Comedian Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957. He was the youngest of five. Graduating from Glenville High School in Cleveland, he attended the University of West Virginia, admitting he wasn’t the greatest of students. He never finished, instead working a variety of jobs. He began doing standup in the late 1980s. He developed a devoted following with his down to earth, honest and blunt observations.

In 1987, he got his first stint on television as the host of Showtime at the Apollo. That success led to The Steve Harvey Show on the fledging WB network. A year later, Harvey joined his friend Cedric the Entertainer, and fellow comics D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac for The Kings of Comedy Tour. Spike Lee directed a film version that was a box office and DVD hit. It led to a string of appearances in film. He briefly hosted Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge.

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