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Kevin James

Kevin George Knipfing (born April 26, 1965), better known by his stage name Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. James is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, and Zookeeper. He also starred in 2005 romantic comedy film Hitch alongside Will Smith. James was the original voice of Otis in Barnyard, but for the rest of the series, Chris Hardwick was filled in to replace James (first in Back at the Barnyard). He hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, on March 27, 2010. James was born Kevin George Knipfing in Mineola, New York. He is the second son of Janet, a homemaker who also worked in a chiropractor's office, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., who owned an insurance agency. He has German ancestry. James has two siblings, Gary Joseph Knipfing, known as Gary Valentine, also a comedian, and Leslie Knipfing; Leslie works for James and helped raise money through charity events for retinitis pigmentosa, with which she is afflicted. James was raised in the "S-Section" of Stony Brook, New

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Winkler vs. Sandler vs. James: Who'd You Rather?

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Who'd You Rather?

Henry Winkler, 65, Adam Sandler, 44, and Kevin James, 45, got together and posed for a picture on Hollywood Blvd. earlier today.The question is... READ MORE >

'King of Queens' Actor Sues Over Oral Sex Claim

'King of Queens' Actor Sues Over Oral Sex Claim

A comedian who played Cousin Danny on "King of Queens" has filed a lawsuit against a woman who he claims falsely accused him of sexual assault after a night of consensual oral sex. Gary Valentine… READ MORE >

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Supreme Court Nominee -- King of Queens?

Supreme Court Nominee -- King of Queens?

Here's President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan (left) -- and former "King of Queens" star Kevin James (right).One of them is about to be probed by the… READ MORE >

- 1686 days ago

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