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Steve Harvey Childhood: Simply put, we analyze the childhood history of the American comedian, television presenter, broadcaster, and author. Ngnews247 tells you notable events from his Early Days to when he became Famous.
Yes, you’ve probably placed him on your list of Famous Comedians from the United States.
However, only a few of his fans (including you) have taken time to view Steve Harvey’s Biography, which we’ve prepared. Come with me, as we discover more about the American comedian.
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Steve Harvey Childhood
For starters, his full names are Broderick Stephen Harvey. The US comedian was born on the 17th day of January 1957 to his mother, Eloise Harvey, and father, Jesse Harvey in the city of Welch, West Virginia, The United States.
Little Steve pictured below, came to the world as the youngest of five (5) Children born out of the union between his parents.
Steve was still a child when his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. It was at Cleveland that Steve spent the most part of his childhood growing up alongside his older siblings. The part of a large African American family
Steve Harvey Growing-up years
Also often known as the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World” or “The North Coast.” Cleveland, was where Steve as a kid was raised but would occasionally return to West Virginia to spend time with his grandfather.
He exhibited some level of discipline being the son of a Sunday school teacher and was fully aware of what he wanted out of life.
It was during his Sixth grade at about 9 years of age that Steve would write on paper that he wanted to be on TV, just like Bill Cosby not considering his speech impediment as at that time of his life.
His never giving up attitude formed one of Mr Harvey’s life philosophies, “You have to dream big and believe that you will succeed.”
Steve Harvey Family Background
Steve’s family did not have much, but their lives were full of their faith. Asides from engaging in subsistence farming, Steve Harvey’s Dad was a Coal Miner by Profession while his Mum took care of the home. Below this piece is what Steve’s Mum looks like.
Steve Harvey Education and Career Build-up:
Young Steve never did let go of his desire to be a TV personality while attending Glenville High School in 1974 still having to stammer when pronouncing words.
It was at the school he earned his nickname ‘Va-Va-Voom’ given by his schoolmates for failing to rightly pronounce the letter “v” when attempting to say the word “volcano”.
Shortly after high school, Steve Harvey attended Kent State University but left without graduating due to poor academic performance.
Thereafter, he proceeded to West Virginia University. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity famous for its dedication to its cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift. Bill Cosby is also a member.
Steve Harvey Early Life Career
As a young African American Child, Steve Harvey’s early 20s were quite challenging and full of frustrations, as he spent them working a number of jobs including as an insurance salesman, carpet cleaner, postman, even wannabe professional boxer just to earn a living since there weren’t quite what he wanted to do in life.
Steve Harvey Road To Fame Story
While Still selling Insurance, On the 8th of October 1985 Steve Harvey won an amateur night contest at a Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland; a local comedy club in Ohio.
He made use of observational humour drawn from experiences in his own life to entertain his audience.
He spent the next few years largely on the road playing in any club that was willing to book him; giving him a room to groom his comedy skills.
His first ascent on the ladder to fame led him to join and win a major comedy competition (The Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search), followed by hosting the TV show ‘It’s Showtime at The Apollo,’ including a TV series “The Steve Harvey Show” where he collaborated with Cedric The Entertainer (1996-2002).
On a King of Comedy tour, Harvey and Cedric joined Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley on a four-man barnstorming roadshow that became a surprise nationwide hit.
In 1999, The Kings of Comedy became the highest-grossing comedy tour ever to date in the United States, raking in more than $19 million.
Steve Harvey Rise To Fame Story
A year later, Steve Harvey became popular on his syndicated radio show called ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show.’ The show became very popular and won several major Radio awards.
Fast forward to the time of writing, Steve Harvey is an award-winning author who has numerous books to his credit, the foremost being “Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man” with a movie – Think like a Man 2012 – behind its concept. he is also the host of a popular game show “Family Feuds” and many other inspirational shows.
The rest as they say is history.
Steve Harvey Childhood: Untold Facts About Famous Comedian Early Life
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