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Where are they now: The cast of 'The King of Queens'

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
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Running for 206 episodes from 1998 to 2007, hit CBS show "The King of Queens" was the final live action sitcom that began in the 1990s to end its run.

Now off the air for seven years, the comedy remains in heavy repeat syndication on local television stations, as well as cable networks like TV Land and TBS.

We decided to take a look at what the stars of this modern classic are up to today...

KEVIN JAMES -- After almost a decade playing lovable delivery driver Doug Heffernan, James went on to a successful movie career. He has headlined films like "Grown Ups" with pal Adam Sandler, and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" while continuing to sell out stand-up comedy tours across America. Most recently he wrote and starred in the comedy "Here Comes the Boom" about a teacher turned MMA fighter. A sequel to the successful "Paul Blart" film was recently announced to be in the works.

LEAH REMINI -- The actress who played Doug's wife, Carrie, has been in the news recently over her very public split with Scientology. Since the end of "The King of Queens" Remini enjoyed a stint as a panelist on daytime chat show "The Talk" until 2011 and has since appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. She returned to sitcom stardom in the ABC show "Family Tools" in 2013, but the series lasted only one season. Recently, Remini has joined the cast of TV Land comedy "The Exes" in its third season. She is also said to be writing a book about her experience breaking out of Scientology.

JERRY STILLER -- Stiller had originally intended to retire after his time on "Seinfeld" as the iconic Frank Costanza, but Kevin James courted him heavily to take on the role of Carrie's father, Arthur Spooner. The comedy legend is now 86 years old and has largely, though not completely, retired from show business. In 2010 he did a web series called "Stiller & Meara" with his wife. The series was produced by Red Hour Digital, a production company owned by their son, actor Ben Stiller. In 2011, the elder Stiller made an appearance as Judge Felix Afterman in an episode of "The Good Wife" on CBS.

VICTOR WILLIAMS -- Williams played Doug's best friend, and fellow IPS driver, Deacon Palmer. A trained and active theatrical actor, he has also done sporadic television roles since last playing Deacon on the small screen in 2007. Williams most recently guest starred in an episode of "The Michael J. Fox Show" and in 2012 was a recurring character on failed cop drama "NYC22" where he played the role of Sgt. Michael Conrad.

PATTON OSWALT -- Patton Oswalt, who played lovable loser Spence on the show, is a successful stand-up comedian who tours the country to sold out crowds. He has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for his comedy albums in recent years and his voice is currently featured on the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" as the narrator. His television and film roles are too numerous to mention, but include a recent stint on FX drama "Justified" and a co-starring role in the film "Young Adult" that earned Oswalt praise from critics around the country.

GARY VALENTINE -- Valentine played Doug's cousin Danny. In real life, Valentine is the older brother of series star Kevin James. A successful stand-up comedian in his own right, Valentine starred in the Crackle web series "Dusty Peacock" in 2009 and has also had smaller roles in a number of his brother's movies. Valentine makes occasional appearances as a panelist on Chelsea Lately's late-night talk show.

NICOLE SULLIVAN -- Nicole Sullivan played the role of Hollie, Arthur's companion and ditsy dog walker. In addition to giving birth to her son in 2009, the former "King of Queens" and "MADtv" star has been one of the more active ex-cast members. She starred in the Lifetime sitcom "Rita Rocks" which lasted for 2 seasons from 2008-2009, had a starring role in the William Shatner sitcom "Sh!t My Dad Says" in 2010 and most recently took on a recurring role on "Cougar Town" on TBS. She also provides voices for "Family Guy" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" among other animated programs.

LARRY ROMANO -- Romano, no relation to comic Ray Romano, played the recurring role of Doug's idiot friend Richie during the first several seasons of the show. He left "The King of Queens" in 2001 to take on a starring role opposite Kristin Chenoweth in a short-lived NBC sitcom. Romano is a stage actor, and has written and produced several plays. He has also taken on small roles in film and television over the last decade.

