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Who are Dana Carvey’s Wives? What about Actor’s Net Worth 2022 & Movies?

Who are Dana Carvey’s Wives? What about Actor’s Net Worth 2022 & Movies?

Facts of Dana Carvey

Full Name: Dana Carvey
Birth Date: June 2, 1955
Age: 68 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Country: United States
Horoscope: Gemini
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
WifePaula Zwagerman
MarriedPaula Zwagerman (1983)
Net Worth$20 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Birth PlaceMissoula, Montana
EthnicityMixed(English, German, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish)
EducationSan Francisco State University
FatherBud Carvey
MotherBillie Carvey
SiblingsBrad Carvey, Mark Carvey
KidsThomas Carvey, Dex Carvey
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Dana Carvey is an American actor, writer, as well as a stand-up comedian. He is famous for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth Algar in Wayne’s World films.

Early Life of Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey was born on June 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana, the U.S. Currently, he is 64 years old and his sun sign is Gemini. The names of his parents are Billie Carvey(mother) a school teacher, and father Bud Carvey, a high school business teacher. He is the brother of Brad Carvey and Mark Carvey. Brad is the engineer/designer of the Video Toaster.

He is American and belongs to the ethnicity mixed(English, German, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish).  His family moved to San Carlos, California in the San Francisco Bay Area when he was just 3 years old. He even got his first drum kit at an early age.

Who is Dana Carvey Married to?

As of 2019, he is a married man. Previously, Dana was married to Leah Carvey in 1979. He met her while performing at The Other Cafe in San Francisco. But their relationship didn’t last for long and they divorced in 1980 due to some misunderstandings.

After that, while working on the set, Carvey met Paula Zwagerman. Since then, the couple started dating each other. Later on, they became engaged in 1981 and tied the knot on 8th January 1983, in Missoula.

Dana Carvey with his wife, Paula Zwagerman
Caption: Dana Carvey with his wife, Paula Zwagerman

Moreover, the couple shared two children together. They are Dex Carvey and Thomas Carvey. Currently, he resides in Mill Valley in Marin County, California with his family. There are no rumors about his personal life and career.

How much is Dana Carvey’s Net Worth?

Currently, he has an impressive amount of net worth of $20 Million as of 2022. Besides this, he earned a lucrative salary of $700,000 from Opportunity Knocks back in 1990. Moreover, he also makes a fruitful amount of fortune from his other works including advertisements, endorsements, etc that make his net worth plentiful.

Furthermore, he appeared on the show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) in 2000 and won $32,000 for his charity. Once he was cast in the superhit movie Hotel Transylvania 2 which turned out to be commercially successful as it grossed over $473 million worldwide on an $80 million budget.

In addition, he bought a house in Mill Valley California at the cost of $1.59 Million in January of 1993. That house measures 3,961 square feet and consists of five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

Apart from that, Carvey was awarded $8 Million in damages after suffering from angina pectoris and sued for medical malpractice. Later on, he gave the money to the charity.

Body Measurement and Educational Background

Dana has a proper height of 5 feet 8 inches along with an average weight of 68 kg. The color of his hair is light brown and his eyes are blue.

Dana Carvey, Actor
Caption: Dana Carvey, Actor

He enrolled in Tierra Linda Junior high in San Carlos. Later on, he studied at Carlmont High School in Belmont. Then, he earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from San Francisco State University. After college, he started performing stand-up comedy.

Movies and Awards

Moreover, Carvey has also acted in many movies he made his debut on the big screen in the 1981 slasher horror film Halloween II. He co-starred in One of the Boys in 1982. Carvey got a small role in 1984 in Rob Reiner’s film This is Spinal Tap. There he played a mime with fellow comedian Billy Crystal.

Besides this, he also appeared in the short-lived film-based action television series Blue Thunder. He became a household name when he joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. During 1992, he played both George H.W Bush and Perot in a three-way debate with Bill Clinton, played by Phill Hartman. In 1992, he joined Mike Myers in Wayne’s World the film.

Dana Carvey, Actor
Caption: Dana Carvey, Actor

Concerning his awards, he won an Emmy Award in 1993 for outstanding individual performance in a variety of music programs. He started in the film Clean Slate. In 2002, he returned to films with the spy comedy The Master of Disguise in 1994. In the year 2010, he appeared in the Funny or Die original comedy sketch Presidential reunion.

On April 29 and 30 of 2016, he recorded two live performances at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts for a Netflix special to be released later in the year. Similarly, his voice is to be featured in the movie The Secret Life of Pets.


  • Dana started his television career with the American television series One of the Boys in 1982.
  • In the year 1986, he appeared in the American late-night live television sketch comedy Saturday Night Live for which he gained huge popularity and maintained himself as a television celebrity.