Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street,
Red Bank, NJ 07701
KEVIN JAMES currently stars in the new CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait. He’s also known for producing, co-writing, and starring in the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith. Since, James headlined Here Comes The Boom, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and Pixels. Last year, he starred in True Memoirs of an International Assassin for Netflix, and in 2017 they team up again for Sandy Wexler.