Garrison Keillor

American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality

Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality.[1] He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion (also known as Garrison Keillor's Radio Show on United Kingdom's BBC Radio 4 Extra, as well as on RTÉ in Ireland, Australia's ABC, and Radio New Zealand National in New Zealand).

Garrison Keillor
Birth nameGary Edward Keillor
Born (1942-08-07) August 7, 1942 (age 79)
Anoka, Minnesota
MediumRadio, print
Years active1969–present
GenresObservational comedy, Storytelling
Subject(s)American culture (esp. the Midwest); American politics
SpouseMary Guntzel (1965–76)
Ulla Skaerved (1985–90)
Jenny Lind Nilsson (1995–present)
Notable works and rolesHimself, Guy Noir, Lefty, Bob Burger, and Lake Wobegon narrator in A Prairie Home Companion

In November 2017, Minnesota Public Radio cut all business ties with Keillor after an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a staff member.


  1. Wadler, Joyce (June 7, 2006). "Where all the rooms are above average / Garrison Keillor's home not a little house on the prairie". The San Francisco Chronicle.

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