Steve Harvey

Comedian, Actor, Broadcaster
Armed with a wicked grin and a sense of humor that could pinball from folksy to salty within the same breath, Steve Harvey was among the most popular stand-up comics of the late 1990s and new millennium, and as such ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1957 in Welch, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (78)

Celebrity Family Feud 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Celebration of Gospel 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Steve Harvey 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Celebration of Gospel 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 44th NAACP Image Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Celebration of Gospel 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2005, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebration of Gospel 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Family Feud 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

Good Morning America 1995 - 2005, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1995 - 2005, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge 1995 - 2005, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mo'Nique Show 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Steve Harvey Show 1995 - 2005, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Chilli Wants 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebration of Gospel 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

9th Annual Celebration of Gospel 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

Steve Harvey (Actor)

Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam 1991 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet! 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Comedy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Buzz (Actor)

2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mo'Nique 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnson Family Vacation 2004 (Movie)

Max Johnson (Actor)

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

You Got Served 2004 (Movie)

Mr Rad (Actor)

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

Clarence Johnson (Actor)

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

Miles Smoke (Actor)

The Parkers 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

2002 Celebration of Gospel 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2nd Annual BET Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloopers 5 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Showtime at the Apollo 1987 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebration of Gospel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: The Original Kings of Comedy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Original Kings of Comedy 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Harvey: One Man 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Steve Harvey 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Me and the Boys 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy From the Caribbean 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Concert Hour 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Coming to the Stage (TV Show)

Actor

Diamonds in the Rough (TV Show)

Actor

Little Big Shots (TV Show)

Host
Producer (5)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet! 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mobile Home Disaster 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pulled Over 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (4)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

("Thinkuboutmi") (Song)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

("My Girl") (Song Performer)

The Original Kings of Comedy 2000 (Movie)

("Gilligan's Island" "Movin' On Up" "Love Boat Main Title") (Song Performer)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: the Secret of the Ooze 1991 (Movie)

("Creatures of Habit") (Song)
Writer (2)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

(from book: "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man") (Source Material)

Think Like A Man 2012 (Movie)

(from book: "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man") (Source Material)

Biography

Armed with a wicked grin and a sense of humor that could pinball from folksy to salty within the same breath, Steve Harvey was among the most popular stand-up comics of the late 1990s and new millennium, and as such, parlayed his success into a variety of entertainment venues - from film and television to host of his own syndicated radio program. Like Bill Cosby and Robin Harris before him, Harvey was a keen observer of small-scale dramas within the African-American community - clashes of style and intent between churchg rs, neighbors and family members - and his material was honed through years of club dates before receiving its biggest showcase in Spike Lee's feature "The Original Kings of Comedy" (2000). A major hit, it paved the way for Harvey to become a TV star with "The Steve Harvey Show" (The WB, 1996-2002) and enjoy a modest career in features like "Johnson Family Vacation" and "You Got Served." But rather than pursue either medium, Harvey turned to radio, where his comedy - and considerable philanthropic pursuits - could receive a broad and largely unfiltered canvas. As both a performer and agent for positive change within his community, Harvey was among the most powerful and influential in the entertainment industry.

Relationships

Steven

Step-Son
born c. 1985

Marjorie Bridges

Wife
Married June 25, 2007

Marcia Harvey

Wife
Married in 1980 Divorced in 1994

Jesse Harvey

Father
Born in 1914 Died on April 7, 2000 of black lung disease

Eloise Harvey

Mother
Died of a stroke in 1997 at age 83

Brandy Harvey

Daughter
Born in 1982; twin of Charlie; mother, Marcia Harvey

Charlie Harvey

Daughter
Born in 1982; twin of Brandy; mother, Marcia Harvey

Wynton Harvey

Son
Born July 18, 1997; mother, Mary Lee Shackleford mother, Mary Lee Harvey

Mary Shackelford

Wife
Met in 1989 Married June 21, 1996; mother of Harvey's son Wynton Divorced Dec. 3, 2005 Posted several videos on YouTube in January 2001, alleging that Harvey was a chronic cheater in their marriage who then took their son and left her with nothing after they split

EDUCATION

Glenville High School

Cleveland , Ohio

Kent State University

Kent , Ohio
attended on scholarship; enrolled in 1977; dropped out

Milestones

2012

His book i>Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man served as basis for the ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man"; also executive produced and made a cameo in film

2010

Replaced John O'Hurley as the host of long-running syndicated game show "Family Feud"

2009

Wrote the non-fiction book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

2009

Appeared as himself in Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail"

2006

Stand-up performance featured in the film "Don't Trip...He Ain't Through with Me Yet"

2005

Voiced Buzz in the animated feature "Racing Stripes"

2004

Appeared in the film "You Got Served"

2003

Played Nick Cannon's father in the comedy "Love Don't Cost a Thing"

2003

Starred in his own variety show "Steve Harvey's Big Time"

2000

Served as host of the show-within-the-film in Spike Lee's "The Original Kings of Comedy"

2000

Participated "The Kings of Comedy" tour with fellow performers D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, and Cedric the Entertainer

1996

Starred on "The Steve Harvey Show" (The WB)

1995

Featured in own comedy special on HBO

1994

Co-hosted "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 1995" (ABC)

1994

Starred on ABC sitcom "Me and the Boys"

1994

Began hosting syndicated "It's Showtime at the Apollo"

1993

Was hit at "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1993

Had small role in feature film "Cliffhanger"

1985

Took a chance and won amateur night comedy contest at a Cleveland club

Clocked more than 120,000 miles in his car playing club dates in the U.S. and Canada

Moved with family from West Virginia to Cleveland, OH

Bonus Trivia

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"I have a tendency to agree with what Bill Cosby said one time: If we are going to give America a drive-by view of us [African Americans], then it should always be a positive view, because the only way to help this whole situation is to show the other side. The news will show the negative because they sensationalize everything." – Harvey in The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 18, 1994

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"It's flat-out cold cash. I don't know of anything else I could do legally that could make as much money as this and still let me go to bed at peace with myself." – Harvey on why he does sitcoms, quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 16, 1994

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