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Where did Kevin Hart go to college? Kevin Hart went to Temple University in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though he only studied there for two years, according to most sources. By that time, the aspiring comedian and future “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star had decided to follow his showbiz dreams, and it’s a good thing he did. After his stand-up routine caught the eye of Judd Apatow, Hart landed a role in the writer/director’s short-lived Fox series “Undeclared.” That led to appearances in such films as “Soul Plane” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and by the end of the decade, Hart had begun stating successful comedy tours across the country. His 2013 outing, “Laugh at My Pain,” brought in some $15 million, and that same year, he premiered “Real Husbands,” a BET mockumentary that’s quickly found an audience.

While Kevin Hart attended Temple University and no doubt learned a lot while he was there — the school has a great reputation — the life lessons he picked up during his childhood likely had the bigger impact on his career. On his three comedy specials — “Grown Little Man,” “Seriously Funny,” and “Laugh at My Pain” — he talks about what it was like growing up in a single-parent household. Hart’s father struggled with drug addiction and was often out of the picture, and the youngster used comedy as a coping mechanism. In addition to studying at Temple University, Hart attended community college, and as he said in a 2011 interview with Edinburgh University, it was there that he realized school wasn’t for him, and that he needed a job.

“Anytime you fail a pop quiz in community college… education might not be the thing for you,” Hart said. “I couldn’t go to school and help provide so I got a job to help out my mom.”

Hart got a job as a shoe salesman, but it didn’t last long. Even if he wasn’t destined to earn a diploma from Temple University, he was bound for the big time, and following appearances in “Think Like a Man,” “Ride Along,” and “About Last Night,” he’s a movie and TV star worth a reported $14 million.

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