Steve Harvey seems to be everywhere at once.
The actor, producer, comedian, bestselling author, radio and TV host makes the most of a 24-hour day, starting with an early-morning drive-time radio show that has his alarm ringing well before 5 a.m.
A daily TV talk show and a syndicated game show, along with publishing, filmmaking and various side projects, keep the indefatigable Harvey perpetually busy.
But as he told the L.A. Times in September 2012, "For the first time in 27 years, I have weekends off."
That’s because Harvey, one of the "Original Kings of Comedy" with Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley, officially retired from the stand-up circuit in fall 2012.
But dropping that one job only made room for another. About that same time, he launched into the competitive talk show market with "Steve Harvey" from Chicago. The chat fest quickly became one of the only breakout hits of the daytime TV season and drew comparisons to genre queen Oprah Winfrey.
"Steve Harvey," in which the affable host tends toward inspiring stories and everyday folks rather than A-list celebrities, earned a second-season renewal as competitors dropped off the air.
Harvey continues as the star and driving force behind radio’s "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," with its potent mix of straight talk, advice for women and uplifting messages. He also took over as emcee for TV’s classic game show "Family Feud," in fall 2010, where his improvisational comedy chops have significantly boosted ratings for the once-sagging series.
"My voice does get tired sometimes," Harvey once told The Times. "I’m constantly talking."
His fans want to hear what he has to say, across whatever media platform he chooses. Harvey, a former sitcom star, wrote two bestselling books, "Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man," and "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man."
The latter became a feature film starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut. Harvey, who played himself in a cameo in the romantic comedy, also wore an executive producer hat, adding to his already lengthy rÃ©sumÃ©.