Kevin James Net Worth, Early, Stand Ups, Movies, Personal Life

Published Date   04th Sep. 2017, 20:50 pm
Kevin James Net Worth, Early, Stand Ups, Movies, Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Kevin George Knipfing
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $80 million

Kevin James net worth of more than 80 million dollars is earned through his ability as an actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer. He is notable for the movies like Hitch in 2005 and Pixels in 2015.


James began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1989 and ranked #89 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand Up Comedians. He is Kevin Daniels/ Doug Heffernan of Everybody Loves Raymond mid-90s and late 90s. He also is Doug Heffernan of The King of Queens, Cosby and Becker between mid and late 90s and 2000-2007. James’s notable roles in the movies are Albert Brennaman of Hitch, Eric Lamonsoff of Grown Ups and William Cooper of Pixels in between 2005 and 2015. Kevin is a nominee of Primetime Emmy Awards 2006.

Early Life

Kevin James was named Kevin George Knipfing by his parents Janet and Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. after his birth on 26 April 1965. He was born in Mineola, New York and grew up in Stony Brook the same locality of Long Island. Kevin is second child of three children of his parents and his brother, Gary Joseph Knipfing and Leslie Knipfing. His brother Gary known as Gary Valentine is like Kevin a comedian and actor while his sister Leslie works for him and helped raise money through charity events for retinitis pigmentosa a disease of which she is a victim.

Kevin James did his graduation from Ward Melville High School and got in to number one spot on the wrestling team just ahead of friend and WWE star Mick Foley. Mick and James were wrestlers under 145 pounds and a season-ending back injury to James transported Foley to first string position. Both of the friends went for further study at the State University of New York at Cortland. Kevin played on the varsity football team as a halfback and again tricked by his back injury ended sporting career hopes.

Career in Stand Ups

In 1989 James was a debutant at stand-up comedy in East Side Comedy Club in his home locality Long Island with Richie Minervini. He was popular due to his appearances on various talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman and many others. In that period he was #89 in the list of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand Up Comedians. Kevin was on the routine stand-up comedy on Just for Laughs, an annual comedy festival in Montreal Quebec. Eventually did his own stand-ups special called Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff.

Career in Television Roles

One of the first television jobs was on The New Candid Camera in 1991 using his comic timing and improvisation skills. He played the actor that pulled the practical jokes on unsuspecting people. The first television appearance job was an announcer for the MTV sports game show SandBlast from 1994-1996. The significant source at the period of Kevin James net worth.

Eventually, Kevin moved to Los Angeles and discovered breakthrough giver friend  Ray Romano and guest starred on a few episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond. The sitcom was a CBS hit of Romano. Kevin James created his own sitcom, The King of Queens with the inspirations from the appearance in Romano’s sitcom. Kevin’s sitcom ran for 9 years. The sitcom nominates Kevin for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006.

In 2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards assigned him to host the program on March 27, 2010. The same year he was the nominee of Arm Fart Hall of Fames losing to Josh Duhamel. In 2016, Kevin James net worth contribution source premiered a sitcom Kevin Can Wait on September 19, 2016, and runs in the second season in 2017.

Career in Film

The romantic comedy movie Hitch cast Kevin James as Albert Brennaman alongside Will Smith in 2005. The following year he was co-starring in the movie Grilled alongside Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond.  He continued on to appear in movies like I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry in 2007, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan in 2008. Then in 2009, Paul Blart: Mall Cop of Kevin grossed $39 million in a week. The movie was not so much reviewed positively. The movie grossed $219 million altogether. The movie Grown Ups co-stars many of the Saturday Night Live alumni including Kevin becomes box office hit.

Kevin James net worth is flying high with the movies like The Dilemma and, Zookeeper in 2011. Consequently from Here come the Boom, Pixels, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Sandy Wexler to the present.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Kevin James is married to actress Steffiana de la Cruz in California on the 19th June of 2004. The couple is a parent to four children. The present Kevin James net worth is $80 million.

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