American actor and comedian Kevin Hart first broke into the business back in 2002, when Judd Apatow cast him on the TV series Undeclared. Since then, he has been in many films and release various stand-up albums, even going on tour for his comedy at times. Between 2002 and now, Kevin Hart has reached a net worth value of $62 million.
Born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kevin Hart is most recently known for his acting in the films Ride Along and Get Hard. He first became interested in comedy when he was a child, using humor as a coping mechanism for his family troubles, with his cocaine addicted father in and out of jail various times. His first stand-up act was performed at an amateur night club in Philly.
So how did he go from amateur to pro comedian? Take a look back at his career (so far) to see how he’s gotten to where he is now,
Kevin Hart’s Net Worth as of 2019: $62 Million
Kevin Hart’s first comedy attempt was back in the early 2000’s, and took place at The Laff House in Philly. He went under the name of Lil Kev, and didn’t start off well—he was often booed off the stage, and even had chicken thrown at him. After that, he tried entering comedy competitions throughout Massachusetts, and luckily this went better for him. In 2002, he made his television debut on the comedy series Undeclared, about a college freshman whose recently divorced dad has decided to come along to college with his son. Hart played Luke, a guest character.
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In 2003, Kevin Hart made his film debut as CJ in Scary Movie 3, the third film in the Scary Movie franchise, in which they have to investigate crop circles and help prevent an alien invasion. Then, in 2004, Hart played Vic in Along Came Polly, a romantic comedy about a newly married man who falls in love with his old classmate. 2004 was also the year he became part of the TV series The Big House, a revival of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 2005 was a busy year for Hart. He was seen in two different films: The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Smart Tech Customer), and In the Mix (Busta), and in two different TV series, Barbershop (James Ricky), and Jake in Progress (Nugget Dawson).
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In 2006, Kevin Hart reprised his role as CJ in Scary Movie 4, where aliens are invading the world and secrets must be uncovered in order to stop them. Hart also guest-starred as James on the romantic comedy series Love Inc., about a dating consultant who can’t find love. Hart then starred in the TV drama The Last Stand, about performers attempting to be successful, who meet up at a comedy club when it gets tough. The foursome become fast friends, and become a support unit for one another, until tragedy strikes. Help Me Help You, a TV series about group therapy also saw a guest appearance from Kevin Hart, as a character of the same name.
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In 2007, Kevin Hart starred in the film The Weekend with Oliver Hudson and John Farley, a comedy about three guy friends who meet together every other weekend. In 2008, he was busy in the film world starring in Fool’s Gold, Drillbit Taylor, Superhero Movie, Meet Dave, and Extreme Movie. In 2009, Hart begin taking on comedy tours, with an act titled “I’m a Little Grown Man.”
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In 2010, Kevin Hart teamed up with Bill Burr to produce the comedy, Untitled Burr and Hart Project. In 2010, Hart also began his second comedy tour, titled “Seriously Funny,” which was followed by “Laugh at My Pain” in 2011. “Laugh at My Pain” is one of 2011’s top-selling comedy tours, making over $15 million. Also in 2011, he played Cleavon in the film 35 and Ticking. In 2012, Kevin Hart appeared as Doug in the film The Five-Year Engagement, about a couple whose unexpected events keep them from finally making it down the aisle. He also played a memorable performance in Think Like a Man, as Cedric, one of the main characters conspiring against their wives after they discover what’s been happening.
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In 2013, ABC announced that they would be making a pilot based on Hart’s comedy act, giving Hart a recurring role. In 2013 he also co-created the show Real Husbands of Hollywood, which follows married celebs. In 2014, Kevin Hart, alongside Ice Cube, starred in Ride Along, a major box office hit. In 2015, Kevin Hart starred in Get Hard along with Will Ferrell, a film about a millionaire who is jailed for fraud and turns to Hart to prepare him for life behind bars.
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In 2016, Hart had roles in Ride Along 2, Central Intelligence, The Secret Life of Pets, and Kevin Hart: What Now?. In 2017, he’s set to appear in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and Jumanji.
Clearly, Hart is showing no signs of slowing down and his net worth should continue to skyrocket.
Actor and Stand-up Comedian, Kevin Hart hasn’t forgotten how to tickle the funny bone of his audience as he goes on his “Irresponsible Tour.”
Kevin Hart is not going to reemerge as the host of the 91st Academy Awards for he feels he would be a big distraction for the controversies.