Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey

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Dana Carvey is a famous American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and impressionist. Dana Carvey is a cast member of famous, ‘Saturday Nigh Live’.

Early Life and Childhood

Dana Carvey was born on 2nd June 1955 and is 65 years old. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Likewise, he was born in Missoula, Montana. Dana holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He has English, German, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry. Similarly, Dana was raised in a Lutheran Protestant family. Reflecting upon his family background, his parents were teachers. His mother is Billie Dahl who is a school teacher and his father is Bud Carvey who is a high school business teacher. Likewise, Dana also has a sibling whose name is Brad Carvey who is an engineer/designer of the Video Toaster.

Similarly, Dana moved to San Carlos, California in the San Francisco Bay Area at the age of three along with the family. There he attended the Tierra Linda Junior High in San Carlos. Furthermore, Dana completed his high school from Carlmont High School in Belmont, California. Moreover, he was a member of the Central Coast Section champion cross country team in the College of San Mateo in San Mateo. Similarly, Dana enrolled in San Francisco State University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications.

Professional life

Dana debuted from a minor role in the movie Halloween II. Furthermore, he co-starred on the ‘One of the Boys’ which is a short-lived television sitcom starring opposite Mickey Rooney, Nathan Lane, and Meg Ryan. Likewise, during the initial phase of his career, Dana played a small role in various movies like, ‘This is Spinal Tap’, action series ‘Blue Thunder’. Additionally, his career came into a breakthrough in the year 1986 when he played in the movie ‘Tough Guys’. This opportunity was a dream come true to Dana after starring opposite to Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. He is a huge fan of Kirk Douglas and also showed an affectionate impression on his senior too.

Saturday Night Live

Dana became a popular name in every household after he joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in the year 1986. The show re-gained their declining popularity and made SNL the most viewed TV show once again. Dana joined the show along with new-comers Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Jan Hooks, and Victoria Jackson. Furthermore, the popularity in the show was made after Dana’s impersonated the role of ‘The Church Lady’ an uptight, smug and pious host of the Church Chat. Likewise, he showed the character of a woman on the person he knew from church while growing up who would always keep track of the attendance of church goers.

Dana Carvey

Caption: Dana in his ‘The Church Lady’ impersonation. Source: Google

Likewise, Dana’s original characters include Garth Algar from the Wayne’s World. This character was based upon his brother Hans from ‘Hans and Franz and The Grumpy Old Man from Weekend Update appearances. Moreover, during the time of the election for the presidency of George H.W. Bush, Dana became popular for impersonating the president which ultimately made him the lead actor of the regular political sketched on the show. Additionally, during the presidential election campaign of 1992 in the United States of America, Dana impersonated the role of Ross Perot. He gained wide popularity after he played George H.W. Bush and Perot in a three-way debate with Bill Clinton which was played by his co-actor Phil Hartman in the Prime-time special show.

After Saturday Night Live

Furthermore, in the year 1993, Dana left the show to pursue his career further in acting. Likewise, he gained his first role in the movie, ‘Opportunity Knocks’ which is a comedy genre movie. However, it failed to gain many views of the audience. Moreover, he also played in other movies like, ‘Clean Slate’, and ‘Trapped in Paradise’. Similarly, Dana played in the suspense comedy movie ‘The Master of Disguise’. Likewise, after doing some movies, Dana frequently made an appearance on reality shows. He made frequent appearances in the famous ‘The Larry Sanders Show’.

The reality show Dana premiered its own reality show ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ in 1996. However, after not gaining many views by the audience, they cancel the show after a few episodes within a month of time. Likewise, Dana made appearances in many reality shows like, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ in the year 2011. Additionally, she made an appearance in ‘Live with Kelly’ as a guest host and made a cameo in the American comedy movie ‘Jack and Jill’.

Achievement and Net worth

Dana has received the American Comedy Award for Television’s Funniest Supporting Male. Additionally, for the Saturday Night Live, he won a ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program’.

Dana is a talented actor and comedian who has for more than three-decade in the movie industry. Likewise, his net worth is $30 million. However, there is no proper estimation of his asset value.

Relationship and Personal Life

Dana married Paula Zwagerman on 8th January 1983 and has two children Dex and Thomas together. Before Paula, Dana was married to his childhood sweetheart Dana in the year 1979. However, after he met Paula during his performance in ‘The Other Café’ in San Francisco, his former relationship ended.

Dana went through a very terrible condition of wrong heart bypass surgery in the year 1997. Moreover, as the surgery was wrongly operated in the wrong artery, it blocked and deeply buried in his muscle. Furthermore, due to this, he continued to suffer from Angima Pectoris and as a result he sued $7.5 million for damage.

Body measurement and Social Media

Dana has an average height and stands 5 feet 8 inches (68 inches) tall and has 68 kg weight. Likewise, he has a fair skin complexion with light brown hair color and blue eyes. However, his body measurement is not available.

Reflecting upon his social media presence, Dana is active in all social media platforms. His Facebook page is Dana Carvey. Likewise, Dana joined Twitter in March 2009 and has 226K followers. Similarly, his Instagram handle is @thedanacarvey and has 65K followers.