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Kevin James

Kevin James

Birthday: 26 April 1965, Stony Brook, New York, USA
Birth Name: Kevin George Knipfing
Height: 178 cm

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.Ja ...Show more

Kevin James
Back in '93 I saw my first UFC fight and just became enamored by it then. Back in '93 I saw my first UFC fight and just became enamored by it then.
I never played music, but it's an important thing ... the studying, the inspiration. I never played music, but it's an important thing ... the studying, the inspiration.
Every time I do a movie where it gets physical, I say never again. Every time I do a movie where it gets physical, I say never again.
I've always been the guy who doesn't necessarily get it with women. A woman would have to say, 'I li Show more I've always been the guy who doesn't necessarily get it with women. A woman would have to say, 'I like you, I want to go out with you, you can ask me.' And still I would question it. Did she mean it? Hide
I try to connect with the everyday, every guy. I try to connect with the everyday, every guy.
Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants. Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.
Once a year my back will go out and it'll be... it's like a sciatic thing and it's the smallest thin Show more Once a year my back will go out and it'll be... it's like a sciatic thing and it's the smallest thing. Like I could be leaning over the sink to brush my teeth in a weird way and it happens. Hide
From there, I tried out for a community theatre play, joined an improv group... it all started openi Show more From there, I tried out for a community theatre play, joined an improv group... it all started opening up. Hide
I just want to put some positive stuff out there. If it works, great. If it doesn't, no problem. I just want to put some positive stuff out there. If it works, great. If it doesn't, no problem.
I really wasn't a class clown. I really wasn't a class clown.
There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap. There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.
A song can take you to a special time in your life. A song can take you to a special time in your life.
I don't want to be known as this goody-two-shoes who can only do comedies where puppies are licking Show more I don't want to be known as this goody-two-shoes who can only do comedies where puppies are licking peanut butter off my face. Hide
If I do a movie where I have to have a son and it's a chubby kid, my mother is always like, 'You wer Show more If I do a movie where I have to have a son and it's a chubby kid, my mother is always like, 'You were never like that.' She gets so upset about it. Hide
Now I'm starting to jog. But every time I do jog I have 9-1 pressed into my phone, with the next '1' Show more Now I'm starting to jog. But every time I do jog I have 9-1 pressed into my phone, with the next '1' ready to be launched in case I drop. Hide
I would always love to be an athlete, but it's got to be a tough day when you have to hang up those Show more I would always love to be an athlete, but it's got to be a tough day when you have to hang up those cleats. Hide
Just me onstage with a mike having an intimate relationship with the audience. I don't get nervous f Show more Just me onstage with a mike having an intimate relationship with the audience. I don't get nervous for that. I just get excited. Hide
I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit. I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
My favorite movie of all time is 'Rocky.' My favorite movie of all time is 'Rocky.'
I think I invented the phrase 'Don't overdo it.' I think I invented the phrase 'Don't overdo it.'
I'm not a Hollywood guy. I'm not a Hollywood guy.
I had many teachers that were great, positive role models and taught me to be a good person and stan Show more I had many teachers that were great, positive role models and taught me to be a good person and stand up and be a good man. A lot of the principles they taught me still affect how I act sometimes and it's 30 years later. Hide
I want to do movies that I'm proud of where my kids, at some point, can see and I can feel comfortab Show more I want to do movies that I'm proud of where my kids, at some point, can see and I can feel comfortable sitting there watching it with them. And just that move people. That make people feel a little bit better about themselves when they leave the theatre. Hide
Every few months I'll pop into a comedy club or go to Vegas. Every few months I'll pop into a comedy club or go to Vegas.
It's always cool to meet people who can do things that you have no capacity to do. It's always cool to meet people who can do things that you have no capacity to do.
I could never be James Bond. I could never be James Bond.
I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston bab Show more I had my boy in Boston on Easter Sunday. That kills me, from a sports perspective. He's a Boston baby and I'm a New York guy. Hide
It was fun because, after shooting, Will and I would eat a jar of pickles and tell each other secret Show more 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). Hide
For some reason and I don't know why, but I don't think that I'm funny in California. So I always wa Show more For some reason and I don't know why, but I don't think that I'm funny in California. So I always want to do my movies east somewhere. Hide
As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is, they don't go together. You can't be chew Show more As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is, they don't go together. You can't be chewing an apple at a baseball game. You've got to let go of the diet that day. Hide
I never played a musical instrument growing up but I knew kids who did and took it very seriously. I never played a musical instrument growing up but I knew kids who did and took it very seriously.
You think school ends when it ends, but it doesn't. You think school ends when it ends, but it doesn't.
Teachers have a chance to mold someone, inspire them. I hope all teachers realize that. Teachers have a chance to mold someone, inspire them. I hope all teachers realize that.
I've always had something in my heart where I root for guys who struggle with women. I've always had something in my heart where I root for guys who struggle with women.
Kevin James's FILMOGRAPHY
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