Kevin James' wife gives birth to son

Kevin James' wife gives birth to son

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Kevin James' wife, Steffiana, has given birth in Boston to their first son, the actor's publicist said Monday.

'No Strings' conquers at the box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "No Strings Attached," starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, earned the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend with $20.3 million in gross sales.

'Hornet' buzzes to No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "The Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, swarmed to the No. 1 U.S. box office spot during the weekend with $34 million in gross receipts.
Ron Howard receives award in Chicago

Ron Howard receives award in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 13 (UPI) -- Actor and director Ron Howard was given a career achievement award at the 46th annual Chicago International Film Festival, officials say.
7.6M watched Kids' Choice Awards show

7.6M watched Kids' Choice Awards show

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- About 7.6 million total viewers tuned in for the 23rd annual Kids' Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Nickelodeon said Monday.
Rihanna to perform at Kids' Choice show

Rihanna to perform at Kids' Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Rihanna and Justin Bieber have been booked to perform at the 23rd annual Kids' Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, Nickelodeon announced.
Kevin James named Kids' Choice Awards host

Kevin James named Kids' Choice Awards host

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Comedian and actor Kevin James has been tapped to serve as host of Nickelodeon's 23rd annual Kids' Choice Awards show in Los Angeles next month.

'Mall Cop' stays No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. movie-goers kept the Kevin James comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" No. 1 for a second week in a row, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

'Mall Cop' weighs in at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood found his "Gran Torino" surrounded by the good, the bad and the ugly at U.S. movie theaters this weekend.

James says Sandler was vital to 'Mall Cop'

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Actor Kevin James says fellow comedian Adam Sandler was a vital part in creating the new U.S. big-screen comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."

Homegrown U.S. terrorist sent to prison

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- A California terrorist who plotted to wage war against the United States was sentenced Monday to more than 12 1/2 years in prison, prosecutors said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 26, 2008.
By United Press International
Stars line up for autism benefit

Stars line up for autism benefit

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Kelsey Grammer, Ben Stiller, Maroon 5 and The Roots are the latest celebrities booked to appear at a New York City benefit for autism education.
Rogen set to star in 'Observe and Report'

Rogen set to star in 'Observe and Report'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Seth Rogen reportedly is set to star in "Observe and Report," the second comedy film about a mall security guard that Hollywood currently has in the works.

Kevin James gets new job as 'Mall Cop'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and television star Kevin James is set to write, produce and star in the new big-screen comedy "Mall Cop," Variety.com said Wednesday.
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Kevin James
Kevin James performs his comedy show, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywod, Florida, on June 9, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Kevin George Knipfing (born April 26, 1965), better known as Kevin James, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is widely known for playing Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens. He is also known for his lead roles in the comedy films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, The Dilemma, and Zookeeper. He hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 27, 2010.

James was born Kevin George Knipfing in Mineola, New York at Winthrop-University Hospital. He is the son of Janet, a homemaker who also worked in a chiropractor's office, and Joseph Valentine Knipfing, 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 and graduated from Ward Melville High School in 1983, where one of his teammates on the wrestling team was (professional wrestler) Mick Foley. He was a student at, but did not graduate from, the State University of New York at Cortland, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.

James began doing stand-up comedy in 1989, making his debut at the East Side Comedy Club in Manhattan. He gained popularity through numerous appearances on various talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Dennis Miller Live, The Late Late Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. James was #89 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians. James has also done his stand-up routine on Just for Laughs, an annual comedy festival in Montreal.Later he was on commercials for Mazzio's Italian Eatery.

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