|Kevin James as Doug Heffernan
|Kevin James not only stars
in THE KING OF QUEENS, he also serves as one of
the show's executive producers. James made the transition
into television after being discovered at the 1996
Montreal Comedy Festival, where he signed a development
deal to create his own show. He was also cast in
a recurring role on EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND with
his friend and fellow comic Ray Romano.
Also a successful standup comedian, James was inspired
by comedic idols such as Robert Klein and Jerry
Seinfeld. James starred in his own one-hour comedy
special, "Sweat the Small Stuff" on Comedy
Central, and he makes regular appearances on the
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. He tours the country
performing his standup act. Entertainment Weekly
took note of his comedic talent, naming him one
of The 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment
in its 2001 "It" issue.
James most recently starred in "Hitch"
with Will Smith and Eva Mendes. James will also
voice the lead character, Otis, in the upcoming
Nick Movies feature "The Barnyard."
He was born in Mineola, New York, and raised in
Stony Brook, New York. He currently lives in Los
Emmy Award nominee Kevin James stars in and serves
as Executive Producer on the hit CBS/Sony television
series, THE KING OF QUEENS, which is in its ninth
season and is seen daily in syndication across the
country and around the world. James was nominated
in 2006 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
in a Comedy Series.
James started his stand-up comedy career on the
Long Island comedy scene. He made the transition
to television after being discovered at the 1996
Montreal Comedy Festival, where he signed a network
development deal to create his own show.
James starred in SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF, a one-hour
comedy special for Comedy Central. Recently, Kevin
James and Ray Romano Executive Produced and starred
in the HBO Sports Special MAKING THE CUT: KEVIN
JAMES & RAY ROMANO. The documentary, which centered
on attempting to make the cut at the annual Pebble
Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament, was nominated for
a Sports Emmy.
James broke into the film world, in the Columbia
Pictures box-office hit feature film, HITCH, starring
opposite Will Smith and Eva Mendes. James also provided
the voice for Otis, the lead character, in the Nick
Movies feature, BARNYARD. James provided movement
and voice for Officer Landers in the motion-capture
animated film, MONSTER HOUSE, for Sony.
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY co-starring
Adam Sandler and Kevin James is scheduled for release
on July 20th by Universal Pictures.
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