Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey

Highest Rated: 100% Too Funny To Fail (2017)

Lowest Rated: 1% The Master of Disguise (2002)

Birthday: Jun 2, 1955

Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, USA

Comic actor Dana Carvey led a near-monastic existence while growing up in Montana, not out of choice but because the truly popular kids were bigger and better-looking. "I was a fetus in shoes" commented Carvey on his high-school years. While attending San Francisco State University, Carvey launched his career as a stand-up comic. The going was rugged for a while, but by 1981 Carvey had built up enough of a reputation to earn second billing on the Mickey Rooney TV sitcom One of the Boys. Though the show was cancelled by mid-1982, Carvey was now on a roll. In 1984, he showed up as a regular on the TV police adventure series Blue Thunder, and was spotlighted in the parody rockumentary film This is Spinal Tap; two years later he was signed as a regular on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Carvey's gallery of comic characterizations is too vast to fully recount here, but his greatest popularity rested on two recurring characters. As "The Church Lady" (an amalgam of all the well-meaning pious neighbors Carvey had known while growing up), Carvey entered the Catchphrase Lexicon with his oft-repeated "Isn't that special?" and "Could it be....SATAN?" And as mop-topped teenage couch potato Garth (again drawn from life--this time based on Dana's brother Brad), Carvey was teamed with Mike Myers in a flawless on-going parody of cheap cable-access television. After a misfire movie vehicle, 1990's Opportunity Knocks, Carvey became a major box-office commodity by co-starring with Mike Myers in the megahit Wayne's World (1992). While the 1993 sequel Wayne's World 2 didn't quite match the take of the original, Carvey was artistically satisfied that same year with an Emmy award for his performance as H. Ross Perot (among others) on TV's Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash. Undaunted by the lack of response to Opportunity Knocks, Carvey once again took a stab at solo success with the similarly panned Clean Slate in 1994. After appearing in a pair of supporting roles (Trapped in Paradise and The Road to Wellville (both 1994)) and a cameo (1996's The Shot) shortly thereafter, Carvey disappeared almost entriely from the public eye until resurfacing in the 1999 Saturday Night Live; Presidential Bash and once again taking a small role in Adam Sandler's Little Nicky (2000). Eager to resume his once lucrative career and make a feature that his children could enjoy, Carvey returned to the silver screen as an Italian waiter who takes the art of mimicry to new and uncharted heights in The Master of Disguise (2002). In 1997 he underwent a heart operation that was bungled to such a degree that he was awarded millions in a lawsuit, and had to undergo multiple procedures to correct the problems caused by the initial incident. He finally reappeared on big-screens in 2011 in the Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 Pops 2019
No Score Yet Kjæledyrenes hemmelige liv 2 Actor 2019
78% Becoming Bond Actor 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail Actor 2017
73% The Secret Life of Pets Pops $368.4M 2016
No Score Yet Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 Actor 2016
56% Hotel Transylvania 2 Dana 2015
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
No Score Yet 3 Still Standing Actor 2014
3% Jack and Jill Scraggly Puppeteer $74.2M 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 Actor 2008
20% Dana Carvey - Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Actor 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks Actor 2005
1% The Master of Disguise Pistachio Disguisey $40.5M 2002
22% Little Nicky Referee $38.6M 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi Actor 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Game Show Parodies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of Dana Carvey Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Shot Dana Carvey 1996
41% The Road to Wellville George Kellogg 1994
19% Clean Slate Maurice Pogue 1994
10% Trapped in Paradise Alvin 1994
60% Wayne's World 2 Garth Algar 1993
84% Wayne's World Garth Algar 1992
13% Opportunity Knocks Eddie Farrell 1990
33% Moving Brad Williams 1988
57% Tough Guys Richie Evans 1986
No Score Yet Hot Shots Actor 1986
60% Racing With the Moon Baby Face 1984
95% This Is Spinal Tap Mime Waitress 1984
30% Halloween II Assistant 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Lights Out with David Spade
2019
Panelist Appearing 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2018
2017
2016
2014
2012
2011
82% The Gong Show
2017-2018
Judge 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
2007
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist 2016
No Score Yet First Impressions with Dana Carvey
2016
Host Executive Producer Producer Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2016
2015
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2014
2013
2011
2010
2008
2004
2003
2002
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2011
2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer Guest 2011
2000
1996
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Panelist 2007
2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
1997
1995
1993
1992
80% The Dana Carvey Show
1996
Performer

QUOTES FROM Dana Carvey CHARACTERS

Pistachio Disguisey says: Once I found an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.

Garth Algar says: It's like a new pair of underwear, at first they're restrictive but then after a while they become a part of you.

Garth Algar says: Sometimes I wish I could boldly go where no man's gone before, but I'll probably stay in Aurora.

Garth Algar says: Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and play a girl bunny?

Garth Algar says: She makes me feel kind of funny, like when we use to climb the rope in gym class.

Wayne Campbell says: (aside) This is Stan Mikita's Donuts. Excellent munch post. *walks over to Glen* This is the manager, Glen. He's here 24 hours a day. I recommend the sugar pucks; they're excellent. Come on.

Wayne Campbell says: [aside] This is Stan Mikita's Donuts. Excellent munch post. *walks over to Glen* This is the manager, Glen. He's here 24 hours a day. I recommend the sugar pucks; they're excellent. Come on.

