Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. was known as the father of two American comedians, screenwriters, and actors, Kevin James and Gary Valentine. He was born on August 4, 1930, in Westbury, Nassau County, New York, USA. Joseph was married to Janet Knipfing and together they had two sons, Gary Joseph and Kevin George, as well as a daughter named Leslie.

Personal Details:

  • Full Name: Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Date: August 4, 1930
  • Birth Place: Westbury, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Age: He passed away at 75 years old
  • Date of Death: January 30, 2006 (in Westbury, Nassau County, New York, USA)
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Spouse: Janet Knipfing
  • Children: Gary Valentine (Gary Joseph Knipfing), Kevin James (Kevin George Knipfing), Leslie Knipfing
  • Grandchildren: Sienna-Marie James, Shea Joelle James, Kannon Valentine James, Sistine Sabella James
  • Status: Deceased
  • Known as: Father of Gary Valentine and Kevin James
  • Family of Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.:
  • Joseph married Janet, an office worker, and they had three children together. His son, Kevin, gained wide recognition for his roles in “The King of Queens” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” as Doug Heffernan and Paul Blart, respectively. Gary, his other son, is a comedian known for his humorous performances. Leslie Knipfing, Joseph’s daughter, did not pursue a career in the entertainment industry but is known as the sister of Kevin and Gary.

Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.’s Early Life:

During his early years, Joseph owned an insurance business for over 30 years. He was actively involved in various organizations, including the Holy Name Society, Young Republican Club, Agents Insurance Council, and the Independent Insurance Agent. He also served as the former president of the St. James Chamber of Commerce. Joseph enjoyed playing golf, traveling, spending time with his family, watching baseball, particularly Notre Dame and the Mets, and using the computer.

Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.’s Death:

Joseph passed away at the age of 75 on January 30, 2006. He had been battling heart disease. He was laid to rest at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood. At the time of his passing, Janet was 45 years old, and his family, including his children Kevin and Gary, grandchildren, and other relatives, were by his side until the end.

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