*He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of Queens” is a Catholic family man.
Kevin James, who played Doug Heffernan for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom and has since branched out into movies, has no problem talking about his values and how it affects his career.
“I am involved in my faith, it becomes more and more — you know, it becomes a difficult, difficult position. You have a platform and you don’t want to do anything that doesn’t glorify God in every way,” James told Catholic News Service in a telephone interview from Philadelphia.
“I can’t play a priest in every film, either. You definitely want to have a positive message. I want to be able to sit and watch my movies with my children,” added James, who is married with two daughters and one son. Having control over and writing the material, according to him, is a key to “be inspiring and (to) move people in a positive way.”*
I didn’t follow “King of Queens”, but have seen some episodes. Found it to be a good show. Enjoyed “Mall Cop” very much, and liked him in “50 First Dates”. I’d come to trust that if he was in a film it would be a family-friendly one, now I know why.