Facts of Kevin George Knipfing
|Full Name:||Kevin George Knipfing|
|Age:||58 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||April 26,1965|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Birth Place:||Mineola, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Joseph Valentine Knipfing|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Steffiana de la Cruz|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
|Net Worth:||$80 million|
|Ethnicity:||Italian, Jewish, German|
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
|Eye Color:||Light brown|
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Kevin James is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian who is famous for playing the role of Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom ‘The King of Queens’.
Kevin James was interested to make his career as a sportsman but later he changed his mind towards acting.
What is Kevin James Famous For?
- Is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian
- Role of Doug Heffernan in The King of Queens
How old is Kevin James? Age, Bio, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity
Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, USA to Janet and Joseph Valentine Knipfing.
His mother worked in a chiropractor’s office while his father owned an insurance agency. He grew up along with his brother, Gary Joseph Knipfing, and one sister, Leslie Knipfing.
Kevin holds American citizenship and his ethnicity is a mix of German, Jewish, and Italian.
For education, he joined Ward Melville High School and graduated in 1983. During his earlier days, he used to play football and also participated in wrestling matches.
After that, he attended the State University of New York at Cortland to study sports management. However, he quit before graduation.
All About Kevin James’ Career
When he was in his university, he auditioned for a comedic part in a Shoreham-Wading River Community Theater production during his semester break. Fortunately, he was selected and his first performance was a success. Then he further developed his passion for comedy and dropped out of college to become a comedian.
Kevin joined his brother Gary’s Valentine group and performed regularly at Long Island’s East Side Comedy Club. He became friends with the club owner Richie Minervini and adopted the stage name, Kevin James.
In 1989, he performed a solo five-minute stand-up act at the club which was a big success. He was invited to perform there regularly. In the meantime, he did a part-time job at a local warehouse.
He rose to fame after appearing as the announcer for the MTV sports game show ‘SandBlast’ in 1994 and hosted the show for two seasons till 1996. He made his guest appearance on eight episodes of the hit television sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ from 1996 till 1999.
In 2005, he debuted his film career from the role of Albert Brennaman in the romantic comedy ‘Hitch’. His performance was highly appreciated and the film was a hit.
In 2006, he worked as a voice actor in ‘Monster House’, ‘Barnyard’, and ‘Emperor’s New School’. Furthermore, he made his appearance in the comedy film ‘Grilled’ with his friend Ray Romano.
In 2009, he co-wrote and starred as the title character in the action-comedy ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’. The film got mixed reviews but was a box office hit.
Furthermore, he hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in 2010. Also, he was nominated for the Arm Fart Hall of Fames for the next year’s show though he lost out to Josh Duhamel.
Kevin James: Net Worth (2020)
He has an estimated net worth of around $80 million USD but his salary and income are not available. As an American actor, he earns around $57k per annum.
- Sports: New York Knicks, New York Jets, New York Mets, and New York Islanders
Kevin James: Wife, Children, Marriage
He married actress Steffiana de la Cruz on June 19, 2004. The pair is blessed with four children: Sienna-Marie, Shea Joelle, Kannon Valentine, and Sistine Sabella. They met for the first time on a blind date arranged by his interior decorator.
Kevin James: Height, Weight, Eye Color
He has a height of 5 ft. 9 inches and weighs 136 kg. Also, he has light brown eyes and light brown hair and has an athletic type of body.
Is Kevin James active on social media?
He has around 1 million followers on Instagram, around 875k followers on Facebook, and around 409k followers on Twitter.
Did You Know?
- His first television job was in 1991 on The New Candid Camera.
- He is a sportsman.
- Kevin is very selective about his roles.
- He also made his appearance as a musical guest in Just For Laugh.