Kevin James

Kevin James

Highest Rated: 75% Monster House (2006)

Lowest Rated: 0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

Birthday: Apr 26, 1965

Birthplace: Mineola, New York, USA

Comic actor Kevin James first enjoyed critic-proof success as the lead in long-running sitcom "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) before showing up in various Adam Sandler productions including "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007), "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009) and "Grown Ups" (2010). Born in Mineola, NY in 1965. Kevin James was a keen sportsman in his teenage years, beating friend and future WWF star Mick Foley to pole position on his high school's wrestling team and then playing halfback at the State University of New York at Cortland's varsity football team. But after a back injury put paid to his sporting ambitions, James switched his attention to comedy, becoming a regular on the New York stand-up circuit. He first appeared on screen showcasing his improv skills on "The All-New Candid Camera" (Syndication, 1991-92) and three years later was appointed the announcer of beach-themed game show "Sandblast" (MTV, 1994-96). After relocating to Los Angeles, James enjoyed several guest appearances on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), firstly as Ray's friend Kevin and then as parcel delivery guy Doug. James reprised the latter character in his very own sitcom, "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007), starring alongside Leah Remini across nine seasons, receiving an Emmy nomination for his performance in the process. James reminded audiences of his stand-up talents with special "Sweat the Small Stuff" (Comedy Central, 2001) before voicing puppet master Mangiafuoco in Roberto Benigni's much-maligned "Pinocchio" (2002) and cameoing as a factory worker in "50 First Dates" (2004). However, James' film career was truly kickstarted when he was coached by Will Smith's date doctor in rom-com "Hitch" (2005). Shortly after, he appeared alongside former co-star Ray Romano in "Grilled" (2006), a direct-to-DVD comedy about two door-to-door salesman who become embroiled in the underworld, voiced Police Officer Landers and laid-back cow Otis in animated hits "Monster House" (2006) and "Barnyard" (2006), respectively, and starred alongside Adam Sandler as two friends who pretend to be lovers for tax purposes in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007). James proved he could be a box-office draw entirely by himself when he assumed the role of Segway-riding mall patrolman in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009), a critically-mauled comedy which nevertheless grossed $219 million worldwide. After sharing the screen with Sandler once again in hangout comedy "Grown Ups" (2010), James hosted the 2010 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, took top billing in family caper "Zookeeper" (2011) and appeared alongside Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard's misjudged relationship dramedy "The Dilemma" (2011). James then played a biology teacher-turned-MMA fighter in "Here Comes the Boom" (2012) and voiced Frankenstein in another animated success, "Hotel Transylvania" (2012), later returning for its 2015 and 2018 sequels as well as second helpings of "Paul Blart" and "Grown-Ups." Following a rare detour into dramatic territory in widely panned faith-based WWII tale "Little Boy" (2015), James continued his affiliation with Sandler, playing the President of the United States in sci-fi comedy "Pixels" (2015), a novelist who becomes immersed in the espionage world in "True Memoirs of an International Assassin" (2016) and an aspiring ventriloquist in "Sandy Wexler" (2017). By this point, James had also returned to the small screen to star as recently retired police officer Kevin Gable in the sitcom "Kevin Can Wait" (CBS, 2016-18) and was later given his second stand-up special, "Never Don't Give Up" (Netflix, 2018).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 56% Becky Dominick (Character) $178.2K 2020
62% 48% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Frankenstein (Voice) $167.5M 2018
No Score Yet 49% Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents: The Rise of the First Secret Service Unknown (Character) - 2018
27% 39% Sandy Wexler Ted Rafferty (Character) - 2017
0% 43% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin Sam Larson (Character) - 2016
24% 78% Little Boy Dr. Fox (Character) $6.5M 2015
17% 46% Pixels President Will Cooper (Character) $78.7M 2015
55% 63% Hotel Transylvania 2 Frank (Voice) - 2015
5% 33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Paul Blart (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$71M 2015
8% 53% Grown Ups 2 Eric Lamonsoff (Character) $133.7M 2013
45% 72% Hotel Transylvania Frankenstein (Voice) $167.9M 2012
41% 65% Here Comes the Boom Scott Voss (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$45.3M 2012
14% 41% Zookeeper Griffin Keyes (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$80.4M 2011
24% 29% The Dilemma Nick Brannon (Character) $48.4M 2011
11% 62% Grown Ups Eric Lamonsoff (Character) $162M 2010
34% 43% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Paul Blart (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$146.3M 2009
15% 69% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Larry Valentine (Character) $119.7M 2007
22% 52% Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Otis (Voice) $72.6M 2006
75% 63% Monster House Officer Landers (Voice) $73.7M 2006
No Score Yet 21% Grilled Dave (Character) - 2006
69% 62% Hitch Albert (Character) $177.6M 2005
45% 65% 50 First Dates Factory Worker (Character) $120.8M 2004
No Score Yet 84% Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff Unknown (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2021
38% 82% The Crew Kevin Gibson (Character),
Executive Producer
2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2021 2015-2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021 2012-2013 2009-2010
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020 2015-2018
28% 41% Kevin Can Wait Kevin Gable (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer
2016-2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016-2017 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015 2010-2011
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dateline NBC Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Doug Heffernan (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
1998-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 77% Everybody Loves Raymond Kevin (Guest Star),
Executive Producer,
Writer
1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1998

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