Dana Carvey Biography (1955-)

Full name, Dana Thomas Carvey; born April 2 (some sources cite June 2), 1955,in Missoula, MT; father, a high school business teacher; mother, a schoolteacher; married first wife, Leah (marriage ended); married Paula Zwaggerman, c.1983; children: (second marriage) Dex, Tom. Addresses: Agent: Rick Kurtzman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, producer, writer
Birth Details
April 2, 1955
Missoula, Montana, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Adam Shields, One of the Boys, NBC, 1982
  • Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove, Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984
  • Member of ensemble cast, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80,SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1986-93
  • Host, The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996
  • Specials
  • Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987
  • Host, Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel, CBS, 1988
  • Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 28th Anniversary Special,NBC, 1990
  • Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1990
  • Host/Garth, Saturday Night Live Halloween Special, NBC, 1991
  • Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991
  • The 19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas (also known as The American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas), CBS, 1991
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991
  • Back to School '92, CBS, 1992
  • Host, Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash (also known as Saturday Night Live: Election Special), NBC, 1992
  • Saturday Night Live: All the Best for Mother's Day, NBC, 1992
  • Host, The 15th Annual Young Comedians Show--Hosted by Dana Carvey,HBO, 1992
  • 1993: A Year at the Movies, CNBC, 1993
  • Garth, Wayne and Garth's Saturday Night Live Music a Go-Go, NBC, 1993
  • Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice, HBO, 1995
  • Who Makes You Laugh?, ABC, 1995
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin, NBC, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock,NBC, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000, NBC, 2000
  • Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken, NBC, 2004
  • 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks, NBC, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live, NBC,2005
  • Also appeared on Salute to the Improvisation and Superbowl of Comedy.
  • Pilots
  • Michael Elliott, Alone at Last, NBC, 1980
  • Simon, Whacked Out, NBC, 1981
  • Elliot Clinton, Slickers, NBC, 1987
  • Lyle, Toonces, The Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends), NBC, 1992
  • Senator Crowl Pickens, LateLine, NBC, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, multiple appearances,between 1988 and 1992
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1989, 1990
  • Himself, "The Guest Host," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, multiple appearances,beginning 1993
  • Guest or guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, multiple appearances, between 1994 and 2000
  • Himself, "Hank's New Assistant," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • "Parenting," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1995
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, multiple appearances,beginning 1996
  • Himself, "The Roast," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997
  • "Bill Clinton," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1997
  • Guest, Politically Incorrect, 1997
  • Oskar Milos, "The Emperor," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998
  • Senator Crowl Pickens, "Protecting the Source," LateLine, NBC, 1999
  • "Sex and Viagra," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1999
  • Celebrity contestant, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, ABC, 2000
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000, 2003
  • Guest, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • "Passing the Buck," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002
  • "Individual Responsibility," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2002
  • Guest, Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 2003
  • E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, multiple appearances, 2004
  • Guest cohost, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989
  • The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • The 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1991
  • The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1992
  • The 1992 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992
  • Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • Presenter, The 1993 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1993
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The MugRoot Beer Dana Carvey Show and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996
  • Film Appearances
  • Assistant, Halloween II (also known as Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!), Universal, 1981
  • Baby Face, Racing with the Moon, Paramount, 1984
  • Mime waiter, This Is Spinal Tap, Embassy, 1984
  • Richie Evans, Tough Guys, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Brad Williams, Moving, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Right ventricle, Cranium Command, 1989
  • Eddie Farrell/Jonathan Albertson, Opportunity Knocks, Universal, 1990
  • Garth Algar, Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992
  • Garth Algar, Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993
  • Maurice Pogue, Clean Slate (also known as Cool Slate), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1994
  • Alvin Firpo, Trapped in Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • George Kellogg, The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • Himself, The Shot, Bread and Water Productions, 1994
  • Whitey, Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Pistachio Disguisey, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Saturday Night Live--Robin Williams, 1986
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of MikeMyers, 1998
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999
  • Adam Sandler Goes to Hell, New Line Home Video, 2001
  • Man of a Thousand Faces (also known as Dana Carvey is "The Manof a Thousand Faces"), 2003
  • Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Garth Algar, "Feed My Frankenstein," The UltimateClip Collection: Alice Cooper, Sony Music Entertainment, 2003
  • Voice for the video game You Don't Know Jack Vol. 2; appeared in the music video "We Are All Made of Stars" by Moby.
  • Albums
  • Voice, Voices for Gilda, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996
  • Television Specials
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash (also knownas Saturday Night Live: Election Special), NBC, 1992
  • Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice, HBO, 1995
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey, NBC, 1999
  • Screenplays
  • The Master of Disguise (also based on a story by Carvey), Columbia, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1994, Issue 4, Gale, 1994
    • Shales, Tom, and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York, 2002
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 13, 1994, pp. 14-15; August 9, 2002, pp.26-30
    • Gentlemen's Quarterly, August, 1989, p. 230
    • People Weekly, May 4, 1987, p. 101; October 25, 1999, p. 115
    • Rolling Stone, October 22, 1987, pp. 29-30; May 13, 1993, pp. 47-52
    • San Francisco, May, 1981, p. 61
    • TV Guide, July 27, 2002, pp. 22-24
    Electronic
    • Dana Carvey Official Site, http://www.danacarvey.net, July 5, 2005

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