Three times American Comedy Award winner Dana Carvey is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer who is best known as the cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1993.

He has acted in films like This Is Spinal Tap, The Master of Disguise, Wayne’s World, and Wayne’s World 2. Carvey has also voiced characters in animated movies like Hotel Transylvania and The Secret Life of Pets and its sequel, starring Hannibal Buress.

What is Dana Carvey’s Net Worth?

The Primetime Emmy Awards winning actor has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2020.

American actor, Dana Cravey as Garth Algar in Wayne's World
Caption: Dana Cravey as Garth Algar in Wayne’s World

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His salary from Opportunity Knocks (1990) was $700,000. According to Celebnetworth, Dana Carvey’s annual salary is said to be $3.4 million while his monthly salary is calculated to be $283,333.


Carvey owns a 3,961 sq ft house in Mill Valley, California which he bought in 1993 for $1.59 million.

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Lawsuit and Charity

While undergoing a heart bypass surgery in 1997, his surgeon operated on the wrong artery as a result of which he continued to suffer from angina pectoris.

He filed a $7.5 million against the doctor which he successfully, The money he received from the lawsuit was donated to charity.

Dana Carvey was on the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2000 where he won $32,000, which he later donated to charity.

Carvey’s Career

Dana started with minor roles in films like Alone at Last(1980) and Halloween II(1981).

He is best known for his role as Garth Algar in the movie Wayne’s World and its sequel Wayne’s World 2, starring Mike Myers.

Carvey voiced characters in Hotel Transylvania 2, featuring Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2.

Dana Carvey’s Short Biography

He was born as Dana Thomas Carvey on 2nd June 1955 in Missoula, Montana in the United States to mother Billie Dahl Cravey and father Bud Carvey. He has a brother named Brad Carvey.

He studied at the Tierra Linda Junior High and then attended Carlmont High School. He also studied at the College of San Mateo and received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from San Francisco State University.

Dana Carvey and wife Paula Zwagerman
Caption: Dana Carvey dining with his wife Paula Zwagerman

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The 64-years-old comedian is married to Paula Zwagerman. The couple became engaged in 1981 and wed in 1983. Together they have two sons named Dex Cravey and Thomas Carvey.

He was first married to Leah Carvey in 1979 whom he divorced in 1980.