It was 40 years ago today that the world was blessed with Steve Howey — and that was a day we’re particularly grateful for, since he’s been playing Kevin Ball — arguably the best character on Shameless — for seven seasons!
Of course, there are plenty of reasons to love Kev! Not only does he regularly provide the comic relief for a show that’s already known to make us laugh out loud, but he also regularly provides us with #RelationshipGoals courtesy of his relationship with Veronica (played by the gorgeous Shanola Hampton).
And just when you thought that his body was enough to love the real Steve, his Shameless co-star Emma Rose Kenney — who plays Debbie Gallagher on the show — revealed that he’s just like Kev IRL!
When asked which actor was most like their on-screen character, the 17-year-old gushed, “Probably Steve Howey, who plays Kev. He’s not stupid at all thought — he’s so smart — he’s just so hilarious. He’s so funny. He does the monkey face, I don’t even know, it’s just so funny. He’s the best.”
Sounds like a dream come true!
Celebrate Kev’s — uh, we mean Steve’s — birthday by checking out Kev’s funniest one-liners below!
(All pics courtesy of Showtime)