Dana Carvey is an actor and a stand-up comedian from the United States of America. He is very popular for appearing from 1986-2016 in the late night live TV sketch comedy show that air NBC, Saturday Night Live, and its sequel comedy film that was released in 1993, Wayne’s World 2. Now let’s have a close look on Dana Carvey’s net worth in 2018.
Dana Carvey Early Life
Dana Thomas Carvey was born on June 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana, United States. His father, Bud Carvey and his mother, Billie Carvey were school teachers. Dana Carvey has 3 brothers, Brad Carvey, Mark Carvey, and Scott Carvey. He also has 1 sister and her name is Lori Carvey. His brother, Brad Carvey is an engineer, and he is very famous for building the Video Toaster, which is a system that is used in the production and editing of movies and TV videos.
Dana moved with his family when he was around 3 years old to San Carlos, California, where he went to Tierra Linda Junior High in San Carlos and later studied at Carlmont High School. Dana Carvey has a BA in broadcast communications from the San Francisco State University.
Dana Carvey’s first marriage was in 1979 to Leah Carvey, and they got divorced in 1980.
Since 1983, Dana Carvey has been married to Paula Zwagerman, and they gave birth to 2 sons, in 1991 to Dex Carvey and 1993 to Thomas Carvey.
In 1997, Dana Carvey had a Coronary artery bypass surgery, but it went wrong, he sued them and received $8 million, but he donated the money to charity. Later, he did other surgeries to fix his heart problems.
Dana Carvey Career
In the early of 1980s, Dana Carvey appeared in the horror film Halloween II, comedy series One of the Boys, musical comedy film This Is Spinal Tap, drama film Racing with the Moon, comedy film Tough Guys, and action series Blue Thunder. However, Tough Guys got Dana Carvey to rise in fame. In 1986, Dana Carvey started appearing on Saturday Night Live, and he made the show as one of the most watched shows, he had some time off the show but his last appearance was in 2016, and it wasn’t credited for him.
On March 12, 1996, Dana Carvey started his own sketch comedy TV show calling it The Dana Carvey Show, which aired on ABC, but it was only a 1 season with 8 episodes show that ended on April 30, 1996. He also had other film appearances during the 1990s including Opportunity Knocks, Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World 2, Clean Slate, The Road to Wellville, and Trapped in Paradise. While his series appearances for the 1990s include The Larry Sanders Show, Just Shoot Me!, and LateLine.
In 2002, Dana Carvey appeared in one of the worst films based on viewer’s opinions and rates, adventure comedy film called The Master of Disguise. Then Dana wanted to stop acting in TV films and series and that he prefers stand-up comedy work claiming that he wants to spend time with his family.
Later in 2010, Dana Carvey appeared in a short comedy film called Presidential Reunion, followed by 2011 comedy film Jack and Jill, and others. He also appeared in 2013 in a comedy TV mini-series called The Funster.
Dana Carvey 2017 film appearances include biography comedy called Becoming Bond and a comedy web film called Sandy Wexler.
Awards & Achievements
Dana Carvey has a great list of award winnings and nominations. So far, his award winnings include a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance – Variety or Music Program (Saturday Night Live), 3 American Comedy Awards for Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series (Saturday Night Live, 1989, 1990 & 1991), and MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (Wayne’s World).
Net Worth of Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey has an estimated net worth of $30 million. His fortune comes from his amazing talent as an actor and comedian, as well as from the tours he did for some time. Dana Carvey’s salary from the 1990 action comedy film, Opportunity Knocks was around $700 thousand. He also made a good amount of money from Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Live, and The Dana Carvey Show.
Dana Carvey is a very talented comedian, he is considered as one of the top 100 richest comedians in the United States. His most famous appearances were in Saturday Night Live show and The Dana Carvey Show. Dana Carvey is currently married to Paula Zwagerman, and they have 2 sons.