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Kevin James

Birth Date: April 26, 1965 / Age: 52
Birth Place: Stony Brook, New York, USA

Biography: Kevin James (born Kevin George Knipfing) is a comedian and actor.

A one-time student at Cortland University (where James played football for three years and was a major in sports management), he was a star in stand-up comedy before trying his hand in television. After an appearance on Star Search, his comedy career took off, and he would appear as a guest on other shows like The Tonight Show. A close friend of Ray Romano, the star of Everybody Loves Raymond, James was cast as the lead character on The King of Queens in 1998. He plays Doug Heffernan, a slow-witted delivery-truck driver who lives with his wife Carrie (Leah Remini) and father-in-law Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller). Doug's best friend, Deacon, is portrayed by Victor Williams. His cousin on the show, Danny, is played by his brother in real life Gary Valentine, who is also a stand-up comedian.

James co-starred with Will Smith in the 2005 romantic comedy Hitch.


> TV Credits

Starring/Leading Roles

The King of Queens (1998) ... Doug Heffernan (1998 -)

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> Trivia/Information/Fun Facts

Married to model Steffiana De La Cruz on June 19th, 2004. De La Cruz and James met on a blind date.

James went to Cortland University, but did not graduate. He was a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.

James won a comedy award at the 1996 "Just for Laughs" Festival in Montreal.

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