Gary Valentine is a Long Island, New York-native who has been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past 20 years. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 1997, he headed to Los Angeles, and quickly landed a hosting job on the NBC show, “Friday Night Videos.” In addition, he did spots on various talk shows performing standup, including “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” among others.
Gary was on the CBS comedy, “Kevin Can Wait,” for two seasons as Kyle Gable, Kevin’s fireman brother. He also appeared as Danny on “The King of Queens” for nine years on CBS, for which he also wrote several episodes. Additional television credits include, “Fargo,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Men of a Certain Age,” co-host of “The X Show,” and his own standup special, “Comedy Central Presents: Gary Valentine.” Gary also starred as George Bannister in a series of TV movies for ABC Family, “The Dog Who Saved Christmas,” and “The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation.”
His feature film credits include, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” “Here Comes the Boom,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” “Zookeeper,” “Stuck on You,” “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury,” and the independent short, “Alive N’ Kickin’.”
He is an avid golfer, and plays in several golf charity tournaments each year, including BMW/Synnex Pro-Am, “Monday After the Masters,” hosted by Hootie and the Blowfish, and “The Drive,” hosted by Russell Wilson and Casey Kahne. In addition, he is actively involved with the JVK Foundation, named after his father, which supports various charities, including Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Gary is married, and lives on Long Island.
Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Gary_Valentine, and on his Website, gvlaffs.com.