Kevin Can Wait Cast

Kevin James

Kevin James

as Kevin Gable

Emmy Award-nominated actor Kevin James is known for his extensive and successful career, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a writer and producer.

James began his career as a stand-up comic on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a development deal to create his own comedy series, The King of Queens, which ran for nine seasons on the Network. James garnered an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The series continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, he brought his stand-up act to television with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. Additional television credits include The Road to Pebble Beach, a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy, for which he served as an executive producer with Ray Romano.

James’ feature film credits include Hitch, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2 and Pixels. Additionally, he has starred in, produced and co-written countless comedies, including Paul Blart: Mall Cop and its sequel, Zookeeper and Here Comes the Boom.

In addition to his on-camera work, James has lent his voice to the animated films Barnyard, Monster House and Hotel Transylvania.

Recently, James wrapped production on the action comedy True Memoirs of an International Assassin, in which he stars alongside Andy Garcia and Kim Coates. The film will be released later this year.

James was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., where he currently resides with his wife and four children. He is a diehard fan of his hometown sports teams, the Mets and Jets.

Erinn Hayes

Erinn Hayes

as Donna Gable

Erinn Hayes has established herself as a go-to comedic actress by demonstrating her comedic chops in the Emmy Award-winning series Children’s Hospital.

Additional television credits include series regular roles on Worst Week, The Winner, Kitchen Confidential and Guys with Kids. Her recurring roles include Parks & Recreation, Parenthood and New Girl. Later this year, Hayes will appear in the third season of Transparent.

Her feature film credits include the lead role in It’s a Disaster, written and directed by Todd Berger, which premiered in 2012 at the Los Angeles Film Festival and starred Julia Stiles and America Ferrara.

Recently, Hayes wrote her first feature film, Many Happy Returns, which tells the story of a woman who must come to terms with the failing health of her estranged father, while navigating the trials of raising her pre-teen daughter in the face of an unstable home life.

In Hayes’ spare time, she enjoys gardening, writing and home improvement projects. She is passionate about helping to raise funds for her local public school and her work with the Heifer Organization, whose mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Hayes was born in Marin County, Calif. and resides happily in Los Angeles with her high-school sweetheart husband, Jack, and their daughters, Maggie and Lilah. 

Taylor Spreitler

Taylor Spreitler

as Kendra

A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Taylor Spreitler is a multi-talented actress who has appeared in feature films and on television.

Spreitler starred for four seasons on the television series Melissa and Joey. Additional television credits include Criminal Minds, Casual, Bones, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the daytime drama Days of Our Lives.

Her feature film credits include the upcoming Amityville: The Awakening. Also, she will begin working as the star and producer of the film Oil City, later this year.

In her free time, Spreitler does charity work as an Ambassador for Lupus LA.

Mary-Charles Jones

Mary-Charles Jones

as Sara Gable

At the young age of four, Mary-Charles Jones’ family quickly noticed that she had an ability to captivate strangers with her outgoing personality. They decided to attend a local open call for a talent agent, where she was immediately signed, and soon after, she began booking jobs and appearing in national commercials. 

Her first television role was in the series October Road. Additional television credits include guest starring roles in Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl, Hot in Cleveland and Hannah Montana.

Her feature film work includes Identity Thief and Footloose, starring alongside her sister, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, in both. Additional film credits include Father of Invention and Dear Dumb Diary.

Jones was born in Seattle, Wash., and raised in Atlanta, Ga. where she lives with her family, when not in New York working. She is a fan of photography, loves to sing, wakeboard and play soccer. Also, she spends a lot of her free time working as a CommuniGift spokesperson and volunteering for Compassion International. 

James DiGiacomo

James DiGiacomo

as Jack

James Anthony DiGiacomo is an 11-year-old actor and stand-up comedian. A native New Yorker who began his career at age 3, he has appeared in over 30 commercials, including spots for the NFL, Kids Foot Locker, Adidas, Amazon Fire Phone and Kleenex.

His feature film credits include the Academy Award-nominated, Brooklyn and he was the title character in the short film, For Francis.

Recently, he had a recurring role on KC Undercover. Additional television credits include guest starring roles in Fresh Off the Boat, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Following and White Collar.

DiGiacomo performs his stand-up comedy monthly at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City to benefit animal rescue. Also, he spends much of his spare time visiting senior centers and delivering meals to homebound seniors for Meals on Wheels.

Currently, he lives in New City, N.Y. with his family. He enjoys playing video games, sports, the trumpet and riding his Hoverboard.

Ryan Cartwright

Ryan Cartwright

as Chale

Ryan Cartwright worked for many years in television in England, appearing in Hardware, Donovan and The Grimleys. In 2004, Cartwright moved to Los Angeles where he quickly landed roles in several television shows, including Mom and The Big Bang Theory. Additional television credits include Mad Men, Bones, Alphas and Dear Prudence, among many others.

His feature film credits include Vacation, Bastards, Independence Day: Resurgence and Virgin Territory.

Cartwright was born in Erdington, Birmingham, England. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing guitar and “destroying” at videogames.

Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine

as Kyle

Gary Valentine is a Long Island, NY native who has been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past 15 years. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he headed to Los Angeles and quickly landed spots on various talk shows performing standup, including The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others.

Valentine is perhaps best known for his role as Danny on The King of Queens, for which he also wrote several episodes. Additional television credits include Men of a Certain Age, The X Show and his own standup special, Comedy Central Presents Gary Valentine.

His feature film credits include Stuck on You, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury, and the independent short Alive N’ Kickin’.

He is an avid golfer and plays in several golf charity tournaments each year, including BMW/Synnex Pro-Am, Monday after the Masters, hosted by Hootie and the Blowfish, and The Drive, hosted by Russell Wilson and Casey Kahne. In addition, he is actively involved with The JVK Foundation, named after his father, which supports various charities, including Retinitis Pigmentosa. His sister suffers from the disease.

Leonard Earl Howze

Leonard Earl Howze

as Goody

Best known for his roles in Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Leonard Earl Howze has had a lengthy career in television and film.

Most recently, he wrapped shooting a role in the upcoming series The True Memoirs of an International Assassin opposite his Kevin Can Wait co-star, Kevin James. Additional television credits include a series regular role in Memphis Beat and guest-starring roles in NCIS, Masters of Sex, State of the Union, My Name is Earl, The League, Legit and Shameless, among many others.

Howze’s feature film credits include Antwone Fisher, The Ringer, The Lone Ranger, School For Scoundrels, Faults and Live Cargo, which was well received at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Later this year, he will appear in the feature film Brave New Jersey.

Howze was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he currently resides when he is not working in New York. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling, shooting hoops with friends and playing golf.

Lenny Venito

Lenny Venito

as Duffy

Lenny Venito is perhaps best known for his role as Marty Weaver on the television series The Neighbors, for two seasons. Additional television credits include Unforgettable, NYC 22 and Blue Bloods, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Benders, Sopranos, Rescue Me, Flight of the Concords, Lights Out, Bored to Death and The Knights of Prosperity.

His feature film credits include God’s Pocket, St. Vincent, War of the Worlds, Rounders, Gigli, Solitary Man, The Brave One, How Do You Know, Men in Black III and the newly released Money Monster.

On stage, Venito starred in the production of The Ritz at Studio 54 and worked with Ethan Coen in the off-Broadway play Happy Hour.

Venito was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and currently resides in Staten Island, N.Y. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his beloved New York Mets and playing poker and golf. Also, he supports national Lupus charities.

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