Everything you want to know about Kevin Hart

The early life, comedy, and personal life of Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart attends the Australian premiere of 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' during the Sydney Film Festival on June 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)

Kevin Hart is an African-American comedian, spokesman, producer, and actor. He is among the highest-paid comedians in the world. 

Early Life          

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia. His mother, Nancy Hart, worked in the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. She raised Kevin Hart and his brother, Robert, as a single mother.

Hart’s father, Henry Robert Witherspoon, was a cocaine addict who spent the majority of Hart’s childhood in and out of prison, which led Hart to turn to humor as a coping mechanism for his chaotic family life. After his father overcame his addiction, their relationship got better.

Hart began attending the Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University after he graduated from George Washington High School before quitting and relocating to New York City. He then moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, where he ended up getting a job selling shoes.

Kevin Hart’s Wife

Eniko Hart

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Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish attend 2019 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on February 9, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Eniko and Kevin began dating in 2009. At the time, he was still legally married to his first wife, Torrei Hart. After dating for five years, on Eniko’s 30th birthday, Kevin got down on one knee and proposed to her. After a year of engagement, they finally married on August 13, 2016.

Kevin and Eniko have two children together. In the year 2017, Eniko gave birth to a son. The couple chose Kenzo Kash Hart as the name for their son. Their daughter, Kaori Mai, the couple’s second child, was born on September 29, 2020.

While Eniko was eight months pregnant with Kenzo, Kevin found himself embroiled in a cheating scandal. He owned up to cheating on her, and she made him work for it to earn back her trust. He also told Romper that he has been open about the scandals in his life with his kids, because he knows the truth will always come out, so they should hear it from him.

Torrei Hart 

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Torrei Hart attends “Super Turnt” movie premiere at Mann Robinson Studios on October 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

Torrei Hart is Kevin Hart’s first wife. Torrei and Kevin wed in 2003, and in 2010, they announced their separation on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. The divorce was made final in November 2011. They have two children, Heaven Leigh (born in 2005) and Hendrix (born in 2007). They share joint custody of the two children. 

The actress and comedienne was asked in an interview as she was leaving LAX airport why she still goes by her ex-last husband’s name even after their divorce 10 years ago. She stated that her kids don’t want her to change her name and that Kevin Hart also has no problem with her maintaining his last name. 

Kevin Hart’s comedy career                     

Although Hart has now earned a reputation as one of the most popular comedians, it was not always roses and sunshine at the beginning. Hart’s debut stand-up act, which he gave as Lil Kev at The Laff House in his hometown of Philadelphia, wasn’t much of a success.  

His career got off to a slow start, and he frequently received boos as he left the stage. There was one time that someone even threw a piece of chicken at him. Following those first unsuccessful performances, he started competing in comedy contests all over Massachusetts, and eventually, the response from the audience improved.  

It took Hart some time to find his own distinct comedic voice. After initially trying to emulate comedians such as Chris Tucker, he developed his own style by exploring his own life experiences and insecurities.              

Hart started his comedy tours in 2009 with his act, “I’m a Grown Little Man,” which was followed by “Let Me Explain,” “Laugh at My Pain,” and “Seriously Funny.”

Hart’s “Laugh at My Pain” tour was among the best-selling comedy tours that year, with earnings of more than $15 million. This helped Hart grow an audience, with the majority of his foreign fans discovering him on YouTube.

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“Night School” Actor Kevin Hart engages with students at Morehouse College for “REAL Talk” event (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

Kevin Hart Movies

Here is a list of all Kevin Hart movies as of 2022:

