Broderick Steven Harvey is an American television host, producer, actor, comedian, and writer. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and later became an actor. His television and film debut started simultaneously. Harvey’s flagship show, ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ (1996-2002) on The WB shot him to stardom. He was popularly known for his observational humor and self-help advice about relationships.
Steve Harvey Personal Details
|Name||Broderick Steve Harvey|
|Age||(As of 2022) – 65 years|
|Date of Birth||17-Jan-57|
|Place of Birth||Welch, West Virginia, U.S.|
|Profession||Television host, producer, actor, comedian, and writer|
|Father’s Name||Jesse Harvey (Coal miner)|
|Mother’s Name||Eloise Vera Harvey (Sunday school teacher)|
|Siblings||Terry Harvey (Brother)|
|Spouse||Marjorie Elaine Harvey (Present wife), Mary Lee Shackelford (Ex-wife), and Marcia Harvey (Ex-wife)|
|Children||Sons – Wynton Harvey, Broderick Harvey Jr., and Jason Harvey|
|Daughters||Lori Harvey, Morgan Harvey, Brandi Harvey, and Karli Harvey|
|Net Worth||The US $160 million (Approximately)|
Steve Harvey’s Early Life
- Harvey’s first name ‘Broderick’ is named after Broderick Crawford (actor) of the TV series Highway Patrol.
- He had a stuttering problem during childhood, which he later overcame.
- Harvey shifted to Cleveland, Ohio with his family, when he was young.
- Before being a comedian, he worked as an insurance salesman, mailman, autoworker, boxer, and carpet cleaner.
- Harvey is an active humanitarian and philanthropist.
Steve Harvey’s Educational Qualifications
- Harvey pursued his schooling from Glenville High School, Glenville, Cleveland, Ohio in 1974.
- Later he went to Kent State University and West Virginia University.
Steve Harvey’s Professional Journey
- Harvey began his stand-up comedy career on October 8, 1985, at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
- In 1990, he hosted the music TV show, ‘It’s Showtime at the Apollo’.
- Harvey’s success as a comedian, made him bag a lead role in the short-lived ABC show, ‘Me and the Boys in 1994.
- He gained stardom in 1996 with his flagship show, ‘The Steve Harvey Show’, a popular hit among the African-American community.
- In 1997, Harvey performed on the Kings of Comedy tour along with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac. It became the highest-grossing tour in history.
- These comedy acts were later compiled into a film by Spike Lee called, The Original Kings of Comedy.
- Harvey hosted a weekday morning radio program called, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, from September 2000 to May 2005.
- From 2003-2005, he hosted the show, ‘Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge’, and performed as a comedian as well.
- During this time, Harvey also wrote a book called, Steve Harvey’s Big Time.
- In 2003, he starred as a supporting actor in the films, The Fighting Temptations and Love Don’t Cost a Thing.
- In 2004, he was seen in the films, ‘Johnson family Vacation’ and ‘You Got Served’, followed by an appearance in ‘Racing Stripes’ in 2005.
- Harvey released his stand-up special, ‘Steve Harvey: Don’t Trip… He Ain’t Through with Me Yet’ in 2006.
- He hosted the Disney Dreamers Academy, a teen-focused personal and professional enrichment event, in 2008.
- In 2010, he hosted the television show, ‘Family Feud’.
- Harvey performed his final stand-up act at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ending his 27-year-old stand-up comedian career.
- He hosted the Miss Universe pageant from 2015 till 2018 in Las Vegas, the Philippines, and Thailand.
- In September 2017, Harvey started with a new syndicated talk show by the name, ‘Of Steve’.
- He hosted New Year’s Eve Special from Times Square for Fox in 2017.
- By the end of 2018, Harvey hosted the 8th annual NFL Honors.
- He launched a learning hub called, Vault, in 2019.
- Harvey invested in the takeover of HDNet along with Anthem Sports & Entertainment.
Steve Harvey’s Awards and Achievements
|Year||Name of Award|
|1999 – 2002||NAACP Image Awards outstanding actor in a comedy series|
|2001||NAACP Image Award entertainer of the year|
|2007||Radio and Records magazine|
|2011||BET Humanitarian awards
|2013||Favorite New Talk show host – 39th People’s Choice Awards
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Marconi Award winner – Syndicated Personality of the year
|2014 – 2017||NAACP Image Awards Outstanding news/Talk/Info series|
|2014||Daytime Emmy award for outstanding game show host – Family Feud
Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding talk show informative
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee (Radio)
|2015||NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Host
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative
Marconi Award winner – Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year
|2016||NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Host
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Variety Series/Special (as host of Family Feud)
Honorary Doctorate Degree Received at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama
|2017||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host|
|2018||Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host|
|2019||NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding host in a reality show|