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Carvey, Dana 1955–

Carvey, Dana 1955–

PERSONAL

Full name, Dana Thomas Carvey; born April 2 (some sources cite June 2), 1955, in Missoula, MT; father, a high school business teacher; mother, a schoolteacher; married first wife, Leah (marriage ended); married Paula Zwaggerman, c. 1983; children: (second marriage) Dex, Tom. Education: Attended San Francisco State University.

Addresses: Agent—Rick Kurtzman, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Stand-up comedian in San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles; celebrity impersonator. Appeared in commercials, including ads for American Express as early as 1989 and Lay's potato chips, 2003. Affiliated with Peaceriver Foundation.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program, annually 1989–92, and American Comedy Awards, George Schlatter Productions, funniest supporting male in television, annually 1989–91, all for Saturday Night Live; MTV Movie Award, best on-screen duo (with Mike Myers), and MTV Movie Award nomination, best comedic performance, 1992, both for Wayne's World; Emmy Award, outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program, 1993, for Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 1993, for "The Guest Host," The Larry Sanders Show; MTV Movie Award nominations, best on-screen duo (with Myers) and best kiss (with Kim Basinger), both 1994, for Wayne's World 2; American Comedy Award nomination, funniest male guest appearances in a television series, 2001, for Saturday Night Live; winner of San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Adam Shields, One of the Boys, NBC, 1982.

Clinton "Jafo" Wonderlove, Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984.

Member of ensemble cast, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1986–93.

Host, The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987.

Host, Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel, CBS, 1988.

Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 28th Anniversary Special, NBC, 1990.

Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1990.

Host/Garth, Saturday Night Live Halloween Special, NBC, 1991.

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991.

The 19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas (also known as The American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas), CBS, 1991.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991.

Back to School '92, CBS, 1992.

Host, Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash (also known as Saturday Night Live: Election Special), NBC, 1992.

Saturday Night Live: All the Best for Mother's Day, NBC, 1992.

Host, The 15th Annual Young Comedians Show—Hosted by Dana Carvey, HBO, 1992.

1993: A Year at the Movies, CNBC, 1993.

Garth, Wayne and Garth's Saturday Night Live Music a Go-Go, NBC, 1993.

Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice, HBO, 1995.

Who Makes You Laugh?, ABC, 1995.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey, NBC, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

(In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin, NBC, 1999.

(In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock, NBC, 1999.

(In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000, NBC, 2000.

Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken, NBC, 2004.

101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

(In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks, NBC, 2004.

(In archive footage) Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, Comedy Central, 2004.

Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2005.

Also appeared on Salute to the Improvisation and Superbowl of Comedy.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Michael Elliott, Alone at Last, NBC, 1980.

Simon, Whacked Out, NBC, 1981.

Elliot Clinton, Slickers, NBC, 1987.

Lyle, Toonces, The Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends), NBC, 1992.

Senator Crowl Pickens, LateLine, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, multiple appearances, between 1988 and 1992.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1989, 1990.

Himself, "The Guest Host," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, multiple appearances, beginning 1993.

Guest or guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, multiple appearances, between 1994 and 2000.

Himself, "Hank's New Assistant," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995.

"Parenting," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1995.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, multiple appearances, beginning 1996.

Himself, "The Roast," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997.

"Bill Clinton," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1997.

Guest, Politically Incorrect, 1997.

Oskar Milos, "The Emperor," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998.

Senator Crowl Pickens, "Protecting the Source," Late-Line, NBC, 1999.

"Sex and Viagra," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1999.

Celebrity contestant, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, ABC, 2000.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000, 2003.

Guest, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

"Passing the Buck," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002.

"Individual Responsibility," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2002.

Guest, Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 2003.

E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, multiple appearances, 2004.

Guest cohost, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988.

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989.

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990.

The 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1991.

The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1992.

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992.

Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992.

Presenter, The 1993 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1993.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996.

Film Appearances:

Assistant, Halloween II (also known as Halloween II: The Nightmare Isn't Over!), Universal, 1981.

Baby Face, Racing with the Moon, Paramount, 1984.

Mime waiter, This Is Spinal Tap, Embassy, 1984.

Richie Evans, Tough Guys, Buena Vista, 1986.

Brad Williams, Moving, Warner Bros., 1988.

Right ventricle, Cranium Command, 1989.

Eddie Farrell/Jonathan Albertson, Opportunity Knocks, Universal, 1990.

Garth Algar, Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992.

Garth Algar, Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993.

Maurice Pogue, Clean Slate (also known as Cool Slate), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1994.

Alvin Firpo, Trapped in Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

George Kellogg, The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994.

Himself, The Shot, Bread and Water Productions, 1994.

Whitey, Little Nicky, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Pistachio Disguisey, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Saturday Night Live—Robin Williams, 1986.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers, 1998.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999.

Adam Sandler Goes to Hell, New Line Home Video, 2001.

Man of a Thousand Faces (also known as Dana Carvey is "The Man of a Thousand Faces"), 2003.

Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master, 2003.

(In archive footage) Garth Algar, "Feed My Frankenstein," The Ultimate Clip Collection: Alice Cooper, Sony Music Entertainment, 2003.

