Kevin James is an American comedian and actor. You can recognize him from his show ‘The King of Queens’ where he plays ‘Doug Heffernan’. His popular appearances include movies like ‘Pixels’, ‘Hitch’, ‘Here Comes the Boom’, ‘Zookeeper’, and ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’. Here is a quick summary of Kevin James’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Kevin James Early Life
Kevin James was born as Kevin George Knipfing in 1965 on 25th April to Janet Knipfing and Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. He was born and brought up in Long Island, New York. He was raised in a Catholic household, which helped in bringing Kevin closer to Jesus. He completed his schooling at Ward Melville High School. Then he enrolled in and completed his graduation from the State University of New York at Cortland. He often took part in his school and college events to perform his stand-ups.
Kevin married his wife Steffiana de la Cruz in 2004. The couple has four children named Shea Joelle James, Sistine Sabella James, Sienna-Marie James and Kannon Valentine James. Kevin James has a very funny jolly image, as the actor has never been linked with any co-star or with any illegal cause or cult. He likes to keep a low profile and enjoys most of his free time with his family.
Kevin James Career, Awards & Achievement
Kevin James started off his career in 1989 by doing stand-up comedy. Later he started getting more opportunities when he appeared in Talk shows like ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘Dennis Miller Live’, ‘The Late Late Show’, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’, and ‘Live with Regis and Kathie Lee’. Some of his most notable work includes ‘The King of Queens’, ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’, ‘Kevin Can Wait’, and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’.
In 2002, Kevin made his movie debut with ‘Pinocchio’. Later he became a part of movies like ‘Hitch’, ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘Here Comes the Boom’, ‘Little Boy’, ‘Monster House’, ‘Sandy Wexler’, ‘Grown Ups’, ‘The Dilemma’, and ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’. Kevin also produced a web series called ‘Dusty Peacock’, which also starred Gary Valentine who is his brother. He has also been an active promoter of brands like Pepsi and coke in the past.
Awards & Achievements
Kevin James has been nominated for awards for ‘People’s Choice Awards’, ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’, ‘Golden Raspberry Award’, ‘Razzie Awards’, and ‘Teen Choice Awards’. He hasn’t won any awards but he has definitely left his imprints in the heart of his fans through comedy. He blessed us with the best cure for all diseases laughter which exudes positivity which is good for everyone.
Net Worth of Kevin James
Kevin James has an estimated net worth of over $85 million. Most of his net worth comes from his regular salary as an actor. He is active on both big as well as small screen, being a part of dozens of Hollywood projects. He also makes some extra dollars by endorsing several brands.
Kevin James is considered as of the best ‘100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians’. He is an icon, one of the best comedy actors of our times. People often love to watch his stand-up gigs and movies with their family, because of the balance of humor in it. Unlike other comedians, most of his work is family friendly, which can be enjoyed by everyone. He still continues to work on his comedy gigs and acting projects as he did, two decades ago when he first started in the industry. He currently working in a US sitcom called ‘Kevin Can Wait’, which is currently in its second season.