Creator / Dana Carvey
Dana Thomas Carvey
(born June 3, 1955) is a stand-up comedian and comedy actor.
He started his acting career with a few small movies, including Halloween II (1981)
and This Is Spinal Tap
Dana Carvey was with Saturday Night Live
during its second Golden Age
(1986-1993) after Lorne Michaels returned and his plans on making celebrities of his new "Not Ready For Primetime" cast (the 1985-1986 season) fell through and nearly got the show cancelled, resulting in the cast overhaul that would bring the show back from the dead. Carvey's characters on SNL
included the Church Lady ("Isn't that special?"), Garth of Wayne's World
, President George H. W. Bush ("Wouldn't be prudent"), and numerous other celebrity impersonations.
After he left SNL, he starred in both Wayne's World
films and The Master of Disguise
with Jennifer Esposito. In 1996, he hosted The Dana Carvey Show
, a Variety Show
which was critically liked but had poor ratings. It also had among it's writing staff future comedy stars Louis C.K.
, Steve Carell
, Stephen Colbert
, and (almost
) Jimmy Fallon
. He also appeared in the film Little Nicky
castmate Adam Sandler
His impersonations and their tropes:
His works include: