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Dana Thomas Carvey was born on 2 June 1955, in Missoula, Montana USA, of English, German, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish descent.  The celebrity is best known for being a cast member of the American sketch comedy “Saturday Night Live”. In 1992, he became noted for his role in Penelope Spheeris`s film “Wayne`s World” wherein Dana performed along with Mike Myers. Hence, being a star of television and cinema, Dana Carvey has earned a lot of money and thus increased his net worth. Carvey began making his net worth grow with his debut in the film industry.

So how rich is the famous American comedian Dana Carvey? Sources estimate that throughout his career since 1978, Dana  Carvey has managed accumulate a net worth of around $20 million.

Dana Carvey Net Worth $20 Million

Dana Carvey was born to teacher parents, who moved to the San Francisco Bay area when he was three years old. Dana attended Tierra Linda Junior High , then San Mateo College, and graduated with a degree in broadcast communications from San Francisco State University in 1978. Dana spent several years playing ‘bit’ parts in films, until “Halloween II” directed by Rick Rosenthal and released in 1981. Carvey then starred in “This Is Spinal Tap” along with comedian Billy Crystal in 1984.

Dana Carvey’s net worth was increased when he decided to further perform in films, and has since appeared in such films as “Racing With the Moon” (1984), “Moving” (1988), “Clean Slate” (1994), “Trapped in Paradise” (1994), “Little Nicky” (2000), “The Master of Disguise” (2002), and “Jack and Jill” (2011).

Dana Carvey is a big star on television, too, and that is why Dana’s  net worth has increased steadily. Starting with “One of the Boys” in 1982, Carvey later appeared in such TV series as “Blue Thunder” (1984), “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992 – 1997), “Just Shoot Me!” (1998), “LateLine” (1998 – 1999), and in some episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (2011), “Live with Regis and Kelly” (2011), and “Live with Kelly” (2011). Carvey also joined the team of “Saturday Night Live” in 1986. At that time, the show needed stimulusl, and Carvey`s character “The Church Lady” benefitted the show. Carvey also earned a lot from his character of Garth Algar.

Dana was also the writer and executive producer of “The Dana Carvey Show” released in 1996, which was a comedy sketch show aired on the ABC channel. Dana Carvey’s net worth was also enlarged when he voiced “The Fairly Odd Parents” (2009) and “Rick and Morty” (2013).

For his performances on “Saturday Night Live”, Dana received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1993, which is not surprising as he is a very talented comedian. He has impersonated many celebrities, among whom were such stars as Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, Prince Charles, Sting, John Travolta, Mike Tyson, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, etc. When George H.W. Bush was the president, Dana Carvey impersonated him on the show, too. Dana Carvey hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2011.In total, Dana Carvey has six Emmy Nominations.

Dana Carvey’s personal life is as interesting as his career in acting. During one of his performances, Dana met Paula Zwaggerman on the set: they became engaged in 1980 and married in 1983. The family has welcomed two sons: Dex, born in 1991, and Thomas, born in 1993.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 2, 1955
Birth place: Missoula, Montana, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Paula Zwagerman (m. 1983), Leah Carvey (m. 1979–1980)
Children:Dex Carvey, Thomas Carvey
Siblings:Brad Carvey, Mark Carvey
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Dana'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.
2Living in Southern California with wife Paula, he fills his house with grown-up toys, likes to shoot baskets and play guitar and drums.
3Is a fan of the band The Village People.
4Appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) in 2000 and won $32,000 for his charity.
5Holds the record for having said "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" most often.
6Attended Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA.
7David Letterman publicly suggested Carvey as his replacement on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) after he left for CBS.
8His older brother Mark Carvey was his assistant on Wayne's World 2 (1993).
9From the same hometown as David Lynch.
10Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 98-99. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
11Also a very talented drummer
12His ancestry is seven sixteenths (7/16ths) Norwegian, with his other roots being English, German, Swedish, and Irish.
13Underwent 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.
14Formerly worked as a busboy at a Holiday Inn.
15Impersonations include George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Ross Perot, and Walter Mondale on Saturday Night Live (1975).
16Has two sons, Dex (born 1991) and Thomas (born 1993).
17Brother of Brad Carvey.
18Celebrity impersonations include John McLaughlin, Charles Grodin, Woody Allen, and Johnny Carson.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Opportunity Knocks (1990)$700,000


Quotes

#Quote
1When 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.
2I 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.
3[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.
4As the Church Lady: "Well, isn't that special?"


