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Dana Carvey Net Worth in 2021

Dana Carvey
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Dana Carvey net worth is $20 million as of 2021. He came into the spotlight after being cast for a comedy show “Saturday Night Live” which was aired from 1986 to 1993 which earned him fame after being nominated for and finally was felicitated with Primetime Emmy Award.

He is well known for playing comedy roles in films such as Tough Guys (1986), Opportunity Knocks (1990), Trapped in Paradise (1994), and The Master of Disguise (2002). 

His role as Garth Algar in the film Wayne’s World (1992) was appreciated by the critics. It’s sequel Wayne’s World 2 was also a big hit.

After graduating from San Francisco State University he began his carrier as a Stand-up comedian and performed at several Bay Area Clubs. From there he moved to Hollywood to pursue his career as a Comedian.

In the initial stage of his career, he faced several failures but never gave up and kept trying. He then performed several minor roles in television films and eventually got cast for Saturday Night Live (SNL) which was a turning point for him.

All his hard work and efforts reflect in his net worth as today Dana Carvey has a net worth of $20 million.

Dana Carvey Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$20 million
OccupationActor Screenwriter Producer Comedian
Date Of Birth2nd June, 1955
Height5’8” (1.73m)
Spouse(s)Leah Carvey (m. 1979) (div. 1980) Paula Zwagerman (m. 1983)
ChildrenDex Carvey (son)                   Thomas Carvey (son)
Country Of OriginUnited States of America
Source Of WealthActing Writing Stand-up Comedy
Instagram Followers65.4 K
Twitter Followers222 K
Last UpdatedDecember 2020

Early Life

Dana Carvey Early Life
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Dana Carvey was born on June 2nd in the year 1955 to William Carvey (father) and Billie Carvey (mother) in Missoula, Montana, U. S.

Both his parents William Carvey (father) and Billie Carvey (mother) are teachers by profession. He is not the only child of his parents William and Billie but has four siblings as well.

His siblings include three elder brothers named Scott Carvey, Brad Carvey, and Mark Carvey.

Dana also has a younger sister named Lori Carvey. Carvey was born in Missoula, Montana but his family moved to San Carlos, California when he was just three years old. 

At an early age, he received his first drum kit. Dana attended Tierra Linda High School in San Carlos. Dana was a member of the Central Coast Section Champion cross country team in Carlmont high school, Belmont, Californa.

Carvey received his Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco University in Broadcast Communications in 1973.

After his graduation, Dana went ahead to pursue his career in the field of Comedy and he won a Stand-up comedy competition in the year 1977.

In his early career line, he faced failure but was keen on building a career in the field of comedy.

He played some minor roles in television films which shaped his personality as a comedian and paved the way for more roles in the entertainment industry.

Career Highlights and Awards

Dana Carvey Career Highlights
Credits: KPBS

Early Beginnings

Dana Carvey was adamant to build his career in the entertainment industry. In the year 1981, Dana came to Los Angelos to build his career in Hollywood. In the initial stage, his work wasn’t much appreciated. 

He made his debut in the entertainment industry in the year 1981 with the film ‘Halloween II’. His debut film was a big flop.

Later on, he played a role in the film ‘One of the Boys’ which is an NBC Sitcom released in the year 1982. This film did not get any positive response from the critics, nor the audience but provided him with early industry exposure.

He also played minor roles in films like ‘Racing with the Moon’ and ‘This is Spinal Tap’ both in the same year 1984. Dana then returned to the Television in ABC Sitcom ‘Blue Thunder’. He played the role of James Farentino in ‘Blue Thunder’.

Journey to Success

In the year 1986, Dana Carvey got his much-required break-in ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a recognized cast. With his ideas, he revived the declining status and popularity of that show and became an essential part of it.

Dana was the one who introduced characters like the famous Grumpy man, the church lady, and the bodybuilder and made SNL a must-see show.

Saturday Night Live is one of the finest works in his career line. He came into the spotlight with SNL and rose to fame.

He left SNL in the year to build a career in movies. His decision gave him a different set of experiences as some of his works were hit while others were not appreciated much.

Dana has gained a lot of experience in the early phase of the career itself as it took time for him to become famous. Due to his harsh experiences, he respects work but also makes time for his family.

He rejected a few offers to spend quality time with his family as he did not want to work to take the majority of his time or get carried away by success.

Personal Life

Dana Carvey Personal Life

Dana Carvey is a famous comedy artist. His acts are famous throughout the entertainment industry. Just like his workspace, his love life is also full of humor.

Talking about his personal space, Dana’s love life has been the talk of the town ever since his better half has been revealed.

Dana was having an affair with his childhood sweetheart Leah. Both were truly in love with each other. The couple got married in the year 1979. 

Highlighting humor in his love life, on the day of his marriage Dana was performing at ‘The Other Café’ located in San Francisco. 

While performing at ‘The Other Café’ Dana Carvey met Paula Zwagerman and he was head over heels for her. It was love at first sight.

Dana and Leah divorced in the year 1980 and Dana got engaged with his love, at first sight, Paula Zwagerman in the year 1981.

Eventually, Paula and Dana got married in the year 1983. The couple together has two kids and both are boys. Their boys are named as Dex Carvey and Thomas Carvey.

It took time for Carvey to get to find his true love even if it meant to leave his childhood sweetheart. But eventually, he met Paula and together they make a perfect couple.

Dana and his family live together happily at Mill Valley in Marine County, California.


Dana Carvey Criticism
Credits: Newsday

Dana Carvey was in love with Leah since childhood. Leah has been his childhood sweetheart and the couple got married in the year 1979.

On the day of his marriage, he was performing at The Other Café which is located in San Francisco. There he met Paula Zwagerman and fell for her at first sight of her.

Despite being with his childhood sweetheart he still fell for someone else which was indeed a question of trust.

The irony is on the day of his first wedding he met his second future wife. He is a down to earth person and rejected various offers to spend time with his family but his kindness does not reflect in what he did with his childhood sweetheart.

What is Dana Carvey’s Net Worth in 2021?

Dana Carvey has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021. He is a known face in the entertainment industry popularly known for his punch lines and perfect delivery timings.

Though he has faced a lot of ups and downs in his career Dana never gave up. The initial phase of his career line was not very fruitful but he managed to get through it and climbed the ladder of success.

His hard work and dedication reflect in his net worth as Dana Carvey has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021.

Interesting Facts about Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey Facts
Credits: Enter Vegas
  1. Dana Carvey experienced failures in the early phase of his career line. He kept performing even if it meant performing small roles and gained exposure to the industry.
  2. He met the love of his life while performing at ‘The Other Café’ in San Francisco.
  3. It was on the day of his wedding with his childhood sweetheart when he fell for his love Paula Zwagerman.
  4. Dana has experienced failure in the initial career phase. He respects work as he has experienced failure but he turned down many offers for the family to spend quality time with them.
  5. In the year 1997, Dana went a bypass surgery during which the doctor operated the artery which was functioning fine. He filed a suit against him and won $7.5 million for compensation. 
  6. Dana gave the entire compensation amount to a charity.


Dana Carvey has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021. His career journey was as good as a roller coaster ride. Despite facing failures in the initial stage of his career he kept going.

Apart from failures the entertainment industry also gave him an early exposure in the films he performed. This kept him going.

Dana stands as an inspiration for the youth as he has won the hearts of his fans through his acting skills and continues to do so.

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Kunika Patel
Hi, I am Kunika and as you can guess, I love numbers. I started Browsed Magazine to share interesting numbers behind celeb's net worth, the most expensive stuff around, and top lists that'll take you in for a surprise.

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