Kevin James is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer, he has a net worth of $80 million. Kevin James has earned his net worth as a stand-up comedian and actor, Kevin James became a household name with his role playing Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. He has also appeared in many lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, The Dilemma, and Zookeeper. On March 27, 2010 he hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards . Kevin was born in Mineola, New York at Winthrop-University Hospital on April 26, 1965. He has German ancestry, his brother Gary Joseph Knipfing, known as Gary Valentine, is also a comedian, and his sister Leslie Knipfing who is afflicted with retinitis pigmentosa works for James and helped raise money through charity events for the genetic eye conditions that leads to incurable blindness.
Kevin James attended the State University of New York at Cortland, but did not graduate, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. James made his stand-up comedy debut in 1989, at the East Side Comedy Club in Manhattan managed by Richie Minervini. He has made several TV appearances on various talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 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 Kathy Lee. James was #89 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians. After he moved to Los Angeles he befriended Ray Romano and he later guest-starred on a few episodes of Romano's hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. James made his film debut in the 2005 romantic comedy, Hitch, alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes. He has been married to actress Steffiana de la Cruz since 2004, they have two daughters, Sienna-Marie (born September 30, 2005) and Shea Joelle (born June 14, 2007), and they welcomed their first son and third child, Kannon Valentine, on April 24, 2011.