From Long Island, New York. Gary Valentine got his start in show business on the stand up comedy stage. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival, he left his native New York for heavier traffic in Los Angeles. There, he quickly landed spots on various talk shows including, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. He’s been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past twelve years.
Another little tidbit Gary would like you to know……..His birthday is November 22. Year not important. Cash only.
Gary Valentine is best know for his nine seasons as “Cousin Danny” on the hit CBS sitcom, “The King of Queens.” As well as appearing on screen, he co-wrote a few episodes, which he claims…..are the best.
Prior to his run on the series, he starred in his own half-hour special on Comedy Central along with hosting “The X Show” on FX.
On the big screen, Gary appeared in the Farrelly brothers film, “Stuck on You” with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. He was also featured in the Jerry Seinfeld movie, “Comedian”, and the independent short “Alive ‘n’ Kickin.” Most recently he was seen in Adam Sandler’s blockbuster hit “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” Gary is convinced that Sandler said, “GV will be one of People magazines 100 sexiest stars……soon.”
Gary is very active in charitable work. He is an avid supporter for Foundation Fighting Blindness, since his sister was diagnosed with the rare eye disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Each year, Gary joins numerous celebrities, in a golf tournament, to raise money for a cure. This is one of the many tournaments he participates in across the country helping other charities.
In addition, Gary is involved with JVK, a not for profit organization, run by family members, which delivers necessities to the homeless.
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