The comedian and actor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began stand-up after performing at an amateur night. Chris Rock and Richard Pryor are his comedy inspirations. He's worked with Taraji P. Henson, Sylvester Stallone and more. Throughout his career, he's appeared in more than 40 films. The husband is a father of three.

Kevin Hart confirms ‘Jumanji 3’ filming

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has confirmed the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” sequel will begin filming next year.

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"We start shooting at the end of January. We almost made a billion dollars with the first one, so to have the opportunity to repeat that same level of success is beyond exciting,” the 39-year-old told Variety. "To get that whole crew back is exciting. I'm pumped up about it."

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The 2016-filmed “Jumanji” reboot featuring the likes of Hart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Karen Gillan spent nearly $35 million in Georgia, according to the Department of Economic Development's Office of Film, Music and Digital Entertainment. The movie hit theaters in December 2017.

Unlike the original 1995 “Jumanji,” which told the story of a man — played by the late Robin Williams — trapped inside a jungle-themed board game, the reboot version features a group of teens trying to escape a jungle-themed video game. 


Last year’s prequel filmed in Hawaii, California and in Georgia’s Atlanta Metro Studios and Westlake High School in southwest Atlanta. 

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