Featured Big Men - Kevin George Knipfing

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Kevin George Knipfing, known by his stage name Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for playing Doug Heffernan on the hit CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007). He is also known for his roles in comedy films including Hitch with Will Smith (2005), Grown Ups (2010), Zookeeper (2011), here Comes the Boom (2012) and Pixels (2015).

He has found tremendous success as an actor with the large build and became an icon for many many big and tall man . Most of the time Kevin plays the role of the loveable big guy in movies or TV and his laid back attitude is why most of big man can relate to him. This his is why we chose him as the featured big man:

"When you're big you don't need a reason to sweat. You don't, right? My friends cannot grab a hold of this concept. They come up to me all the time like Jeez! What have you been doing? What are ya jumpin rope in the attic?! Well, I peeled an orange.. about an hour ago. Why, what's up?" - Kevin James

Back in high school he was a fanatic and talented athlete excelling as tailback in his football team. He also had a passion for wrestling and he reached the number one spot on the wrestling team. Check him out on old the foto below: 

After High School he continued his football career at SUNY Cortland college, where he majored in sports management. During a semester break he auditioned for a comedic part in a Shoreham-Wading River Community Theater production. His performance was a success and was  selected for the role. It was at this stage that he realised his passion for comedy and decided to leave college, in order to focus on his career as comedian. He started to  perform regularly as stand up comedian in 1989 at Long Island's now-defunct East Side Comedy Club. James spent roughly 10 years refining and perfecting his act, and eventually transitioned to performing at venues in nearby New York City.

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His first big break through on TV screens was on the King of Queens. Playing the role of  Doug is an "Average Joe" blue-collar worker at IPS. Some of his more negative personality traits would be laziness, greediness, childish behaviour and desire to do as little work as possible around the house but he is mostly easy-going and caring, especially while trying to get people to like him.

For the relaxed look James is known for you will be better off with one of our casual shirts and t-shirts. Even tough he is known for his laid back attitude and style, being an actor he sure knows how to dress up for the formal occasions. 

Grab one of our sports jackets paired with a business shirt in order to replicate the smart business look. Either you are staying casual or dressing up, at Big Mens Clothing we always strive to make you look best and therefor feel great. Besides looking good in your clothes, there is actually something else that can make you feel even better: 

"There is no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap." - Kevin James