Steve Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia on November 23, 1956. Harvey began his career as a stand up comedian. In 1994, he became the host of Showtime at the Apollo
while also starring in the television series Me and the Boys
. In 1996, Harvey began his run as Vice Principal Steve Hightower on The Steve Harvey Show
. Harvey has also appeared in several films, including You Got Served
and Johnson Family Vacation
, while continuing to do stand up as one of the Original Kings of Comedy.