  1. “Me Time” (2022)
  2. “The Man From Toronto” (2022)
  3. “Fatherhood” (2021)
  4. “Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019)
  5. “Jumanji: The Next Level” (2019)
  6. “The Secret Life Of Pets 2” (2019)
  7. “Night School” (2018)
  8. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” (2017)
  9. “The Upside” (2017)
  10. “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”
  11. “Central Intelligence” (2016)
  12. “H&M’s The Road Trip” (2016)
  13. “Kevin Hart: What Now?” (2016)
  14. “Ride Along 2” (2016)
  15. “The Secret Life Of Pets” (2016)
  16. “Get Hard” (2015)
  17. “Kevin Hart Presents Lil’ Rel: RELevant” (2015)
  18. “The Wedding Ringer” (2015)
  19. “About Last Night” (2014)
  20. “Ride Along” (2014)
  21. “School Dance” (2014)
  22. “Think Like A Man Too” (2014)
  23. “Top Five” (2014)
  24. “Grudge Match” (2013)
  25. “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” (2013)
  26. “This Is The End” (2013)
  27. “9mm” (2012)
  28. “Exit Strategy” (2012)
  29. “Kevin Hart: Agent H” (2012)
  30. “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012) 
  31. “Think Like A Man” (2012)                                         
  32. “35 And Ticking” (2011)
  33. “Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain” (2011)
  34. “Let Go” (2011)
  35. “Little In Common” (2011)
  36. “Death At A Funeral” (2010)
  37. “Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny” (2010)
  38. “Little Fockers” (2010)
  39. “Something Like A Business” (2010)
  40. “Untitled Burr And Hart Project” (2010)
  41. “All Star Comedy Jam” (2009)
  42. “Kevin Hart: I’m A Grown Little Man” (2009)
  43. “Not Easily Broken” (2009)
  44. “Drillbit Taylor” (2008)
  45. “Extreme Movie” (2008)
  46. “Fool’s Gold” (2008)
  47. “Meet Dave” (2008)
  48. “Superhero Movie” (2008)
  49. “Epic Movie” (2007)
  50. “The Weekend” (2007)
  51. “Scary Movie 4” (2006)
  52. “The Last Stand” (2006)
  53. “In The Mix” (2005)
  54. “The 40 Year Old Virgin” (2005)
  55. “Along Came Polly” (2004)
  56. “Soul Plane” (2004)
  57. “Death Of A Dynasty” (2003)
  58. “Scary Movie 3” (2003)
  59. “Paper Soldiers” (2002)

Kevin Hart’s new movie: “Me Time”

John Hamburg wrote and directed the buddy comedy “Me Time,” which was released in 2022. Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Regina Hall, and Jimmy O. Yang appear in the movie.

The movie features Sony, a stay-at-home father, who gets to enjoy his first “me time” in a long time when his children and wife are away.

ME TIME Official Trailer (Source: YouTube)

Kevin Hart Shows

Here is a list of television shows Kevin Hart has featured in:

  • “Undeclared” (2002-2003)
  • “The Big House” (2004)
  • “Comedy Central Presents” (2004)
  • “Barbershop” (2005)
  • “Jake In Progress” (2005-2006)
  • “Help Me Help You” (2006)
  • “Love, Inc.” (2006)
  • “All of Us” (2007)
  • “Wild ‘n Out” (2007)
  • “Party Down” (2009)
  • “Kröd Mändoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire” (2009)
  • “Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man” (2009)
  • “Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny” (2010)
  • “Modern Family” (2011-2012)
  • “BET Awards 2011” (2011)
  • “Workaholics” (2012)
  • “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” (2012)
  • “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (2013–2016, 2022)
  • “Second Generation Wayans” (2013)
  • “Saturday Night Live” (2013-2017)
  • “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber” (2015)
  • “Lip Sync Battle” (2016)
  • “2016 MTV Movie Awards” (2016)
  • “TKO: Total Knock Out” (2018)
  • “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History” (2019)
  • “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” (2019)
  • “Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up” (2019)
  • “Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud” (2019)
  • “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” (2019-present)
  • “Die Hart” (2020)
  • “Dave” (2021)
  • “True Story” (2021)
  • “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” (2021)
  • “Shark Tank” (2021)

Kevin Hart’s net worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Kevin Hart has a net worth of $450 million. 

Kevin Hart’s businesses

Hart raised a $100 million investment from a private equity company called Arby Partners in May 2022 for HartBeat, a media company. HartBeat was valued at $650 million by the investment. Kevin Hart not only profited greatly from that $100 million investment, but at that price, his 85% stake is worth $552 million.

In 2017, Hart partnered with Tommy John to launch an underwear line. In 2018, Hart started Laugh Out Loud, a comedy streaming service. The network also has a Sirius Satellite Radio radio program.

He also has endorsement agreements and/or partnerships with companies like Samsung, Mountain Dew, AT&T, and Wrangler.

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Kevin Hart attends the WSJ Tech D.Live at Montage Laguna Beach on November 13, 2018, in Laguna Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Magazine)

Kevin Hart’s accident     

On September 1, 2019, shortly after midnight, Kevin Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda drifted off the road in the Malibu Hills, trapping him inside along with two other passengers. He underwent surgery after sustaining severe back injuries as a result of the accident. 

Ten days after the collision, Hart was released and sent to a rehabilitation center to heal. The comedian claimed during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that after leaving the hospital, he had “the biggest cry” of his life. 

Just over two months following his accident, Hart was already back to working out and sharing his workout routine with followers on Instagram, showing that he had been working hard to recover.

Kevin Hart’s father

Henry Witherspoon, the father of Kevin Hart, passed away recently. The actor announced his father’s passing on Instagram on October 12, 2022.

The post was heartfelt and included a number of photos of Hart and his father to appreciate their memorable moments. The two are seen having fun with other family members in the pictures.

Hart lost his mother in 2007 to ovarian cancer.