Steve Harvey is an American actor, comedian and producer. He’s worked in the talk-show named after himself starting in 2012, as a host for Family Feud (2010-2015) and in a number of movies, such as The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) and Think Like a Man (2012). Harvey was in the center of a controversy (one of many) at the end of 2015 after hosting the Miss Universe in Las Vegas where he wrongly announced Miss Colombia as the winner when, in fact, Miss Philippines had actually won. Interestingly enough, the accident has not been enough to make the producers of Miss Universe to give up on Harvey, who will host Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines.
Steve is a devoted Christian, most likely a Baptist, believing God is responsible for his success.”You are sitting up there talking to a dude and he tells you he’s an atheist, you need to pack it up and go home. You talking to a person who don’t believe in God… what’s his moral barometer? Where’s it at? It’s nowhere.”, the actor’s said. He has called atheists “idiots” and doesn’t seem to regret his comments. Religion is clearly very important to him.
Harvey likes to enjoy his down time in Las Vegas shooting dice. “I love to go to Vegas. I’m not hurting anybody.”
Steve identifies as a Democrat and a strong Obama supporter. He’s interviewed Michelle Obama in his show and has defended Obama’s health care program. He’s gone so far as calling black Cornel West and Travis Smiley “Uncle Toms” after they criticized Obama, which he later said he shouldn’t have done.
The producer is in his third marriage. His first, with Marcia Harvey, lasted from 1980 to 1994. The second, with Mary Schackelford, from 1996 to 2005. And finally his current wife, Marjorie Bridges, who got married in 2007. Hopefully for Steve and Marjorie, the couple will last past 2021, breaking the record for his longest lasting marriage (yet). He also has seven kids, including three step-children.
During the 80’s Harvey spent some time homeless, sleeping in his car and taking showers at locker rooms wherever possible. Nowadays the producer is worth over 100 million dollars.