Broderick Stephen Harvey is an American comedian, television presenter, broadcaster, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, and Celebrity Familyfeud. Harvey is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time Marconi Award winner and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories.
About Steve Harvey in brief
Broderick Stephen Harvey is an American comedian, television presenter, broadcaster, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, and Celebrity Familyfeud. Harvey is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time Marconi Award winner and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories. Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, and is the son of Jesse Harvey, a coal miner, and Eloise Vera. He has been a boxer, an autoworker, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mailman. In the late ’80s, Harvey was homeless for three years. He slept in his 1976 Ford when not performing gigs that provided a hotel, and he showered at gas stations or swimming pool showers. In 2008, Harvey hosted the Disney Dreamers Academy, a teen-focused professional enrichment event that took place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Buena Vista, Florida. In 2014 he had roles in the films Family Vacation and You Got Served. In 2006, he released the stand-up special Steve Don’t Trip. He Ain’t Ain’t Yet directed by Leslie Small. He had appeared in the 2003 movie The Temptations alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles. The same year he played Johnson in the film The Love Don’t Cost a Thing. He co-starred in the 2005 film The Family Racing Stripes as the voice of Buzz in the movie The Stripes. In 2017, Harvey founded Steve Harvey Global, an entertainment company that houses his production company East 112 and various other ventures.
He also invested in the HDNet takeover along with Anthem Sports and Entertainment. He is the founder of The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on youth education. Harvey has written four books including his bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009. He did standup comedy in the early 1980s and hosted Showtime at the Apollo and the Steve Harvey Show on The WB. He was later featured in The Original Kings of Comedy after starring in theKings of Comedy Tour. He performed his last standup show in 2012. Harvey’s first name is Broderick, named after actor BroderICK Crawford of the TV series Highway Patrol. He first performed stand-ups comedy on October 8, 1985, at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. He would later star on the WB network show TheSteve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. That title was also used as the name of his comedy and variety television show, which aired from 2003 until 2005. As of 2019, the show is syndicated through the United States. He has also hosted Little Big Shots, Little Big shots Forever Young, and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. The show was originally Syndicated through Radio One Inc. from September 2000 until May 2005.