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What happened to The Kings of Queens cast?

The King of Queens was one of the greatest American sitcoms of the 90s, but where are the cast now and what have they been up to since?

The series premiered in 1998 and ran for nine seasons before it finally came to an end in 2007.

It was created by Michael J. Weithorn and David Litt, who also served as the show’s executive producer.

The comedy centred around the lives of Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini), a working-class couple living in Rego Park, Queens.

And, let’s not forget about Carrie’s father Arthur (Jerry Stiller), who also lives with the couple.

It was such a funny sitcom (Picture: Perfect/REX)

Doug works as a delivery driver, while Carrie works as a secretary and let’s just say their lives a made a tad more interesting with Arthur in the midst.

The show, which has the undertones of the original 1950s TV production The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows.

Here’s what happened to the cast after the sitcom ended

Kevin James

Kevin James played the beloved Doug in the sitcom, but since it ended he has gone to star in a number of hit movies alongside Adam Sandler.

Kevin starred as unlucky in love Albert in Hitch alongside Will Smith and Eva Mendez.

He also had roles in I Now Pronouce You Chuck & Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grown Ups, Zookeeper and Here Comes the Boom.

He also starred in another sitcom titled Kevin Can Wait.

Kevin James played Doug (Picture: CBS)

Leah Remini

Not only did she star as Stacey Carosi in Saved By The Bell, but she also starred alongside Kevin James again in Kevin Can Wait.

She bagged herself a number of hosting jobs including daytime talk show The Talk in 2010 and she also went on to co-host The View for 135 episodes.

She later produced and hosted the A&E documentary series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 2016 and 2019.

Leah Remini played Carrie (Picture: CBS)

Jerry Stiller

Jerry, who played beloved Arthur in the series sadly died in May 2020 at the age of 92.

His son and actor Ben Stiller confirmed the news and revealed he died of natural causes.

Ben and Jerry stared in Zoolander together (Picture: Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Before his death, Jerry had a successful career and often appeared in roles alongside his son including the likes of Zoolander.

Jerry and his late wife Anne Meara entertained fans for years as a comedy act in the 60s and 70s, with regular appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Victor Williams

Victor is best known for his role as Deacon Palmer on The King of Queens, although he has had guest roles in a number of shows since the series ended.

Some of his acting jobs included, The Good Wife, The Black List and High Maintenance.

Victor Williams played Deacon (Picture: CBS)

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt, an actor and stand-up comedian played Spence Olchin in the programme.

He has had a successful acting career after making his debut in an episode of Seinfield, titled The Couch.

Patton Oswalt played Spence (Picture: CBS)

He appeared as a regular on the American comedies Community and Parks and Recreation.

He has also done voice-over work for Kim Possible and voiced Remy in the Pixar film Ratatouille.

He penned a memoir and currently narrates the hit comedy The Goldbergs.

Larry Romano

Larry played Richie Lannucci in King Of Queens for 43 episodes.

However, in season four he just upped and left without any acknowledgment.

He also played the lead in NBC sitcom Kristin as Aldo Bonnadonna, although it only aired for six episodes before it was cancelled.

Other roles include Tino Zapatti in the film City Hall and he also played a minor role in the film Sleepers.

Larry Romano played Richie (Picture: CBS)

Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine played Kevin James’ older brother Danny Heffernan in the hit sitcom.

Before his role in the series, he began his career as a stand-up comedian.

After the show ended, he appeared in films alongside his brother and Adam Sandler.

Gary played Kevin’s older brother (Picture: CBS)

Nicole Sullivan

Nicole played the character Holly Shumpert for five seasons in the CBS comedy.

The actress is also best known for her six seasons (1995–2001) on the sketch comedy series MADtv.

Nicole Sullivan played the role of Holly (Picture: CBS)

Another TV role she is famous for was playing Jill Tracy in Scrubs.

Nicole has done a lot of voiceover work for Disney and Pixar movies including Mira Nova in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Shego in Kim Possible.


Lisa Rieffel appeared in the first series (Picture: CBS)

Lisa Rieffel

Lisa was one of the original cast members of The King of Queens during the show’s first season.

She took part in four of the sitcom’s first episodes before leaving the show.

She was also a series regular in The Thorns, Ann Jillian and The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

Her other TV work includes The Cosby Show, Roseanne and Party of Five.


Credit: Original article published here.

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