Kevin James

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
As a stand-up comedian and actor, Kevin James built a dual career out of his own homegrown reality. With a tall, burly build and innate likeability, James planted his roots firmly in performing at a young age. Based ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1965 in Stony Brook, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Little Boy 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Fox (Actor)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

Paul Blart (Actor)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

President Will Cooper (Actor)

Tortured 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Eric Lamonsoff (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

Scott Voss (Actor)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

Frankenstein (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Dilemma 2011 (Movie)

Nick Brannen (Actor)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

Griffin Keyes (Actor)

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

Eric Lamonsoff (Actor)

How to Build the Perfect Grown Up 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 (Movie)

Paul Blart (Actor)

Dinner For Five 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Elmo's Christmas Countdown 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Dave Langer (Actor)

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Larry Valentine (Actor)

The King of Queens 1998 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Otis the Cow (Actor)

Monster House 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Officer Landers (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Ray Romano & Kevin James: Making The Cut 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Hitch 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

Factory Worker (Actor)

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Becker 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups III 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Flubs & Screw-Ups IV 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Frontal Comedy 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boy From Mercury 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Trash 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The List (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Inside Out: Leah Remini (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (5)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

(based on characters created by) (Source Material)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Here Comes the Boom 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Zookeeper 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

("Where Did The Time Go Girl") (Song Performer)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals 2006 (Movie)

("Down On The Farm (They All Ask For You)") (Song Performer)

Biography

As a stand-up comedian and actor, Kevin James built a dual career out of his own homegrown reality. With a tall, burly build and innate likeability, James planted his roots firmly in performing at a young age. Based upon his Long Island life and upbringing, James' material soon hit a familiar chord with working class viewers who stayed with his lengthy CBS series "The King of Queens" (1998-2007) for the long haul. Finding a second home onscreen in films expanded his persona into high-visibility comedies such as "Hitch" (2005) and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007), but broke through as an above-the-title star with the surprise smash "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009). Enjoying his tenure at a new level of stardom, James fit right in with Adam Sandler and his "SNL" crew in the comedy "Grown Ups" (2010) and, in a reflection of his wide-ranging appeal, hosted Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards the same year. Likable and talented, James continued to make the most of his success.

Relationships

Steffiana De La Cruz Actor

Wife
Married June 19, 2004 in Dana Point, CA

Shea James

Daughter
Born June 14, 2007; mother, Steffiana De La Cruz

Sienna-Marie James

Daughter
Born Sept. 30, 2005; mother, Steffiana De La Cruz

Kannon James

Son
Born April 24, 2011; mother, Steffiana De La Cruz

Joseph Knipfing

Father

Janet Knipfing

Mother
Worked in a chiropractor's office

Leslie Knipfing

Sister
Born c. 1967

Helga Martinez

Companion
Lived in Florida and had a long-distance relationship No longer together

Gary Valentine Actor

Brother
Born Nov. 22, 1961 as Gary Knipfing Played cousins on "The King of Queens" (CBS) from 1999-2007 Acted together in films including "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007) and "Here Comes the Boom" (2012)

EDUCATION

Ward Melville High School

East Setauket , New York 1983

State University of New York at Cortland

Cortland , New York
Played varsity football until a back injury ended his career; dropped out in 1989

Milestones

2013

Featured in the comedy sequel "Grown Ups 2"

2012

Co-wrote and starred as a biology teacher-turned-mixed martial arts fighter in action comedy "Here Comes the Boom"

2012

Voiced Frankenstein in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania," which also featured Sandler

2011

Starred in the title role of the "Zookeeper"

2010

Co-starred with Adam Sandler in ensemble comedy "Grown Ups"

2009

Wrote, produced, and starred in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

2009

Produced the web series "Dusty Peacock," which starred his brother Gary Valentine

2008

Again appeared in the Sandler comedy vehicle "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"

2007

Re-teamed with Adam Sandler for the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

2006

Voiced Otis the cow in the animated feature "Barnyard"

2006

Lent his voice to the animated feature "Monster House"

2005

First leading role in a feature, "Hitch" opposite Will Smith

2004

Cast in small role in "50 First Dates," starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

1998

Reprised role of Doug Heffernan on his own sitcom "The King of Queens" (CBS); earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Best Actor

1997

Landed recurring role on Romano's sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS) as Doug Heffernan; also credited as writer

1996

Appeared at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival

1996

Reconnected with Romano in Los Angeles, CA

1989

Met Queens-born stand-up Ray Romano on the comedy club circuit

Bonus Trivia

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When he began to achieve success as a stand-up comic in his mid-20s, James dropped his family name Knipfing.

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"It's amazing how me and Ray [Romano] both have shows. We laugh and say, 'How did Goofy and Chubby get an hour of prime-time television between them?'" – James quoted in People magazine, Dec. 14, 1998

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