May 10, 2022
Dana Carvey Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight63 kg
Date of BirthJune 2, 1955
Zodiac SignGemini
SpousePaula Zwagerman

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.

Born Name

Dana Thomas Carvey

Nick Name

Dana

American actor and comedian Dana CarveyAmerican actor and comedian Dana Carvey
American actor and comedian Dana Carvey (Filmfan0731 / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Missoula, Montana, United States

Nationality

American

American

 

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Occupation

Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Producer, Impressionist, Screenwriter

Family

  • 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)

Genre

Improvisational Comedy, Satire, Sketch Comedy, Impersonations, Character Comedy

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

63 kg or 139 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dana has dated –

  1. Leah Carvey (1979-1980) – The Wayne’s World actor was married to Leah Carvey from 1979 to 1980.
  2. 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.
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Dana Carvey seen with Mike Clark at the Governor's Ball after the Emmy Awards in 1989Dana Carvey seen with Mike Clark at the Governor's Ball after the Emmy Awards in 1989
Dana Carvey seen with Mike Clark at the Governor’s Ball after the Emmy Awards in 1989 (Alan Light / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has English, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Short height

Brand Endorsements

Alongside Mike Myers and Cardi B, he was seen in the Uber Eats 2021 Super Bowl ad.

Dana Carvey and Alan Light seen together in 1989Dana Carvey and Alan Light seen together in 1989
Dana Carvey and Alan Light seen together in 1989 (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Dana Carvey Facts

  1. David Letterman had nominated Carvey to replace him on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman when the former left for CBS in 1993.
  2. Kirk Douglas served as his acting mentor.
  3. His brother Brad was the inspiration behind the character of Garth Algar from Wayne’s World.
  4. 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.
  5. He is credited with essaying several memorable characters like the Church Lady, Garth Algar, Hans (from Hans and Franz), etc.
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