Who is Kevin James?

KEVIN James has made a name for himself on TV and the big screen.

He is probably best known for his role in CBS sitcom The King Of Queens – but what else do we know about the Emmy-nominated actor?

Who is Kevin James?

Kevin James, 56, is an American actor and comedian.

Born in New York, Kevin went on to claim the number one spot in his high school wrestling team, just ahead of future pro Mick Foley.

After a stint on the varsity football team at the State University of New York at Cortland, Kevin suffered an injury and called it quits on his sporting career.

He turned to stand-up comedy in 1989 and then shot to fame following appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Show With David Letterman, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

His TV career then saw him appear on The New Candid Camera, MTV sports game show SandBlast, and hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

From here, Kevin landed his very own sitcom, The King Of Queens, which ran from 1998 to 2007 and saw him nominated for several awards.

He also starred in the sitcom Kevin Can Wait in 2016, and Netflix show The Crew.

After a cameo in 50 First Dates in 2004, his big screen moments include co-starring with Adam Sandler in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, appearing in comedy Grown Ups with numerous Saturday Night Live alumni, and having a lead role with Vince Vaughn in comedy-drama The Dilemma.

What is Kevin James' net worth?

Kevin's net worth is estimated to be between about $80 and $100million.

Much of that is said to come from his time working on CBS sitcom The King Of Queens, on which he played Doug Heffernan.

At one stage, he was reportedly making up to $400,000 per episode.

Who is Kevin James' wife Steffiana de la Cruz?

Kevin is married to fellow actor Steffiana de la Cruz.

They pair got hitched in 2004 after meeting on a blind date three years earlier.

Steffiana, 47, is a former model but is now best known for her roles in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper.

She even appeared in several episodes of King Of Queens alongside her husband.

Off-screen, the couple are pretty private, but Kevin often shares adorable photos of their lives together on Instagram.

On their anniversary in 2020, Kevin posted: "16 years ago today! You’re all I need… and the kids… and Friday night pizza… and Sunday pasta… but that’s it… you, the kids, pizza, pasta. Love you…Deo Gratias."

And on Valentine's Day he also declared his love for Steffiana, posting: "Happy St. Valentine’s Day my love… Nothing will ever come between us… I love you all… even you. #valentinesday #love."

Do Kevin James and Steffiana de la Cruz have children?

Kevin and Steffiana have four children.

The eldest, Sienna-Marie, was born in 2005, followed by Shea Joelle in 2007.

The couple then welcomed Kannon Valentine into the world on Easter Sunday in 2011, and Sistine Sabella was born in 2015.

Kevin has said he "just loves being a dad", and joked that his kids provide excellent comedic material.

He told People: "Honestly, they all come in with their home runs [jokes].

"They don't mean to, but they provide a wealth of comedy. All of our writers have kids, and man, we just draw from it."

What movies has Kevin James been in?

Though Kevin began his career on TV, he has featured in a host of Hollywood blockbusters alongside some huge names.

He played Albert Brennaman in Hitch, which also features Will Smith and Eva Mendes.

He later played one of the title characters in 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry alongside Adam Sandler.

His other film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, The Dilemma, Hotel Transylvania, Sandy Wexler, and Hubie Halloween.

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