Former "Saturday Night Live" star - The Church Lady!
Carvey enjoys a close-knit family situation. He loves kids and
family and cares for his brothers and sister. 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 is
based on Dana's brother.
Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey has
maintained an illustrious career. Carvey was born in Missoula, Montana.
While a student at San Francisco State University, he won the San
Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition. After his graduation (with a
degree in communication arts), he played at numerous clubs in the Bay
Area and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
repertory member of "Saturday Night Live" since the 1986-87
season, Carvey left in 1992 after seven seasons. He is best known for
his characters the Church Lady, Hans, of the Hans and Franz bodybuilding
duo, Garth, Wayne Campbell's (Mike Myers) "Excellent Co-host"
on the immensely popular sketch "Wayne's World," and Weekend
Update's Grumpy Old Man.
In addition to these characters, Dana has received
widespread praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of such
political figures as Ex-President George Bush, H. Ross Perot, Jerry
Brown, David Duke and Bob Dole. He also does impersonations of George
Burns, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Stewart, John McLaughlin, Mickey Rooney,
Casey Casem and Regis Philbin.
television, Dana Carvey hosted the 1992 presentation of the MTV
Music Awards, co-starred in two pilots and was a member of the Showtime
special "Salute to the Improvisation," with
Robin Williams and Robert Klein. In 1995, Dana performed stand-up in his
own one-hour comedy special on HBO, aptly named "Critics'
In 1992, Dana appeared in the blockbuster film
"Wayne's World," based on the hit "Saturday Night
Live" sketch. The film grossed more than $160 million and was
produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels. The public demanded a sequel,
and in 1993, Dana appeared in "Wayne's
World 2," recreating
his role of Garth, alongside Mike Myers' Wayne. The film was hugely
Dana Carvey's transfer from the small screen to
the large screen included roles in Alan Parker's "The Road to
Wellville," for Columbia Pictures, Richard and Lili Zanuck's
"Clean Slate" for MGM, and Twentieth Century Fox's
"Trapped in Paradise."
His early film work includes his debut in "This
Is Spinal Tap," "Racing With The Moon," "One of The
Group," where he portrayed Mickey Rooney's grandson, "Blue
Thunder" with James Farentino, "Tough Guys" with Burt
Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, and starring in the comedy "Opportunity
Dana Carvey won an Emmy Award in 1993
for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. He
has received a total of six Emmy nominations, one of which was for a
guest appearance on HBO's highly acclaimed "Larry Sanders
Show." Also, he was honored by the American Comedy Awards as
Television's Funniest Supporting Male in 1990 and 1991.
Film credits include --
- Little Nicky (2000)
- The Shot (1997)
- Clean Slate (1994)
- Trapped in Paradise (1994)
- The Road to Wellville (1994)
- Wayne's World 2 (1993)
- Wayne's World (1992)
- Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash (1992)
- Opportunity Knocks (1990)
- Moving (1988)
- This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
- Hot Shots
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Jun 2, 1955
..in San Francisco