Dana Carvey Net Worth and Wealth As an SNL Alumn

Known for his comedic roles and impression skills, Dana Carvey has generated a quite good amount of income from his work in the show business.

Dana Carvey net worth has been generated from his stand-up performances, television appearances, and also a few of his acting credits on the big screen.

Are you wondering how much Dana Carvey net worth currently is? Check out this article thoroughly to know more about the story of his career and wealth up until now.

Summary table
Stage Name Dana Carvey
Legal Name Dana Thomas Carvey
Date of Birth June 2, 1955
Gender Male
Height 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Net worth $20 million
Salary / earning / income per year $3.4 million
Profession Comedia, actor, screenwriter, producer
Nationality American

Dana Carvey Individual Data

Before we delve into the discussion about Dana Carvey net worth, let’s first take a look at his profile and basic facts.

  • Legal Name & stage name: Known best as Dana Carvey by the public, the SNL alumn was born Dana Thomas Carvey.
  • Date of Birth: Dana Carvey’s date of birth is June 2, 1955. He is now 66 years old.
  • Gender & Height: The star of Tough Guys (1986) is a 5′ 8″ (1.73 m) male.
  • Nationality: Born in Missoula, Montana, Dana Carvey is a U.S. citizen.

Famous For

Dana Carvey is best known for his recurring portrayal in SNL as the Church Lady. In fact, the Curch Lady was his breakout character that also made SNL regain its popularity back in 1986.

His other well-known persona that constantly appeared in the SNL included Garth Algar, Hans, the Grumpy Old Man, and Ching Chang. Even after he retired from the show, he later reprised some of the roles he had played in SNL for some special events on television.

All his famous characters also earned him award and recognition that contributed to his overall net worth and popularity.


Early Jouney of Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey came from a quite big family. Although none of his parents were involved in comedy (both were teachers), he got a few comedy inspirations from his family. As the last son with three older brothers and a little sister born to Billie Dahl and Bud Carvey, he based some of his comedy bit on his siblings.

Dana Carvey was raised Lutheran. He was of English, German, Irish, and Scandinavian descent. After he spent his first three years in Missoula, Montana, he moved to San Fransisco Bay Area along with his family.

  • Education

Dana Carvey was first enrolled at Tierra Linda Junior High in San Carlos. Later, he attended Carlmont High School in Belmont, and during the time he was here, he join the Central Coast Section champion cross country team.

After he graduated high school, he enrolled at the College of San Mateo. Later, he went to San Fransisco State University and earned his bachelor’s degree, majoring in broadcast communications. This is where he started entering some Stand-Up comedy competitions and won a few of them.

  • Personal life

Dana Carvey had been married twice throughout his life. For a brief time from 1979 to 1980, he was married to Leah Carvey. However, during their marriage, he got in contact with Paula Zwagerman and the two of them immediately got involved romantically.

Dana Carvey then divorced Leah Carvey and became engaged to Paula Zwagerman in 1981. They were married two years later and have been married ever since. Together they have two sons named Dex Carvey and Thomas Carvey.


Dana Carvey’s Career

Dana Carvey net worth is generated from his appearance in tv shows and movies, besides his live stand-up performances.

  • Dana Carvey tv-shows

His first television appearance is in One of the Boys (1982). Although the sitcom was only aired briefly, it led him to other opportunities. Finally, he landed his big break after he was selected as one of the casts for Saturday Night Live. He joined the show for a good seven years, starting in 1986 to 1993.

After SNL, his other tv appearances still contribute to Dana Carvey net worth, including from his own prime-time show The Dana Carvey Show, and other guest-starring roles in comedy and reality shows.

  • Dana Carvey Movies

Dana Carvey net worth is also greatly generated from several films that he starred in. His first acting credit is in 1981, in Halloween II as Assistant Barry McNichol. After his SNL fame, he starred in more comedy films and animations, such as Clean Slate (1994), The Master of Disguise (2002), Presidential Reunion (2010), and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015). His latest role in films is in an animated movie in 2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2. 

  • Awards & achievements

Dana Carvey net worth was also boosted from his SNL Emmy won in 1993. He earned the nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program six-time.

He has hosted SNL four times in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2011, which is also considered an achievement.

Dana Carvey Net worth

Compared to one senior fellow comedian Dana Carvey net worth might not be as much and as impressive. As of now, his net worth reaches around $20 million.

Apart from his works in the show business, are there any other sources of income that he has?

  • Properties:

Currently, Dana Carvey lives in Mill Valley, Marin County, California, along with his family. With such a quite big amount of Dana Carvey net worth, he probably owns some properties and real estate investments. However, there are no further records and details about this information.

  • How much Dana Carvey make per year?

It is estimated that Dana Carvey received around $3.4 million annual income.

  • How does Dana Carvey make money?

In short, Dana Carvey net worth is generated mainly from his contract as an actor and comedian, also as his other roles in movie and television show making as a screenwriter and producer.

Is Dana Carvey Still Active?

Dana Carvey is still actively involved in the show business both behind and in front of the screen.

  • What is Dana Carvey Doing now?

Rcently, Dana Carvey and his fellow SNL alumni, David Spade, teamed up to host an SNL talk show podcast.