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoWayne's World (1992)· Mike Myers
1991American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
1989American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorThe Master of Disguise (2002)
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: MaleThe Master of Disguise (2002)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoWayne's World 2 (1993)· Mike Myers
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissWayne's World 2 (1993)· Kim Basinger
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Larry Sanders Show (1992)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceWayne's World (1992)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wayne's World1992Garth Algar
Opportunity Knocks1990Eddie
Cranium Command1989ShortRight Ventricle
Moving1988Brad Williams
Tough Guys1986Richie Evans
Slickers1985TV MovieElliot Clinton
Blue Thunder1984TV SeriesClinton 'JAFO' Wonderlove
Racing with the Moon1984Baby Face
This Is Spinal Tap1984Mime Waiter
One of the Boys1982TV SeriesAdam Shields
Halloween II1981Assistant
Alone at Last1980/IITV MovieMichael Elliott
Saturday Night Live1986-2016TV SeriesVarious Church Lady George Bush ...
The Secret Life of Pets2016Pops (voice)
Hotel Transylvania 22015Dana (voice)
The Birthday Boys2014TV SeriesLaurence Eastman
Beyond the Comics2014TV Mini-SeriesNews Anchor (2014-2016)
Rick and Morty2013TV SeriesLeonard Smith
The Funster2013TV Mini-SeriesThe Funster
Jack and Jill2011/IScrapply Puppeteer
Good Vibes2011TV SeriesClaw Jones
The Fairly OddParents2010TV SeriesSchnozmo
Presidential Reunion2010Video shortGeorge H. W. Bush
Cinderella: Rocked, Wired & Bluesed - The Greatest Video Hits2005VideoGarth (Segment: "Hot and Bothered")
The Master of Disguise2002Pistachio Disguisey
Little Nicky2000Referee
LateLine1998-1999TV SeriesSenator Crowl Pickens
Just Shoot Me!1998TV SeriesOskar Milos
The Larry Sanders Show1992-1997TV SeriesDana Carvey
The Shot1996Dana Carvey
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesHost / Various Characters
Trapped in Paradise1994Alvin Firpo
The Road to Wellville1994George Kellogg
Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites1994TV MovieVarious
Clean Slate1994Maurice L. Pogue
Wayne's World 21993Garth Algar

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 602016TV Movie
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies2008TV Special documentary
The Master of Disguise2002written by
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV Special
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice1995TV Special documentary
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV Special special material
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV Movie performer: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "The Lady I Know" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV Special performer: "Free Fallin'"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV Special performer: "'Wayne's World' Theme"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV Special performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Santa Claus Lane", "Back in the U.S.S.R.", "The Lady I Know", "New Beginnings", "Goin' to the Club", "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Santa Claus Lane", "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing", "The Almost Perfect Christmas", "Carol of Intimacy" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentary performer: "'Wayne's World' Theme", "I Touch Myself"
Wayne's World 21993performer: "'WAYNE'S WORLD' THEME Extended Version"
Saturday Night Live1989-1992TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Wayne's World1992performer: "''WAYNE'S WORLD'' THEME EXTENDED VERSION" - as Garth
Opportunity Knocks1990performer: "Born To Be Wild"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 602016TV Movie executive producer
First Impressions with Dana Carvey2016TV Series executive producer
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies2008TV Special documentary executive producer
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice1995TV Special documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1992 MTV Movie Awards1992TV Special creative consultant
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV Special creative consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary special thanks
The Waitlist2008Documentary short special thanks
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV Special thanks
Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master2003Video documentary short special thanks
Man of a Thousand Faces2003Video documentary short special thanks
The Magic of Disguise2003Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedy Club2016DocumentaryHimself
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 602016TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight2016TV SeriesHimself
First Impressions with Dana Carvey2016TV SeriesHimself - Expert in Residence
Conan2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself - Featuring
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself Derek Stevens Garth Algar
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
3 Still Standing2014DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tom Green Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Jay Leno
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael1991-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - Co-Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
Saturday Night Live1991-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Church Lady / ...
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Dana Carvey Show: Interview with Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel2009Video documentary shortHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2009TV SeriesHimself
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies2008TV Special documentaryHimself
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialGarth Algar
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Earth to America2005TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself - Commentator
Night of Too Many Stars2003TV MovieHimself
Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master2003Video documentary shortHimself
Man of a Thousand Faces2003Video documentary shortHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dennis Miller Live1995-2002TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '022002TV Special documentaryHimself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell2001Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself (Various Characters)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey1999TV SpecialHimself George Herbert Walker Bush H. Ross Perot ...
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various Characters / Charles Grodin / ...
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 21996Video GameHimself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Who Makes You Laugh?1995TV SpecialHimself
Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story1995Video documentaryHimself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program and Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself / Garth Algar
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Showbiz Today1992TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual Young Comedians Special1992TV SpecialHimself - Host
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself / Garth
Saturday Night Live: Halloween Special1991TV SpecialGarth Algar / Various
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas1991TV Special documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program / Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Superman 50th Anniversary1988TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987-1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Superstars of Comedy Salute the Improv1984TV MovieHimself
The Big Laff Off1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialVarious
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieGarth Algar (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieGeorge Bailey (uncredited)
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialGarth (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialChurch Lady (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '082008TV SpecialRoss Perot George Bush
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialBob Dylan (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieHappy Fun Ball Kid (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV SpecialHimself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieGeorge Bush H.Ross Perot (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #90
The Ultimate Clip Collection: Alice Cooper2003Video shortGarth Algar ("Feed My Frankenstein" Video)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV SpecialGeorge Bailey (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock1999TV Special documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself Church Lady George Bailey
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentaryHimself / H. Ross Perot / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
Before They Were Stars1996TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialGarth
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialPresident George H.W. Bush, H. Ross Perot, and others
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoVarious Characters
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car1992TV MovieLyle
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentaryHimself / Various Characters

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