Kevin James promotes "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" in IrelandMark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Actor Kevin James starred in the hit sitcom "King of Queens" for years, and more recently translated that success into big screen stardom with the hit flick "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," which has earned close to $150 million in the U.S. 

James was recently in Dublin to do some promo work for the kid-friendly film’s European opening, and he told national broadcaster RTE that the trip marked his first time in the Emerald Isle. 

“It’s beautiful. I never expected this,” he said, adding that he’d love to come back some time and make a movie.