is an Emmy Award-winning comedian and master of disguise
in his own right, known for his hilarious impersonations of celebrities and politicians, and for his creative characterizations. During his seven seasons as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Carvey brought us such memorable portrayals of the Church Lady and her much quoted phrase, Well, isn't that special?
He created Ching Change, Hans of Hans & Franz, Weekend Update's Grumpy Old Man, and Garth, Wayne Campbell's (Mike Myers
) excellent co-host
on the popular sketch Wayne's World
. With SNL creator Lorne Michaels
as producer, Carvey and Myers went on to create the blockbuster film, Wayne's World, based on their TV obsessed duo. The film grossed over $160 million at the box office, and led to a hit sequel.
Born in Missoula, Montana, Dana Carvey first tried his hand at comedy while earning a degree in communication arts at San Francisco State University. He began to perform at a tiny comedy club in Berkeley and within five months emerged as the winner in the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition. After moving to Los Angeles, he appeared in the films Halloween II and This is Spinal Tap. Other feature film credits include Alan Parker's The Road to Wellville, Opportunity Knocks, Trapped in Paradise, Racing With the Moon, One of the Group, Blue Thunder and Tough Guys.
In addition to his Emmy, Carvey has enjoyed six Emmy Award nominations and the American Comedy Award as Television's Funniest Supporting Male in 1990 and 1991.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
Dana Carvey Facts
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|The Master Of Disguise|
|This Is Spinal Tap|