A native of Cleveland, Ohio, and the youngest of five children, Steve makes his home in Dallas with his family. He and his wife continue their unending commitment to further opportunities in local schools in both cities with their generous contributions to the Steve and Mary L. Harvey Foundation. Mr. Harvey has been chosen as the National Spokesperson for Burger King and is currently a Spokesperson for the GMC Yukon Denali.
Harvey's first primetime television venture was the comedy series Me and the Boys, which earned him a nomination for a 1995 People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series. As star of The WB's The Steve Harvey Show, he won four NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. He also won an Image Award for Outstanding Variety Series for It's Showtime at the Apollo. In 2001, Harvey received the ultimate honor of his career when the NAACP Image Awards named him Entertainer of the Year.