Gary Valentine

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Gary Valentine
File:Gv10.jpg
BornGary Joseph Knipfing
November 22, 1961 (1961-11-22) (age 50)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles
Occupation Actor, Comedian & Writer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse Jackyline Valentine
Website
www.gvliveonline.com
 
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Gary Valentine
File:Gv10.jpg
BornGary Joseph Knipfing
November 22, 1961 (1961-11-22) (age 50)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles
Occupation Actor, Comedian & Writer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse Jackyline Valentine
Website
www.gvliveonline.com

Gary Valentine (born Gary Joseph Knipfing; November 22, 1961) is an American actor and comedian. He is the older brother of actor Kevin James.

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Biography

Valentine got his start in show business on the stand up comedy stage. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he left his native New York for heavier traffic in Los Angeles. There, he quickly landed spots on various talk shows including, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others. He has been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past fifteen years.

He is best known for his nine seasons as “Cousin Danny” on the hit CBS sitcom, The King of Queens. Elsewhere on the small screen, he notably appeared on the television show Men of a Certain Age, which was written and directed by Ray Romano, and met with critical acclaim. Prior to his run on the series, he starred in his own half hour special on Comedy Central along with hosting The X Show on FX.

On the big screen, Valentine has worked alongside such Hollywood heavyweights as Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear (Stuck on You), and Adam Sandler (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry). In addition to a number of specials for the Comedy Central Network, as well as a cameo in Jerry Seinfeld's lauded documentary, Comedian, he can be seen in such films as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, and Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury, along with the independent short Alive N' Kickin'.

More recently, he makes occasional appearances as a round table comedian on the popular E! Network late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, and also takes part in the Dusty Peacock web series on Crackle.

Career

Valentine was featured in the movie Comedian, and appeared as Doug Heffernan's (Kevin James) cousin Danny on the television show The King of Queens. He's featured in the film Velocity Rules (2001). Valentine appeared as Wes in the film Stuck on You starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. In 2007 Valentine appeared in Alive N' Kickin'. He appeared in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with James and Adam Sandler, and starred in his own half-hour special on the television show Comedy Central Presents.

Valentine performs comedy tours in clubs across the country. He's been a frequent guest comedian on shows such as Comics Unleashed and the E!'s show Chelsea Lately.[1] He also appeared in the 2009 film Paul Blart Mall Cop starring Kevin James. In July 2009, Valentine starred in the comedy web series Dusty Peacock on Crackle.[2] Valentine also appears as George Bannister in the movies The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009), The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010) and The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011). In addition, Valentine played Maury in the 2009 comedy The Deported. Valentine co-hosted The X Show alongside Craig. J. Jackson, Daphne Brogden, John Ernst, Justin Walker and John Webber.

Most recently, Valentine is the executive producer of an upcoming new TV series called The Bachelor Chronicles. He also appeared in the film Poolboy: Drowning Out The Fury, released in 2011.

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