Broderick Stephen Harvey
Welch, West Virginia, U.S.
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In 1974, he graduated from Glenville High School in Glenville, Cleveland, Ohio.
Harvey also went to Kent State University and West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Actor, author, comedian, radio and television host
- Father – Jesse Harvey (Coal Miner)
- Mother – Eloise Vera
- Siblings – Terry Harvey (Brother)
Steve is signed with Richard De La Font Agency.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
104 kg or 229 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Steve Harvey dated –
- Marcia Harvey (1979-1994) – In 1979, Steve started dating Marcia Harvey and got married to her in 1980. They got divorced in 1994 after being in a relationship for 14 years. During this time, the couple welcomed three children, twin daughters, Karli and Brandi (b. 1982), and son Broderick Steve Jr. (b. 1991).
- Mary Lee Shackelford (1995-2005) – In 1995, Steve started dating Mary Lee Shackelford. The couple got married in June 1996 and was married to her for 9 years until they broke their marriage in November 2005. Through this relationship too, Steve has a child, son Wynton who was born in 1997.
- Marjorie Bridges (2006-Present) – Then in 2006, Steve started dating Marjorie Bridges and according to Steve, Marjorie changed his life completely for the good. But, he didn’t meet her in 2006 for the first time. In 1990, they had already met at the Memphis comedy club. They got married in June 2007. Steve has three stepchildren from this relationship and he raises them as his own – daughter Morgan Harvey (b. 1987), son Jason Harvey (b. 1991), and daughter Lori Harvey (b. 1997). Now, he even has many grandchildren, granddaughters Rose Harvey (b. 2014) and Noah Harvey (b. August 21, 2015) from Jason’s marriage to Amanda, and granddaughter Elle (b. 2015) from Morgan’s marriage to Kareem.
Race / Ethnicity
- His trademark long mustache
- Bald head
- Amused reactions
- 1,000-watt white grin
In 2000, he appeared in commercials for Burger King, then in 2014, he was seen in Strayer University commercials, his won website Delightful.com commercial.
He has endorsed BlackPeopleMeet.com, Glory Foods, Green Dot and many others.
Best Known For
Showing his witty nature and comedies on The Steve Harvey Show, Family Feud and many others.
Steve debuted with 2000 stand-up comedy film The Original Kings of Comedy as himself.
First TV Show
From 1993 to 2000, Harvey was seen in the syndicated music television show Showtime at the Apollo as himself / host.
Steve, the self-proclaimed King of Comedy started intense exercising when he made his book, fitness DVD and website called “50 and Fly” at the age of 51 with the help of his trainer, Lee Haney who has won the title of Mr. Olympia for more than half-a-dozen times.
Here on YouTube, you can have a look at Steve’s early morning rope workout with Lee.
He does not seem to be active in exercising anymore.
Steve Harvey Favorite Things
- Holiday Beverage – Creamy Hot Chocolate
Source – SteveTV.com
Steve Harvey Facts
- Steve’s first name is “Broderick” and is named after actor Broderick Crawford.
- He along with his family has lived at East 112th Street, Cleveland, Ohio and hence the path was named as Steve Harvey Way in 2015 to honor him.
- Steve is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
- Steve was previously a boxer.
- The successful comedian has also worked as an autoworker, a carpet cleaner, an insurance salesman, and a mailman.
- On October 8, 1985, the comedian did his first stand-up comedy act which was at Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Steve was even homeless during the late 1980s. He was living in his 1976 Ford car when he was not doing comedy gigs. Generally, he used to take showers at a gas station or swimming pool showers.
- Steve hosted the Miss Universe 2015 pageant held in Las Vegas in December 2015. He mistakenly announced that Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez (who was actually the first runner-up) is the new winner. But, in reality, Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach (born in Germany) was the real winner, which he revealed a few minutes after Miss Colombia was crowned. Later, he apologized to both the ladies.
- When Steve was homeless, he was helped by Rich and Becky Liss who gave him a carpet cleaning contract and side by side, he was making his name as a comedian.
- In October 2013, he got the 2,497th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- In 2014, he launched his own dating website titled Delightful.com.
- Here, watch Steve with Ellen DeGeneres during a Steve Harvey Show commercial.
- Visit his official website @ www.steveharvey.com.
- Connect with Steve on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn.