Dana Carvey’s son has been confirmed dead leaving his in a state of grief. But how well do you know his children? We will discuss details of Dana Carvey’s children in this write-up.
Who is Dana Carvey?
Dana Carvey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer. born in Missoula, Montana, the fourth of five (with three older brothers and one younger sister born to Billie Dahl, a schoolteacher, and William John (Bud) Carvey, a high school business teacher. Carvey is the brother of Brad Carvey, the engineer/designer of the Video Toaster. The character Garth Algar is loosely based on Brad.
In 1957, his family moved to Anderson, California, where his father got a teaching job. When he was three years old, his family moved to San Carlos, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Tierra Linda Junior High in San Carlos, Carlmont High School in Belmont, California (where he was a member of the Central Coast Section champion cross country team), College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California, and received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from San Francisco State University. In 1977, he won the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition.
Dana Carvey’s Career Explored
In 1986, Dana Carvey became a household name when he joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He, along with newcomers Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Jan Hooks, and Victoria Jackson, helped to reverse the show’s declining popularity and made SNL “must-see” TV once again.
An important part of the show’s revival was Carvey’s breakout character, the Church Lady, the uptight, smug, and pious host of Church Chat. Carvey said he based the character on women he knew from church while growing up, who would keep track of other churchgoers’ attendance. He became so associated with the character that later cast members such as Chris Farley referred to Carvey simply as “The Lady”. The Church Lady’s discontinuation was mentioned in a sketch which satirized the film Misery with host Roseanne Barr playing the role of Annie Wilkes.
Carvey’s other original characters included Garth Algar (from Wayne’s World), who was based on his brother; Hans (from “Hans and Franz”); the Grumpy Old Man (from Weekend Update Appearances); and Ching Chang, a Chinese poultry store owner. Throughout the election and presidency of George H. W. Bush, he was the designated impersonator of the president, making him the lead actor of the regular political sketches on SNL.
In 2021, Carvey began hosting the comedy podcast “Fantastic! with Dana Carvey”. The podcast features mini sketches involving Carvey’s many celebrity impressions, as well as interview segments with Carvey’s family members and other friends from the stand-up comedy world. That same year, Carvey reprised his role of Garth Algar alongside Myers’ Wayne Campbell in a series of commercials for Uber Eats. The original spot first ran during Super Bowl LV.
Dana Carvey children, Who are Dana Carbey’s Kids?
Dana Carvey has two children who are both sons , they are Dex Carvey and Thomas Carvey. Unfortunately, Dana Carvey’s son, Dex Carvey passed away in November 2023 at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose.