Kevin Hart is an American comedian and actor who also works as a producer and writer. He was born July 6th, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent his college years in New York City.
His career started with stand-up comedy before eventually merging further into film and television roles. Hart’s contributions to both the entertainment and comedy industries has gained him a net worth of approximately USD $62 million dollars.
After initially having a slow and rough start to his career, Hart found success through entering various comedy competitions around the state of Massachusetts. He used these competitions as experience to hone and develop his unique comedy style. In 2009, he began touring with his first act titled ‘I’m a Grown Little Man’. It wasn’t until 2011 that he eventually reached commercial and financial success with his third tour ‘Laugh At My Pain’. This touring act earned him a gross of $15 million dollars and became one of highest selling comedy tours of 2011.
Hart has also found success in the film industry, taking part in numerous Hollywood comedies. He entered the industry through the 2004 ABC television show ‘The Big House’; however, this show was not successful and was canceled after only six episodes. In 2002 Hart had his first movie role in the film ‘Paper Soldiers’. However, it was his parts in the third and fourth films of the Scary Movie franchise that gained him prominence in the film industry. Hart has also taken parts in many other successful comedy movies including ‘The 40-Year Old Virgin’, ‘Death at a Funeral’, ‘Little Fockers’, ‘The Five-Year Engagement’, ‘Think Like a Man’ and the first and second films of Ride Along.
Hart has also worked on the creation of his own television series titled the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” that he co-created with Chris Spencer in 2013. The series is a spoof of the American reality TV franchise, The Real Housewives, and was regarded well by critics. Hart has also contributed to the entertainment industry by hosting award ceremonies such as the BET Awards in 2011, MTV Video Music Awards in 2012 as well as two episodes of Saturday Night Live. Hart is currently working on his third stand-up comedy film titled ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ which is set to be released in the fall of 2016.