Dana Carvey is an American actor, impressionist, stand-up comedian, producer, and screenwriter who is well-known for playing Garth Algar in Wayne’s World (1992) and for his impersonation of President George H. W. Bush on Saturday Night Live. He has more than 300k followers on Twitter and Facebook, more than 100k followers on Instagram, and more than 50k subscribers on YouTube.

Born Name

Dana Thomas Carvey

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Missoula, Montana, United States




Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Producer, Impressionist, Screenwriter


  • Father – Bud Carvey (Teacher)
  • Mother – Billie Dahl (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Brad Carvey (Older Brother) (Engineer), Scott Carvey (Older Brother), Mark Carvey (Older Brother), Lori Carvey (Younger Sister)


Improvisational Comedy, Satire, Sketch Comedy, Impersonations, Character Comedy




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


63 kg or 139 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dana has dated –

  1. Leah Carvey (1979-1980) – The Wayne’s World actor was married to Leah Carvey from 1979 to 1980.
  2. Paula Zwagerman (1980-Present) – Dana tied the knot with Paula Zwagerman on January 8, 1983. Their sons Dex Carvey and Thomas Carvey were born in 1991 and 1993 respectively.

Race / Ethnicity


He has English, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Short height

Dana Carvey Facts

  1. had nominated Carvey to replace him on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman when the former left for CBS in 1993.
  2. served as his acting mentor.
  3. His brother Brad was the inspiration behind the character of Garth Algar from Wayne’s World.
  4. In 1997, Dana had bypass surgery wherein the surgeon mistakenly operated on an unblocked artery. He required many subsequent operations to fix his heart problem and received $7.5 million in damages, which he donated to charity.
  5. He is credited with essaying several memorable characters like the Church Lady, Garth Algar, Hans (from Hans and Franz), etc.

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Facts of Dana Carvey

  • full nameDana Carvey
  • Date of Birth June 02, 1955
  • Age 66 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • weight63 kg
  • height5 ft 8 in

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