HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Shoe-salesman-turned-comedian Kevin Hart received the 2,591st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, in advance of his stand-up comedy film, “Kevin Hart: What Now?”
The 11 a.m. ceremony at 7013 Hollywood Blvd. – coincidentally, next to a DSW Shoes store – included Ice Cube, who co-starred with Hart in “Ride Along” and “Ride Along 2,” producer Will Packer and director Tim Story.
Hart quit his job as a shoe salesman to embark on a career as a comedian following an acclaimed performance at an amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club. He went on to perform at professional venues such as the Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up NY, and the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
Hart’s first performance at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal led to his first film role as a rookie thief in the 2002 urban crime comedy “Paper Soldiers.”
Hart’s other movie credits include “Scary Movie 3,” “Scary Movie 4,” “Soul Plane,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Little Fockers,” “Death at a Funeral,” “Fool’s Gold,” “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Get Hard.”
In addition to “Ride Along 2,” Hart was also in two other films released earlier this year, co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the action comedy “Central Intelligence,” and supplying the voice of Snowball, a white rabbit, in the animated comedy “The Secret Life of Pets.”
Hart also stars in, co-created and produces the BET reality television parody “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” He is also part of the cast of the untitled sequel to “Jumanji,” set for release in 2017.
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