Ward Melville High School
State University of New York at Cortland
Returned to television as the star of the CBS sitcom "Kevin Can Wait"
Played President Will Cooper in the animated film "Pixels"
Reprised his role in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"
Featured in the comedy sequel "Grown Ups 2"
Voiced Frankenstein in animated feature "Hotel Transylvania," which also featured Sandler
Co-wrote and starred as a biology teacher-turned-mixed martial arts fighter in action comedy "Here Comes the Boom"
Starred in the title role of the "Zookeeper"
Co-starred with Adam Sandler in ensemble comedy "Grown Ups"
Produced the web series "Dusty Peacock," which starred his brother Gary Valentine
Wrote, produced, and starred in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"
Again appeared in the Sandler comedy vehicle "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"
Re-teamed with Adam Sandler for the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"
Voiced Otis the cow in the animated feature "Barnyard"
Lent his voice to the animated feature "Monster House"
First leading role in a feature, "Hitch" opposite Will Smith
Cast in small role in "50 First Dates," starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler
Reprised role of Doug Heffernan on his own sitcom "The King of Queens" (CBS); earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Best Actor
Landed recurring role on Romano's sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS) as Doug Heffernan; also credited as writer
Reconnected with Romano in Los Angeles, CA
Appeared at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival
Met Queens-born stand-up Ray Romano on the comedy club circuit
When he began to achieve success as a stand-up comic in his mid-20s, James dropped his family name Knipfing.