Kevin Hart’s Rules of Success
The reputation of Kevin Darnell Hart as an American actor, comedian, producer and writer is universally well-known. Culminating in 2000, Kevin’s career has always been on the move featured with many roles in movies like Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005), Ride Along (2014) or Get Hard (2015). Named by Time Magazine, Kevin Hart was on the list of the 100 most influential people worldwide in 2015. However, in order to get huge success and standing - ovation performances, endeavor is not enough as “success isn't supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There's no guarantee you're going to succeed. There's nothing set in stone.”, hence Hart commits himself to strictly comply with his own rules.
For Kevin Hart, challenges are parts of our lives, yet rather than evading them, embracing these obstacles and withdrawing lessons from them are what success chasers are supposed to do. Growing up from a poor family with a drug - addicted father, Kevin childhood was thought to be excruciating. Nevertheless, the young boy named Kevin soon learned to confront with reality by using humor to tackle with his troubled family life. Answering on The Howard Stern Show, the Hollywood stardom insisted he would not change a thing if he could do all over again. From his recognition, Kevin believes that tragedy can drive us on unpredictable paths, and he explains “If my dad hadn’t been around and didn’t do drugs, I may be handling my success differently. I may be on drugs; I may be searching for something”. When confronting with hurdles of life, many of us might visualize about gloomy, dismal future which severely retards our efforts and slowly kills our drives. Nonetheless, Hart proves that things might go differently if we are convinced ourselves with dazzling future, accept the harsh, unfortunate situations and eventually control them. Up until now, Kevin’s comedy is compared to be one of the “Kings of Comedy” together with Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and D.L Hughley.
Kevin Hart also confirms that we can be ashtray from the way of being successful if we do not surround ourselves with greatness. Arriving as a guest in Oprah Winfrey Network titled “Don’t Call Kevin Hart an Overnight Success”, the comedian mentioned about the way he learned to achieve success “I surround myself with the constant reminder of who is great”. This can be seen when having a look around the wall of Kevin’s apartment hanging with the portraits of illustrious stars like Eddie Murphy Chris Rock, Richard and many others. These famous people motivate Kevin to push him to limits and follow what they instill in him to view this life under a new angle. Notably, once Hart claimed that his mother was one of the greatest inspirations that urged him to stay strong under any circumstances. Back in memory, he credited his mother with helping the family overcome the drug addiction of his father. “The reason I am the way I am is because my mom was strong,” he explained, “It may have affected my mom, but my mom was such a strong woman she said, ‘Look, regardless of whatever your father’s doing and where he is, I have a job to do raising you, you’re going do what you’re supposed to do and you’re going to grow up to be two intelligent men, me and my brother.” Sometimes, the progress of reaching greatness is similar to a fight, we cannot survive when battling alone, yet we become stronger if there are partners along with us, and victory will be more achievable.
On the path of being successful, failures are unavoidable, which every now and then strike us severely. For Kevin, he believes that one way to get over these failures is “staying true to your dreams”. At the beginning of being a stand-up comedian, Hart’s performance at The Laff House in Philadelphia under the name of Lil Kev was not impressive. His career suffered from a low start as audience booed him many times, once having a flying piece of chicken thrown at him. Although the first start was difficult, Hart did not stop chasing his career. Instead, he embarked to enter competitions in Massachusetts and success eventually followed. After placing first in several amateur stand-up renditions, Kevin regularly performed in clubs around America. In 2006, the young comedian released his first stand-up album, “I’m a Little Grown Man”, received acclaim from critics and audience. His second album, “Seriously Funny”, appeared to be more successful than the first one. Kevin also had a number of tours, especially the tour “Laugh at My Pain” organized in 90 cities and grossed $15 million. At the moment, the name Kevin Hart is one the biggest ones in the comedy world.
Shakespeare once wrote “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Kevin Darnell Hart is not the one who is endowed with excellence but the one pushes himself to give the best endeavor from accumulating, practicing and creating his own rules to thrive in this life.
Kevin D. Hart
Hart attended George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia. Later, he enrolled himself into a community college in New York City and attended it for two years.
- Father – Henry (Cocaine addict)
- Mother – Nancy
- Siblings – Robert Hart (Older Brother)
He is signed to 3 Arts Entertainment.
Race / Ethnicity
He has endorsed brands such as Nike and Ford Motor Company in the past.
Best Known For
His comedic roles in various movies and television shows.
He starred in his first film, Paper Soldiers which is an urban crime comedy movie, released in 2002. He played the role as Shawn.
First TV Show
Hart played the role as Luke in Fox’s sitcom Undeclared in 2002.
Twitter : https://twitter.com/kevinhart4real
Kevin Hart Quotes
Even as a little boy, Kevin had an obsession for stand-up comedy and comedians in general. Explaining about how he discovered his comic side, he once said “I was probably around eleven. My mom was about to whup me, whup me with a belt. I said something she couldn’t help but laugh at, and I thought I might be funny. Cause if I could stop a whupping with comedy, I’m doing the right thing".
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
My main goal is to be a self-made man and have control over what's mine.
My experiences in life are getting bigger and better. The more stuff I do, the more stuff I talk about - having kids, traveling, going through relationship problems, dealing with things in my own family. All that stuff builds character.
I don't think you get successful to brag and throw what you have in the world's face. That's all private.
Kevin Hart News
Facts about Kevin Hart
- His style of stand-up comedy is said to have incorporated elements from the four “Kings of Comedy” - Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac.
- Kevin also has a number of movies in the pipeline such as Ride Along 2 – sequel of Ride Along, Central Intelligence, Captain Underpants, What’s Now? and The Secret Life of Pets.
- He has received a number of nominations starting with his The Big House work till the most recent The Wedding Ringer.
- He was also honored as the Comedic Genius by MTV Movie Award this year. He brought his kids Heaven and Hendrix to the stage to accept the award. Hendrix Hart, Heaven Hart and Kevin Hart onstage at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards - Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
- Kevin, as a comedian, has won a number of awards including the Bet Award for Best Actor for Laugh at My Pain in the year 2012. The year 2014 has probably been his one of the best times with nearly 7 awards – NAACP Image Award – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Real Husbands of Hollywood, which also received the Outstanding Comedy Series Award), – Entertainer of the Year, – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award – Favorite Funny Star, – Acalpulco Black Film Festival – Artist of the Year (Let Me Explain, This Is the End, Grudge Match), – Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie Actor: Comedy (role in Ride Along) and Choice Comedian award.
- Actor Kevin Hart (R) and family attend Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
- In August 2014, Kevin popped the question to model Eniko Parrish – model and actress from Baltimore, Maryland who moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career – at her 30th birthday party – coincidentally the same night when his ex-wife Torrei’s new show Atlanta Exes premiered. He posted a video of the proposal and an image on Instagram with the caption “She said YEEEEESSSSS…… #Happy #MyRib #iFuckingLoveHer.”
- Kevin has an app game listed on the iTunes Store named “Little Jumpman", available for 99 cents which is quite similar to the popular Doodle Jump game. The features a comical cartoon version of Hart, which has to be guided by the players through series of platforms, dodging obstacles to rack up the most points possible.
- He has made small appearance in Music video for Terror Squad: “Lean Back” in 2004, DJ Felli Fel’s music video, “Get Buck In Here” in the year 2008, TV commercial for New Ford Explorer in 2010.
- Kevin, as a writer, has worked on various series such has Comedy Central Presents (TV Series 2004), Def Comedy Jam (TV Series 2006), Just for Laughs (2009), Seriously Funny (2010), Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show: Live on Sunset Strip(2010).