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Kevin James

Highest Rated:   74% Monster House (2006)
Birthplace:   Mineola, New York, USA
An everyman comic who shot to stardom thanks to a series of guest appearances on friend and fellow funnyman Ray Romano's popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Kevin James wasn't exactly the class clown fans might assume during his formative years. Though his healthy sense of humor did help the Mineola, Long Island native to make plenty of friends while growing up, it wasn't until he took a public speaking class in college that James truly discovered the power of laughter. The son of an insurance agent and a devoted housewife who only worked off-jobs when necessary to support the family, James majored in sports management at State University of New York at Cortland before dropping out to hone his talents as an entertainer in community theater and various improvisational groups. Subsequently following his older brother to the standup stage, James made his debut at Manhattan's East Side Comedy Club in 1989 to surprising, if not predictable, results. Though James made a killing his first night, a disheartening appearance the following night with the very same material and a whole new crowd would teach the aspiring comic an important lesson in failure. Undaunted by his death on-stage and determined to roll with the punches, James quickly learned that the unpredictable world of standup comedy was filled with as many ups as it was downs. His survival instinct ended up serving him well; a fateful set at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival became the defining performance of his early career. James was soon signed to appear on Romano's fledgling sitcom in addition to receiving his very own development deal. In 1998, The King of Queens debuted to healthy ratings. A blue-collar sitcom that countless viewers could relate to, The King of Queens detailed the life of a hapless postal carrier who shares his Queens, NY home his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini), and her eccentric father, Arthur (Jerry Stiller). With success on the small screen soon prompting James to try his talent in feature films, a supporting role in 50 First Dates and a co-starring role opposite Will Smith in Hitch found the television favorite's amiable humor translating well to the big screen. A team effort with longtime friend Romano would result in the straight-to-video comedy Grilled in 2006, with subsequent voice work in the animated family comedies Monster House and Barnyard arriving in theaters later that same year.James would maintain his position as a go-to guy for family friendly comedy over the coming years, appearing in films like I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, and Zookeeper and providing a voice in Hotel Transylvania. James then reprised his roles in Grown Ups 2, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Hotel Transylvania 2, while also appearing in Pixels, opposite his frequent co-star Adam Sandler.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Kevin James Stand-Up Comedy Special
  • Actor
No Score Yet Sandy Wexler
  • Actor
0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin
  • Sam Larson
55% Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Frankenstein
16% Pixels
  • Pres. Will Cooper
$66.5M 2015
22% Little Boy
  • Dr. Fox
$5.0M 2015
5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Paul Blart
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
0% Stranded
  • Actor
7% Grown Ups 2
  • Eric Lamonsoff
$127.5M 2013
38% Here Comes the Boom
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Scott Voss
$45.3M 2012
45% Hotel Transylvania
  • Frankenstein
$148.3M 2012
14% Zookeeper
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Griffin Keyes
$80.4M 2011
24% The Dilemma
  • Nick Brannon
$48.5M 2011
10% Grown Ups
  • Eric Lamonsoff
$162.1M 2010
No Score Yet The Client List
  • Actor
33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Paul Blart
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$146.4M 2009
No Score Yet Control Alt Delete
  • Actor
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Larry Valentine
$119.8M 2007
22% Barnyard
  • Otis
$72.7M 2006
74% Monster House
  • Officer Landers
$73.7M 2006
No Score Yet Grilled
  • Dave
69% Hitch
  • Albert
$177.6M 2005
44% 50 First Dates
  • Factory Worker
$120.8M 2004
No Score Yet Bitter Jester
  • Actor
0% Pinocchio
  • The Fire Eater [U.S. Version]
$3.7M 2002
No Score Yet Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Actor
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller
  • Actor
No Score Yet White Trash
  • Actor


30% Kevin Can Wait
  • Screenwriter
  • Kevin
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Eureka
  • Dr. Fielding
  • 2009

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