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Kevin Hart
Forecourt Ceremony held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Born: July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at the time of the ceremony: 40
Kevin Hart is a comic who has risen to film stardom. Noy only has he headlined in quite a number of films, but he has done supporting parts in lots more, has done a ton of guest shots on television series', and has appeared on just about every talk show in America. He is manic, but relateable somehow.

Kevin Hart was raised with his older brother Robert in Phildelphia by his single mother Nancy. Due to his father being in and out of jail on drug charges, young Kevin found humor an antidote to his family situation.

After high school, he attended Community College of Phildelphia, but performing at an open mic night at a comedy club changed all of that. As Lil Kev, he had a rocky start, but he kept at it. He lit out for New York, but moved to more sedate Brockton Massecusetts, working as a shoe salesmen to support his nightclub workouts. Audiences reacted better once Hart stopped imitating Chris Tucker.

Hart is incredibly busy. In Los Angles, he immediately clicked with director / writer Judd Apatow, who put him in a short film North Hollywood with Jason Segal, aired over ABC in 2001. He got a small part as Vic in Along Came Polly (released in January 2004) with Ben Stiller.

Word must have gotten around: Hart played himself and was also co-executive producer for six episodes of The Big House with Yvette Nicole Brown, aired over ABC in April 2004. He did a bit in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (released in August 2005) with Steve Carell, and also Drillbit Taylor (released in March 2008) with Owen Wilson.

Hart played a computer geek in Extreme Movie (released in December 2008) with Michael Sera, then played Zezelryck in six episodes of Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire with Sean Maquire, aired over Comedy Central in April 2009. Hart really kicked into high gear by touring the country, beginning in the summer of 2009.

He co-starred in an American remaike of Death at a Funreral (released in April 2010) with Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence, then did a bit as a nurse in Little Fockers (released in December 2010) with Ben Stiller.

Hart finally headlined in the small comedy Something Like a Business (released in 2010) with David Alan Grier, but it vanished without a trace. The same thing could be said of 35 and Ticking (released in May 2011) with Tamala Jones, where Hart played a girl-shy geek (is there any other kind?).

Hart's 2011 comedy tour was filmed and released theatrically as Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (released in September 2011). He practically walked away with Think Like a Man (released in April 2012) with Meagan Good. He did a small part in The Five Year Engagement (released in April 2012) with Jason Segal.

In the strange Hollywood-party-with-real-celebs-playing-themselves, Hart, well, "played himself" in This Is the End (released in June 2013) with James Franco,

His 2012 tour was filmed and released as Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (released in July 2013). He played a boxing promoter in Grudge Match (released in December 2013) with Robert De Niro.

Hart starred in the buddy cop film Ride Along (released in January 2014) with Ice Cube, which made a pile of money. He starred in the rom-com The Wedding Ringer (released in January 2015) with Josh Gad, which did well.

The ridiculous comedy Get Hard (released in March 2015) with Will Farrell, also did well, but none of these films did as well as Central Intelligence (released in June 2016) with Dwayne Johnson. It made a mountain of dough.

Hart did the voice for "Snowball" and walked away with The Secret Life of Pets (released in July 2016), and the picture did over $800 Million. Hart was executive producer of 16 and host of 24 episodes of a documentary about comedy clubs across America, Hart of the City aired over Comedy Central beginning in October 2016.

Hart released another concert film, Kevin Hart: What Next? (released in October 2016). Like most comics, Hart dabbled in a more dramatic role: The Upside (released in December 2017) with Bryan Cranston, made money, but it got a drubbing with critics, and it has sort of slid off the radar.

Hooking up finally with franchise movies, Hart played Franklin "Mouse" Finbar in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (released in December 2017) with Dwayne Johnson. It became a bigger hit than Pets was.

Hart starred, co-wrote and also co-produced Night School (released in September 2018) with Tiffany Haddish. Just before the opening of Hart's next film (one which would finally play the Chinese), they had him down to the theatre to make his imprints. A couple days later, Jumanji: The Next Level (which played the Chinese in December 2019) with Dwayne Johnson opened, and has so far, done well.

Hart is executive producer and subject of the six-part documentary Don't Fuck This Up, streaming over Netflix beginning in December 2019. He co-starred in ten episodes with John Travolta in the comedy thriller Die Hart streaming over Quibi in July 2020.

Hart headlined in the Netflix dramedy Fatherhood, aired in June 2021; he gets top-billing over Wesley Snipes in seven episodes of the thriller True Story, aired over Netflix in November 2021. He does the voice of Ace in the DC League of Super-Pets (released in July 2022), stars in Me Time with Mark Wahlberg (streaming on Netflix from August 2022). Can you guess what Die Hart (with John Travolta) is about? It streams on Amazon Prime from February 2023.
TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Kevin Hart Forecourt block. Executed by Santos Resendiz, Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 30 x 20 inches.
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, Hollywood, California. Kevin Hart Forecourt ceremony, Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Kevin Hart looks up at the cameras while inscribing his name in the wet cement.
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