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Kevin James was born Kevin George Knipfing on April 26, 1965, in Mineola, New York, to Janet, an office worker, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr., an insurance agency owner. He has German ancestry. James attended Cortland University where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management. He realized after 3 years that ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The King of Queens
The King of Queens Doug Heffernan / Ed, Jr.
Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom Scott Voss
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2
Frankenstein (voice)
 2015 Liv and Maddie (TV Series)
Mr. Clodfelter
- Cook-a-Rooney (2015) ... Mr. Clodfelter
 2012 Hotel Transylvania
Frankenstein (voice)
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Hacky Sack Tournament Celebrity Judge (uncredited)
 2006 Barnyard
Otis the Cow (voice)
 2006 Grilled
 2005/I Hitch
 2004 50 First Dates
Factory Worker
 2002 Pinocchio
Giant (English version, voice)
 2001 Arli$$ (TV Series)
- Like No Business I Know (2001) ... Kevin
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Doug Heffernan
- Drive, They Said (1999) ... Doug Heffernan (uncredited)
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series)
Dallas Hampton
- Nitro Man (1999) ... Dallas Hampton
 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Doug Heffernan
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Commercials for Mazzio's Pizza, playing hosts of bumbling characters.

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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It was fun because, after shooting, Will and I would eat a jar of pickles and tell each other secrets. It was so much fun! - On Hitch (2005). See more »


He was raised in Stony Brook, NY, and graduated from Ward Melville High School (Long Island, New York) in 1983. One of his wrestling teammates at Ward Melville High School was future WWE star and author Mick Foley ("Mankind"). He also attended Cortland University with Mick Foley. See more »

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Hilarious in King of Queen, but isn't as funny in movies. Peloquin_T15
King of Queens is his magnum opus... acg2013
He is so incredibly sexy McMe
Best King of Queens lines maxell_tw
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