Voice for the video game You Don't Know Jack Vol. 2; appeared in the music video "We Are All Made of Stars" by Moby.

Albums:

Voice, Voices for Gilda, 2003.

WRITINGS

Television Series:

The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996.

Television Specials:

(With others) Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash (also known as Saturday Night Live: Election Special), NBC, 1992.

Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice, HBO, 1995.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey, NBC, 1999.

Screenplays:

The Master of Disguise (also based on a story by Carvey), Columbia, 2002.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Newsmakers 1994, Issue 4, Gale, 1994.

Shales, Tom, and James Andrew Miller, Live from New York, 2002.

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, May 13, 1994, pp. 14-15; August 9, 2002, pp. 26-30.

Gentlemen's Quarterly, August, 1989, p. 230.

People Weekly, May 4, 1987, p. 101; October 25, 1999, p. 115.

Rolling Stone, October 22, 1987, pp. 29-30; May 13, 1993, pp. 47-52.

San Francisco, May, 1981, p. 61.

TV Guide, July 27, 2002, pp. 22-24.

Electronic:

Dana Carvey Official Site, http://www.danacarvey.net, July 5, 2005.

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Carell, Steve 1963–

CARELL, Steve 1963–

(Steven Carell)

PERSONAL

Born August 16, 1963, in Concord, MA (some sources cite Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, or Boston, MA); married Nancy Walls (an actress, comedienne, and writer); children: Elisabeth Anne, John. Education: Graduated from Denison University.

Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 and 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Media Four, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Career: Actor, writer, and producer. Performed with the Second City comedy troupe, Chicago, IL; cofounder of a comedy troupe at Denison University; appeared in television commercials.


Awards, Honors: MTV Award nominations (both with others), best onscreen team and best musical performance, both 2005, for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.


CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Various characters, The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Dana Carvey Show (Sponsored by Pepsi), The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show, The Mountain Dew Dana Carvey Show, The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show, The Szechuan Dynasty Dana Carvey Show, and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996.

(As Steven Carell) Voice of Gary, the commissioner, and others, "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" (animated), "TV Funhouse" segment, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1996–2002.

(As Steven Carell) Yorga Galfanikos, Over the Top, ABC, 1997.

Correspondent, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 1999–2004.

Edgar Price, Watching Ellie (also known as Julia Louis–Dreyfus Project, 23 Minutes and 12 Seconds in the Life of Eleanor Riggs, 22 Minutes with Eleanor Riggs, 22 Minutes with Ellie Riggs, and 23:12), NBC, 2002.

Blevin, Come to Papa, NBC, 2004.

Michael Scott, The Office, NBC, beginning 2005.


Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Steven Carell) Life as We Know It!, 1991.


Television Appearances; Specials:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2000 Election Night Special, Comedy Central, 2000.

Host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell, Comedy Central, 2001.

Himself, Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2003, Comedy Central, 2003.

Re–Decision 2003: The California Recall, Comedy Central, 2003.

Correspondent, Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount, Comedy Central, 2004.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mr. Weiland, "Funny Girl," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998.

J. Carouseli, "Behind Blank Eyes," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 2000.

Himself, "Special Edition: Steve Carell of The Daily Show," Sidewalks Entertainment, 2003.

Voice of Mr. Delancey, "Field Trip of the Just," Fillmore! (animated; also known as Disney's "Fillmore!"), ABC, 2004.

Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2005.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2005.


Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Steven Carell) H.U.D., NBC, 2000.


Film Appearances:

(As Steven Carell) Tesio, Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991.

Mail room person without glasses, Tomorrow Night, Circus King Films, 1998.

(As Steven Carell) United Standards two, Suits, Taurus Entertainment, 1999.

(As Steven Carell) Evan Baxter, Bruce Almighty, Universal, 2003.

Mark, Street of Pain, AtomFilms, 2003.

Brick Tamland, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.

Brick Tamland, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake–Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.

Sherman, Sleepover, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2004.

Walt, Melinda and Melinda, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Andy Stitzer, The 40 Year–Old Virgin, Universal, 2005.

Maxwell Smart, Get Smart, Warner Bros., 2005.

Uncle Arthur, Bewitched, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

Voice of Hammy the squirrel, Over the Edge (animated), DreamWorks, c. 2005.

Frank, Little Miss Sunshine, c. 2006.


Film Executive Producer:

The 40 Year–Old Virgin, Universal, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Jonathan, Sin, McGinn–Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1995.


RECORDINGS

Video Games:

(As Steven Carell) Voice of commentator, Outlaw Golf,

Simon & Schuster Interactive, 2002.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; with Others; Episodic:

The Dana Carvey Show (also known as The Dana Carvey Show (Sponsored by Pepsi), The Diet Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show, The Mountain Dew Dana Carvey Show, The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show, The Szechuan Dynasty Dana Carvey Show, and The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show), ABC, 1996.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 1999–2004.


Screenplays:

The 40 Year–Old Virgin, Universal, 2005.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, March 29, 2002, p. 56.

TV Guide, January 24, 2004, pp. 63–64, 66; April 3, 2005, pp. 38–39.

USA Today, May 13, 2002, money section.

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