Dana Carvey

Inside Biography

Emmy award-winning American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, Dana Carvey is known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne’s World films. He won the 1977 San Francisco Comedy Competition. Carvey was one of the guests to attend Kirk Douglas's 100th birthday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, on December 9, 2016.

Early Life And Education Of Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey was born in Missoula, the United States on June 2, 1955, under the birth sign Gemini. He was born as the son of mother Billie Dahl and father Bud Carvey. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. 

His mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a high school business teacher. He was raised in Montana along with his family. Dana Carvey is white according to his ethnicity. He has two brothers named Brad Carvey and Mark Carvey.

Dana Carvey attended Tierra Linda Junior High in San Carlos. Later he also studied at Carlmont High School in Belmont. He earned his bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in broadcast communications.

Dana Carvey's Career

Dana Carvey started his television career from the American television sitcom One of the Boys in 1982. In 1986, he appeared in the American late-night live television sketch comedy Saturday Night Live for which he gained huge popularity and maintained himself as a television celebrity.

From 1992 to 1997 he conducted the show The Larry Sanders Show. In 1996, he appeared in the television show The Dana Carvey Show. He has also been featured in several other television shows like The Fairly OddParents (2009), Live with Regis and Kelly (2011), Rick and Morty (2013), and The Birthday Boys (2014).

Dana Carvey has also acted in many movies he made his debut on the big screen in the 1981 slasher horror film Halloween II. Until the year 2000, he appeared in movies like Racing with the Moon (1984), Tough Guys (1986), Opportunity Knocks (1990), Wayne's World (1992), Wayne's World 2 (1993), The Road to Wellville (1994) and Little Nicky (2000).

In 2010, he appeared in the short film Presidential Reunion as George H. W. Bush. In 2011, Dana appeared in the American Comedy movie Jack and Jill. He has also provided his voice for the movie Hotel Transylvania 2 for the character Dana the Camp Director. And in 2016, his voice is to be featured in the movie The Secret Life of Pets

Dana Carvey's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income

Dana Carvey has appeared in various movies as well as tv-series and has ama s sed a decent amount of money from his career. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $20 million. 

The average salary of the movie actor in the USA is $10.83 per hour whereas the average salary of a television star is $55K per episode.  In the year 1999, the actor was a cast in the movie Opportunity Knocks and was paid around $700 K. 

The actor has played a number of major roles in both movies and TV series. In 2015, Carvey was cast in the superhit movie Hotel Transylvania 2 which was turned out to be commercially successful as it grossed over  $473 million worldwide on an $80 million budget. The movie starring Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, and Kevin James.

Dana Carvey's Wife Sons, And Relationship 

Dana Carvey is a very talented actor and he has a great sense of humor. He has not been in a relationship with many girls and his current relational status is married. Dana’s sexual orientation is straight. There are no rumors or affairs of Dana having a girlfriend other than his wives.


Dana Carvey was married for the first time to Leah Carvey in 1979. They separated in 1980 after a year in a relationship. The case for divorce was filed by Dana.

The actor was married for the second time to his wife Paula Zwagerman. They met in San Francisco at The Other Café during his performance. They got engaged in 1980 and after three years of engagement, they married in 1983. They have two children, two sons Thomas Carvey and Dex Carvey. It's been nearly four decades that Carvey and his spouse Paula have been sharing a wonderful married life with no rumors of extra-affair. 

Dana Carvey's Age, Height, And Other Facts

  • Dana Carvey's height: he has a height of 5' 8" (1.73 m).
  • Carvey's age as of 2019 is 63 years. 

by Bchrome, 22 Feb, 2016

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