Who is Kannon Valentine James?
Kannon Valentine James was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 24 April 2011 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s as yet only known for being the son of Kevin James, a famous American actor and comedian.
Early life, family and education
Kannon is being raised in Boston alongside his three siblings Shea Joelle, Sienna-Marie and Sistine Sabella, by their father, and their mother Steffiana de la Cruz who’s a popular American actress.
Kevin and Steffiana are keeping their children away from the media’s attention, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives, however, it’s still believed that Kannon wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, and that he’s already been enrolled at a local school for the performing arts.
He’s apparently already appeared in a couple of school plays, as some of the parents claim to have seen Kevin and Steffiana watching Kannon perform, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Kannon is currently attending a local elementary school, and should be enrolling at high school in 2025.
Age, height and net worth
Kannon’s age is 10. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 4ft 5ins (1.35m) and he weighs around 70lbs (30kgs).
As of December 2021, Kannon doesn’t have his own independent wealth, but his father Kevin’s net worth has been estimated at over $100 million.
Who is his father Kevin James?
Kevin George Knipfing, known better as Kevin James, was born in Mineola, New York State USA on 26 April 1965 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s appeared in close to 50 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of one of the lead characters, Albert, in the 2005 romantic comedy movie “Hitch”. It was directed by Andy Tennant, also starred Will Smith and Eva Mendes, and follows a man who’s working as a ‘love consultant’, but has now fallen for a journalist who doesn’t believe in love; the movie won four of the 28 awards for which it was nominated.
Kevin was raised in Stony Brook, New York State alongside his older sister Leslie, and older brother Gary Valentine, by their father Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. who was the owner of an insurance agency, and their mother Janet who was an office worker; Gary has also become a popular actor and comedian.
Kevin studied at Ward Melville High School, and was mostly into wrestling during his four years there; he was the best wrestler at school, even better than Mick Foley who later became a professional wrestler. Upon matriculating in 1983, Kevin enrolled at State University of New York at Cortland, and played football for their team, however, he had to quit sports after suffering a back injury.
It was in 1989 that he became a stand-up comedian, and having been noticed by various scouts, Kevin soon started performing comedy in popular shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1991 comedy “The New Candid Camera”, then between 1996 and 1999, he played several characters in the hit comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond”. He became famous only after he played Doug Heffernan in all the 206 episodes of the comedy “The King of Queens” between 1998 and 2007, but Kevin has since starred in only three series: the comedy “Kevin Can Wait” between 2016 and 2018, the 2020 comedy mini-series “Sound Guy”, and the 2021 comedy “The Crew”.
His debut film appearance was in the 2004 comedy “50 First Dates”, which starred Adam Sandler, and a couple of his following notable performances were in the 2006 dark comedy “Grilled”, the 2008 superhero comedy “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and the 2011 comedy drama “The Dilemma”. Most recently, in 2020, Kevin starred in the action crime drama “Becky” and the mystery comedy “Hubie Halloween”.
He has been nominated for 15 awards, winning one: a Nouvelle Radio des Jeunes (NRJ) Cine Award for Best Kiss (Meilleur Baiser) for “Hitch” (shared with Will Smith).
Who is Kannon’s mother Steffiana de la Cruz?
Steffiana de la Cruz was born in the USA, on 28 August 1974 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, she holds American nationality, and is of Filipino descent.
She has appeared in more than 10 movies and TV series, and is probably still known best for her portrayal of a supporting character in the 2009 action crime comedy movie “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”. It was directed by Steve Carr, starred her husband Kevin, Keir O’Donnell and Jayma Mays, and follows a security guard who has to deal with the gang who have taken over a shopping mall; the movie won one of the four awards for which it was nominated.
Steffiana was raised in Boston by her parents who came to the US from the Philippines not long before she was born; she hasn’t shared any details concerning her mother and father, and because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe Steffiana to be an only child.
Nuestra más sincera enhorabuena a #KevinJames y Steffiana de la Cruz por su nacimiento de su cuarta…
She studied at a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1992 didn’t enroll at college, but worked various jobs to financially support herself.
In 1993, Steffiana started dating the late American actor Christopher Shannon ‘Chris’ Penn, who was the brother of the actor, film producer and director Sean Justin Penn. It was Chris who had convinced Steffiana to try acting, and she made her debut appearance in the 1997 episode “Das Duell” of the action crime series “Die Gang”. In 1999, Steffiana played Amanda in the episode “Infierno” of the action crime series “Pacific Blue”; then she and Chris split in the same year.
She continued acting, and in 2000 played Tracy in the musical movie “Something to Sing About”, directed by Charlie Jordan, and which starred Irma P. Hall, Darius McCrary and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
It follows a former convict who’s trying to succeed in the music industry. A couple of Steffiana’s following roles were in the 2001 action adventure comedy movie “Soulkeeper”, and in 2002 the action film “Redemption”, and the crime comedy movie “Stealing Harvard”.
Between 2002 and 2006, she played several supporting characters in the critically acclaimed comedy series “The King of Queens”, created by David Litt and Michael J. Weithorn, and which starred her husband Kevin, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller. It follows the delivery man Doug Heffernan who has a good wife and nice friends, and whose father has just moved in with them; the series aired from 1998 to 2007, and won 14 of the 20 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Since the birth of Kannon, Steffiana has been focused on staying at home and raising her children.