Larry The Cable Guy

Larry The Cable Guy

  • Highest Rated: 92% Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Witless Protection (2008)
  • Birthday: Feb 17, 1963
  • Birthplace: Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA
  • With a look, attitude, and signature catchphrase as memorable to some as they were repellant to others, standup comic Larry the Cable Guy hit it big in the early 2000s by taking advantage of the red state/blue state culture wars of the time. As the decade lumbered on, the comedian -- like so many before him -- took advantage of his popularity on the live circuit to make inroads into film and television.The man who added the catchphrases "Git-R-Done" and "Lord, I Apologize" to the American lexicon claims he was born in the back of an El Camino during a Foghat concert, but was actually born Dan Whitney in Pawnee City, NE. His upbringing was conservative, traditional, and churchgoing, but that didn't mean that strip bars were out of the question when Larry reached 18 (maybe even a little earlier). Fascinated by this redneck life -- "redneck" being a term he is not only fine with, but endorses -- and always looking to comment on it, Larry used his humorous observations to captivate his friends, who dared him to try his hand at standup. He did in 1986 and the fans' reaction to his slow, approachable style had him hooked. Two years later, he relinquished his title as funniest bellhop at the Ramada Inn and set out for a career in comedy.His one-liner-filled act soon caught word-of-mouth fire in the South and brought him to the attention of television. Appearances on An Evening at the Improv and Comic Strip Live increased his fan base past rural America, but it was on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show on radio that Larry got the most exposure. His success with radio continued when he became a regular on Jeff Foxworthy's country countdown show, The Foxworthy Countdown, and Larry soon started syndicating his "commentaries" to 14 markets across the country. In 2000, Foxworthy invited the comic to join his Blue Collar Comedy Tour, along with Bill Engvall. The successful tour grossed 15 million dollars, sold more than one million copies when released on DVD, and turned Larry into a superstar. His debut CD, Lord, I Apologize, appeared in 2001 and became the Dark Side of the Moon of the comedy charts -- sticking in the Top 20 for two years running.In 2002, a Comedy Central airing of Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie became the network's highest-rated movie in its 12-year history, even with the DVD widely available. Larry the Cable Guy: Git-R-Done became his first solo DVD in 2003, and a year later Larry, Foxworthy, and Engvall turned their tour into the highly rated television show Blue Collar TV. Wearing his redneckness as a badge of honor while hating political correctness and racism equally made Larry a hard target for detractors.The year 2006 was devoted mostly to film, with Larry starring in his own feature film, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and supplying the voice of Mater in the animated Disney/Pixar film Cars. The former stalled at the box office as the latter, predictably, became one of the biggest hits of the year. He also appeared on the CD and DVD Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road that year, before trying his hand once again at headlining a film with the Iraq comedy Delta Farce.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

69% Cars 3 Mater $152.7M 2017
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy And Larry The Cable Guy: We've Been Thinking... Actor 2016
No Score Yet Jingle All The Way 2 Larry Phillips 2014
20% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Buddy $52.6M 2013
No Score Yet Tooth Fairy 2 Larry Guthrie 2012
39% Cars 2 Mater $191.5M 2011
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy Actor 2009
No Score Yet Larry the Cable Guy: Tailgate Party Actor 2009
No Score Yet Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau Actor 2009
No Score Yet Tokyo Mater Mater 2008
No Score Yet Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza Actor 2008
4% Witless Protection Larry Stadler $4.2M 2008
No Score Yet Larry the Cable Guy: Morning Constitutions Actor 2007
5% Delta Farce Larry $8.1M 2007
No Score Yet Mater and the Ghostlight Tow Mater 2006
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road Actor 2006
75% Cars Mater $244.1M 2006
5% Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Larry $15.7M 2006
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again Actor 2004
No Score Yet Larry The Cable Guy - Git-R-Done Actor 2004
92% Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie Actor 2003

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest Performer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales
2008-2012
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Blue Collar TV
2004-2006
Performer
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004

