Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. Personal Life, Career, & More

American comedian and actor Gary Joseph Knipfing has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood. He has made quite a name for himself in several shows including The King of Queens (1998–2007), Kevin Can Wait (2016-2018) and in several Happy Madison Productions. His brother, Kevin James is a famous actor and is known for his roles in Hitch (2005), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009), Grown Ups (2010), and Here Comes the Boom (2012) to name a few. Their parents, Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. and Janet Knipfing motivated and influenced their goals.

Read on to know more about the personal life, career, educational details, children, net worth and more about Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.

Personal Life

Not much is known about the personal life of Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. except for the fact that he is of German descent. He was the owner of an insurance agency, and had married Janet, an office worker. Though the exact date of their marriage is not known, they had three children together.

Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. was born to Joseph and Helen Knipfing, Sr. on August 4, 1930 in Westbury, New York. He died at the age of 75 on January 30, 2006 after a long-term battle with heart disease.

Career and Education

The education details of Joseph Knipfing Jr. is not known, but as for his career, he was an insurance agency owner. He had been the owner for over 30 years, and was quite successful. Considering his career, we can say that he was quite educated, or he may have had experience in a similar field too.


Though the exact date of marriage is not known, Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. married an office worker, Janet Knipfing and had three kids with her. She used to work in a chiropractor’s office and seems to have been quite successful in life, and a motivating mother for her kids.


Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. was the father of three kids – Gary Valentine Knipfing, Kevin James Knipfing, and Leslie Knipfing. They have grown up and chosen their own career paths to become successful in life.

Children’s Career

Gary Valentine Knipfing has become a successful comedian and actor. He has appeared in several movies like Wrong (2012), Here Comes the Boom (2012) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) among others.

Kevin James Knipfing began as a comedian and has also accomplished a lot as an actor. He has voiced several characters in animated movies like Pinocchio (2002), Hotel Transylvania (2012) and its next 2 sequels. He has also appeared in movies like I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) and Grown Ups (2010).

Leslie Knipfing wanted to pursue a career in acting, but a genetic disorder is preventing her from doing the same. She handles one of her brother’s charities and often appears with Kevin James in public, making one think that she could be his assistant.

Net Worth

Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr. was an insurance agency owner, and he lived a very common life. Not much information regarding his net worth is available, however his sons are quite popular. Gary Valentine Knipfing has a net worth of about $2.5 million and Kevin Knipfing is valued at around $100 million.


Joseph Knipfing Jr. seems to have lived a happy and successful life. He was an ordinary insurance agency owner, but he has been immortalized due to the fame and success his sons have seen over the years.