• 10/12/2022

Kevin James – comedian Kevin James

Kevin James – comedian Kevin James

Comedian Kevin James was a stand-up comedian for 11 years prior to hitting it in the big screen. His first break came when he joined “Just for Laughs” Montreal Comedy Festival in 1996. Since then, he’s been appearing in several television shows including “The Late Show with David Letterman” as well as in his one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central “Sweat the Small Stuff”.

Contrastingly, while Kevin was attending at Cortland University, he played fullback on the university’s football team but realized after 3 years that it wasn’t for him. That’s when he started doing stand-up comedy routines in the comedy circuit and met Ray Romano. He landed in a role in Romano’s sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” and later had his own show “The King of Queens”, which he currently co-produces as well. His inspirations are Robert Klein and Jerry Seinfeld. Besides the stardom that he’s reached, Kevin still does stand-up comedy touring all over the US performing his routines.

Some say that “King of the Queens” is a spin-off the “Everbody Loves Raymond” but the truth of the matter is that both Ray and Kevin make guest appearances in each other’s show. Comedian Kevin James was once quoted that despite the huge success of his television show, he will continue to trace back his roots and do stand-up acts.

Entertainment Weekly acknowledged comedian Kevin James as among The 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment in the magazine’s 2001 “It” issue. He also is in rank 89 in the all time Comics list. Kevin also made it big in the big screen pairing with award winners Will Smith and Eva Mendes in the move “Last First Kiss”. He’s also the voice behind Otis, the lead character of the movie “The Barnyard” under Nick Movies. From June 1999 to 2000, Kevin was given the chance to host Florida’s official sports award show “Florida Sports Awards” in Jacksonville, FL.

This comic was born in Mineola, New York on April 26,1965 but grew up in Stony Brook, New York. In April 2000, moved to his brother Gary Valentine’s place in Los Angeles. Gary is also a stand-up comedian. His wife whom he married in June 19, 2004 is model Steffiana De La Cruz. He met her on a blind date.

Comedian Kevin James will be starring in the new movie “Grilled” – a story about two ineffective salesmen who’s behind quota. The meat company gives them an ultimatum by the end of the day. We’ll see if they can keep their jobs or be dead meat.