KEVIN HART FACTS
Hometown: Philadelpha, PA
Standup Specials: I’m a Grown Little Man, Seriously Funny, Laugh at My Pain
Filmography: The 40 Year Old Virgin, Drillbit Taylor, Along Came Polly, Scary Movie 3&4, Modern Family
Originally from Philadelphia, Kevin Hart was once a shoe salesman struggling to break into the world of stand-up comedy. After winning a few contests, he decided to ditch his 9-5 job and pursue a career in entertainment. Hart has turned into a major draw on the American comedy circuit, and he has also made his mark as an actor, writer and producer for myriad entertainment outlets.
In 2001, Hart made his big screen debut in the film Undeclared, and various small parts in films like Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly and The 40 Year-Old Virgin helped to expand his notoriety. Along with becoming a recognizable comedian and actor, Hart also showed off his writing and producing chops in 2004 with his ABC sitcom, The Big House. Although the show only lasted for six episodes, it helped to broaden his career horizons and make him one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry.
In 2005, Hart was awarded with a Platinum Mike Viewers' Choice Award at the BET Comedy Awards. Soon after, Hart made an appearance at the Just For Laughs global comedy festival in Montreal, which is one of the biggest events for aspiring comedians. Additionally, Kevin Hart has appeared in the music videos of artists like Three 6 Mafia and T-Pain, which helped to further increase his fame.
In 2009 and 2010, Hart taped two half-hour Comedy Central comedy specials called "I'm a Grown Little Man" and "Seriously Funny." Later that year, Hart's career received a big boost when he was cast to appear in Air Jordan commercials with NBA star, Dwyane Wade. In 2011, Hart made an appearance on the ABC hit, Modern Family and was also selected to host the BET Awards. The comedian also took a huge career step in late 2011 with the release of his stand-up film, Laugh at My Pain, which helped to expand his audience to an ever-growing group of fans.
Kevin Hart is one of the burgeoning talents on the American comedy circuit who has shown a breadth of professional skills that should make him a fixture in pop culture for years to come. With new movies and stand-up specials on the horizon, fans will have plenty to look forward to and continue to enjoy the growth of one of America's brightest comics.