Broderick Stephen Harvey, Sr. (born January 17, 1957) is a television host, actor, writer, producer, and comedian from the United States. He is the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Miss Universe, Family Feud Africa, and the court comedy Judge Steve Harvey.
Harvey started off as a comedian. In the early 1980s, he did stand-up comedy and hosted Showtime at the Apollo and The Steve Harvey Show on The WB. After appearing on the Kings of Comedy Tour, he was later included in The Original Kings of Comedy. His last stand-up performance was in 2012.
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Harvey has been the presenter of both Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud since 2010. He also served as the host of Little Big Shots, Little Big Shots Forever Young, and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. He is the author of four books, including the best-selling Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was released in March 2009.
Harvey established Steve Harvey Global, an entertainment firm that contains his production company East 112 as well as many other enterprises, in 2017. He also invested in the HDNet takeover alongside Anthem Sports and Entertainment and created an African version of Family Feud. He and his wife, Marjorie, founded The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to children education.
He has received seven Daytime Emmy Awards, two Marconi Awards, and 14 NAACP Image Awards in various categories.
Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, to coal miner Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera. His given name is Broderick, after actor Broderick Crawford from the television series Highway Patrol. Harvey struggled with stuttering as a youngster, but he finally conquered it. Harvey and his family relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, where they lived on East 112th Street, which was dedicated Steve Harvey Way in 2015. In 1974, he graduated from Glenville High School.
He attended Kent State University and West Virginia University shortly after high school and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, although he never graduated. While Harvey has spoken of overcoming hurdles in his childhood and schooling, he subsequently admitted, “It really sent my life into a downward spiral, and I regret not having that degree.”