Facts about Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart Biography
Kevin Hart is the energetic comedian who parlayed his stand-up routine about being short and insecure into a successful stage and screen career in Let Me Explain (2013) and Ride Along (2014, co-starring Ice Cube).
Hart got his start in Philadelphia and in comedy clubs and competitions in New England. His first break in TV came thanks to Judd Apatow, who cast him in the short-lived series Undeclared (2002). Hart spent the next decade being a break-out star in small roles and refining his stand-up show to include stories of his own troubled childhood. By 2013, he had hit comedy records and he’d produced his own comedy special, Let Me Explain.
Since then, Hart has expanded into fitness programs, feature films, television specials, merchandising, social media and elaborate stage shows that cost millions and earn even more millions. Movie critics give his efforts the heave-ho, but moviegoers don’t seem to care, and neither does he, which is part of his charm.
His films include Death at a Funeral (2010, starring Chris Rock), Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), The Wedding Ringer (2015), Get Hard (2015, co-starring Will Ferrell), and the reboot of Jumanji (2017, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).