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Burly funnyman Kevin James -- born April 26, 1965, in Stony Brook, N.Y. -- played college football before becoming a professional comedian, a move aided by his friendship with comic Ray Romano, who had a television show.

After portraying a recurring character on "Everybody Loves Raymond," in 1998 James was cast in a spinoff that turned into the hit series "The King of Queens." Starring as Doug Heffernan, a beer-loving, working-class everyman, James copped a 2006 Emmy nomination as Best Actor in a Comedy for his work on the show's eighth (and final) season.

James made his feature-film debut in 2004 with a small part opposite Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Landing a high-profile big-screen role with 2005's Hitch (starring Will Smith), James proved that he's as deft at the romance genre as he is at making people laugh.

Kevin James in Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2

2015 PG

In this batty animated sequel, high jinks and hilarity ensue when Vlad, Dracula's cranky estranged dad, arrives at Hotel Transylvania for an unexpected visit -- and promptly creates an uproar.

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