Dana Carvey

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Dana Carvey

Born

6/2/1955, Missoula, Montana

Birth Name

Dana Thomas Carvey

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Dana Carvey earned a degree in communication arts from San Francisco State University. After graduation, he played clubs in the Bay Area, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Dana made his screen debut in This is Spinal Tap. He was on NBC's Saturday Night Livemore

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dana has had several notable appearances in TV commercials, such as "Lay's Original Stax" (2003), "Lay's California Cool Dill Potato Chips" (2002), "Why do We Love the Mouse?" (2001) and "American Express" (1989).

    • Dana was one of the mime waiters in "This Is Spinal Tap". The scene is with Billy Crystal, at a dinner party.

    • Dana had a guest appearance in You Don't Know Jack Vol. 2 CD-ROM game.

    • Dana appeared at Comic Relief II in 1987.

    • Dana is from the same hometown as David Lynch.

    • Dana is also an accomplished drummer.

    • Dana had a cameo in Moby's video for the song, "We Are All Made of Stars."

    • Dana is of Irish and Italian heritage, his mother's family is from Dublin and his father's family is from Rome.

    • Dana formerly worked as a busboy at a Holiday Inn.

    • Dana is 5' 8½" (1.74 m) tall.

    • Dana has been called one of the finest celebrity impersonators since Rich Little.

    • Dand had a blocked artery and had to have open-heart surgery. The surgeons cut the wrong artery open and had to operate on him again. He sued them for malpractice, and the jury granted him 7.5 million dollars.

    • Dana was nominated for an American Comedy Award in 2001 for his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975) in the category of "Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series."

    • Dana was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards in 1994 in the categories "Best Kiss" and "Best On-Screen Duo." Both were for his role in Wayne's World 2.

    • Dana was nominated for an Emmy Award five times for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993. The category was "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program." He won the award in 1993.

    • Dana won the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition, while a student at San Francisco State University.

    • Dana won an American Comedy Award three times for his work on Saturday Night Live in the category of "Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series" in 1989, 1990, and 1991.

  • Quotes

    • Dana Carvey: I did a pilot with Desi Arnaz Jr. called Whacked Out. We're shooting the pilot, and we're bombing. I mean, it's just crickets--the whole audience was like (does the sound of a cricket chirping). Lucille Ball (Arnaz's mother) gets up and - she's older at this time - grabs the mic from the warm-up guy and goes, "What the hell's wrong with you people? I'm Lucille Ball, and this is funny shit".

    • Dana Carvey: (on his family) I know it's a cliché, but the whole family is just whacked. I mean, we're all out of our minds. They're the funniest, most eccentric bizarre people I've ever met, my siblings.

    • Dana Carvey: I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.

    • Dana Carvey: I'm thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level.

    • Dana Carvey: You trying putting Bob Hope in a modern corporate movie now and get him up at 4:00 a.m. and get him on the set for 20 hours a day.

    • Dana Carvey: I have this dream life where I get to be a celebrity but I get to navigate the world fairly easily because I'm always in character.

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