Gary Owen is a well-known stand-up comedian and actor from America. He is best known as the host of the stand-up comedy show ‘Comic View’ which aired on the Black Entertainment Television network. He has appeared in several movies like ‘Daddy Day Care,’ ‘College,’ ‘Love Chronicles,’ ‘House of Payne,’ ‘Rebound’ and ‘Hillbilly Highway.’ Let’s find out more about Gary Owen’s net worth in 2018.
Gary Owen Early Life
Gary Owen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 16, 1974, to his parents Gary Owens and Barb Randall. Along with his six siblings he spent his childhood in Oxford in a trailer park. Since a very young age, Owen had a keen interest in comedy and wanted to become a comedian.
In 2003, he got married to Kenya Duke. Together they have a daughter ‘Kennedy’ and two sons, ‘Austin’ and ‘Emilio.’
He is living a very happy married life and has never been a part of any controversies or rumors which could hamper his personal or professional life.
Gary Owen Career, Awards & Achievement
Gary Owen started his career as a stand-up comedian. While doing stand-up comedy in San Diego, he was able to develop a huge fan base of African-American. He performed his first gig in a comedy club named ‘The Comedy Store’ which is situated in West Hollywood, California.
In 1997, Owen auditioned for the stand-up comedy show ‘Comic View’ which first aired on the BET network. He won his own one-hour Grandstand show while appearing just twice on the multicultural comedy showcase. By the end of the season, he was selected to be the host of the show.
He has produced two stand-up comedy DVD’s, ‘Breakin’ Out The Park’ and ‘Urban Legend.’
Gary Owen has also starred in the romantic comedy movie ‘Think Like a Man’ (2012) along with Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. The movie was based on the book ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’ which was written by Steve Harvey.
He was also seen in the many movies including Held Up (1999), Little Man (2006), Swap Meet (2006), The Real (2013), Ride Along (2014), Think Like a Man Too (2016) and many more.
He also appeared in the comedy horror movie ‘Meet the Blacks’ where he played the character of Larry.
Awards & Achievements
Gary Owen was named as the ‘Funniest Serviceman In America’ while he was doing stand-up comedy. He has also won ‘Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego’ contest. Owen was selected to be the host of the stand-up comedy show ‘Comic View’ among the show’s four ‘Grandstanders of the year.’ He is the first and only white man who has ever hosted the comedy show ‘Comic View.’ He was one of the headliners in the ‘1st Amendment Stand-Up’ by Martin Lawrence which aired on the Starz network.
Net Worth of Gary Owen
The estimated net worth of Gary Owen is more than $4.5 million. He made this fortune as a successful stand-up comedian and appearing in many movies and television shows. He has also performed at many targeted events like ‘All-Star Comedy Jam’ tour by Shaquille O’Neal. He is also the produced of two commercially successful stand-up comedy DVD’s which are available nationwide.
Gary Owen is considered as one of the most popular comedians in the world. He has hosted many successful comedy shows in his career and has also performed stand-up comedy in various parts of the world. Owen also did a recurring role in the television series ‘House of Payne’ which aired on the TBS network. He also has his own television show ‘The Gary Owen Show’ on the BET network.