Late American Comedian Kevin Meaney Biography
Quick Facts of Kevin Meaney
|Date of Birth
|23 April, 1956
Kevin Meaney was an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer who won Emmy Awards in 1985 for the best comedian, PBS series, Comedy Night. Meaney had also shared the screen along with the Oscar winner Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. He grabbed attention for dialogues That’s not right, and We’re Big pants people.
Early Life And Family
The famous comedian was born on April 23, 1956, to his parents in Valhalla, New York, United States. The comedian never spoke up about his parents, siblings, and family.
The late celebrity was 26 years old when he got his first chance in the comedy special on HBO television.
Who Was Kevin Meaney’s Wife? His Sexuality?
The actor had been married twice in his career. He was first married a woman at the age of 39 whom he met in Las Vegas, which turned out to be annulled shortly.
Later, he married television executive Marry-Ann Halford. The duo shared a lovely daughter Kate Meaney and was happy together. In 2002, Meaney was arrested at San Franciso International Airport after his wife set off a metal detector.
Meaney also separated from his second wife after coming out of the closet. In May 2005 on XM radio, he revealed that he was gay. He and his second wife separated and divorced in 2008. The reason behind the divorce was his sexuality.
Kevin Meaney’s Net Worth
Kevin Meaney’s net worth was $2 million, during his last days. The average income of the comedian was $40k- $80k as per the works. He had performed in several late-night talk shows and appeared in comedy sessions.
His major source of income was through his professional comedian, actor, and writer. He also had a beautiful house worth $500k in Forestburgh, New York.
The comedian started his journey in the early 1980s and got his first breakthrough with a comedy special on HBO. He featured on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1987.
Meaney had numerous appearances on the late-night television talk shows with Conan O’Brian and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also appeared dozens of times with Jonny Carson on the Tonight Show.
Meaney’s movie credits are Plump Fiction (1998) and The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue. He also appeared in the movie Big with the Oscar winner Tom Hanks and the actress Elizabeth Perkins. He also wrote and produced ‘Wedding Vows In Vegas’ and Kevin’s Merry Christmas Show. The late celebrity also sang songs such as I Don’t care, That’s not right, and We are the World.
Cause of Death
Meaney died on October 21, 2016, at the age of 60. He was found unresponsive in his own home.
He died of cardiac arrest in his home, as per the hospital reports. His former wife also confirmed the news of his passing.