Dana Carvey Net Worth


Dana Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $20 million. Carvey made a name for himself throughout the 80s and 90s as one of the most prominent comedians in the entertainment industry.

Key facts:

  • Dana Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian who rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s.
  • He is best known for his work on 'Saturday Night Live' and his roles in films such as 'Wayne's World' and its sequel.
  • Carvey has won a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on 'Saturday Night Live.'
  • Although he experienced a career slump in the early 200s, Carvey remains a successful stand-up comedian.
  • He has made occasional appearances in various productions and continues to focus on his stand-up career.

Basic Information About Dana Carvey

Full NameDana Carvey
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Comedians
ProfessionsComedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1955-06-02 (69 years old)
Place of birthMissoula
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationSan Francisco State University
Curiosities and TrademarksVast array of impressions, especially political figures
Impersonation of George Bush on "Saturday Night Live"
FatherBud Carvey
MotherBillie Dahl
SiblingsBrad Carvey
SpousePaula Zwagerman - (8 JanuaryΒ 1983 - present)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

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What Movie Awards did Dana Carvey win?


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Dana Carvey awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen DuoWinnerWayne's World1992
MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen DuoNomineeWayne's World 21994
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a SeriesNomineeSaturday Night Live1997
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramWinnerSaturday Night Live1993
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramNomineeSaturday Night Live1991
American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live1991
American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live1990
American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesWinnerSaturday Night Live1989

Dana Carvey roles

Movie / Series Role
This Is Spinal TapMime Waiter
The Secret Life of Pets 2Pops (voice)
The Secret Life of PetsPops (voice)
Wayne's WorldGarth Algar
Wayne's World 2Garth Algar
Little NickyReferee
Hotel Transylvania 2Dana (voice)
Halloween IIAssistant
Jack and JillScrapply Puppeteer
The Master of DisguiseWriter
The Master of DisguisePistachio Disguisey
Sandy WexlerTestimonial
The Road to WellvilleGeorge Kellogg
Rick and MortyLeonard Smith 1 episode, 2013
Just Shoot Me!Oskar Milos 1 episode, 1998
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeSelf 1 episode, 2018
Saturday Night LiveVarious / ... 131 episodes, 1986-2018
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 2007-2018
The Larry Sanders ShowDana Carvey 3 episodes, 1992-1997
The Birthday BoysLaurence Eastman 1 episode, 2014
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf / ... 2 episodes, 2018-2021
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2015-2017
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf / ... 5 episodes, 2014-2021
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest / ... 30 episodes, 1992-2014
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2011
ConanSelf - Guest 7 episodes, 2011-2019
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 6 episodes, 1994-2007
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 2010-2013

Dana Carvey's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Opportunity KnocksΒ (1990)$700,000

Dana Carvey's Quotes

  • As the Church Lady: "Well, isn't that special?"
  • [My characters] all start with rhythms and sounds. Once I hear the voice and get into the rhythm, the attitude and the physicality just come out on their own. Ching Change, the Church Lady and Hans have a meter and pitch that are distinctly their own.
  • I used to sneak up to the 8th floor [at NBC] and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing Saturday Night Live and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television.
  • When people come to see my stand-up, they get a chance to see my characters interact with each other. I enjoy pushing my characters to the limit. No matter how far out there I go, I look for things that make the characters human. While many comics have a secret persona, I fundamentally want to be myself.

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Interesting Facts about Dana Carvey

  1. Celebrity impersonations include John McLaughlin, Charles Grodin, Woody Allen, and Johnny Carson.
  2. Brother of Brad Carvey.
  3. Has two sons, Dex (born 1991) and Thomas (born 1993).
  4. Impersonations include George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Ross Perot, and Walter Mondale on Saturday Night Live (1975).
  5. Formerly worked as a busboy at a Holiday Inn.
  6. Underwent open-heart surgery for a blocked artery in 1997 but had the wrong artery operated on. Later sued for medical malpractice and was awarded 7.5 million dollars. He's had to undergo five operations in total to correct his heart problem.
  7. His ancestry is seven sixteenths (7/16ths) Norwegian, with his other roots being English, German, Swedish, and Irish.
  8. Also a very talented drummer
  9. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 98-99. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  10. From the same hometown as David Lynch.
  11. His older brother Mark Carvey was his assistant on Wayne's World 2 (1993).
  12. David Letterman publicly suggested Carvey as his replacement on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) after he left for CBS.
  13. Attended Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA.
  14. Holds the record for having said "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" most often.
  15. Appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) in 2000 and won $32,000 for his charity.
  16. Is a fan of the band The Village People.
  17. Living in Southern California with wife Paula, he fills his house with grown-up toys, likes to shoot baskets and play guitar and drums.
  18. Dana's brother Brad is an engineer and a pioneer in the video production field. He developed "Video Toaster", an inexpensive setup for Hollywood quality video making. The character "Garth" from Wayne's World (1992) is based on Dana's brother.
  19. When Carvey was a kid, he was a huge Kirk Douglas fan. Carvey credits him as a role model and eventually a mentor and friend as he had the honor of acting with him in the film "Tough Guys". They became very close afterwards.
  20. He appeared on the January 16-22, 1993 cover of "TV Guide" along with fellow SNL alumni Phil Hartman doing their presidential parodies. Carvey did George Bush, Sr. and Hartman did Bill Clinton.

Additional information of Dana Carvey

Lucky Number10
Lucky StoneAgate
Lucky ColorYellow
Best Match for MarriageLeo, Aquarius, Libra
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
EthnicityMixed ethnicity
ReligionLutheran Protestant

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