Kevin James Biography & Net Worth

Kevin James Net Worth

Popular Name: Kevin James
Real Name:
Kevin George Knipfing
Birth Date: April 26, 1965
Birth Place:
Mineola,New York, United States
Age: 55 
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Height: 173cm
Weight: 95kg
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Steffiana de la Cruz (m. 2004)
Children: 4
Profession: Singer, Actor, Comedian
Years active: 1989 Till Date
Net Worth: $100 Million
Last Updated: 2020

Kevin James is an American comedian, actor, singer and producer. He is best known for his much appreciated role as Doug Heffernan on the sitcom ‘The King of Queens’ (1998–2007), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2006. His performance in another sitcom ‘Kevin Can Wait’ (2016–2018) won him People’s Choice Award nomination in 2017. He has delivered skillful performances in films such as Pixels (2015), Grown Ups (2010), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Hitch (2005), Zookeeper (2011), and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007). He has also worked as a voice actor for animated films like Monster House (2006), Barnyard (2006), and the Hotel Transylvania series (2012–present) along with Adam Sandler. Kevin James has made a good amount of money from his career so far, so here’s everything you need to know about Kevin James net worth, earnings, biography and accomplishments. If you’re ready, let’s go!

Kevin James’ Early life

Kevin George Knipfing was born in Mineola, New York, United States on April 26, 1965. He is the second son of Joseph Valentine Knipfing and his wife Janet. His father was an insurance agency owner, while his mother was an office worker. He was raised in Stony Brook, New York.

James has a sister named Leslie, and a brother, Gary Valetine who is also an actor and comedian.

He attended Ward Melville High School where he completed his studies. While there, he participated in wrestling and reached the number one position on the school’s wrestling team, ahead of future professional wrestler Mick Foley. A season-ending injury to James resulted in Mick taking over the first string position. James went on to study at the University of New York at Cortland, where he played varsity football as a halfback until another injury permanently ended his sporting hopes.

Kevin James’ Career

In 1989, Kevin James started doing stand-up comedy. His efforts were loved by the audience, and he soon found himself getting opportunities to appear on several shows such as ‘Live with Regis and Kathie Lee’, ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show,’ ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ ‘The Late Late Show,’ ‘Dennis Miller Live,’ ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’.

In 2002, Kevin made his film debut in the movie ‘Pinocchio’. He later became part of movies like ‘Grown-Ups,’ ‘The Dilemma,’ ‘Hitch,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ ‘Monster House,’ ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin,’ ‘Little Boy,’ ‘Sandy Wexler,’ and ‘Here Comes the Boom’. He has produced a web series titled ‘Dusty Peacock,’ which also starred his brother Gary Valentine. He has also worked with several brands including Coke and Pepsi in the past as a brand promoter. Below are some of his most-rated and most popular films as an actor.

Kevin James Net Worth 2020
Kevin James Net Worth 2020

Kevin James’ Movies

  • Hitch (2005)
  • Little Boy (2015)
  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • Here Comes the Boom (2012)
  • Grown Ups (2010)
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
  • Pixels (2015)
  • Grown Ups 2 (2013)
  • Zookeeper (2011)

Awards & Achievements

Kevin James has been nominated for many awards since he ventured into film and comedy. He has been nominated for awards like ‘Razzie Awards,’ ‘Golden Raspberry Award,’ ‘Primetime Emmy Awards,’ ‘People’s Choice Awards,’ and ‘Teen Choice Awards.’ Although he has not won any major awards so far, he has left his imprints in the minds of many of his fans through his comedy and films. His performances in all the roles he has taken in his career, has been well received and appreciated by his fans and critics alike, and he stand-out as one of the best actors in the world.

Personal Life & Family

The actor and his Steffiana de la Cruz has been married since 2004. The couple have been living happily together with their four children named Kannon Valentine James, Sistine Sabella James, Shea Joelle James, and Sienna-Marie James.

James, 55, is easily known for his very funny jolly image. He has never been linked with any criminal records or illegal cause. He maintains a low profile when he is not acting, and enjoys his spare time with his family.

Kevin James Net Worth

This American actor is active on both big and small screens. He has been a part of many Hollywood projects which account for his wealth. He has also been able to add to his fortune by endorsing a number of brands as well.

Kevin James net worth is currently $100 million. Most of this wealth comes from his salary as an actor and comedian. His salary for the middle seasons of the show “The King of Queens” was a whopping $300,000 per episode. He then earned $400,000 per episode for the show’s final season.  As an executive producer who also owned a percentage of the show’s backend equity, Kevin has earned around $50 million on syndication deals till today. He is considered one of the top ‘100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians’ in the world, and his legacy will live on for generation to come.


Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *