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31 Fascinating Facts Every Fan Should Know About The Fan-Favorite Comedian Kevin Hart


Kevin Hart, world renowned for his comedic chops, was recently involved in a grueling car crash that has left him with “major back injuries.” Just yesterday, he released a video updating his fans about his health and upcoming physical therapy. He has numerous accolades to his name and has also been ranked as one of the most influential people in the world by several magazines. Here are some really important facts about the American stand-up comedian:

  1. Apart from his comedy specials and movies, he often makes headlines with his charitable giving and philanthropic activities. In 2018, Kevin Hart pledged $600,000 in scholarship money, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, in an effort to help students enrolling at historically black colleges and universities.
  2. During the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, he went on record stating that “The Wedding Ringer” was his best work, adding that the movie was the most representative of his work as a stand-up comedian.
  3. On September 1st 2019 he had an accident on the Mulholland highway, when his car, a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, rolled down an embankment. He and his driver sustained severe back injuries.
  4. The 2018 movie “Night School,” in which Hart plays the role of Teddy, is said to be the first ever commercial film that Hart has written. Before this, he has worked on several comedy specials.
  5. Hart was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on October 10, 2016.
  6. His first on-screen appearance was as Lucien in “Undeclared,” a Fox college-set sitcom, that was created by Judd Apatow. The show aired only for one season.
  7. Kevin Hart reportedly bought out two shows of his movie “The Wedding Ringer” on January 21, 2015, in a theater near Toledo, Ohio, then went on to urge his fans to tell the management that he had sent them. This led to the free showing of the movie for around 500 patrons on that day.
  8. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in April 2013 after his Mercedes almost collided with tanker truck in a highway. He was subsequently sentenced to 3 years of probation.
  9. He was supposed to host 91st Academy Awards in 2019 but stepped down due to severe public backlash regarding his homophobic tweets in 2010 and 2011. The ceremony went on without a host.
  10. His relationship with his father improved after his father came out of a drug addiction. The elder Hart once stole a dog two blocks away from their house and gifted it to Kevin, until the dog owner came for the dog.
  11. In his stand-up routines he regularly talks about his loving and intimidating mother. She died in 2007 from cancer.
  12. During the filming of the helicopter scene in the movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” he was very sick, but still insisted on performing the scene. He thinks that particular scene was one of the funniest moments in the movie.
  13. For the movie “Get Hard,” in which he played the role of Darnell, he reportedly sent out a notice on social media claiming to give away free tickets of the movie’s 5:30 p.m. showing in Greenville, South Carolina.
  14. Due to the massive demand, he went on to extend his giveaway offer for two more showings of the movie. Hart appeared with fans at one of the showings in an effort to express his gratitude.
  15. He is known to be a running enthusiast and has taken part in several marathons. It was reported that he finished the 2017 New York City Marathon in a little over 4 hours.
  16. This interest has resulted in a deal with Nike, through which he leads special 5k runs in different cities all over the world. He has also released special audio programs on the Nike+ Run Club app.
  17. He married Eniko Parish in August 2016 in California. They have a son, Kenzo Kash Hart, born in December 2017.
  18. His first major role was in the 2012 movie “Think Like A Man,” which helped garner more attention to his comedy specials. However, his 2014 movie “Ride Along,” was his first star vehicle, which held the record for being the biggest box office weekend in January.
  19. He divorced his wife Torrei Hart in November 2011 citing irreconcilable differences. He filled for joint custody of his children, a daughter and son.
  20. He revealed on the internet radio podcast Sway’s Universe that “Kevin Hart: What Now?” would be his last stand up special. His career had reached its peak and he wanted to end his stand up specials while at their peak.
  21. He is said to have made a name for himself in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game with his respectable basketball abilities and his unforgettable non-basketball antics. From 2012 to 2015, he was named the MVP in all the games, though his first appearance was in the year 2004.
  22. In the 2019 TV movie “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History,” he plays as himself and states that he has a daughter named Riley, along with two other kids. However, in reality, he has three children but Riley does not exist.
  23. His first ever lead role was in “The Big House,” as Kevin Hart, a spoiled kid from Southern California. The 2004 television sitcom lasted only for 6 episodes, before being cancelled by ABC.
  24. He went on a world tour “What Now?” for his stand-up act in the year 2015, and performed nearly 169 shows in arenas across the entire world.
  25. Hart appeared in an underwater commercial in 2017 promoting the Tommy John brand founded by Tom Patterson in 2008.
  26. In the initial days of his career, he auditioned for the “Saturday Night Live,” and is said to have bombed. After his performances, the room was completely silent. Despite this, he has now hosted at least three episodes of the show.
  27. During the October 16, 2016 episode of “Watch What Happens: Live!” Kevin Hart openly admitted that he regretted playing the role JoJo in the 2010 movie “Something Like A Business,” directed by Russ Parr.
  28. In December 2017, he publicly confessed to cheating on his pregnant wife Parish when he spoke about the incident in a live Radio Show “The Breakfast Club”. Earlier in September he apologized to his wife and kids via an emotional Instagram video.
  29. On September 2019, Montia Sabbag filed a $60 million lawsuit against Hart for his alleged involvement in a secretly filmed sex tape way back in 2017.
  30. In the movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” he claims that the backpack he carries had become a character unto itself, like an unsung hero, and that it was his go-to for any kind of comedy or improvisation.
  31. Kevin Hart Net Worth: $150 Million
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