VIDEO: Before They Were Stars: Star Search Standouts—Kevin JamesBefore American Idol sucked in millions of wide-eyed dreamers, Star Search offered aspiring young talent the tantalizing promise of fame and fortune. Check out some now-huge celebs that graced the Star Search stage. By Brett Singer
Before being crowned The King of Queens, Kevin James did stand-up on Star Search. (James actually hails from Long Island, which is at least close to Queens.) Thanks to Paul Blart: Mall Cop, James is one of the biggest comedy stars in the world and still performs live, although his audiences are a bit bigger than they were when he first began.
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