winning comedian Dana Carvey has maintained a tremendous
career. Carvey was born June 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana.
Dana went on to college at the San Francisco State University
where he won the San Francisco Standup 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. Carvey
is best known for his characters
the Church Lady; Hans, of the Hans and Franz bodybuilding
duo; Garth, Wayne Campbell's (Mike Myers) "Excellent Cohost"
on the immensely popular sketch "Wayne's World," and Weekend
Update's Grumpy Old Man.
addition to these characters, Dana has received widespread
praise for his uncanny and exaggerated 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
television, he hosted the 1992 presentation of the MTV Music
Awards, costarred in two pilots and was a member of the
Showtime special SALUTE TO THE IMPROVISATION, with Billy
Crystal, Robin Williams and Robert Klein. In 1995, Dana
performed standup in his own one-hour comedy special on
HBO aptly named CRITICS' CHOICE.
1992, Carvey appeared in the blockbuster film WAYNE'S WORLD,
based on the hit SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE sketch. The film grossed
over $160 million and was produced by SNL creator Lorne
Michaels. The public demanded a sequel, and in 1993, Carvey
appeared in WAYNE'S WORLD 2, recreating his role of Garth,
alongside Mike Myers' Wayne. The film was hugely successful.
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
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 with the American Comedy Award as Television's Funniest
Supporting Male in 1990 and 1991.
note: 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
of Disguise (2002)
Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash 2000 (2001)
Little Nicky (2000)
Saturday Night Live - Best of Dana Carvey (1999)
Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies (1999)
Saturday Night Live - 25 Years of Laughs (1999)
Saturday Night Live - Halloween (1998)
Saturday Night Live 4-Pack (1998)
The Shot (1997)
Clean Slate (1994)
The Road to Wellville (1994)
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Wayne's World 1 & 2 - The Complete Epic (1992-93)
The Larry Sanders Show - The Entire First Season (1992)
Wayne's World (1992)
Saturday Night Live - Presidential Bash (1992)
Opportunity Knocks (1990)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
With The Moon (1984)
Halloween II (1981)
Master of Disguise (2002)