Dana Carvey


Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He is also known for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne's World movies series.

Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey at the Governor's Ball following the 41st Annual Emmy Awards cropped.jpg
Carvey in September 1989
Birth nameDana Thomas Carvey
Born (1955-06-02) June 2, 1955 (age 67)
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
Alma materSan Francisco State University
Years active1978–present
GenresImprovisational, observational, character comedy, satire
Leah Carvey
(m. 1979; div. 1980)

Paula Zwagerman (m. 1983)

Carvey was born on June 2, 1955 in Missoula, Montana.[1] He studied at College of San Mateo and at the University of San Francisco. Carvey was married to Leah Carvey from 1979 until they divorced in 1980. He married Paula Zwagerman in 1983. They have two sons.


  1. "Dana Carvey Biography (1955-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved September 3, 2011.

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