QUOTES FROM Larry The Cable Guy CHARACTERS

Mater
What'd you think? I just snuck in here when no one was looking and pretended to be your waiter just so I could hang out with you?
Mater
My name is Mater.
Lightning McQueen
Mater?
Mater
Yeah, like "Tuh-Mater", but without the "Tuh"! What's your name?
Lightning McQueen
You...You don't know MY name?
Lightning McQueen
You, you don't know my name?
Mater
Oh, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?
Lightning McQueen
What?
Mater
I'm Not A Spy!
Mater
I'm not a spy!
Mater
Whatever you do, do not eat the free pistachio ice cream!
Mater
NO! STAY AWAY FROM ME
Mater
Stay away from me!
Mater
Wait a minute, i didn't screw you up, did I?
Mater
Wait a minute, I didn't screw you up, did I?
Lightning McQueen
I lost the race because of you!
Lightning McQueen
Hey thanks for coming, but we're all set. He's letting me go.
Sally Carrera
He's letting you go?
Lightning McQueen
Yeah, your job's pretty easy today. All you gotta do is stand there and let me look at ya. Let's just cut to the chase. You, me, dinner. Ka-chow!
Sally Carrera
Ow!Ow!
Lightning McQueen
(revs engine) Oh, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?
Lightning McQueen
[revs engine] Oh, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?
Mater
Well, just a little bit, but I'll be alright!
Mater
Hey, look! There's Miss Sally!
Lightning McQueen
Where?!
Mater
(laughs) I got you good!
Mater
[laughs] I got you good!
Lightning McQueen
Awww...
Mater
Lightning's in love with Miss Sally! Lightning's in love with Miss Sally!
Mater
He did what in his cup !?!?
Mater
He did what in his cup?
Mater
"Don't eat the free pistachio ice cream."
Mater
Don't eat the free pistachio ice cream.
Mater
You guys know I'm just a tow truck.
Finn McMissile
[to Holley] It's his cover. [To Mater] Right! And I'm in the import-export business!
Finn McMissile
[to Holley] It's his cover. [to Mater] Right! And I'm in the import-export business!
Mater
Wait. What?
Mater
Hey! You're doin' good! You got all the leaves!
Mater
Yeah, that Italian folk you got on there can't talk that way about Lightnin McQueen. He's the bestest racecar in the world.
Francesco Bernoulli
If he is, say, the 'bestest racecar in the world,' then why must he rest, eh?
Francesco Bernoulli
If he is, say, the 'bestest racecar in the world, then why must he rest, eh?
Mater
An idiot? Is that how you see me?
Finn McMissile
That's how everyone sees you. That's the genius of it. Nobody realizes they're being fooled because they're too busy laughing AT the fool.
Mater
She's my fiance.
Lightning McQueen
What?!
Mater
Ha ha! Just kiddin'. She just likes me for my body.
Mater
That's Frank.
Mater
All right. Your turn now.
Lightning McQueen
Mater, I can't. I don't even have a horn.
Mater
Baby.
Lightning McQueen
I'm not a baby.
Mater
Like a good neighbor, Mater is there!
Deputy Larry Stalder
That was a fear fart.
Mater
McQueen meet the queen, queen meet McQueen!
Mater
what's your name kid?
Mater
What's your name?
Lightning McQueen
you don't know my name
Lightning McQueen
You... you don't know my name?
Mater
oh I know your name is your name mater too?
Mater
No, uh... no, I know your name. Is your name Mater too?
Finn McMissle
These Americans are clearly master spys.
Mater
WHO HAH HOOO HAHH!!
Mater
WHO HAH HOOO HAHH!
Holly Shiftwell
Oh,you've got to be joking.
Holly Shiftwell
Oh, you've got to be joking.
Finn McMissle
Finn McMissile, British intelligence.
Mater
Tow Mater, average intelligence.
Finn McMissle
Finn McMissle, British intelligence.
Mater
Tow Mater, average intelligence.
Lightning McQueen
How would you like to come see the world with me?
Mater
You mean it?!
Mater
Git-R-Done!