Dana Carvey

In his career Carver had many nomination and many won awards. Among the most important there are the “Primetime Emmy Awards” he won in 1993 for the “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program” in “Saturday Night Live”, the “American Comedy Awards” he won in 1989, 1990, and in 1991 as the “Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series” always for “Saturday Night Live”, and the “MTV Movie + TV Awards” he won in 1992 for the movie “Wayne’s World”.

Related Biography: Billy Gibbons

He’s been selected in the 90th place of the Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Carvey portrayed on the screen many original characters: the most famous is “Garth Algar” (from “Wayne's World” and “Saturday Night Live”), Hans (from "Hans and Franz"), and the Grumpy Old Man (from Weekend Update appearances). When there has been the election and presidency of George H. W. Bush, he was the designated impersonator of the president, making him the lead actor of the regular political sketches on SNL.

During the US presidential election campaign in 1992, Carvey did an impression of the independent candidate Ross Perot: in a prime-time special before the election, Carvey played both George H. W. Bush and Perot in a hilarious three-way debate with Bill Clinton, played by Phil Hartman. He brought on the screens once again his impression of the President Bush in 2010, for the “Presidential Reunion” short movie.

Dana Carvey met his girlfriend, Paula Zwaggerman in 1979, while performing at “The Other Café” in San Francisco. He got engaged to her in 1981, and they had two children from their marriage that took place in 1983: Thomas and Dex. In 1997, Carvey had to undergo a heart bypass surgery because his coronary artery was blocked. However, the surgeon operated on the wrong artery. He sued the hospital for medical malpractice and he got damages worth 8 million dollars. The money was donated to the charity. He had to undergo another surgery so that they can correct this problem.  While undergoing the final angioplasty, in the room next to his, is where Frank Sinatra died.

He votes for Independent and he likes to play basketball, to paint, to play drums and also the guitar. Carvey said that he prefers the stand-up comedy to acting in movies, and he doesn’t regret having turned down many important roles (like a role in the movie Bad Boys, and the hosting spot for Late Night) so he could spend more time with his children and enjoy them when they were young. Dana Carvey’s net worth is estimated in 20 million dollars.

Return to the previous page

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 2 Jun, 1955
Age: 64 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Missoula
Education: San Francisco State University
College of San Mateo
Gender: Male
Description: Comedian
Twitter Id: Danacarvey
Spouse: Paula Zwagerman [M. 1983]
Net Worth 2021: 20 million
Help us Edit this article and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card.
Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
You may also like