Larry the Cable Guy
Larry's first feature film, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, was released March 24, 2006. The comedy starred Joe Pantoliano, Joanna Cassidy, and Tony Hale. In the movie, Larry played a restaurant health inspector who must get to the bottom of a rash of food poisonings at several upscale restaurants. He runs afoul of the system and goes undercover to see who the real villains are, outing them at a City Wide Chef Challenge. The DVD was released by Paramount Home Video on August 8, 2006 and sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release.
Larry is the voice of Mater in the feature film Cars from Disney/Pixar. The movie also stars the voices of Paul Newman, Owen Wilson and Bonnie Hunt. Cars was released on June 9, 2006 and opened at # 1 at the box office, and currently has grossed over 200 million dollars. Cars has also won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature. Larry has also developed an animated half hour pilot for Comedy Central. He created, wrote and will star in the show, which will begin production in 2007.
The highly successful concert Blue Collar Comedy Tour grossed more than 15 million dollars, which along with Larry, included the ensemble cast of Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour's success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time was the highest rated movie in the channel's history. The DVD has sold more than 4 million units. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, has sold more than 3 million units and is the 3rd most watched telecast in Comedy Central's history. The soundtrack was released on November 23, 2004 and debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central June 4, 2006, again receiving some of the highest ratings. The soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy award.
Larry also starred in Blue Collar TV a sketch comedy series for The WB network which premiered on July 29, 2004. 5.4 million people watched the show and it was the second most watched show on television in that time period.
His first comedy album release Lord, I Apologize reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 copies. The CD was # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for fifteen weeks in a row. Larry's DVD special Git-R-Done, has sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified platinum. The special aired on Comedy Central and gave the network their second biggest Sunday night ratings in the channel's history.
Although there's no question that Larry is opinionated, he is very likable and has repeatedly demonstrated that he has very wide appeal.
Larry the Cable Guy Facts
|Birth Name||Daniel Lawrence Whitney|
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Writer|
|Birthday||February 17, 1963 (55)|
|Birthplace||Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Larry the Cable Guy compared to you?|