Kevin James, star of old TV sitcom King of Queens, buys Delray Beach mansion

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Comedian Kevin James, star of the old TV sitcom King of Queens, is about to become king of his own Delray Beach mansion.

Sources say the TV and film star just plunked down $18.5 million for an estate at 502 N. Ocean Blvd., across the street from the beach. The 25,834-square-foot property sits on 1.8 acres. It previously sold for $4.9 million in June 2005, county records show.

The property's appraised value is $10.7 million and the annual tax bill is $250,513, according to the Palm Beach County appraiser's office. The residence has 10 bedrooms, eight full baths and four half-bathrooms, according to Trulia.com.

Pascal Liguori of Premier Estate Properties in Delray Beach confirmed the property changed hands but he would not disclose the purchaser's identity.

Liguori did say the home featured a "great combination of outdoor and indoor spaces."

James, whose real name is Kevin George Knipfing, is married with three children. In addition to his television work, he has starred in a number of films, among them, Zookeeper. His website, kevinjames.com, lists a number of upcoming stand-up comedy gigs, as well as a promo for an upcoming computer-animated film, Hotel Transylvania. The film features James' voice, as well as the voices of Adam Sandler, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz and Steve Buscemi.

County records show James' parents, Janet Knipfing and his father, the late Joseph Knipfing, at one time lived in West Palm Beach. An email and telephone call to James' publicist were not returned.

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