Dana Carvey Net Worth is $20 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Dana Carvey net worth is estimated at $20 million. He ascended to stardom working on a legendary American late-night live television sketch comedy Saturday Night Life. At the time he joined the cast of this show, in 1986, the audience of SNL was shrinking. But with a talent of Dana (as well other newcomers who started working on the show around the same time, Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Jan Hooks and Victoria Jackson), this tendency was soon turned around and Saturday Night Live became a „must-see“ program once again.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Age:||66 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Date of birth:||Jun 02, 1955|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer|
During the 7 years from 1986 to 1993 he has worked on this show Dana Carvey net worth increased considerably. But a good salary was not the only reason why he enjoyed working on this show so much. In one of his interviews Dana has said: „I used to sneak up to the 8th floor [at NBC] and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing Saturday Night Live and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television.” To put in another way, the opportunity to work on national television and not on just any program, but on the cult show Saturday Night Life was the fulfilment of Dana’s dreams. It was an affirmation that he is just as good as the comedians he looked up to: Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo.
While working on Saturday Night Life Dana has continued to do stand-up comedy and his shows have attracted huge audiences. Perhaps the reason why could be found in Carvey’s own words: “When people come to see my stand-up, they get a chance to see my characters interact with each other. (…) I look for things that make the characters human. While many comics have a secret persona, I fundamentally want to be myself.” This is what made Dana’s stand-up comedy so special and kept him popular for so many years.
Another important source of Dana Carvey net worth is his career on movies. He made his movie debut in 1981, appearing on Halloween II and went on to film for variety of other movies, such as This Is Spinal Tap, Clean Slate, Racing with the Moon, Opportunity Knocks, The Road to Wellsville and The Master of Disguise. The latest of Carvey‘s films, Jack and Jill, reached the cinemas in 2011. The actor also had some small roles on television programs, such as The Larry Sanders Show and The Dana Carvey Show, but their contribution to Dana Carvey net worth was rather insignificant.