Larry the Cable Guy, born Daniel Lawrence Whitney on February 17, 1963, is an American stand-up comedian with a net worth of $100 million. Larry, the Cable Guy, made a name for himself with his iconic "Git 'r done!" call. He rose to prominence thanks to the Blue Collar Humor Tour, where he, like Jeff Foxworthy, developed his style of "redneck" comedy. The "Cable Guy," as played by comedian Dan Whitney, is the name of the character.
He is one of the most successful comedians of all time, with a career lasting over 30 years. Larry has made a lot of money as a comedian, but he has probably made more money through his numerous endorsements. According to some estimates, Larry may earn up to $20 million per year only through sponsorships. When his touring profits are included in Larry, the Cable Guy is said to have made up to $70 million in a single calendar year.
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Salary:||$20 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 17, 1963 (58 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Radio personality, Television producer, Screenwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
On February 17, 1963, Whitney was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, and grew up on a pig farm. Tom Whitney, a guitarist, entertainer, and Christian pastor, and Shirley Whitney are his parents. Whitney went to The King's Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, for high school in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when his father was the elementary school principal.
Whitney graduated from West Palm Beach's Berean Christian School in 1982. He attended the Baptist University of America in Georgia and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He majored in speech and drama. He attributes his Southern accent impression to his Texas and Georgia housemates. He quit college after his junior year to pursue a career in Comedy.
Whitney lives on a 180-acre (73-hectare) farm with his wife in Lincoln, Nebraska. Larry the Cable Guy married his wife, Cara, in 2005. Larry the Cable Guy's wife is a novelist in addition to her profession as a DJ. Wyatt is their son, and Reagan is their daughter. He has a roadway named after him in Pawnee City, Nebraska. Whitney also gave funds to help the local high school purchase new theatrical equipment.
Whitney was challenged to an arm-wrestling match by an Army veteran and Nebraska Army National Guard member, John O'Connell. On October 1, 2016, in his luxury suite at Memorial Stadium during the Nebraska vs Illinois football game, O'Connell (Army veteran and Nebraska Army National Guard member) lost the match in less than one minute, with his arm (humerus) broken by Whitney.
Despite their differing political beliefs, backgrounds, and comic material, Whitney is a close friend of modern comedian Lewis Black. He also wears a gold Nebraska "N" on a chain around his neck regularly.
In the early 1990s, Larry began his career by making several radio appearances. The nationally syndicated "The Ron and Ron Show," "The Bob and Tom Show," "The Chris Baker Show" on KDGE, "The Todd and Tyler Show" on KEZO in Omaha, the "Kirk, Mark, and Lopez" morning show on WIYY in Maryland, and "The Johnny Dare Morning Show" on KQRC in Kansas City were among the shows he appeared on.
In Orlando, Florida, he also appeared on WJRR. Greg and the Morning Buzz on WHEB 100.3 and WGIR-FM 101.1 in Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire, respectively, took him to New England, where he made two weekly comments.
He started out doing stand-up under his actual name and had minimal success, but he became famous after creating the Cable Guy character. The Cable Guy persona has a stereotypical redneck look. A solid Southern dialect tells tales about his "family" and utilizes his catchphrase, "Git-R-Done!" among other popular phrases.
He utilizes catchy humor to discuss subjects ranging from family stories to jokes about his rustic "heritage." "Lord, I apologize, and be with the starving Pygmies in New Guinea, Amen," he says after telling dubious jokes, and "I don't care who you are, that's funny right there," he says to encourage the crowd to laugh with him.
His first two comedy albums, Lord, I Apologize (2001) and The Right to Bear Arms (2005), were both certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Right to Bare Arms was nominated for a Grammy for Comedy Album of the Year. Morning Constitutions, a third album, was released in 2007, along with a TV special.
On March 15, 2009, Whitney was roast in a Comedy Central special. "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy", his newest travelogue series, premiered on the History Channel on February 8, 2011. A total of 4.1 million people turned in, including 1.7 million adults 25–54, nearly double the number that saw the "Top Shot" season 2 premiere.
Whitney was the first on-air talent from a non-news team permitted in the War Room, also known as the Command Center, during season two's episode "Larry Goes To Washington," as he stated during the show. In June 2012, Whitney's voice as Mater from the Disney/Pixar Cars movies was included in a "Mater's Junkyard Jamboree" ride at Disneyland's California Adventure theme park's "Cars Land."
Larry and his wife Cara Whitney are very active in philanthropic activities and have given a lot of money to charity throughout the years. Wyatt was born with hip dysplasia, and the family has devoted their donations to help build an International Hip Dysplasia Institute after a successful operation.
The family has also formed The Git-R-Done Foundation, a non-profit organization named after the comedian's famous catchphrase. The charity is recognized for helping veterans and children, among other causes.
Larry purchased a house in Scottsdale, Arizona, for $3.6 million in May 2016. He formerly had a place in Sanford, Florida, and he currently has a home in Nebraska near his childhood home.
Larry, the Cable Guy, has a net worth of $100 million as a stand-up comedian and actor in the United States. He rose to prominence as a Blue Collar Comedy Tour member, where he coined the phrase "git-R-done.". Larry the Cable Guy's wife has also net worth of 2 million dollars.
Larry made $70 million in a single year during the height of his career and popularity, primarily via touring and sponsorships. Larry may easily earn $10 - $20 million from endorsements in years when he decides to travel. From a single blessing for the medication Prilosec, he has made tens of millions of dollars.
Whitney gave $5 million to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida, in September 2010. The money was given to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute at the Orlando hospital to help it grow. Whitney and his wife, Cara, made private gifts to the hospital after Dr. Chad Price at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children cured their son, Wyatt, of dysplasia when he was a baby, and Whitney collected money through appearances on Family Feud and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. The Wyatt Whitney Wing was inaugurated in May 2012 at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.