Kevin George Knipfing, known professionally as Kevin James, is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Doug Heffernan on The King of Queens, and as Paul Blart in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He also starred in the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait (2016–2018) for which he was nominated for a 2017 People's Choice Award. James has appeared in the films Hitch (2005), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Grown Ups (2010), Zookeeper (2011), Here Comes the Boom (2012), and Pixels (2015). He has also done voice work for Monster House, Barnyard (both 2006), and the first three films of the Hotel Transylvania franchise (2012–2018).