Kevin James - Updated Feb 2024

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Kevin James

Kevin James is an American Movie Actor. Kevin James was able to play Doug on the TV sitcom “The King of Queens”. Likewise, his other film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Pixels, Hitch, as well as Grown-Ups, and many others.

Birth Facts and Education

Kevin James was born on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, USA. He is 56 years old and is under the astrological sign, Taurus. He holds American nationality and his full name is Kevin George Knipfing.

His father’s name is Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. and his mother’s name is Janet Knipfing. And, his father was German-American and an insurance agency owner whereas his mother was an office worker.

Likewise, Kevin also has an elder brother, Gary Valentine who is a comedian and actor. He also has a younger sister whose name is Leslie. Moreover, James along with his siblings were raised Catholic by their parents.

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Caption: Kevin James with his parents and siblings (Source: Big Spring Farm)

Kevin James – Education

Regarding Kevin’s educational background and qualifications, he graduated from Ward Melville High School. He then went on to attend the State University of New York at Cortland, where he was able to play halfback on the varsity football team until another back injury permanently ended his sports hopes.

Kevin James – Career and Professional Life

Kevin James started doing stand-up comedy in the year 1989. He then was able to make his debut at the East Side Comedy Club on “Long Island”. He was able to gain popularity through numerous appearances on various talk shows, such as 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.

Likewise, he has even done his stand-up routine on Just for Laughs which is an annual comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec. In the year 2001, he was able to do his own stand-up special, “Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff”. Again in the year 2018, he was able to release another stand-up special on Netflix, “Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up”.

Moreover, Kevin James’ first television job was in the year 1991 on “The New Candid Camera”. He also appeared on television as the announcer for the MTV sports game show “SandBlast” from 1994-96. He also guest-starred on a few episodes of Romano’s hit CBS sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond”.

All of these appearances led to the development of his sitcom, “The King of Queens”. He received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in the year 2006. He also was able to star in the sitcom “Kevin Can Wait”.

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Caption: James’s video’s poster (Source: Instagram)

More About Career

Kevin was able to make his starring film debut in the year 2005 in the romantic comedy “Hitch”. He also appeared in Grilled, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, The Dilemma, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, and Sandy Wexler and many others.

Likewise, James was the grand marshal for the Pepsi 400 promoting I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry and saying “Gentlemen, start your engines” in the year 2007. Moreover, a web series, “Dusty Peacock” produced by James and starring his brother Gary Valentine started streaming on Crackle in July 2009. Furthermore, he also owns a YouTube channel.

Kevin James – Relationship Status

Kevin tied the knot with Steffiana de la Cruz in California on June 19, 2004. And, his wife, Steffiana de la Cruz is an actress as well. The couple is happy and is still together and they have four children together. The names of his children are Kannon Valentine James, Sistine Sabella James, Shea Joelle James, and Sienna-Marie James.

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Caption: Kevin along with his wife (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

He has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is 136 Kg but his other body measurements are not available until now. Moreover, James has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Social Media

Kevin is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He has garnered 1.7 million followers on Instagram and 460.2K followers on Twitter. Likewise, he has mustered 2.9 million followers on Facebook and 967K subscribers on YouTube.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth, Kevin has a net worth of $100 million and his main income source is his career as a comedian and an actor. He most definitely has other income sources as well.