Kevin James' most memorable roles

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Funny man Kevin James, who grew up in Stony Brook, has become one of the most successful comic actors in movies and television ever since he first appeared in a recurring role on "Everybody Loves Raymond." His career really took off with his sitcom "The King of Queens" which was centered around his "Raymond" character. Now as he gets set to star in the new CBS sitcom "Kevin Can Wait," let's celebrates his best film and television roles.

THE KING OF QUEENS (1998-2007)

Kevin James proved that he was a king
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Kevin James proved that he was a king of comedy in the long-running, blue-collar sitcom "The King of Queens," which co-starred Leah Rimini as his wife.

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY (2007)

This was a fine bromance when Kevin James
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This was a fine bromance when Kevin James and Adam Sandlers starred as two straight firefighters who pretend to be a gay couple to receive domestic partner benefits in this popular movie comedy.

GROWN UPS (2010)

David Spade, left, Kevin James, Chris Rock and
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David Spade, left, Kevin James, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler played high school friends who create plenty of fireworks when they reunite for the Fourth of July in this comedy that was successful enough to spawn a 2013 sequel featuring all four actors.

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THE DILEMMA (2011)

Should Vince Vaughn, best friend to Kevin James,
(Credit: Universal Pictures/Chuck Hodes)

Should Vince Vaughn, best friend to Kevin James, reveal that he saw his pal's wife with another man? That was the setup for laughs in the 2011 comedy "The Dilemma."

PAUL BLART: MALL COP (2009)

Kevin James was in for a wild ride
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Kevin James was in for a wild ride in the title role of Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The comedy was also one of the most successful January movie releases of all time.

ZOOKEEPER (2011)

Kevin James got to talk to the animals
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Kevin James got to talk to the animals as a zookeeper in this 2011 comedy that also featured Jackie Sandler, wife of Adam Sandler, as a waitress.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012) and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (2015)

Kevin James was the voice of the Frankenstein
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Kevin James was the voice of the Frankenstein monster in the two "Hotel Transylvania" movies, which also featured the voices of Steve Buscemi, David Spade and Adam Sandler as Dracula.

GROWN UPS 2 (2013)

Kevin James, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock reunited
(Credit: Columbia Pictures/Tracy Bennett)

Kevin James, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock reunited for this sequel to their 2010 movie hit about childhood friends who were still kids at heart.

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PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 (2015)

Kevin James headed to Las Vegas for this
(Credit: Sony Pictures/Matt Kennedy)

Kevin James headed to Las Vegas for this sequel to "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," this time teaming up with a tribute band called Mini KISS.

KEVIN CAN WAIT (2016)

Stony Brook-raised Kevin James plays a newly retired
(Credit: CBS/Dave Giesbrecht)

Stony Brook-raised Kevin James plays a newly retired police officer who discovers that being at home with his wife and kids is more challenging than pounding a beat in "Kevin Can Wait." The CBS sitcom, which also features James DiGiacomo as one of James' sons, premieres Sept. 19.

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