OnlyOnAOL: You won't believe Kevin James' dream job
By: Donna Freydkin
Kevin James, who has four kids with wife Steffiana de la Cruz, can imagine his life if the whole acting thing ended tomorrow.
"I'd spend time with the family. What other job would I get? Depends on what I was capable of doing. I'd be a bat boy for the Mets. I'm a Mets guy," says the comedian, who starred in "King of Queens" from 1998 to 2007.
"I guess I would do whatever it takes to get things done. You pick up these side gigs. I'd go into some bad investments, like a deli."
Now, he's back on primetime in "Kevin Can Wait," playing a newly-retired police officer who has restart his professional life. The show airs Mondays on CBS.
His return to TV wasn't anything complicated. "I wanted to come back and do it on Long Island and do it the right way with the right team. That's it," says James.
The story was inspired by real life.
"A lot of my buddies from Long Island are retired New York cops and firefighters. They retire and they're younger than me. They're pressing reset on their life. They're trying to enjoy their retirement and life gets in the way. A lot of them get side jobs, too. That appealed to me, too," he says.