From Stand-up to Hollywood: The Journey of Kevin Hart

Journey of Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is one of the most popular Hollywood actors for comic roles. He seems to be the go-to person for directors to provide comic relief in both movies and television shows. Some of his most famous works in Hollywood include Grudge Match, The Secret Life Of Pets, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ride Along and its sequel, etc.

But Kevin wasn’t always an actor. Before being loved for his roles in television shows and movies, Kevin became a popular figure of the American Comedy Scene. Kevin has been active in the comedy circuit for a long time.

Currently, Kevin Hart net worth is growing with the every passing year and put him into one of the highest paying comedians on earth.

Film Career

His journey in Hollywood started with his guest appearance in Judd Apatow’s comedy show, Undeclared. He played the character of an African-American college student, Luke in the sitcom. This opened up his way to films like Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, In the Mix, etc.

Since then, he has been the most popular comic actors of Hollywood. He was also part of the box office success, Think like a Man. This film cemented his place in the industry, and he also starred in its sequel.

Kevin also played a cameo of himself in the critical and commercial success, This is the End. The movie was directed by the duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Columbia Pictures. He was then seen playing the role of Calvin Joyner in Secret Intelligence alongside Dwayne Johnson.

He has also lent his voice in several popular animated movies like The Secret Life of Pets, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. In 2018, he started his production company HartBeat Productions with the film, Night School.

The 2019 release, The Upside show him debuting as a lead character in a drama alongside Nicole Kidman and Bryan Cranston.

Television Career

Along with a successful career in films, Hart has also been part of many television series. After Undeclared, Hart appeared in the T.V. series, The Big House. It ran for six episodes on the A.B.C. Television Network.

Other than that, Kevin has acted and co-created the parody, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He is also famous for his television stand-up documentary films, I’m a Grown Little Man, Seriously Funny.

Kevin has also hosted several award shows like the 2011 B.E.T. Awards, MTV Video Music Awards 2012. He hosted and performed in one of the episodes of the popular late-night show, S.N.L. in 2004.

Awards and Nomination

Hart got his first award nomination in the Teen Choice Award 2004 for his role in The Big House. The nomination followed it in 2005 B.E.T. Comedy Awards. Hart won the Best Actor award for I’m a Grown Little Man in B.E.T. Awards 2012. In 2014, he was nominated for seven roles and ended up winning two of them.