Who is Kevin James and what is his net worth 2018? Kevin James is an actor who is best known for portraying the role of Doug Heffernan in ‘The King of Queens’ on CBS. He is an also a comedian, producer, and screenwriter. He has also appeared in many films like ‘Zookeeper’, ‘Here Comes the Boom’, ‘Pixels’, ‘I Know Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’, ‘Hitch’, and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’. He started his career as a stand-up comedy and has appeared on many talk shows. James was also the grand marshal for Pepsi 400. He has also lent his voice in many animated movies including ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and ‘Pinocchio’.
Kevin George Knipfing known as Kevin James was born on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York. He was born to parents Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. and Janet Knipfing. His father was the owner of an insurance company and his mother used to work in a chiropractor’s office. He has an older brother named Gary Joseph Knipfing who is also an actor and is known by his stage name of Gary Valentine.
He also has a sister by the name Leslie Knipfing. He completed his graduation from Ward Melville High School and was at the #1 spot on the wrestling team. In his school, he was the friend of WWE wrestler Mick Foley and together they went to the State University of New York at Cortland. In his college, he used to play football as a halfback.
In June 2004, Kevin James got married to Steffiana de la Cruz who is an actress. They have four children together.
In 1989, Kevin James started doing stand-up comedy. He appeared in many talk shows like Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller Live, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. In 2001, he did his own stand-up comedy ‘Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff’.
In 1991, he got his first TV job on ‘The New Candid Camera’. He then went to Los Angeles and appeared in the series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. In 1998, he became a part of the sitcom ‘The King of Queens’. In 2010, he hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and in 2016 he appeared in the sitcom called ‘Kevin Can Wait’. In 2005, he made his film debut in ‘Hitch’.
In 2008, he was seen in the movie ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’. In 2011, he appeared in a lead role in ‘The Dilemma’. He co-wrote, produced and starred in the 2011 movie ‘Zookeeper’. In 2016, appeared in the movie ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ and a year later he appeared in the Netflix film called ‘Sandy Wexler’. In 2009, he produced the web series called ‘Dusty Peacock’ which starred his brother Gary Valentine. He has teamed up with his friend and actor Adam Sandler to promote his 2010 movie ‘Grown Ups’.
Kevin James was nominated for the 2017 People’s Choice Award in the category of ‘Favorite Actor in a New TV Series’. In 2006, he was nominated in the ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for ‘The King of Queens’. He has been nominated three times for the Teen Choice Awards.
Kevin James Net Worth
Kevin James has had a successful career both as an actor and as a producer. He has appeared in several television shows and is also a successful comedian. By doing so, he has gone to accumulate good wealth for himself. Kevin James’s net worth is an estimated $90 million.
He has also produced the ‘Dusty Peacock’ and became the grand marshal of ‘Pepsi 400’ in 2007. He has lent his voice in various animated series and has appeared in a total of 207 episodes in ‘The King of Queens’. He has also produced and co-written the 2009 movie ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ and ‘Here Comes the Boom’ in 2012.
Kevin James was placed at No. 89 of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians by Comedy Central. He has also done stand-up comedy on ‘Just for Laughs’ in Montreal in Quebec. He has appeared as a TV announcer for game show SandBlast on MTV in 1994. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.