Mikita's Manager Glen says: (aside) I'd never done a crazy thing in my life before that night. Why is it if a man kills another man in battle it's called heroic, yet in the heat of passion, it's called murder?

Mikita's Manager Glen says: [aside] I'd never done a crazy thing in my life before that night. Why is it if a man kills another man in battle it's called heroic, yet in the heat of passion, it's called murder?

Wayne Campbell says: Hello? What do you think you're doing? Only me and Garth get to talk to the camera.

Garth Algar says: (aside) I really don't have too much to say right now. *points* Hey, what's that? *camera pans to where Garth pointed* (runs away) Gaah!

Garth Algar says: [aside] I really don't have too much to say right now. *points* Hey, what's that? *camera pans to where Garth pointed* (runs away) Gaah!

Garth Algar says: [aside] I really don't have too much to say right now. *points* Hey, what's that? *camera pans to where Garth pointed* [runs away] Gaah!

Garth Algar says: Stop torturing yourself man! You'll never afford it! LIVE IN THE NOW!!!

Garth Algar says: Stop torturing yourself man! You'll never afford it! LIVE IN THE NOW!

Wayne Campbell says: It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.

Pistachio Disguisey says: (as Tony Montana) Say hello to my little friend. (shows shrunken head)

Pistachio Disguisey says: [as Tony Montana] Say hello to my little friend. [shows shrunken head]

Alvin Firpo says: Oh my god, guns.

Garth Algar says: "If you're gonna spew, spew into this."

Garth Algar says: If you're gonna spew, spew into this.

Pistachio Disguisey says: [while slapping Trent] Who's your daddy, who's your daddy, who's your daddy?

Garth Algar says: "Foxy! Lady!"

Garth Algar says: Foxy! Lady!

Pistachio Disguisey says: This is what your doing. This is what I want you to do. Get it, got it, doubt it.

Del Preston says: Now. It take two people to run a stage. One out front, and one backstage. Now Garth will be out her in the front with his team, and Wayne will be backstage with his team. To the left and right will be the machine gun nests. Now these babies tend to heat up, so shoot in three second bursts. In the event of capture, I will personally be issuing cyanide pills to be placed under the tongue, as so. [places a cyanide capsule under his tongue] Any questions?

Garth Algar says: Uh, yeah, I have a question. When did you turn into a nut bar?

Honey Hornee says: Garth, I'm going to be frank.

Garth Algar says: Ok. Can I still be Garth?

Garth Algar says: I am no longer a stranger to the ways of the woman.

Wayne Campbell says: Excellent, my friend! On that note, Game On!

Garth Algar says: Game On!

Stacy says: Hi Garth!

Garth Algar says: [grimacing] Hi Stacy.

Stacy says: Have you seen Wayne?

Garth Algar says: No, no, I uh, haven't seen Wayne. No.

Stacy says: I'm really worried about him! He seems to be going through this phase. Your his best friend. What do you think I should do about it?

Garth Algar says: Um, get over it and go out with somebody else.

Stacy says: Get over it and go out with somebody else. Oh.

Wayne Campbell says: I thought we'd go for a little Bohemian Rhapsody, gentlemen?

Garth Algar says: Good call!

Garth Algar says: Stop torturing yourself, man! You'll never afford it!

Wayne Campbell says: It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.

Garth Algar says: Uh oh. Don't look over there. Stacy...

Wayne Campbell says: [looks] Oh! No! I made eye contact! [all 4 guys at the table shade their eyes with their hands]

Stacy says: Hey Wayne!

Wayne Campbell says: Hello Stacy.

Stacy says: Happy Anniversary! I brought you a present!

Wayne Campbell says: Stacy, we broke up two months ago!

Stacy says: But that doesn't mean we can't still date!

Wayne Campbell says: Um, yeah! It does! That's what breaking up means!

Stacy says: Are you gonna open the present?

Wayne Campbell says: If it's a severed head I'm going to be very displeased.

Stacy says: Open it...

Wayne Campbell says: [opens it] What is it?

Stacy says: It's a gun rack!

Wayne Campbell says: Stacy, I don't even have A gun! Much less MANY guns that would necessitate me having a gun rack! WHAT am I going to do with a gun rack?

Stacy says: Well fine, if you don't like it. But if you're not careful you're gonna lose me, Wayne. [walks off offended]

Wayne Campbell says: I already lost you! We BROKE UP two months ago!! Are you mental? Get the net!

Garth Algar says: If she were a president, she'd be Baberham Lincoln.

Pistachio Disguisey says: Am I not turtley enough for your turtle club?

Garth Algar says: Do you have any Megadeth?

Garth Algar says: holding up a tiny paper cup to a friend who was about to lose it, "If you're going to spew, spew into this." surprising how often we get to use that one!

Garth Algar says: [Holds out a Dixie cup] Hey Phil, if you're gonna spew, spew into this.

Pistachio Disguisey says: It's so crazy, it just might work!

Wayne Campbell says: (same time) We're not worthy. We're not worthy.

Garth Algar says: (same time) We're not worthy. We're not worthy.

Wayne Campbell says: (same time) Schwing!

Garth Algar says: (same time) Schwing!