Even while transforming himself into a major radio personality, Harvey continued to pursue work in standup and acting as well. Finally, and perhaps most unexpectedly, in 2009 Harvey became a bestselling author of relationship advice books.
Growing out of a segment on his radio show in which he served up hilariously blunt advice to women callers frustrated in their relationships with men, Harvey's books seem to be based on the general principle that men are dogs and women need to treat them accordingly.
While Harvey's role as the Kings of Comedy's M. remains the most iconic performance of his career, the comedian used the fame that came from the movie as the foundation upon which to build a virtual one-man multimedia empire.
magazine's national Syndicated Personality/Show of the Year award in 2007.
Harvey eventually found that on the stage, performing standup comedy for the first time in 1985.
After honing his act through several years of performances in small clubs, he came close to hitting the big time by the end of the decade, making it to the finals of the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1989. In 1993, he took over as the host of Showtime at the Apollo, the famed syndicated variety show filmed at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater.
Steve Harvey is also the proud head of a charitable organization, The Steve Harvey Foundation, which offers mentoring programs to young men.
Fans who saw the show on screen felt the same way; the film, which cost only million to make, eventually earned more than million at the box office.
He has twin daughters, Brandi and Karli, and a son, Broderick Jr., from his first marriage, and a son, Wynton, from his second.
He enjoys spending time with his large, blended family (his current wife, Marjorie Bridge Harvey, whom he wed in 2007, brought three previous children of her own into their marriage).
I know it sounds corny, but I'm starting really to think about my life in terms of ' What are they going to say about me?
' Do I want it just to be said this guy was a king of Comedy?