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Dana Carvey

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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Residence: Missoula
Country: United States
BirthDay: 2 June 1955
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.73 m
Education: San Francisco State University, Carlmont High School, College of San Mateo, Tierra Linda Junior High

Dana Carvey was bornon 2 June 1955 in Missoula, American, is Actor. Dana Carvey is an Emmy award winning American actor and comedian who featured as a cast member on the ‘Saturday Night Live’. He was born in Missoula but grew up in California as family moved there when he was three. With an inborn flair to become an artist, he performed as a stand-up comedian at several Bay Area clubs after graduating from San Francisco State University, and then moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in comedy. After the initial failure of his early television roles and minor appearances in a few movies, he joined the ‘Saturday Night Live (SNL)’ cast in 1986. Over the years, he performed numerous gigs in the show which gained him much praise for his impersonations of famous people and wide range of unforgettable characters. Subsequently, he pursued his ambition and made the leap to the big screen in the 1992 hit, ‘Wayne's World’. The following year, he received an Emmy Award when he departed from SNL after spending seven years on the show. Following his departure, he starred in several movies but failed to create an impact comparable to his stature as a stand-up comedian. In recent years, he has limited his appearances on entertainment platforms, both in television and films, but is still remembered for his immensely popular sketches on the SNL show


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He also appeared in a cameo in the 2011 American comedy movie ‘Jack and Jill’


Over the next decade, he kept his appearances to a minimum which included a brief reprisal of the role of Garth, opposite Mike Myers, on the 2008 MTV Movie Awards


In 2002, he wrote ‘The Master of Disguise’, a sophomoric comedy which was universally panned by critics but received good response from the young viewers


In 1996, his show ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ premiered on ABC and was expected to be a hit


His first lead role came in the film ‘Opportunity Knocks’, a generic comedy which failed to connect with audiences, as did his other films such as, ‘Clean Slate’ (1994) and ‘Trapped in Paradise’ (1994)


In 1993, he left ‘Saturday Night Live’ after seven years to pursue a career in the movies


While starring on the big screen, he returned to television frequently, most notably with repeat appearances as himself on ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ (1992–98)


In 1986, Dana Carvey joined the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) as one of its featured artists


Thereafter, he starred in minor roles in movies such as ‘This is Spinal Tap’ (1984) and ‘Racing with the Moon’ (1984)


In 1983, Dana Carvey entered into wedlock with Paula Zwagerman, and they have two sons, Dex and Thomas


In 1982, he landed a role in the NBC sitcom ‘One of the Boys’


In 1981, he moved to Los Angeles to make a fortune in Hollywood


In 1979, he married Leah but the marriage lasted only a year


In 1977, he won the San Francisco stand up competition after graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in communications


In 1973, he graduated from Carlmount High School and began to perform as a stand-up comedian in the San Francisco bay area


Dana Thomas Carvey was born on June 2, 1955 in Missoula, Montana, to William and Billie Carvey; both his parents were school teachers

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