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Kevin Hart - Biography


Comedan Kevin Hart
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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.
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