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Comedian and actor Kevin James is best known for his nine-season turn as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom, The King of Queens.
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After nine seasons, The King of Queens—which earned James an Emmy nomination—stopped production in 2007.
In 2004, James teamed up with Romano to co-star in an HBO special entitled Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach (2005). The production garnered a Sports Emmy nomination, and that same year James made his feature film debut opposite Will Smith in the romantic comedy, Hitch (2005).
That year, he starred with Adam Sandler in the big-screen comedy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Two years later, he co-wrote and starred in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). In 2010, James is paired up with Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade for the feature film Grown Ups. After a strong showing in Grown Ups with several comedic heavy hitters, James' film career took off with lead roles in a string of comedies, including The Dilemma (2011), Zookeeper (2011), Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Here Comes the Boom (2012). In 2013, James reunited with Rock, Sandler and Spade for Grown Ups 2.
James is a devout Catholic and wed long-time girlfriend Steffiana De La Cruz—whom he met on a blind date—in 2004 at St. Edward Catholic Church. They welcomed their first child, Sienna-Marie, in 2005. The couple had two more children: Shea Joelle born in 2001 and Kannon Valentine born in 2011.
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