Announcing the host of the 2019 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards: Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine is a Long Island, New York native who has been headlining comedy clubs and theaters for the past 20 years. After an appearance at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 1997, he headed to Los Angeles, and quickly landed a hosting  job  on the  NBC  show, “Friday  Night Videos.” In addition, he did spots on various talk shows performing  standup,  including “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” amongothers.

Gary was on the CBS comedy, “KevinCanWait,” for two seasons as Kyle Gable, Kevin’s fireman brother. He also appeared as Danny on “The King of Queens” for nine years on CBS, for which he also wrote several episodes. Additional television credits include, “Fargo,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Men of a Certain Age,” cohost of “The X Show,” and his own standup special, “Comedy Central Presents: Gary Valentine.” Gary also starred as George Bannister in a series of TV movies for ABC Family, “The Dog Who Saved Christmas,” and “The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation.”

His feature film credits include, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” “Here Comes the Boom,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” “Zookeeper,” “Stuck on You,” “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury,” and the independent short, “Alive N’ Kickin’.”

He is an avid golfer, and plays in several golf charity tournaments each year, including BMW/Synnex Pro7Am, “Monday After the Masters,” hosted  by  Hootie and  the  Blowfish, and “The Drive,” hosted by Russell Wilson and Casey Kahne. In addition, he is actively involved with   the JVK Foundation, named  after  his  father,  which supports  various  charities, including RetinitisPigmentosa.

Gary is married, and lives on Long Island.Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Gary_Valentine, and on his Website,