Kevin James

American actor and comedian

Kevin James

American actor and comedian Kevin James is best known for playing Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.”

Kevin James | Early Life, Family and Education

On April 26, 1965, Kevin James was born in Mineola, New York. His father, Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr., owned an insurance agency, while his mother, Janet, worked at an office. James has a sister named Leslie and an older brother named Gary Valentine, a comedian and actor.

His upbringing was in Stony Brook, New York. James used to wrestle and play football while he was a student at Ward Melville School in 1983. He attended New York State University. But he left school before graduating.


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Kevin James | Career

In 1989, James made his stand-up comedy debut at the East Side Comedy Club on Long Island. His numerous appearances on various talk shows, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Dennis Miller Live, The Late Late Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, helped him gain popularity.


James’ first television role was in The New Candid Camera in 1991. In 1994, he had an appearance in A&E’s An Evening at the Improv. From 1994 to 1996, James made television appearances as the announcer for the MTV sports game show SandBlast.

He appeared as a guest star on multiple episodes of “Everybody Loves Raymond” after relocating to Los Angeles and becoming friends with Ray Romano. James’ major break came in 1998 when he was selected to play Doug Heffernan, the main character, in the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens.”

Kevin James made his acting debut in the romantic comedy Hitch in 2005, joining Will Smith and Eva Mendes after appearing in a cameo in 50 First Dates in 2004. James was not just a star of movies, but also the writer and producer of the hugely successful movie “Mall Cop.”

He co-starred with Vince Vaughn in the comedy-drama The Dilemma in 2011, and then he created and produced the Rosario Dawson film Zookeeper. James starred as the main character in the mixed martial arts comedy Here Comes the Boom in 2012. Additionally, he appeared in the 2015 film Pixels and the 2016 film True Memoirs of an International Assassin.

Other Work

During the 2007 Pepsi 400 NASCAR Cup Series stock car race, James served as the grand marshal while promoting his movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.” He reprised this role in 2010 to advertise “Grown Ups,” in 2012 to promote “Here Comes the Boom” at the fall Talladega race, and in 2013 to promote “Grown Ups 2” at the Coke-Zero 400.

James reactivated his November 27, 2017–launched YouTube channel in February 2020.

Kevin James | Net Worth

Kevin James has a $100 Million net worth as of December 2022.

He made $300,000 for each episode of “The King of Queens” during the show’s middle seasons. He was paid $400,000 per episode during the last seasons. His total earnings from syndication deals as an executive producer and owner of a portion of the show’s backend equity have topped $50 million.

Kevin James | Real Estate

A luxurious seaside property in Delray Beach, Florida, cost Kevin and Steffiana $18.5 million in 2012. They purchased the vacant site next door for $4.25 million a year later and was sold for $27 million in 2016. Kevin and Steffiana paid $14 million in February 2020 for an 18,906-square-foot new estate in Delray Beach.

Kevin James |Body Measurement

James is 98 kg in body weight and 5 feet 8 inches tall. His shoe size is 13 (US). His eyes are a hazel color, and his hair is light brown.

Kevin James | Social Media

Instagram: 1.8M Followers

Facebook: 2.9M Followers

Twitter: 468.7K Followers

YouTube: 957K Subscribers


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Kevin James | Personal Life and Relationship

Kevin is a married man. On June 19, 2004, James tied the knot with the actress Steffiana de la Cruz in California. On a blind date in 2001, the pair got met for the first time. They have four kids together.

He enjoys sports. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the New York Jets. Furthermore, Bas Rutten, a former MMA fighter, was close friends.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Kevin George Knipfing

Nick Name: Kevin James

birthplace: Mineola, New York, U.S.A.

Date Of Birth: 26 April 1965

Age: 57 years old

Height: 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)

Weight: 95 Kg (209 lbs)

Eye Color: Light Brown

Hair Color: Light Brown

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Father Name: Joseph Valentine Knipfin Jr.

Mother Name: Janet Knipfing

Marital Status: Married

Wife Name: Steffiana de la Cruz (m. 2004)

Children Name: Kannon Valentine James, Sistine Sabella James, Sienna-Marie James, Shea Joelle James

Siblings: Gary Valentine, Leslie Kinpfing

School: Ward Melville High School

College: State University of New York

Religion: Christian

Nationality: American

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Gender: Male

Profession: Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Comedian

Net Worth: $120 Million

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Kevin James?

Kevin James is worth $100 million.

What is Kevin James’ age?

Kevin James is 57 years old at the moment.

What is Kevin James’ height?

Kevin James is 5 feet 8 inches tall, or 1.73 meters.

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