Kevin James is quite the comedian and while we are used to seeing him in comedic roles, that is not the case in Home Team. In this new Netflix film (inspired by a true story), Kevin James plays Sean Payton. Not only can you now watch Home Team but you should also check out these Home Team Fun Facts.

Home Team (L-R) Jacob Perez as Marcos, Taylor Lautner as Troy Lambert, Christopher Farrar as Jason, Kevin James as Sean Payton, Gary Valentine as Mitch Bizone, Manny Magnus as Harlan, Tait Blum as Connor. Cr. Scott Yamano/Netflix

Home Team Fun Facts

  • Home Team was filmed in New Orleans
  • Adam Sandler chose Kevin for the role of Sean Peyton

Fun fact: Kevin always says “yes” when Adam Sandler calls him about a role.

  • Sean Peyton teared up sharing his story with Kevin James, It was a great period in his life.
  • Some of Rob Schneider’s scenes were cut from the final movie.

Fun Fact: Kevin doesn’t do well with vomit. If he hears it happening or smells it he will vomit as well.

  • Assistant Coach Mitch started off with a much bigger mustache but it was so big that you couldn’t understand him when he spoke…so, they trimmed it down some.
  • The kids actually attended a football camp
  • All of the kids bonded right away.
  • If there is anything that Kevin took away from this role is to turn any situation into a positive one.
  • Be on the lookout for a special cameo

Home Team is now streaming on Netflix!

More about Home Team

Two years after a Super Bowl win when NFL head coach Sean Payton is suspended, he goes back to his hometown and finds himself reconnecting with his 12 year old son by coaching his Pop Warner football team.

CAST: Kevin James, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Gary Valentine, Tait Blum, Maxwell Simkins, Jacob Perez, Bryant Tardy, Manny Magnus, Liam Kyle, Christopher Farrar, Merek Mastrov, Isaiah Mustafa, Christopher Titone, Ashley D. Kelley, Lavell Crawford, Allen Covert, Anthony L. Fernandez, Jared Sandler