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Kevin James
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James at Adam Sandler's Hollywood Walk of Fame presentation ceremony, February 1, 2011
Born Kevin George Knipfing
April 26, 1965 (1965-04-26) (age 55)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Residence Delray, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Years active 1989–present
Children 4

Kevin George Knipfing (born April 26, 1965), better known by his stage name, Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom The King of Queens. He is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom, and Hitch.

Film careerEdit

James made his film debut in the 2005 romantic comedy, Hitch, alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendes. In 2006, he co-starred with his Everybody Loves Raymond colleague Ray Romano in the comedy Grilled, and provided voice work in the animated films Monster House and Barnyard. James co-starred with Adam Sandler in the comedies I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). In the latter film, his character patrolled the fictional West Orange Pavilion Mall, filmed at the Burlington Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts, on a Segway PT. The film opened as the #1 film in North America with a weekend gross of $39 million, despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, and eventually grossed $219 million from ticket and home video sales. More recently, James appeared in Grown Ups, which co-starred numerous Saturday Night Live alumni and was even more universally panned, yet was highly successful at the box office. In 2011, he had a lead role with Vince Vaughn in the comedy-drama, The Dilemma, and in Zookeeper, which he wrote and produced. In 2012, James had the lead role in the mixed martial arts comedy film Here Comes the Boom.

FilmographyEdit

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Pinocchio Mangiafuoco Voice: English version
2004 50 First Dates Fireman Cameo
2005 Hitch Albert Brennaman Co-star
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Dance Scene (shared with Will Smith)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Will Smith)
2006 Monster House Officer Landers Voice
Grilled Dave
Barnyard Otis the Cow Voice
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Larry Valentine Co-star
Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Adam Sandler and Jessica Biel)
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Hacky Sack Tournament Celebrity Judge Uncredited
2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Paul Blart Lead role, writer and producer
2010 Grown Ups Eric Lamonsoff
2011 The Dilemma Nick Brannen Co-star
Zookeeper Griffin Keyes Lead role, writer and producer
2012 Here Comes the Boom Scott Voss
Hotel Transylvania Frank Voice
2013 Grown Ups 2 Eric Lamonsoff Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with the entire cast)
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Paul Blart Lead role, writer and producer
Pending – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy
Little Boy Dr. Fox
Pixels William Cooper Co-star
Hotel Transylvania 2 Frank Voice
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