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Dana Carvey net worth:
$20 Million

Dana Carvey information

Dana Carvey information

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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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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wayne's World 1992 Garth Algar
Opportunity Knocks 1990 Eddie
Cranium Command 1989 Short Right Ventricle
Moving 1988 Brad Williams
Tough Guys 1986 Richie Evans
Slickers 1985 TV Movie Elliot Clinton
Blue Thunder 1984 TV Series Clinton 'JAFO' Wonderlove
Racing with the Moon 1984 Baby Face
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Mime Waiter
One of the Boys 1982 TV Series Adam Shields
Halloween II 1981 Assistant
Alone at Last 1980/II TV Movie Michael Elliott
Saturday Night Live 1986-2016 TV Series Various Church Lady George Bush ...
The Secret Life of Pets 2016 Pops (voice)
Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 Dana (voice)
The Birthday Boys 2014 TV Series Laurence Eastman
Beyond the Comics 2014 TV Mini-Series News Anchor (2014-2016)
Rick and Morty 2013 TV Series Leonard Smith
The Funster 2013 TV Mini-Series The Funster
Jack and Jill 2011/I Scrapply Puppeteer
Good Vibes 2011 TV Series Claw Jones
The Fairly OddParents 2010 TV Series Schnozmo
Presidential Reunion 2010 Video short George H. W. Bush
Cinderella: Rocked, Wired & Bluesed - The Greatest Video Hits 2005 Video Garth (Segment: "Hot and Bothered")
The Master of Disguise 2002 Pistachio Disguisey
Little Nicky 2000 Referee
LateLine 1998-1999 TV Series Senator Crowl Pickens
Just Shoot Me! 1998 TV Series Oskar Milos
The Larry Sanders Show 1992-1997 TV Series Dana Carvey
The Shot 1996 Dana Carvey
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series Host / Various Characters
Trapped in Paradise 1994 Alvin Firpo
The Road to Wellville 1994 George Kellogg
Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites 1994 TV Movie Various
Clean Slate 1994 Maurice L. Pogue
Wayne's World 2 1993 Garth Algar

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 2016 TV Movie
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies 2008 TV Special documentary
The Master of Disguise 2002 written by
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice 1995 TV Special documentary
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special special material
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie performer: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "The Lady I Know" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special performer: "Free Fallin'"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special performer: "'Wayne's World' Theme"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV 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 Christmas 1999 Video 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 Myers 1998 Video documentary performer: "'Wayne's World' Theme", "I Touch Myself"
Wayne's World 2 1993 performer: "'WAYNE'S WORLD' THEME Extended Version"
Saturday Night Live 1989-1992 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Wayne's World 1992 performer: "''WAYNE'S WORLD'' THEME EXTENDED VERSION" - as Garth
Opportunity Knocks 1990 performer: "Born To Be Wild"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 2016 TV Movie executive producer
First Impressions with Dana Carvey 2016 TV Series executive producer
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies 2008 TV Special documentary executive producer
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice 1995 TV Special documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary special thanks
The Waitlist 2008 Documentary short special thanks
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special thanks
Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Man of a Thousand Faces 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
The Magic of Disguise 2003 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedy Club 2016 Documentary Himself
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight 2016 TV Series Himself
First Impressions with Dana Carvey 2016 TV Series Himself - Expert in Residence
Conan 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live from New York! 2015 Documentary Himself - Featuring
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself Derek Stevens Garth Algar
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
3 Still Standing 2014 Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tom Green Live 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Jay Leno
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 1991-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - Co-Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Himself / Various
Saturday Night Live 1991-2011 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Church Lady / ...
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Dana Carvey Show: Interview with Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2009 TV Series Himself
Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 TV Special Garth Algar
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation 2007 TV Special documentary Himself / Various
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher 2003-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Earth to America 2005 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself - Commentator
Night of Too Many Stars 2003 TV Movie Himself
Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Man of a Thousand Faces 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dennis Miller Live 1995-2002 TV Series Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 2000 TV Special Himself (Various Characters)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special Himself George Herbert Walker Bush H. Ross Perot ...
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series Himself - Host / Various Characters / Charles Grodin / ...
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 2 1996 Video Game Himself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Who Makes You Laugh? 1995 TV Special Himself
Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story 1995 Video documentary Himself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program and Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Late Night with David Letterman 1987-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself / Garth Algar
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
Showbiz Today 1992 TV Series Himself
The 15th Annual Young Comedians Special 1992 TV Special Himself - Host
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Himself / Garth
Saturday Night Live: Halloween Special 1991 TV Special Garth Algar / Various
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - 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 Anniversary 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987-1988 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Superstars of Comedy Salute the Improv 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Big Laff Off 1978 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special 2014 TV Special Various
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie Garth Algar (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Various (uncredited)
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie George Bailey (uncredited)
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases 2009 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special Garth (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Church Lady (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 2008 TV Special Ross Perot George Bush
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz 2005 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade 2005 TV Special Bob Dylan (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Happy Fun Ball Kid (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks 2004 TV Special Himself / Various
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 2004 TV Movie George Bush H.Ross Perot (uncredited)
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #90
The Ultimate Clip Collection: Alice Cooper 2003 Video short Garth Algar ("Feed My Frankenstein" Video)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 2002 TV Special George Bailey (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies 2000 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock 1999 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video Himself Church Lady George Bailey
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself / Various
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Various
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Special documentary Himself / H. Ross Perot / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin 1998 TV Special Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Special documentary Various (uncredited)
Dennis Miller Live 1998 TV Series Himself
Before They Were Stars 1996 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Garth
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special President George H.W. Bush, H. Ross Perot, and others
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition 1992 Video Various Characters
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1992 TV Movie Lyle
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1991 TV Special Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary Himself / Various Characters

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Wayne's World (1992) · Mike Myers
1991 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Saturday Night Live (1975)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Saturday Night Live (1975)
1989 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Saturday Night Live (1975)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor The Master of Disguise (2002)
2002 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Fake Accent: Male The Master of Disguise (2002)
2001 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series Saturday Night Live (1975)
1994 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Wayne's World 2 (1993) · Mike Myers
1994 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Wayne's World 2 (1993) · Kim Basinger
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Wayne's World (1992)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975)

TitleSalary
Opportunity Knocks (1990) $700,000

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

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


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