|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
|Born:||April 26, 1965|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Actor/Comedian|
Kevin James is an American actor and comedian from Mineola. James is mostly known for his roles as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom ‘The King of Queens’.
He is also known from the movies such as ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’, ‘Grown Ups’, ‘Zookeeper’, ‘Pixels’ and ‘Sandy Wexler’. The talented comedian has received several nominations and awards for his performance in his films.
As of 2019, Kevin James’ net worth $80 million dollars.
Kevin James was born in Mineola, New York on the 26th of April, 1965. James is the second son of Janet and Joseph Valentine Knipfing. His mother worked in a chiropractor’s office while his father owned an insurance agency.
James attended Ward Melville School in 1983, and he used to play football and also participated in wrestling matches. He went to the State University of New York. However, he quit before the graduation.
Kevin James got the opportunity to perform a solo stand-up act at the club in 1989 which was a big success. James was later invited to perform on the club to perform regularly.
He hosted ‘SandBlast’ in 1994 which aired for two seasons till 1996. James had his first television debut in 1996 when he starred in the hit sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’.
James big breakthrough came in 1998 when he was chosen to star as the main lead ‘Doug Heffernan’ in the CBS sitcom ‘The King of Queens’. His incredible portrayal endeared him to the audiences and made him very popular.
In 2006, James served as the voice actor in ‘Monster House’, ‘Barnyard’ and ‘Emperor’s New School’. He also featured in the comedy movie ‘Grilled’ with his friend Ray Romano.
Since then, James co-wrote and starred as the title character in the comedy ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ in 2009. Two years later he co-produced the comedy film ‘Zookeeper’ in which he also starred as one of the main characters.
Here are some of the best highlights of Kevin James’ career:
- 50 First Dates (Movie, 2004)
- Hitch (Movie, 2005)
- Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, 2006) – Nominated
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Movie, 2009)
- Grown Ups (Movie, 2010)
- Zookeeper (Movie, 2011)
- Pixels (Movie, 2015)
- Sandy Wexler (Movie, 2017)
Favorite Quotes from Kevin James
“Nowadays, a lot of people steal. Some of the people steal feelings, break others people hearts and lives, some of the people steal physical stuff such as cars, bags, wallets, and houses but are those people the only types of offenders in the world?! The answer is no, they aren’t. There is another type that is growing day by day and this type is represented by hackers.” – Kevin James
“Hackers are persons who are passionate and attracted by knowing everything in detail about the cybernetic systems, especially computer systems. Despite the conception that hackers are persons with evil intentions that want to run the world someday by their own conceptions, their passion for details and understanding them most of the hackers have a professional goal and they don’t use their knowledge to seek and exploit a weakness in a computer system.” – Kevin James
“You know, when you’re a fat guy you don’t need a reason to sweat. Guys come up to me and go “Jeez… what have you been doing – jumping rope in the attic or something?”…”Umm, no… I peeled an orange about an hour ago, why?” – Kevin James
“How big are muffins going to get before we all join hands across America? Have you seen them? They’re huge. “Yeah, I’ll take a coffee and… Oh, my God! Yeah, I’ll have the beanbag chair with raisins.” – Kevin James
“I discovered I scream the same way whether I’m about to be devoured by a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.” – Kevin James
“I had many teachers that were great, positive role models and taught me to be a good person and stand up and be a good man. A lot of the principals they taught me still affect how I act sometimes and it’s 30 years later.” – Kevin James
Kevin James net worth has increased throughout his career as a phenomenal actor and comedian. James has become a household name with his roles in ”Paul Blart: Mall Cop’, ‘Grown Ups’ and ‘The Dilemma’.
Kevin James has built a phenomenal high net worth throughout his career estimated to be $80 million dollars.