Daniel Lawrence Whitney or you might know as Larry, the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, producer, and radio personality. He is now celebrating 30 years in the industry.
He was best known as one of the members of the famous Blue Collar Comedy Tour. After the tour’s huge success, he released many comedy albums and was even certified gold by the RIAA.
Since then, he ventured on various works in the industry which also turned out to be a success as well.
If you want to know more about Larry the Cable Guy then keep on reading as we will provide you more information about his career, personal life, net worth, and more.
Full Name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney
Stage Name: Larry The Cable Guy
Birthday: Feb 17, 1963
Place of Origin: Pawnee City, Nebraska, United States
Age: 57 years old
Height: 5’10” ft
Weight: 75 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Cara Whitney
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Radio personality, Television producer, Screenwriter
Total Net Worth: $100 million
Daniel Lawrence Whitney was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, US on the 17th day of February 1963. He is the son of Tom Whitney Sr., a Christian minister, guitarist, and entertainer.
He had his studies at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida whom his father served as a principal. After a few years, he transferred to Berean Christian School and graduated in 1982. Apparently, he had given up on his studies before he even started his senior year in order to chase after his dream of becoming a comedian.
In Whitney’s early twenties he already began exploring with his acts on his stand-up comedy at West Palm Beach clubs.
Daniel Lawrence Whitney Career
Daniel Lawrence Whitney or more popularly known as Larry, the Cable Guy started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1991. Only after achieving a few successes and popularity under his real name in stand up comedy did he build up his famous Larry the Cable Guy character.
It was in the year 2000 that Larry’s big break came. His friend Jeff Foxworthy who is also a fellow comedian invited him to join Blue Collar Comedy Tour together with another comedian Bill Engvall. It was a huge success and even sold a million copies after being released as a live comedy DVD.
The tour opened up new doors for him in his career for he launched his first two comedy albums shortly after. Debuting with “Lord, I Apologize” in 2001 and followed by “The Right to Bear Arms’ ‘ in 2005. Both were huge successes and were even certified gold by the RIAA.
In the same year, he also released an autobiographical book “Git-R-Done”. Then a year later, brought his famous Larry the Cable Guy character to the national big screen with the title “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector”.
Even if he was busy with movie and TV appearances, he still continued releasing comedy albums. Even had two albums on Christmas. He even had his own travelogue series on the History Channel.
Apart from being a famous comedian, Larry even worked on radio shows. It even started way back in the early 1990s where he already made regular radio appearances. He was a remarkable personality on Sirius XM Radio’s Blue Collar Radio.
Adding up to his diversified works in the industry, he was also a movie voice actor and worked in various video games.
Whitney tied the knot with his wife, Cara Whitney in July 2005. They have two children, a son and daughter named Wyatt Whitney and Reagan Whitney, respectively. He is residing on a 180-acre farm with his family in Lincoln, Nebraska.
His huge generosity towards his hometown in Pawnee City, Nebraska reached a lot of families that even a hospital wing was named after his son along with a street named after him.
Whitney was also an avid fan of both the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and the REO Speedwagon.
One of his close friends is a contemporary comedian named Lewis Black. They share a special bond despite their different political views and background. Whitney even featured Lewis in his autobiographical book.
He doesn’t talk much about his family for he wants to live a private and happy life with them. But you can always follow him in his social media account to have a glimpse of his everyday life.
Achievement and Awards
Whitney or Larry, the Cable Guy, hasn’t won any prestigious awards in the industry yet. But he has been nominated in various awards like the Grammy Awards and Razzie Awards and many more.
The joys and laughter that he has brought to many people are even worth more than the nominations that he had.
Larry The Cable Guy Net worth
Through his diverse career in the industry, from his comedy gigs, tours, radio shows to his movies and travelogue series, it is not a surprise that Daniel Lawrence Whitney has a whopping $100 million net worth and even more.
His Larry, the Cable Guy persona was considered as the most successful and richest stand-up comedian in the US. It was all because of his undeniably amazing skills and talents that have indeed touched the hearts and brought a dozen of joys to many people.