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Kevin James

Kevin JamesAKA Kevin George Knipfing

Born: 26-Apr-1965
Birthplace: Stony Brook, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The King of Queens

Kevin James played fullback on his college football team for three years, but dropped out after appearing in an amateur play. His older brother Gary was already a struggling comic, so James decided to try stand-up. After several years telling jokes in comedy clubs like Chuckles and YukYuk, James won the 1996 "Just for Laughs" Festival in Montreal. Meanwhile, a friend from the stand-up circuit, Ray Romano, had landed his own sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. Romano found a spot for James on his show's writing staff, and James soon wrote himself a recurring role on Raymond. From 1998 to 2007, he played Doug Heffernan, a schlubby put-upon working stiff in the sitcom The King of Queens. His brother, Gary Valentine, played James's cousin Danny on the sit-com.

Father: Joe James (insurance broker)
Mother: Janet James (housewife)
Brother: Gary Valentine (comedian, b. 22-Nov-1961)
Sister: Leslie James (school teacher, b. 1967)
Wife: Steffiana De La Cruz (model, b. 5-Sep-1975, m. 19-Jun-2004, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Sienna James (b. 2005)
Daughter: Shea Joelle James (b. 14-Jun-2007)
Son: Kannon Valentine James (b. 24-Apr-2011)

    High School: Ward Melville High School
    University: Cortland University (dropped out)

    Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Obesity

    TELEVISION
    The King of Queens

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Grown Ups 2 (11-Jul-2013)
    Here Comes the Boom (12-Oct-2012)
    Hotel Transylvania (8-Sep-2012) [VOICE]
    Zookeeper (6-Jul-2011) · Griffin Keyes
    The Dilemma (13-Jan-2011) · Nick Brannen
    Grown Ups (24-Jun-2010) · Eric Lamonsoff
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop (6-Jan-2009)
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (19-Jul-2007)
    Barnyard (4-Aug-2006) · Otis the Cow [VOICE]
    Grilled (11-Jul-2006)
    Monster House (15-Jun-2006) [VOICE]
    Hitch (11-Feb-2005) · Albert
    50 First Dates (13-Feb-2004) · Factory Worker


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