By James Hirsen
Kevin James, who is best known for his lead character role of Doug Heffernan on the hit syndicated television sitcom "The King of Queens," has additionally appeared in a number of major film releases including "Grown Ups," "Hitch," and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."
In real life, James is married, has four children, and is a committed Catholic believer. He has appeared on the Catholic television network EWTN and has shared some of the details of how his faith has informed his life and influenced him as a professional in the entertainment industry. James, whose given name is Kevin George Knipfing, is actually part of an expanding group of professionals in Hollywood who are committed to the goal of creating family friendly fare for the general viewing audience.
"Mall Cop 2" has received from CinemaScore a rating of A- for audience members under 19 years of age and B- for all moviegoers and has also been given a rare rating of PG from the Motion Picture Association of America. It is important to note that the success of the movie is particularly impressive when examined in light of the excessively brutal reviews that the mainstream film critic community has heaped upon it. [more...]