2007
    Age 41
    In 2007, James co-starred opposite Adam Sandler in the widely scorned comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and also made a cameo in Sandler's 2008 film You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2006
    Age 40
    In 2006, he co-starred with his Everybody Loves Raymond colleague Ray Romano in the comedy Grilled and provided voice work in the animated films Monster House and Barnyard.
    More Details Hide Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    James made his film debut in the 2005 romantic comedy, Hitch, alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes.
    More Details Hide Details
    He also starred in 2005 romantic comedy film Hitch alongside Will Smith.
    More Details Hide Details James was the original voice of Otis in Barnyard, but for the rest of the series, Chris Hardwick was filled in to replace James (first in Back at the Barnyard).
  • 2004
    Age 38
    On June 19, 2004, James married actress Steffiana de la Cruz.
    More Details Hide Details Their first child, daughter Sienna-Marie, was born 2005. Their second daughter, Shea Joelle, was born 2007, she was named after the ballpark Shea Stadium. They welcomed their first son and third child, Kannon Valentine, 2011. James is the younger brother of comedian Gary Valentine (born Gary Knipfing), who played Doug's cousin Danny Heffernan on King of Queens. He is a close friend of retired MMA fighter Bas Rutten, and trains with him at his school in Thousand Oaks, California. Kevin James is also known for being a big sports fan, and is particularly a fan of the New York Knicks, New York Jets, and the New York Mets.
  • 1998
    Age 32
    James moved to Los Angeles and befriended Ray Romano and he later guest-starred on a few episodes of Romano's hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. 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.
    More Details Hide Details James played the lead as a middle-class delivery man, Doug, who worked for a company known as IPS and was married to Carrie (Leah Remini). They lived with his father-in-law, played by Jerry Stiller. For his work on the eighth season, James was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, in 2006. In 2007, he was the grand marshal, for saying the most famous line in auto racing "Gentlemen, start your engines" for NASCAR racing in the 2007 Pepsi 400.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 23
    James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club in Long Island, New York managed by Richie Minervini.
    More Details Hide Details He 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. James was #89 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians. James has also done his stand-up routine on Just for Laughs, an annual comedy festival in Montreal. Later he was on commercials for Mazzio's Italian Eatery. In 2001, James did his own stand-up special called Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff. He has also appeared as a musical guest on Just for Laughs.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 17
    James was raised in the "S-Section" of Stony Brook, New York, and graduated from Ward Melville High School in 1983, where he was on the football and wrestling teams.
    More Details Hide Details One of his wrestling teammates, Mick Foley, eventually became a professional wrestler. James was a student at, but did not graduate from, the State University of New York at Cortland, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on April 26, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)