Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse, opening ten films as the at number-one movie at the box office opening weekend.
Hart recently wrapped production on his new film, Fatherhood, a movie which he is staring in and also producing through his production company, Hartbeat Productions. Based on the best-selling book, Two Kisses for Maddy, Fatherhood tells the story of a single dad navigating parenthood after his wife unexpectedly dies a day after giving birth and is slated to release Spring 2020.
Hart can next be seen in theatres as he returns to the world of Jumanji alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Karen Gillian and Awkwafina in the sequel to Sony’s highly successful reboot of the beloved Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: The Next Level, in theatres December 13, 2019. Earlier this year, Hart reprised his role as the white-haired rabbit, “Snowball,” in Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 which hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Earlier this year, Hart starred in STX Entertainment’s The Upside alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.
In 2020, Hart will star in Quibi’s “Action Scene,” the first production of its kind by Hart’s digital network, Laugh Out Loud, where he will play a fictionalized version of himself on a quest to land the action movie role of a lifetime.
In 2018, Hart co-wrote, produced, and starred in Universal’s Night School, all under Hartbeat Productions. In 2017, Hart starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, his highest grossing movie to date.
He recently wrapped his global live standup comedy tour, “The Irresponsible Tour,” which was also released as an original Netflix standup special in April 2019. Hart’s last tour, “What Now,” grossed over $100 million worldwide and culminated in a performance to a soldout crowd at Philadelphia’s NFL stadium. Hart’s previous credits include: Central Intelligence, The Secret Life of Pets, and the Ride Along films.
Kevin’s memoir, I Can’t Make This Up, debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the Top 10 Print Hardcover Bestsellers List for ten weeks straight. Hart’s digital network, the Laugh Out Loud Network, serves as a platform for emerging comedians and is home to two premium series which both feature Kevin - “What the Fit?” and “Cold as Balls.” In February 2018, Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio channel 96 premiered on SiriusXM, with Hart hosting alongside longtime friends and fellow comedians, The Plastic Cup Boyz. In April 2019, their featured talk show, “Straight From The Hart” became available on Pandora and now ranks as the #1 podcast across all genres.
Kevin’s brand endorsements include NIKE, Chase J.P Morgan and additionally, Hart is an investor & designer in Tommy John.