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Bill Engvall



If ever there were a comic geared to one particular demographic, Bill Engvall is he. Hailed by many fans as one of the true protgs of Jeff Foxworthy (with whom he has often performed), Engvall caters to fans of "redneck comedy" -- one-liners and anecdotes about pickup trucks, beer guzzling, tailgating, deer hunting, and assorted acts of blue-collar mayhem. Oddly, Engvall (unlike, say, Larry the Cable Guy) often sports a far more polished look than many of his contemporaries with the same brand of material. Through it all, Engvall remained imminently successful and racked up a massive and loyal fan base of American everymen.



Born William Ray Engvall Jr. on July 27, 1957, in Galveston, TX, the future comedian/actor reportedly moved around a great deal with his family as a tyke. Engvall acted in local productions as a child and adolescent, then launched a series of successful routines at the Dallas Comedy Corner. He moved to Los Angeles with his wife in 1984, and first gained public recognition some time later with an appearance on the popular CBS sitcom Designing Women in the very early '90s and a guest-star spot on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (the mecca for standup comedians) just prior to Carson's departure. In 1992, Engvall landed a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Delta (with Delta Burke as a struggling country singer); he played Buck Overton, the husband of Delta's cousin and number one fan, Lavonne (Gigi Rice). Unfortunately, ABC canceled that program after less than one year.



Engvall's standup albums began appearing in 1997. He benefited hugely from his association with Foxworthy, who featured the comic in an occasional supporting role on his sitcom The Jeff Foxworthy Show; the two then teamed up with Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White for the mega-successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which spawned its own concert film in 2003. Doubtless banking off the success of these efforts, the WB network launched an SNL-style sketch comedy program, Blue Collar TV, in 2004 -- to which Engvall often contributed material. Following several solo performance films (including Bill Engvall: Here's Your Sign Live in 2004 and Bill Engvall: 15 Off Cool in 2007), Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy co-starred in the feature comedy Delta Farce (2007), as a couple of blue-collar Joes mistaken for Army personnel. In mid-2007, Engvall finally scored his own sitcom, appropriately titled The Bill Engvall Show. Co-starring Nancy Travis and Tim Meadows, the TBS show followed the work and family life of family counselor Bill Pearson (Engvall). In 2009, the comedian released Aged and Confused, a comedy set detailing the pitfalls of middle age, and took on a hosting gig in 2011 for a re-launch of the gameshow Lingo.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wish for Christmas
  • Actor
2016
67% The Neighbor
  • Troy
2016
No Score Yet Catching Faith
  • Coach Z
2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  • White House Chief of Staff Gary Martin Hays
2015
7% All's Faire in Love
  • Mr. Mendelson
2011
No Score Yet Bed & Breakfast
  • Pete
2010
No Score Yet Bill Engvall: Aged and Confused
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bill Engvall: Aged and Confused
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bait Shop
  • Screenwriter
  • Bill Dugan
2008
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation
  • Actor
2007
4% Delta Farce
  • Bill Little
2007
No Score Yet Bill Engvall: 15 Off Cool
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Bill Engvall - 15 Off Cool
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Redneck Comedy Roundup 2
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Redneck Comedy Roundup
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bill Engvall: Live from Las Vegas
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Bill Engvall: A Decade of Laughs
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Bill Engvall: Here's Your Sign Live
  • Actor
2004
92% Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bill Engvall - Signs
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Split Image
  • Student
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
  • Rev. Paul
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • Jimmy Dupree
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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