Dana Garvey Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Movies, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Dana Carvey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work as a cast member on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live

Dana Garvey Biography

Dana Carvey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work as a cast member on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he received five consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations.

Dana Garvey Career

Carvey appeared in a minor role in Halloween II in 1981 and co-starred in One of the Boys, a short-lived television sitcom starring Mickey Rooney, Nathan Lane, and Meg Ryan, in 1982. Carvey appeared in Rob Reiner’s 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap as a mime alongside fellow comedian Billy Crystal. In 1985, he appeared in the music video for Greg Kihn’s song “Lucky.” He also appeared in the film-based action television series Blue Thunder, which aired for a short time. His big break came in 1986 when he co-starred in Tough Guys with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. Carvey, a lifelong Douglas fan, threw in an affectionate impression of his mentor, witty as ever.

His big break came in 1986 when he co-starred in Tough Guys with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. Carvey, a lifelong Douglas fan, gave an affectionate impression of his mentor while describing a tense scene they did together on a moving train. Carvey was a finalist for the role of host on Nickelodeon’s game show Double Dare. After being cast on Saturday Night Live, he eventually withdrew his name from consideration. Marc Summers would get the job.

He rose to prominence after joining the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1986. The Church Lady, the uptight, smug host of Church Chat, was his breakout character. In a three-way debate with Bill Clinton during the 1992 US presidential election campaign, he played both George H. W. Bush and Ross Perot. In 1993, Carvey received an Emmy Award for his work on Saturday Night Live. He returned to the show four times to host SNL: in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2011. He also appeared in Wayne’s World, a 1992 film co-written by Mike Myers, and Wayne’s World 2, a 1993 sequel to the first film. In 1994, he appeared in the film Clean Slate, and the following year, he recorded his first HBO stand-up special, Critic’s Choice.

During the 1992 presidential election, he was designated as the president’s impersonator. Carvey reprised many of his SNL characters in 1996 for The Dana Carvey Show, an ABC prime-time variety show that lasted only one season. The show is best known for introducing Robert Smigel’s cartoon “The Ambiguously Gay Duo.” The film was ranked the 18th worst-reviewed film of the 2000s decade by the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes in 2007. Carvey did not appear in another film until 2011, in Jack and Jill.

Dana Garvey Age

Garvey is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born on 2 June 1955 in Missoula, Montana, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 2 June every year.

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Dana Garvey Height

Garvey stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.73m).

Dana Garvey Family

Carvey was the fourth of five children born to schoolteacher Billie Dahl and high school business teacher Bud Carvey. Carvey is the brother of Brad Carvey, the Video Toaster’s engineer/designer. Brad is loosely based on the character Garth Algar. Carvey was raised Lutheran and is of English, German, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry. He got his first drum kit at a young age. His family relocated to San Carlos, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, when he was three years old.

Dana Garvey Wife

Dana is married to his childhood sweethearts Leah Carvey, they married in 1979. During his marriage, Carvey met and fell in love with Paula Zwagerman while performing at The Other Cafe in San Francisco. Leah and Dana later divorced in 1980. Dana and Paula married in 1983 after getting engaged in 1981. Dex and Thomas Carvey are the couple’s two children.

Dana Garvey surgery

Carvey had heart bypass surgery in 1997 for a blocked coronary artery, but the surgeon operated on the wrong artery. The blocked artery was deeply buried in muscle and thus difficult to locate; another, the unblocked artery was easily accessible. The bypass was performed on an unblocked artery by mistake by the surgeon. As a result, Carvey continued to suffer from angina pectoris and successfully sued for $7.5 million in damages. He gave the money to a charity. He had to have more surgery to correct his heart problems. He told Newsday that Frank Sinatra died in the room next to his while he was in the hospital for his final angioplasty.

Dana Garvey Net Worth

Garvey has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a  stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.

Dana Garvey Salary

Garvey earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Garvey.

Who is Dana Garvey?

 He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer

How old is Dana Garvey?

66 years old as of 2021

How tall is Dana Garvey?

5 feet 8 inches

Who is Dana Garvey married to?

Paula Zwagerman

How much money does Dana Garvey earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is Dana Garvey worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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