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KEVIN JAMES
KEVIN JAMES IMDB

KEVIN JAMES

After almost a decade playing lovable delivery driver Doug Heffernan, James went on to a successful movie career.  He has headlined films like "Grown Ups" with pal Adam Sandler, and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" while continuing to sell out stand-up comedy tours across America. 

Most recently he wrote and starred in the comedy "Here Comes the Boom" about a teacher turned MMA fighter.  A sequel to the successful "Paul Blart" film was recently announced to be in the works.

LEAH REMINI
LEAH REMINI Wikia

LEAH REMINI

The actress who played Doug's wife, Carrie, has been in the news recently over her very public split with Scientology.  Since the end of "The King of Queens" Remini enjoyed a stint as a panelist on daytime chat show "The Talk" until 2011 and has since appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. 

She returned to sitcom stardom in the ABC show "Family Tools" in 2013, but the series lasted only one season.  Recently, Remini has joined the cast of TV Land comedy "The Exes" in its third season.  She is also said to be writing a book about her experience breaking out of Scientology.

JERRY STILLER
JERRY STILLER Wikipedia

JERRY STILLER

Stiller had originally intended to retire after his time on "Seinfeld" as the iconic Frank Costanza, but Kevin James courted him heavily to take on the role of Carrie's father, Arthur Spooner.  The comedy legend is now 86 years old and has largely, though not completely, retired from show business. 

In 2010 he did a web series called "Stiller & Meara" with his wife.  The series was produced by Red Hour Digital, a production company owned by their son, actor Ben Stiller.  In 2011, the elder Stiller made an appearance as Judge Felix Afterman in an episode of "The Good Wife" on CBS.

VICTOR WILLIAMS
VICTOR WILLIAMS Wikipedia

VICTOR WILLIAMS

Williams played Doug's best friend, and fellow IPS driver, Deacon Palmer.  A trained and active theatrical actor, he has also done sporadic television roles since last playing Deacon on the small screen in 2007. 

Williams most recently guest starred in an episode of "The Michael J. Fox Show" and in 2012 was a recurring character on failed cop drama "NYC22" where he played the role of Sgt. Michael Conrad.

PATTON OSWALT
PATTON OSWALT Business Insider

PATTON OSWALT

Patton Oswalt, who played lovable loser Spence on the show, is a successful stand-up comedian who tours the country to sold out crowds. 

He has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for his comedy albums in recent years and his voice is currently featured on the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" as the narrator. 

His television and film roles are too numerous to mention, but include a recent stint on FX drama "Justified" and a co-starring role in the film "Young Adult" that earned Oswalt praise from critics around the country.

GARY VALENTINE
GARY VALENTINE Wikipedia

GARY VALENTINE

Valentine played Doug's cousin Danny.  In real life, Valentine is the older brother of series star Kevin James.  A successful stand-up comedian in his own right, Valentine starred in the Crackle web series "Dusty Peacock" in 2009 and has also had smaller roles in a number of his brother's movies. 

Valentine makes occasional appearances as a panelist on Chelsea Lately's late-night talk show.  

NICOLE SULLIVAN
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NICOLE SULLIVAN

Nicole Sullivan played the role of Hollie, Arthur's companion and ditsy dog walker. In addition to giving birth to her son in 2009, the former "King of Queens" and "MADtv" star has been one of the more active ex-cast members. 

Sullivan starred in the Lifetime sitcom "Rita Rocks" which lasted for 2 seasons from 2008-2009, had a starring role in the William Shatner sitcom "Sh!t My Dad Says" in 2010 and most recently took on a recurring role on "Cougar Town" on TBS.  She also provides voices for "Family Guy" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" and several other animated programs.

LARRY ROMANO
LARRY ROMANO Len DeLessio

LARRY ROMANO

Romano, no relation to comic Ray Romano, played the recurring role of Doug's idiot friend Richie during the first several seasons of the show.  He left "The King of Queens" in 2001 to take on a starring role opposite Kristin Chenoweth in a short-lived NBC sitcom. 

Romano is a stage actor, and has written and produced several plays.  He has also taken on small roles in film and television over the last decade.