Kevin Gerard Meaney was born on April 23, 1956, and died on October 21, 2016.
He was an American stand-up comedian and actor.
He began his career in comedy in 1980.
Meaney big break into mainstream culture is considered to be his first HBO comedy special done in 1986, followed by his debut performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1987.
Then, his act was broadcast several times by HBO, Comedy Central and several network television stations with appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Regis and Kathy Lee, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Conan.
He the third child of five in Valhalla, New York.
At 39 years old, he married a woman he had just met in Las Vegas.
His marriage was annulled shortly after.
Later, he married television executive Mary Ann Halford and they had one daughter.
During 2002, he was arrested at the San Francisco International Airport.
When his wife set off a metal detector and lifted her shirt high enough to expose her bra, he reportedly got belligerent and was asked twice not to film the security operations of the terminal.
He had a scuffle with police ensued.
On XM Radio’s Stand Up Sit Down on May 5, 2008, he stated publicly that he was gay.
Meaney explained that his time on Broadway was where he gained the courage to accept his homosexuality.
Kevin Meaney passed away at 60 years old.