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Larry The Cable Guy is easily one of the most successful comedians in the industry today and he has years of hard work and dedication to credit for that. He is also an actor, former radio personality, voice artist and country music performer.
He was also a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a popular comedy troupe which included Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. Not only has Larry The Cable Guy starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour movies, he has also released seven comedy albums. Out of his seven comedy albums, three have sold over 500,000 copies leading to them being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He also starred in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce and Witless Protection. The movies were met with mediocre commercial success but were universally and overwhelmingly panned by critics; some of them were even nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards – awards for the worst movies of the year.
Since 2006, he has voiced Mater in the Cars Franchise which has gone on to become a very successful franchise.
In January 2010, a television channel – History – announced that it was producing a television series starring the comedian called Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. In the series, he was expected to explore the United States and involve himself in different jobs, lifestyles and hobbies.
The series began on the 8th of February, 2011 and concluded on 28th August 2013. He also has a popularized catchphrase, “Git-R-Done!” which was also the name of his book.
Larry The Cable Guy Bio & Real Name
Larry The Cable Guy was born Daniel Lawrence Whitney on the 17th of February, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. In Nebraska, he was raised on a pig farm by his parents.
He attended The King’s Academy in Florida for his secondary education; his father was the principal of The King’s Academy’s elementary school. In 1982, he started attending Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach.
He attended the University of Nebraska for his tertiary education. At The University of Nebraska, he majored in Drama and Speech. But as fate would have it, he dropped out of the university in his junior year after attempting comedy. His roommates, who were from Georgia and Texas, influenced the southern accent that he performs with.
His Wife, Sister and Family
His mother was Shirley Whitney and his father was Tom Whitney, a Christian minister, an entertainer and a guitarist. He has a sister, Debbie Whitney and a brother, Tom Whitney Jr. as well.
In 2005, he got married to his wife, Cara Whitney on the 3rd of July. The couple now has two children – a son, Wyatt Whitney, who was born on the 2nd of August 2006. Their daughter was born on the 29th of October 2007.
Back in his hometown of Pawnee City, he has a street named after him.
Larry The Cable Guy Net Worth and Houses
Larry The Cable Guy currently has a net worth of $50 Million, which is due to his several comedy tours and his part in a successful animated franchise, Cars.
The first Cars movie made a profit of $462.2 million against a budget of $120 million. The second movie, Cars 2, made $562.1 million against its budget of $200 million and the third film, Cars 3, in the franchise scored a box office of $384 million against a budget of $175 million.
His success from these movies and his comedy shows has allowed his net worth to grow over the years which has given him the allowance to buy several houses. He currently owns a 180-acre (73 ha) farm in Lincoln, Nebraska where he resides with his family.
He also has a house in Scottsdale, Arizona which he bought for $3.6 million. The house came with an outdoor kitchen and a wrap-around patio. The house, which is 4,073-square-foot, also comes with four bedrooms, two guest suites, fire pit, outdoor television, marble bath and has mountain views. Pretty impressive.
Previously, he sold his Florida home for $1.55 Million. His house in Florida was a 6,000-sq ft, 3-building property. It had 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an outdoor movie theatre, a 3-car garage and a workout facility.
The building also came with a man-cave which had a poker table, a bar, video machine and a big screen television. More to that, there is a beautiful pool; the pool area has a waterfall, a stunning beach, a grotto and a pop-up tv which usually emerge from a rock.
All things considered, the house was sold at a very affordable price.
Quick Facts about Larry
Full Name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney
Profession: Actor, stand-up comedian, voice artist,
Weight: 275 lbs
Date of Birth: February 17, 1963
Place of Birth: Pawnee City, Nebraska, United States
Marital status: Married
Astrological sign: Aquarius
Net Worth: $50 million