Gary Joseph Knipfing better known by his screen name Gary Valentine is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the elder brother of famous actor Kevin James. He started his career by performing standup comedy in local festivals and events.
Valentine later appeared in numerous films and TV series including Zookeeper, Jack and Jill, Wrong, and Here Comes the Boom. He appeared in the TV series Kevin Can Wait from 2016-18.
Early Life And Education Of Gary Valentine
Gary Valentine is an American actor, comedian, and writer. It is his stage name. His full name is Garold Joseph Knipfing. He has been active in this entertainment field since 1993. Gary is known for his roles in “Cousin Danny” on the hit CBS sitcom called “The King of Queens” where he appeared in 9 seasons of the series.
Born in the year 1961 November 22 at Mineola, New York, United States, Gary is an American national and belongs of German descent. His mother, Janet used to work in a chiropractor’s office and his father Joseph Valentine Knipfing, Jr. owned an insurance agency.
Born in a decent family, he grew up and rose well in the family with no difficulties or struggles. He has two siblings, a brother named Kevin George Knipfing known as Kevin James, who is also an actor, and a sister named Leslie Knipfing. There is not much information available regarding his early life.
Gary Valentine's Movies And TV Career
Coming to his struggle in the career line, initially, he appeared on the standup comedy stage. He had appeared in the Montreal Comedy Festival. Following his appearance at the festival, he left New York and moved to Los Angeles.
After moving to LA, he got the quick landing in the various shows on the screen including The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and many others. He has been the headlining comedian for the past fifteen years in the clubs as well as theatres.
Gary has performed several comedy tours in clubs across the USA. He has been a frequent guest in many of the shows, especially related to comedy and entertainment. Gary has been seen on the movie screen since 2001 starting from Velocity Rules, a short film in the role of a stunner.
The movie arena has not been the busy one but he is a recognized actor in the movies. His upcoming movie is Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Besides, he also appeared on the television screen. The big stint of his career became the recurring major role of Danny Heffernan in the series The King of Hearts where he appeared in 81 episodes that had aired from 1997 till 2007.
In 2011, he appeared in an episode of Men of a Certain Age as Gambler at Craps Table and in 2014 in 5 episodes of Fargo as Deputy Knudsen. Besides, he has been the co-host of The X show and an executive producer for an upcoming new TV series titled The Bachelor Chronicles.
Gary Valentine's Net Worth, Salary, And Income Sources
Gary Valentine is an in-demand comedian and an actor. He has a net worth of $ 2.5 million with a good salary. Gary is in his early fifties by age but still looks handsome charismatic and macho. He has a very good physique and an adorable smile.
The actor has landed a number of major roles in many commercially hit movies like I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry which grossed a whopping box office collection racking up over $186 million against $85 million.
Gary Valentine's Wife, Married, Relationship, Kids
Moving on to his personal life, Gary Valentine is a married man. The name of his wife is Jackyline Knipfing. The couple is living happily making a happy family life. There is no rumor regarding their divorce. Information on their children is not available yet.
The couple has already shared a decade-long marriage journey and still going strong in their own way. But the two do not have any children.
Gary is also quite busy on social media like Facebook and Instagram with thousands of followers.
Gary Valentine's Age, Height
Gary Valentine's age as of 2019 is 57 years.
Height: Gray stands at 5' 8" (1.73 m).
He has brown colored hair and brown colored eye.
by sahra, 21 Sep, 2021