Dana Carvey Net Worth
Dana Carvey net worth: Dana Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $20 million. Dana Carvey first gained popularity when he became of member of the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL). Carvey's character The Church Lady help pull SNL out of long-running ratings slump. Dana Thomas Carvey was born in Missoula, Montana in June 1955. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in broadcast communications. In 1981 he had a small part in the movie Halloween II, and the next year starred in sitcom One of the Boys. He had another small role in the film This Is Spinal Tap in 1984. Carvey got his big break in 1986 when he joined Saturday Night Live. One of his most popular characters was The Church Lady. He was also well known for his depiction of Garth Algar on Wayne's World and Hans from Hans and Franz. He played Ross Perot and George H.W. Bush during the 1992 presidential elections. His work on Saturday Night Live led to him co-starring with Mike Myers in Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2. Carvey also won an Emmy Award in 1993 and has had five more nominations. He has returned to host SNL four times. He almost took over on Late Night, but the spot went to Conan O'Brien. Comedy Central ranked Carvey the 90th Great Stand-Up of All Time. He married Paula Zwagerman in 1983 and has two sons. Dana had heart bypass surgery in 1997 and was awarded $8 million in damages for medical malpractice, which he donated to charity. While he was in the hospital Frank Sinatra passed away in a room adjacent to Carvey's.