Kevin James is an American comedian.
Kevin James was born on 26th April in the year 1965. His birth place was at Mineola city situated at New York.
Kevin James mother Janet Knipfing, and father, Joseph Valentine Knipfing was the owner of an insurance company. He was brought up in Stony Brook, New York.In 1983, he completed graduation from Ward Melville High School.Gary Joseph Knipfing who is a popular comedian is brother of Kevin. Leslie Knipfing is James other sibling. In the year 2004, on 19th of June, he married model Steffiana de la Cruz. He is blessed with two daughters, Sienna-Marie who was born September 30, 2005 and Shea Joelle, born on June 14, 2007.
Kevin James is popularly known for his role of lead character Doug Heffernan on the television sitcom The King of Queens.He was offered comedy roles in various television shows. These offers of stand up comedy gave a popular start to his career
James gained popularity through his appearances on various talk shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kelly. He was ranked 89th on Comedy Central's list out of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians.The King of Queens, a television sitcom was debuted on September 21, 1998.It ended on May 14, 2007. He played the lead character, Doug Heffernan.Leah Remini also starred in the serial. She performed the role of a nagging wife, Carrie while Jerry Stiller performed the supporting role. James was rewarded with first Emmy Award nomination for his outstanding performance as Lead Actor, for the television series in the year 2006
In the year 2005 Kevin James acted for the first time in a movie, romantic comedy, Hitch, with Will Smith and Eva Mendes.
The film earned approx. $179 million only, in the United States.
In 2006, Kevin James starred with Ray Romano in the comedy “Grilled”. He also voiced few characters in few films like one of the animated hit, Barnyard and in movie Monster House, in 2006. In 2007, he acted in the comedy film, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.He is currently doing a film, You Don't Mess with the Zohan.In March of 2008, he was seen in West Roxbury, Massachusetts shooting for the film, Mall Cops which would be released in few months time.