Steve Harvey, an American comedian and entertainer, is a multi-faceted entertainer. He has held many roles, including being a host on television, a producer, and a radio personality. Harvey began his career as an actor and comedian. His television and film debuts happened almost simultaneously, it is interesting.
His flagship show, “The Steve Harvey Show,” which ran from 1996 to 2002, was what made him famous. He became a household name with the show, which earned him immense popularity.
The show was followed by a series of shows including ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ and the ‘Steve Talk Show’. Harvey has won 14 NAACP Image Awards in different categories and five Daytime Emmy Awards. He is undoubtedly one of America’s most gifted entertainers in recent years.
Know Everything about Steve Harvey Childhood
Steve Harvey was born Broderick Stephen Harvey in Welch West Virginia on January 17, 1957 to Jesse Harvey (US) and Eloise vera. His father, Jesse Harvey, was a coal miner.
When Steve was young, the Harveys moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Glenville High School for his initial education. After graduating from Glenville High School in 1974, he attended Kent State University as well as West Virginia University. He was a member Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Steve Harvey Career
Steve Harvey was an autoworker and carpet cleaner before he started his comedy career. On October 8, 1985, Harvey performed his first comedy act at Hilarities Comedy Club, Cleveland, Ohio.
Harvey took part in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990. Harvey’s stint at the talent search earned him the opportunity to host the music TV program, ‘It’s Showtime at the Apollo’. He was eventually offered a starring part on the ABC TV show, “Me and the Boys”, in 1994.
He made a huge breakthrough in his career by hosting his flagship show, “The Steve Harvey Show”, from 1996 to 2002. It was particularly popular among the African-American community.
Harvey also continued his stand-up comedy shows, in addition to his television career. Harvey performed a variety of pieces with stand-up comedians. These were all later compiled into a DVD film called “The Original Kings of Comedy”.
Harvey created the show, “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge” in 2003. Harvey was able to play both the role of host and comedian on the variety show. From 2005 to 2005, the show aired on WB Network. He even wrote a book titled “Steve Harvey’s Big Time” during this period.
Harvey made a name for himself on television and the stage. He tried his luck on the big screen in 2003. Harvey starred in ‘The Fighting Temptations,’ and ‘Racing Stripes (supporting roles) in 2003.
Harvey was a star in all media of entertainment, acting, writing, directing, and hosting TV shows. He was the author of the bestseller ‘Act Like a Lady. Think Like a Man’. Soon, he followed that up with the film ‘Think Like a Man.
He hosted a show about teens’ careers called “the Disney Dreamers Academy” in 2008. Harvey was then appointed host of “Family Feud” two years later. Despite low ratings, the show went on to be the second most-watched daytime syndicated program. Harvey hosted Celebrity Family Feud, which was also broadcast in 2010.
Harvey’s 27-year-long journey as a stand up comedian came to an abrupt halt in August 2012, when he performed his final stand-up comedy show at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Harvey began his talk show, “Steve Harvey”, a month after his last stand-up performance. The show aired until 2016, when a new syndicated talk program called ‘Steve’ was launched. Harvey had greater creative freedom with the latter show.
Harvey is an integral part radio, as well as television and movies. Harvey hosts the weekday morning radio program “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, which began broadcasting in 2005. It continues to air until today.
Harvey has been the Miss Universe host since 2015. Harvey has hosted the Miss Universe events in Las Vegas, Philippines, and Las Vegas. Harvey accidentally announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, the Miss Universe winner in 2015 instead of Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach. After Gutierrez had been mistakenly named, the error was rectified in a matter of seconds.
Steve Harvey Major Works
Steve Harvey’s greatest breakthrough was in 1996 with the launch of his flagship show, “The Steve Harvey Show”. The series ran for six years and was very popular, earning him many awards and praises.
He was awarded the NAAC Image Outstanding Actor Award for Comedy Series four times, and he also won the NAACP Outstanding Comedy Series Award for three consecutive years between 2000 and 2002.