Kevin George Knipfing (known by his stage name Kevin James) is an American comedian and actor born on April 26, 1965. He is best known for playing Doug Heffernan on The King of Queens (1998-2007) and has an estimated net worth of $80 million. After injuries stopped his progress in wrestling and football, he began performing stand-up comedy at age 24 and quickly became popular.
He had minor TV roles in the early 1990s and moved to Los Angeles, where he became friends with comedian Ray Romano. James appeared in a few episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, which led to the making of his show The King of Queens, with Leah Remini playing his wife. In the 2010s he’s been known for his movie roles, such as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Pixels, Zookeeper and Grown Ups and its sequel, co-starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider.