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Steve Harvey (I)

Steve Harvey (I)


1/17/1957, Welch, West Virginia, USA

Birth Name

Broderick Stephen Harvey


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Steve is a triple-threat: an actor, entertainer, and comedian. He began doing stand-up comedy in the early 1990s, eventually leading to a long stint as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, picking up where his friend Cedric the Entertainer left off. His success as a stand-up comedian…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2014, Steve won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host in his work on Family Feud and Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in his work on Steve Harvey.

    • Steve had the following jobs before he was famous: assembly-line inspector at Ford Motor Company, insurance salesman, and pet product salesman.

    • Steve took a few suporting roles in Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003, and in You Got Served in 2004.

    • Steve played the role of a choir director in 2003 alongside Cuba Gooding, Jr and Beyonce Knowles in The Fighting Temptations.

    • Steve was the headliner on the popular 'Kings of Comedy' tour in the 1990s that Spike Lee filmed as a documentary that he turned into a hit movie that showcased the comedians on tour called The Original Kings Of Comedy. The movie inspired Steve's short lived comedy/sketch series Big Time in 2003.

    • Steve was one of the hosts on the somber documentary on BET, Diamonds in the Rough, which focused on teens that live in poor conditions in the housing projects.

    • Steve had a small role in Slyvester Stallone's 1993 hit Cliffhanger.

    • Steve co-hosted Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '95 on ABC, and also guest hosted on HBO's Russell Simmons Def Comedy All-Star Jam.

    • Steve is the co-founder with his ex-wife, of the Steve and Mary Harvey Foundation. The foundation offers schools money to upgrade their equipment and buy supplies with. It supports many local causes with monetary donations, as well as speaking engagements.

    • Steve hosted a popular morning radio talk show in Los Angeles, California, and Dallas, Texas, called The Steve Harvey Morning Show. He hosted it live for five years, and boosted the radio station's ratings greatly, it is now in syndication.

    • Steve won four NAACP Image Awards for 'Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series' for his work on The Steve Harvey Show.

    • Steve felt there was a void in the market for affordable, well taylored suits. He introduced his own line of clothes, calling it 'The Steve Harvey Collection'. The line includes: designer suits, neck ties, cuff links, wallets, belts, jewlery, hats, socks, and much more.

    • Steve is passionate about fashion, believing that image is everything and that you can make a lasting first impression without saying a word, if your clothes are right.

    • Steve was singled out by Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Michael Jordan, as the man who influenced the NBA to start wearing fashionable suits.

    • Steve gained more exposure by performing at the Montreal comedy festival called 'Just For Laughs'. He worked where and when he could to get a fan base, landing his breakthrough role as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, a sydicated television series from the famed Harlem theater.

    • Steve started on television through The Nashville Network on The Comedy Concert Hour in 1990, moving to A&E in 1992 to appear on Comedy in the Carribean.

    • Steve started out doing stand-up comedy at a Clevland club in 1985, winning an amateur night contest. He took his act on the road, performing at clubs throughout the United States and Canada, putting over 120,000 miles on his car.

    • Steve was the voice of Buzz in the movie Racing Stripes.

    • Steve is good friends with Cedric The Entertainer. They've appeared together on The Steve Harvey Show, Kings Of Comedy, and Johnson Family Vacation. They've also co-hosted several award shows (2001 BET Awards, 2001 Essence Awards, etc.)

    • Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

  • Quotes

    • Steve: I have seen some crazy people do some crazy things on my variety show. I have to stop and ask them a lot of the time, just how they figured out that they could do the things that they do, some of it is just plain freaky.

    • Steve: Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time...then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone's last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it.

  • Being along with Family makes my day

    Steve, I love the show when I come home from work I make sure I done with every thing by the time Family comes on. I go to my room and for one hour I don't have a care in the world. I won't say that I'll get a change to come see your show in person with my finical situation being what it is but that's alright because for one hour five days a week I'm there. Keep up the go workmoreless
  • Loved your christmas show

    My wife and I have always loved your show and todays show with the President was one of the best shows ever. Sorry we have not been able to attend one of your shows but we do plan to one of these days. but me and my wife was able to take a picture with you and your bobyguard from the kings of comedy tour in Austin and we still have to expalin that two this day. Keep doing what you are doing and God will keep blessing you to do it. Mr Harvey I am not asking you for anything but I would like to know if you have any relatives in Austin because I am from a long line of harvey in Austin, TX and I would like how've know if my wife and I are able to be listed on your grand christmas gifts My wife and would love to wish you ad your household a marry christmas and a happy new year.moreless