By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by CBS Kevin James, Kevin Can Wait)
The public enjoyed comedian Kevin James when he traveled along the comedy circuit later to be chosen for his first starring role in the sitcom television series “The King of Queens” (1998-2007).
Kevin James (Kevin Gable) fit into his second similar starring role in the series “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS premiered September 19, 2016). “Kevin Can Wait” seems like a continuation of “The King of Queens”, with Kevin’s “must-have-his-own-way attitude”, he continually persuades his wife Erinn Hayes (Donna Gable) so easily and the fun is seeing how he untwists himself from all of the awkward situations.
It’s all about Kevin’s family and friends with his episode as a bartender or when he hired a chore weasel to do his work. Instead of waiting for a furniture delivery or other things he had to do, Kevin was playing football with his friends.
It’s fun watching Kevin as a newly retired Nassau County police officer living in Massapequa, New York on Long Island, looking forward to spending time with his wife and three kids and several other retired officers. His trials at home are more challenging than he faced as a policemen.
Kevin James attended SUNY Cortland where he played fullback on the football team while majoring in sports management. He realized after 3 years that this wasn’t the path for him. After returning home, he decided to break up the monotony of the summer, and joined a community theater. During a play in which he had a comedic role, he so enjoyed the crowd reaction, that he joined his brother’s (comedian Gary Valentine’s) Improv group. He began going to clubs with Gary and realized he, too, had the knack for comedy. He has performed stand-up up for about 11 years. It was on the comedy circuit that he met Ray Romano. While Ray was getting a big break with his own sitcom, Kevin was getting recognition on Star Search (1983). After appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), his big break came at the 1996 “Just for Laughs” Montreal Comedy Festival. Afterward, he landed a recurring role on Ray’s sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
He began a career as a leading film actor, co-starring in Hitch (2005), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Grown Ups (2010), and Grown Ups 2 (2013), and headlining Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Zookeeper (2011), Here Comes the Boom (2012), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015).
Kevin Can Wait airs Mondays, 8/7c, on CBS, you can see full episodes and shows: CBS Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/kevin-can-wait/
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