July 6, 1979
Kevin Hart Overview:
At 5'4, comedian and actor Kevin Hart has to pack a whole lot of funny into a small frame. Recognizable from his film work (including supporting turns in Fools' Gold
and The 40-Year Old Virgin
), Hart is also an incredibly fast-talking, self-deprecating stand-up comic. Reminiscent of Richard Pryor
and a young Eddie Murphy
, Hart combines comedy culled from his own life with a quick, energetic delivery that sells just about any joke he tells.
Quick Kevin Hart Facts:
- Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- He was a shoe salesman in Philadelphia before entering and winning several amateur comedy competitions turned him on to stand-up.
- He has appeared in several movies, including Soul Plane, Scary Movie 4, Extreme Movie and Death at a Funeral.
- In 2009, Hart released his first hour-long stand-up comedy special, I'm a Grown Little Man.
- In 2010, Hart released Seriously Funny as both an album and DVD on Comedy Central Records.
- His stand-up concert movie, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, was released in 2011.
- In 2013, Hart released Let Me Explain, his second stand-up concert film recorded live at Madison Square Garden.
Additional Kevin Hart Facts:
- Hart wrote and starred on his own ABC sitcom, The Big House, in 2004. It lasted only six episodes before being canceled.
- He was a cast member on the short-lived Comedy Central series Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire in 2009.
- Hart hosted the 2012 Video Music Awards on MTV.