|Dana Carvey Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||June 2, 1955|
Dana Carvey is an American actor, impressionist, stand-up comedian, producer, and screenwriter who is well-known for playing Garth Algar in Wayne’s World (1992) and for his impersonation of President George H. W. Bush on Saturday Night Live. He has more than 300k followers on Twitter and Facebook, more than 100k followers on Instagram, and more than 50k subscribers on YouTube.
Dana Thomas Carvey
Missoula, Montana, United States
Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Producer, Impressionist, Screenwriter
- Father – Bud Carvey (Teacher)
- Mother – Billie Dahl (Teacher)
- Siblings – Brad Carvey (Older Brother) (Engineer), Scott Carvey (Older Brother), Mark Carvey (Older Brother), Lori Carvey (Younger Sister)
Improvisational Comedy, Satire, Sketch Comedy, Impersonations, Character Comedy
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dana has dated –
- Leah Carvey (1979-1980) – The Wayne’s World actor was married to Leah Carvey from 1979 to 1980.
- Paula Zwagerman (1980-Present) – Dana tied the knot with Paula Zwagerman on January 8, 1983. Their sons Dex Carvey and Thomas Carvey were born in 1991 and 1993 respectively.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry.
Dana Carvey Facts
- David Letterman had nominated Carvey to replace him on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman when the former left for CBS in 1993.
- Kirk Douglas served as his acting mentor.
- His brother Brad was the inspiration behind the character of Garth Algar from Wayne’s World.
- In 1997, Dana had bypass surgery wherein the surgeon mistakenly operated on an unblocked artery. He required many subsequent operations to fix his heart problem and received $7.5 million in damages, which he donated to charity.
- He is credited with essaying several memorable characters like the Church Lady, Garth Algar, Hans (from Hans and Franz), etc.
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