Kevin James Net Worth, Facts About “The King of Queens”
Kevin James is a popular actor and comedian who started in the entertainment industry since 1989.
He’s also known as a film producer and screenwriter.
Kevin gained recognition when he starred in the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens” as Doug Heffernan.
He acted in the sitcom from 1998 to 2007 in which he got the huge number of fame worldwide.
Kevin James has appeared in several hit comedy movies such as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, “Zookeeper”, and “Pixels”.
He starred in another TV sitcom called “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS from 2016 until 2018.
Through his career in the entertainment industry, He earned a pretty huge salary.
Kevin James net worth of $80 million this year. How did he gain his net worth?
Kevin James Bio, Age, Education
Kevin James was born on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York. He was raised in Stony Brook as a kid.
Both of the places are on Long Island. Kevin James real name is Kevin George Knipfing.
He is the second son of Janet and Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.
His father is a German American who owns an insurance agency.
His mother worked in a chiropractor’s office and also a housewife.
Kevin has an older brother who is also a comedian and actor named Gary Valentine.
He also has one sister named Leslie Knipfing. Kevin James high school education was in Ward Melville High School.
Kevin James height is 173 cm. During the high school year, he tried to pursue a career as a wrestler.
However, he failed to continue his career because of his back injury.
Then, he attended the State University of New York. He played on the varsity football team as the halfback.
However, Kevin got another back injury which forced him to end his hopes in the sport.
Kevin James Career As Stand Up Comedian
Kevin began a career as a stand-up comedian in 1989. He made his debut in a comedy club on Long Island.
Through many appearances with hilarious performances, he gained more and more popularity.
He appeared in many talk shows including Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Kevin was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians.
He also performed on Just for Laughs comedy festival.
In 2001, he did his own stand-up special titled “Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff”.
In 2018, he released his newest special on Netflix titled “Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up”
Kevin James Career on TV
The first TV job of Kevin James was on “The New Candid Camera” show in 1991.
He played as an actor that prank unsuspecting people in that episode.
Kevin also appeared as the announcer for “SandBlast” an MTV sports game show in 1994.
Later, he moved to L.A. and guest-starred on a few episodes of “Everybody Loves Raymond”, his friend, Ray Romano’s sitcom.
His acting in the sitcom brought him to develop his own sitcom called “The King of Queens”.
The show ran from 1998 to 2007 on the CBS, the same network as his friend, Ray Romano.
In the sitcom, Kevin played as a working-class parcel delivery man named Dough Heffernan.
For his performance in the season 8 of the sitcom, Kevin was nominated as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for 2006’s Primetime Emmy Award.
Kevin James was in the 2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as the main host.
He was also the nominee in the award show.
Recently, he starred in a sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS from 2016 to 2018.
The show was canceled after season 2 ended.
Kevin James Career in Movies
Kevin James first appeared in a 2005’s romantic comedy film “Hitch” alongside Will Smith.
In 2006, Kevin co-starred with his friend, Ray Romano in “Grilled”, a comedy movie.
In the same year, he provided the voice for animated movies Monster House and Barnyard.
The, he co-starred with Adam Sandler in several movies, one of them was “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” in 2007.
In 2010, Kevin appeared in “Grown Ups” film alongside Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, David Spades, and Rob Schneider.
In 2011, he starred and also co-produced a comedy movie “Zookeeper”, playing as Griffin Keyes.
Later, the “Grown Ups” sequel “Grown Ups 2” was released in 2013.
The film was successful commercially but not critically.
Besides, he also appeared in several Netflix movies in 2016 and 2017.
Here are the highlight of the movies he involved in:
- Hitch (2005) as Albert Brennaman which made him a nominee in Teen Choice Awards for two categories.
- Monster House (2006) voice acting Officer Landers.
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) as Paul Blart
- Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013) as Eric Lamonsoff
- Pixels (2015) as William Cooper
- Hotel Transylvania franchise (2012), (2015), and (2017), as Frankenstein.
- True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) as Sam Larson
Kevin James Kids, Wife, Family, Personal Life
In 1974, Kevin James married Steffiana de la Cruz who was an actress at that time.
They both had an intimate marriage which was only 180 friends invited.
Kevin and Steffiana first met on a blind date. The matchmaker was Kevin’s interior decorator.
The couple has four kids. He is also quite active on Instagram.
Kevin James Instagram account has over 882 thousand followers.
One of the funniest Kevin James quotes is “Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants”.
Kevin James Home, Wealth
In 2016, Kevin James put his Delray Beach Estate in Florida on sale. He put $29 million price tag on that lavish estate.
Another house he put on sale was his Southern California home which he put $5 million price tag on it.
Currently, Kevin James lives in his Los Angeles house which stands on 5,386 sq ft.
The current Kevin James net worth was gained from his career as an actor and his comedy works.
Kevin Geroge Knipfing a.k.a Kevin James is a successful actor cum comedian.
His appearances in TV sitcom and movies are the reason he gained his big net worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kevin James net worth is approximately $80 million.